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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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EDITOR’S LETTER

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NEW IN TRAVEL

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Chic and cozy fall fashion finds The historic allure of Winston-Salem CULINARY Healthy island vacationing BEAUTY Autumnal spa treatments for fall fresh skin FITNESS A world-class tennis facility in Stowe, Vermont WELLNESS Top tips for staying healthy during business travels ROMANCE Pastoral bliss at Blackberry Farm FASHION

FAMILY

Features Adventures in Big Sky Country A mother-daughter getaway in the outback ST. BARTH Best places to stay and play SEDONA Enchanting spa resorts among the rambling red rocks

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ARIZONA

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ON THE COVER: Located on the beach at Grand Cul de Sac and spanning 600 feet of pristine shoreline, Le Sereno in Saint Barth is one of only a handful of hotels on the island that can claim a beachfront location (in this case, a virtually private beach) and caters to sophisticated travelers craving luxury, comfort and privacy. THIS PAGE: A view from Gustavia, the largest town and the capital of the Caribbean island of St. Barthélemy.

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EDITOR’S LETTER

“Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.”

-PETER HOEG

Who else loves fall as much as I do? It’s a wonderful— and extremely busy—time of year, especially in the South with college football, tailgating, holidays and, of course, traveling. But I still can’t believe summer is over already and the kids are back to school … sigh. As the temperatures cool and I reflect on those longgone lazy days of summer, I hope you’ll join me for our third issue of Healthy Travel. We’ll head out West to the most divine spas in Sedona and the coolest ranch in Montana, with plenty of horseback riding, fly-fishing, rafting, hot air ballooning and sleeping in a “luxury” tent. Don’t miss the adventures of my daughter, Leigh, and I as we explore Phoenix for the ideal mother-daughter getaway. And, if that’s not enough, we’ve also captured a few other favorite fall getaways, such as exploring historic Winston-Salem, a

romantic retreat nestled in Tennessee, and where to eat, stay, and play in St. Barth. Be sure to let me know what you think of our debut column, “What’s New,” for the latest and greatest happenings across the globe. We are thrilled to bring you the fall issue of Healthy Travel; we hope you will continue to share your comments, thoughts and questions with us. We want to know where you’ve been traveling and if you’ve experienced any fabulous Healthy Travel finds. Contact us via Facebook (facebook. com/healthytravelmag) or Twitter (@alisonlewis). As always, thank you for reading, and happy, safe travels this season!

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NEW IN TRAVEL

THE PEARL, ROSEMARY BEACH

FARE FROM CARMO, NEW ORLEANS

THE BIGGEST LOSER RESORT, CHICAGO

THE BODY HOLIDAY, ST. LUCIA

New and Notable this Fall By NINA KOKOTAS HAHN

NOW OPEN: THE BIGGEST LOSER

NOW OPEN: THE PEARL,

Orleans without the gluttony. Grab

through the new Frenchman Art

RESORT CHICAGO

ROSEMARY BEACH, FLORIDA

lunch at Carmo, an easygoing café

Market, where local artisans sell

Midwesterners won’t have to fly

This 55-room resort brings a new

that serves locally sourced Carib-

their goods until 1 a.m. (closes at

across the country to The Biggest

level of luxury to the idyllic beach

bean-style fare, including vegan

midnight on Sunday); (504) 941-1149;

Loser Resorts in Utah, Malibu or

town on 30A in Northwest Florida.

specialties—try the savory Carmo

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New York now that Chicago has

Indulge in its welcoming spa and

Salad—and exotic juices like sweet

its own. Opened in June within the

signature pool with cabanas and a rooftop lounge, and be sure to

graviola and rich caju; (504) 875-4132; carfecarmo.com. Hop on a bike with

SPOGA IN THE TREES AT

106-acre Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, Illinois, The Biggest Loser

check out its two restaurants: Sol

the Confederacy of Cruisers for the

All-inclusive wellness resort The

Resort Chicago offers an upscale

Luna (on the rooftop) and Havana

Original Creole Tour, a slow-paced,

BodyHoliday recently added a new

boot camp experience complete

Beach (featuring hand-thrown

three-hour cruise through historic

alternative to ho-hum spin classes

with a day spa, large indoor pool,

wood-fired pizzas and lighter fare).

