London’s 360-Degree Skyscraper Rooftop Infinity Pool

With transparent sides and floor, Infinity London—a rooftop pool to be situated 220 meters up, on a proposed new multi-purpose building—may be the world’s first-ever 360-degree rooftop infinity pool. Plans grant pool access by way of a rotating spiral staircase that rises from the pool floor when someone wants to enter or exit—meaning skyline views will remain uninterrupted. Learn more about how the Compass Pools’ …

Another Reason to Stop Peeing in Pools

Not only is it gross, peeing in the pool is bad for you. That well-known, nostalgic pool smell is actually caused by disinfection byproducts (aka DBPs) which are created when urine mixes with regular disinfectants used in pools. These DBPs—namely “cyanogen chloride, chloroform, dichloramine, trichloramine and bromoform”—can (and do) cause “irritation to the skin, eyes and respiratory tract, according to the Centers for Disease Control …

Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel and Spa on the Amalfi Coast

A former convent converted into a lavish 20-room resort, this Italian sanctuary is blessed with heavenly views

by Kelly Phillips Badal Vacationing in a former convent may sound a bit austere—that is, until you experience Monastero Santa Rosa on Italy’s famous Amalfi Coast. This monastery-turned-hotel offers all the peaceful seclusion the sisters enjoyed, with none of the personal sacrifices. And though the popular coastline is studded with hotels, this distinctive destination—with its unmatched combination of five-star luxuries, natural beauty and centuries of …