Oh, the Places I'll Go!
Collected by Nyssa C., AFAR Local Expert
Destinations on my radar...soon, oh so soon!
Nordurljosavegur 9, 240 Grindavík, Iceland
Iceland’s largest and most famous geothermal spa lies around an hour outside Reykjavik, quite close to Keflavik Airport. With a dramatic setting amidst large black lava boulders, the steam-filled, creamy-blue pool area is a striking and...
706B, Khu phố 5, P.Mũi Né, Mũi Né, Phan Thiết, Bình Thuận 800000, Vietnam
I took my good pal Roy Orbison to visit Mui Ne's sand dunes. At first, Roy was somewhat skeptical - sand dunes? On the ocean? no way - but it didn't take long for Roy to see the light. Mui Ne is frequently passed up as visitors shake and move from...
Franz Josef Glacier, West Coast 7886, New Zealand
Brace yourself for the physical pull you'll feel as you approach the dramatic, 7.5 mile long glacier named Franz Josef, in Westland National Park in New Zealand. Together with the nearby 12 mile long Fox Glacier, you'll be astounded by this unique...
Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Bab Zuwayla was part of the original walls of Cairo built in 1092. The Zuwayla gate is one of the most well known landmarks in the city and is also one of three remaining gates of the Fatimid dynasty. This historic gate contains twin towers, each...
Paradise Bay, Antarctica
The Antarctic weather was unpredictable and often inhospitable throughout our 1-week expedition cruise. Dramamine came in really handy the last day as we sailed the Gerlach Straight. I popped them like candy before cautiously eating dinner. Just a...
455 Grand Bay Dr, Key Biscayne, FL 33149, USA
Inspired by the lunar calendar, new spa treatments at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne resort on an island south of Miami Beach explore the moon’s influence on the senses. Products from Éminence’s biodynamic line utilize ingredients harvested during...
Japan, 〒163-8001 Tōkyō-to, Shinjuku-ku, Nishishinjuku, 2 Chome−8−1
View of Tokyo at dusk as seen from the 54th floor observation deck of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Nishi-shinjuku. Admission to the observatory is free and well worth it for a fantastic, sweeping view of the Tokyo skyline.
80 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023, USA
New York City is a city that begs to be enjoyed from up above with the flickering lights of skyscrapers and historical icons. The city itself at ground level is a beguiling vixen, but it's the aerial views that fully enchant and satisfy your...
3376 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326, USA
I have a soft spot for Mandarin Oriental properties. Staying true to its Asian aesthetic and oriental sensibilities, Mandarin Oriental always manages to enchant, intrigue, and satisfy my senses. For my birthday week, I chose to stay at the...
2125 Terry Ave, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
Luxury boutique hotels really have the power to charm and enchant, as they’re intended to provide a more intimate and personalized experience than luxury chains. But the problem is that it’s usually a hit or miss. Some have literally gone above...
99 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
The Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle After a long weekend of house hunting in Seattle, a little pampering was absolutely welcome. I headed downtown to the Four Seasons Hotel and prepared myself for an 80-minute river rock massage. I always...
2613 NE University Village St, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
It's the end of summer, meaning it's time to remove the last traces of sun grime and prepare for the drier temperatures. One of the best ways to get ready for autumn is heading to the spa for a facial. After a bit of research, I stumbled upon...