Treme, the burgeoning Bywater,

in dark, windowless studios. Spoga

walking paths surrounding an 18-

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St. Roch cemetery and more; (504)

(spin+yoga) starts with 30 minutes of cycling atop The BodyHoliday’s

center. Unlike the other resorts in

NEW ORLEANS IS FOR

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the franchise, Chicago will also offer

MORE THAN BEIGNETS AND

the sleek urban courtyard at the

enclosed treetop spin studio with

abbreviated experiences for locals,

BOURBON STREET

new Dominique’s on Magazine,

ocean views, followed by 30 minutes

such as one-time sessions with a

Rich cuisine, giant cocktails named

where the on-site herb garden also

of yoga on the rooftop’s Zen patio.

trainer. (877) 825-8878; biggestloser-

after the tumultuous weather and

doubles as wall art and hydro-

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resort.com

a debaucherous party street have

ponic tower planters; (504) 261-8253;

tember for the resort’s monthlong

long defined the Big Easy, but

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retreat specially designed for them.

that’s not to say you can’t have New

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hole golf course and a new fitness

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Chic and cozy fall fashions for the cool season ahead By ALISON LEWIS

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1 Trina Jacket by Kate Spade

blend of fashion and high function-

Get cozy in this comfy wool coat

ality, this cool case from Holland

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with a faux fur collar. Looks great

is as good as it gets. The leather

for fall weather, this streamlined

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with jeans and tall boots. $648; katespade.com 2 Gardenpath Bangle

strap provides a simple closure and

wide navy scarf with contrasting

by Kate Spade Don’t compromise

keeps your device secure. A storage

red ribbon trim has a simplistic, ca-

style for function when you carry

Bracelet by Kate Spade Acces-

compartment allows room to hold

sual look. $54; everythingbutwater.

this cream leather duffl e with citron

sorize any outfit with this gor-

documents, earplugs and more. $59;

com 6 Ballet Flats by Samra Com-

accents. $698; katespade.com

geous tortoiseshell-and-stone resin

mujjo.com 4 Colorblock Cissy Skirt

fort at its best, these versatile fold-

bangle. $98; katespade.com 3 Ipad

by Kate Spade Bound to turn heads,

up ballet fl ats are made of leather

Mini Case by Mujjo An outstanding

this knee-length wool skirt works

and include a padded footbed,

rubber sole and an elastic collar for

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FAMILY

A Step Back in Time

The historic allure of Winston-Salem makes for family-friendly fun By SHELBIE LANDRY

Nestled cozily amongst the East

Gardens features living history

into a romantic dinner setting, local

The Andy Griffith Show—featuring

Coast’s warm tones and crisp

experiences with businesses that

craft beers and Yadkin Valley wines

adventures such as canoeing, rock

autumn scents, Winston-Salem,

produce products and welcome

included.

climbing and camping in addition

North Carolina, not only boasts

guests as they would have nearly

fantastic fall scenery and beautifully

200 years ago. Children will no

the outdoors, whether to burn off

preserved historic businesses and

doubt love the Winkler Bakery with

extra energy or extra calories, ex-

homes, but it’s also an adventure

their delicious goodies baked in

plore one of the local parks. Tangle-

more during your memorable fam-

the entire family can enjoy together.

wood-burning ovens (be sure to try

wood Park contains more than just

ily vacation, take in one or two of

Regardless of age or interests,

the Moravian sugar cookies) and the

typical walking trails, with oppor-

the dozens of events and sights in

Winston-Salem offers plenty of

fantastic puppet shows designed for

tunities to play golf and tennis, ride

Winston-Salem, ranging from the

diverse activities that will leave ev-

the entire family’s entertainment.

