ION Hotel, Iceland

A place where luxury and design meet sustainability and adventure, all surrounded by lava fields and glacial lakes

Iceland is often dubbed “the land of fire and ice”—and not just because “Game of Thrones” chose the island nation as a frequent filming location. About the size of Kentucky, Iceland boasts some of the most starkly juxtaposed landscapes in the world. From black sand beaches to glacier fields to jagged peaks, the lava fields of otherworldly green moss to the countless active geysers, Iceland’s …

Graham & Co. Hotel, Catskills

This modest yet charming lodge brings a Brooklyn element upstate, as well as a new flea market

by Janine Stankus On a sunny Saturday in May, the Esopus River runs red from recent rains and the tiny town of Phoenicia, NY is beginning to stir. A fleet of motorcycles rolls onto the one-block main drag while a pair of young men on beach cruisers meanders into town from the opposite end. The custom bicycles are a signature amenity at The Graham & …