horses, fish and boat, mountain bike

Reynolda House Museum of Ameri-

eryone with smiling faces and grand

And once younger members turn in

and more amidst the natural beauty

can Art with its beautiful outdoor

memories.

for the evening, adults can enjoy the

of North Carolina. And we can’t

gardens to local eateries, coffee

nighttime transformation of the nor-

forget Pilot Mountain State Park—

shops, breweries, wineries and more.

mally kid-friendly Old Salem Tavern

better known as “Mt. Pilot” from

(866) 728-4200; visitwinstonsalem.com

tory, Old Salem Museums and

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to many of the same activities available at Tanglewood Park. If you want to experience even PHOTOS COURTESY OF VISIT WINSTON-SALEM

For those with a heart for his-

For those eager to venture into

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5 MUST-DO'S WITH KIDS OLD SALEM MUSEUMS AND GARDENS Costumed interpreters tell the compelling story of the Moravians first settling the town in 1766. Kids will learn what life was like before the days of television, video games or even electricity. Take home a few treats from Winkler Bakery—one of the nation's oldest—after watching the bakers make savory breads and sweet cookies using wood-fired ovens. (336) 721-7300; oldsalem.org CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF WINSTON-SALEM An interactive adventure including attractions like a beanstalk in the central lobby, “Build it!” station with oversize blocks to build race cars and launch parachutes, Surprise Garden exhibition and child-size Krispy Kreme Doughnut Factory. (The doughnut company was founded in Winston-Salem.) (336) 723-9111;

childrensmuseumofws.org SCIWORKS SciWorks Museum features live animals (including two river otters), a planetarium and seven permanent indoor exhibits like “PhysicsWorks” (which exposes kids to motion and force) and KevaWorks (which focuses on architectural design). (336)

767-6730; siworks.org TANGLEWOOD PARK & POOL This playground for kids and adults includes a swimming pool, horseback riding, fishing, boating, play equipment, golf and tennis. (336) 703-6400; tanglewoodpark.org MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY AT WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY Introduce kids to the families and traditions of global cultures through art and cool artifacts. Don't miss the Dias de los Muertos (Days of the Dead) exhibit that honors deceased relatives in the Mexican tradition.

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Key West Wellness

Nutrition expert Donna Shields gives her insight into healthy island vacationing by CAROLYN O’NEIL Remember when beach vacations

a certified personal trainer and for-

hotel room and walk instead. This

yoga classes on the beach or even

were for eating and drinking too

mer nutrition instructor for the Cu-

is oh-so-simple in a small town like

on a paddleboard.

much and lying in the hot sun all

linary Institute of America in Hyde

Key West, where it’s flat and acces-

CAROLYN: In The Keys it seems

day? Well, it turns out that many

Park, New York, she remains serious

sible, but even if you’re in a more

everyone rides a bike instead of

people today are using their vaca-

about promoting diet and fitness.

remote resort location and need to

renting a car. What can bike riding

tion time to do just the opposite.

Author of the Caribbean Light Cook-

cab it to places, you can still make

do for you?

With precious days away from a

book, she’s also well qualified to

it work. Have the taxi drop off and

DONNA: Biking in Key West is what

hectic work schedule that robs per-

help clients slim down a piña colada

pick you up at the opposite end

I call “functional” exercise. We

sonal time to attend to health goals,

or add tropical flavor to grilled fish.

of town so you can walk to your

don’t really think of it as exercise,

the vacation is emerging as an

So let’s take a quick trip to The Keys

destination, especially if it’s for

but rather an easy way to get from

opportune time to focus on fitness.

to learn some of Shields’s top tips

dinner. If you want to lounge by the

one place to another. It’s practical,

Registered dietitian Donna Shields,

for a healthy vacation.

pool, promise yourself that the next

quick, very green and there’s no

day you’ll do something more ac-

parking hassle or cost. Though we

MS RD, has noticed this emerging

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health trend in her conversations

CAROLYN: Vacations used to mean

tive, like kayak. Even fishing can be

ride conch cruisers (fat tires and one

with locals and visitors to Key West,

going for it—eating anything in sight

strenuous if you’re going after big

speed) compared to racing bikes,

Florida, where she is a self-pro-

and taking a break from everything

tarpon or sailfish. Find out from the

the town is completely flat (the

fessed “southernmost nutritionist”

including fitness goals—but today it

concierge where the neighborhood

highest point is 13 feet above sea

and “diet coach to the beach bums.”

seems that people want to use their

yoga or dance studio is located. It’s

level) so it’s easy even if you haven’t

Shields, slim and trim at fifty-some-

extra time on vacation to take bet-

a good way to mix and mingle with

been on a two-wheeler in 20 years.

thing, was attracted to the casual

ter care of themselves.

non-tourists and get the skinny on

CAROLYN: Tropical vacations bring

beach life in the Florida Keys but as

DONNA: Leave the car keys in the

the town. And don’t forget about

to mind fresh fish and fruit—but

KEY WEST PHOTO COURTESY OF OCEAN KEY RESORT. YOGA PHOTO COURTESY OF PUEBLO BONITO PACIFICA RESORT AND SPA, CABO SAN LUCAS.

CULINARY

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WHERE TO STAY IN KEY WEST

of course there are plenty of fried

CAROLYN: OK, I'm at the resort

benefits of walking on the beach

foods and alcohol, too. What kinds

pool and the waiter comes by with a

and just relaxing?

of foods do you recommend people

tray of cocktails: mimosas, pina co-

DONNA: Feeling healthy can take

focus on during vacation?

ladas, mojitos and daiquiris. Which

different forms for different people,

DONNA: Order local seafood. In

one should I choose?

and while having fun on vacation

our case, it’s often Key West Pinks

DONNA: The mimosa is probably

is important, doing something nice

(shrimp), dolphin (often called mahi-

your best bet. The orange juice at

for yourself can also make you feel

sure to check out OCEAN KEY RE-

mahi), grouper and our namesake

least provides some vitamin C. The

better. If you never get a chance to

SORT AND SPA. Renew at their SPA

conch. Order it blackened, grilled,

mojito would also be a good choice

read, then lying in a hammock under

TERRE, where signature treatments

pan sautéed—anything but fried.

because it’s rum and club soda,

a palm tree with a good book might

combine exotic tropical oils, herbs

Conch ceviche will have little if any

which is calorie-free. But it will also

be just the thing you need. Getting

and volcanic clays from Bali and

added fat, as it’s a very fresh prepa-

contain some simple syrup or sugar.

a massage on the beach or sharing

Thailand. Try the Javanese Ritual,

ration that includes lime juice, onion

Frozen blended drinks such as

a bottle of wine while watching

Tropical Essence Spa Massage or

and usually some habanero pep-

Key West’s famous margaritas are

the sunset on the pier could be the

Key Lime Margarita Spa Pedicure.

pers. The acidity of the lime juice

usually loaded with sugar because

highlight of your trip. It’s the little,

There’s also kayaking, snorkeling,

cooks and tenderizes the conch

they’re made from presweetened

unexpected moments that make a

fishing and bike riding. Reload at

muscle. Mango and other tropical

mixes. Piña coladas are a double

vacation healthy for body, mind and

Hot Tin Roof, the resort’s award-

fruit salsas can be a healthiful ac-

whammy in that they also can be

spirit. donnashields.com

winning restaurant that offers a mix

companiment to an entrée or as a

fairly high in fat due to the cream of

of fusion seafood with Florida and

sandwich topping because they add

coconut.

Caribbean influences. (305) 296-7701;

lots of fresh flavor with few calories.

CAROLYN: What are the health

oceankey.com

If you’re headed to Key West, be

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BEAUTY

Fall Fresh Skin

Experts weigh in on their favorite autumnal spa treatments

by SHELBIE LANDRY

Fall and beauty go hand-in-hand:

nothing but the warm breezes and

restore skin and replenish energy.”

Another favorite is the Seawater

Just like trees shed their leaves

tropical scents to occupy your mind.

Pearl Facial because it provides a

in preparation for the long win-

(386) 447-4600; hammockbeach.com

(800) 257-7544; fairmont.com/scottsdale

replenish skin after the harsh, hot

BRENNAN EVANS

JOHN MORRIS

treatment will provide cellular vital-

summer and sneak in some personal

Managing Director at Well & Being at Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdale, Arizona

Spa Director at Serenity by the Sea, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, Destin, Florida

ity and firmness to soften the signs of aging.” (800) 559-1805; sandestinbeachhilton.com

their favorite fall beauty treatments

“Embracing the concept of total

“Serenity by the Sea spa treatments

ILIANA ORTEGA

with us.

well-being is a full-spectrum experi-

are not only popular with guests

ence. At Well & Being our goal is to

during the autumnal time, but they

THOR HOLM

provide a comfortable, world-class

also prepare skin for the winter

Spa Director at The Palms Aveda Spa at The Palms Hotel & Spa, Miami Beach, Florida

Director of Spa, Recreation and Fitness at Hammock Beach Resort, Palm Coast, Florida

environment that allows guests to

season by repairing and nourish-

not only learn about wellness but

ing after the effects of summer sun

“The Walnut Body Polish is great.

also appreciate the time taken to

exposure. The Botanical Clay Body

This service gently removes dulling

luxuriate in body and skin therapies.

Mask consists of a dry brush exfolia-

debris to reveal smoother, softer

“Our therapists collaborated to cre-

Our mud/scrub bar services are

tion followed by an application of

skin. By using a blend of finely

ate a signature massage blending

designed for total customization

botanical clay designed to draw out

ground walnut shells, kelp, aloe and

elements of Lomi Lomi, hot stone,

based on skin types and needs. Our

toxins and tighten pores. This treat-

lavender, the Walnut Body Polish

aromatherapy and Swedish massage

exclusive blending bar features a

ment features a high detoxifying

improves skin color and clarity, un-

that conjures images of relaxing in a

full range of locally sourced body

element and will also improve circu-

clogging follicles and pores.” (305)

hammock on a secluded beach, with

polishes and detoxifying muds that

lation for the cold months ahead.

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relaxation before the holiday chaos takes over. We asked some of our

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Business travel comes with its chal-

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lenges: extended hours on planes,

with a number of local farmers—one

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long social dinners and not enough

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with a nutritious breakfast. It’s the

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most important meal of the day,

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hotels do!), and pack accordingly.

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people stop by the concierge desk

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such as an informal book signing

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or wine tastings. For example, one

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ADVENTURES

IN BIG SKY

COUNTRY

Recharge your workout and M.O. in the rugged outdoors of Montana at the luxurious Resort at Paws Up By NINA KOKOTAS HAHN

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Set off on a hot air balloon ride at Paws Up for majestic views of the Blackfoot Valley and surrounding Montana landscapes. Float down the rushing Blackfoot River—as in Norman Maclean’s A River Runs Through It—on a guided river trip. below Traversing legendary stretches of Lewis & Clark territory, the Blackfoot River winds through some 10 miles of the resort.

It was late afternoon

as the horses were being led to a corral in front of the Wilderness Outpost, or the WO (pronounced “whoa”), the central hub from which guests at the 37,000-acre Resort at Paws Up ventured out on countless outdoor adventures. From here, rolling hills and monochromatic swards of green stretched out in every direction, an animated sea of ponderosa pines and graygreen sage bushes popping and flickering across a breezy landscape, while the snow-capped Swan Mountains peaked in the distance. I had come to this luxury Western-style ranch in Greenough, Montana, to escape mundane fitness rituals and the burdens of “working out” in lieu of something more inspired. With 100 miles of trails and activities from flyfishing and kayaking to rappelling and ATV tours, Paws Up had delivered in magical doses. In the middle of the corral, I spotted Cherokee, a tall quarter-horse painted with large patches of black and white 29

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The backdrop of Paws Up is surreal in its beauty, capturing a rare and breathtaking scene of nature and vast wilderness. Arguably the world’s luckiest horses and their guest riders do better than a trail ride in Big Sky Country.

and the same horse I had ridden during the morning cattle drive. Only moments after I’d hopped on his back, Cherokee and I had been put to the test. He a little stubborn and me perhaps too eager, we set off on the three-hour drive in the company of our ranch hands and five other riders to gather, trail and corral Corriente cattle, a spritely rodeo breed distinguished by long horns. This was not easy work. The cows often escaped, which meant one of us had to chase after the cow without chasing the cow away, while the other riders tried to keep the rest of the herd together. Still, we managed to keep these escape artists in a group as we moved across pastures and through stands of trees to a working corral. There, we sorted the boys from the girls in mock rodeo competitions. Never mind the sweat, I was herding cattle from atop a horse and the sky was as big and as blue as they say it is in Montana. I could do this all day long. Cherokee swished his tail from the middle of the corral and barely glanced my way. No hurt feelings on my part; he was off the clock and, technically, so was I. I’d recognized that feeling most on a float down the legendary Blackfoot River, of which some 10 miles weave through Paws Up country. This same river, made famous by Lewis & Clark and Norman Maclean and Brad Pitt in A River Runs Through It, 31

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had swept away the burdens of email, errands and work, and left a simpler demand in its place: Look ahead and paddle. The flowing river turned occasionally to rapids, which required a more primitive response: Pay attention or get tossed. Some two-and-a-half hours later (and 625-plus calories unwittingly burned), our guide landed our raft on a small beach for a gourmet picnic. I found myself always eager for more at Paws Up, where I also took on the thrill of sporting clays, a target game that simulates field hunting against a sweeping valley. The gun was heavy and my arms shook at first, but adrenaline kicked in and, with four out of six shots nailed, I was hooked. In the morning, a friend joined me for runs on rocky trails that traversed open plans, sparse forests and the banks of the Blackfoot. What’s next, I wondered wishfully. Later that night, while lying in a plush bed inside of my luxurious safari-style “glamping” tent at the new Cliffside Camp, I listened to the rushing river as it thrashed through

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the small gorge below. It was a tremendous sound—loud yet calming, powerful yet peaceful. Cherokee disappeared into the herd as the last of the horses entered the corral. Some sipped water from the trough while others rolled around in the dirt, scratching and shaking off the day’s work. Two horses played tug of war with a plastic bowl. One proud gelding trotted around neighing and snorting. I was so enthralled by the horses that I hardly noticed that the ranch hands had been lining up a string of gates across the main road. They were creating a safe passage for the horses to cross over to an endless pasture, where they typically spent the night. This seemed so foreign and free to me (no barn?!). The horses had worked, fed on hay, cavorted in the corral and now waited, ears perked up and restless for the gate to open. Once it did, they took off like mustangs, galloping at full speed into the great wide open. (800) 473-0601; pawsup.com

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clockwise, from left Stay in the new Cliff side Camp for views like this of the Blackfoot. A guest takes on the sporting clays range with direction from a guide at Paws Up. Local ingredients shine in dishes at Paws Up, such as the Trout mernieurre served with lemon brown butter and caper, and this salad with tomatoes from Missoula’s Farmer’s Marker, marinated in verjus, avocado and Thai basil oil.

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An adventurous mother-daughter getaway in the Arizona outback By ALISON LEWIS

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As the plane glides down over the rugged Arizona landscape, I think to myself, “We’ll leave the camping trips to the guys, thank you very much.” Our surroundings may look rustic at first glance, but I know soon my daughter, Leigh, and I will be sinking into cloudlike beds in Phoenix and Scottsdale—not plumping our sleeping bags for a night on the hard dirt. This is our idea of roughing it. Let the mother-daughter weekend begin!

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Arizona Biltmore has three pools that combine to create one, featuring a 92-foot-long water slide, swim-up bar and private cabanas. opposite, clockwise from left Since 1929, Arizona Biltmore has been a destination of inspiration with 39 acres of gardens, swimming pools and iconic architecture. Within the beautiful setting of the Usery Mountain Regional Park, you will be inspired to explore your breath and fundamental postures to reinforce foundation and focus. Hiking at Squaw Peak is a challenge, but Leigh and I made it to the top with smiles. Leigh masters Flowrider at Westin Keirland Resort & Spa.

There’s just something about breathing in mountain air, and that’s exactly how we start the afternoon following high tea at the ARIZONA BILTMORE. Hiking Squaw Peak is a bit strenuous, and we’re in awe of the locals who are sprinting up the steep hills ahead of us. But when we reach the top and ask our guide from the hotel to snap a photo, a wave of pride crashes over me. We did it, together: I high-five Leigh. Bonding moment one, check. We’re definitely work hard, play hard kind of gals, so after the hike we slip away to the ARIZONA BILTMORE’S SPA . I instantly dip into vacation stupor during the Dream Catcher Aromatherapy Massage, where

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essential oils and hot stones are placed on my spine before a full body massage, starting with my feet. When Leigh is finished with her mani/pedi, we meet up for dinner at ST. FRANCIS . Staying on top of our eating habits is easy with a menu that’s heavy on local vegetables. We decide on mostly gluten- and dairy-free dishes like the Kale Caesar, Beets (with avocado, red onion and citrus vinaigrette), Roasted Salmon Superfood with quinoa, and Market Vegetable Flatbread as we excitedly discuss the next day’s itinerary. The sparkle in Leigh’s eyes is contagious. Bonding moment two, check. The second day finds us on our

way to the SONORAN DESERT AT USERY for yoga. The view is breathtaking as we pose and stretch through an all-level class that focuses on breathing technique and balance. I glance over at Leigh and smile serenely as the teacher proclaims my daughter a natural. Next up: kayaking with Arizona Outback Adventures. I’m excited to experience the city’s water recreation scene with these great guides, and they don’t disappoint! We take the floating path down the Lower Salt River, where we catch glimpses of wild horses. As the sun sets on another day, we’re happy and tired. Bonding moments three and four, check.

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Our last day proves the most challenging and exciting yet— we head to the WESTIN KIERLAND RESORT & SPA and quickly change in anticipation of an hour-long FlowRider Flowboarding session. I’m nervous; Leigh’s determined. We’ll be combining the tricks of surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding and wakeboarding as we balance ourselves on simulated rapids. It’s exhilarating … and not easy! I wipe out again and again—maybe it’s lack of experience, or maybe it’s just because we’re laughing so hard, wiping water from our eyes and having the time of our lives. Leigh, of course, manages to conquer the board. I’m one proud mom. Bonding moment five, check.

To relax after flowboarding we book treatments at Agave, the Westin’s spa, where we indulge in motherdaughter massages. I opt for the Rollerssage, a treatment that pairs Swedish techniques with radiant heat from semiprecious stones. The result: instant soothing of my tight muscles. Leigh tries the new FlowRider Massage, an athletic treatment that incorporates stretching and flexibility and a welldeserved reward for hanging ten. Blissed-out bonding moment six, check. I think we can get used to this. It’s our last night in Arizona, and I have to admit, I’m a little sad. I’ve grown accustomed to hanging out with my girl, trying new activities,

experiencing fabulous spas and eating amazing local foods. Determined to go out with a bang, we enjoy a fresh seafood dinner at DESEO —a true find at the Westin Kierland—that includes lobster and tuna tacos, a trio of ceviche and crab-and-sausage paella. Leigh treats herself to a non-alcoholic raspberry mojito with a stick of fresh sugarcane, and I sneak in a cocktail. We toast to a fun girls’ trip and future bonding, vowing to do this at least once a year. No boys allowed. (800) 950-0086; arizonabiltmore.com. (602) 200-8111; stfrancisaz.com. (480) 945-2881; aoaadventures.com. (480) 624-1000; kierlandresort.com

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Unwind in St.Barth

Best places to stay and play on this French Carribean island By ALISON LEWIS

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Enjoy an outdoor massage with nature’s sounds in the background at the spa at Le Sereno. opposite Le Sereno features a swimming pool and sundeck surrounded by palm trees overlooking the water.

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Softly lapping waves, shimmering clear water, and rustling palm trees butt against jagged mountains in the la-la land of St. Barth, a picturesque volcanic French island rising from the Caribbean just east of Puerto Rico. Ready to go? No problem—just follow our easy island guide, and get ready to press the pause button on real life.

PHOTOS COURTESY OF LE SERENO

Where to stay

HOTEL GUANAHANI HOTEL & SPA , located on the north side of St. Barth, is the largest hotel on the tiny island, with an amazing tennis facility and the Spa by Clarins. Caribbean-hued cottage-style accommodations offer several options, some with private pools. Enjoy daily poolside breakfast buffets with healthy offerings like French yogurts and cheeses. Other picks: The hip, cool and contemporary LE SERENO features 36 rooms and villas with the nicest staff you’ll ever

meet, and EDEN ROCK , a St. Jean Bay property that’s been hot-listed as one of the top places to stay in the world and boasts some of the most spectacular views ever.

Where to play

Water sports from laid-back to adventurous abound, and St. Barth also offers top-notch spas. Don’t skip either. Hike the 20-minute goat path from Petite Anse to breathtaking Colombier Beach, and snorkel the islands reefs and craggy caves to discover brilliant marine life. (Psst: We hear the best spots are around the islet of Pain de Sucre, off Gustavia Harbor, and near Coco Islet off Colombier Bay.) Don’t miss Grande Saline Beach, where you’ll find very few people and no buildings or hotels. Bold vacationers should definitely give wind surfing, kite boarding or paddle boarding a chance. Be sure to start or end at least one day at the spa— 41

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Shell Beach is the only beach located “ in town” and the scene of many weekend festivities. The beach has calm waters and is an ideal place to visit after a day of shopping.

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clockwise Eden Rock is the perfect place to soak up the sun, take pleasure in high-end designer shopping or enjoy world class globally inspired dishes by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten at On the Rocks. The cottages at Hotel Guanahani’s style are configured in a creole style and decorated with rare woods, pastel colors and fine cotton fabrics. Vanilla Skewered Sea Scallops is just one of the fabulous seafood dishes at Wall House. This sleek and comfortable lounge at Le Sereno is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a drink overlooking the water.

it is vacation, after all. We recommend the beachside “St. Barth Chill Out” at Le Sereno, a treatment that incorporates self-heating clam shells and cold-pressed avocado oil to release tension and stimulate metabolism.

beverages and raspberry-muddled mojitos. WALL HOUSE boasts the most extensive wine list on St. Barth (more than 250!) that pairs well with the French-American cuisine like mahi-mahi ceviche.

Where to eat

With all of its offerings, the paradise of St. Barth just may be one of our favorite places to unwind. And once you set foot on the sand, we think you’ll agree.

Fresh seafood and light fare are signatures around the island. Try the tomato-basil quinoa and gazpacho at HOTEL LE TOINY ’s brunch. On Sunday nights, LA PLAGE at Tom Beach Hotel offers an extensive barbecue, which includes mouthwatering grilled lobster and papaya salad. A mixologist prepares delicious freshly juiced nonalcoholic

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SAVORING

SEDONA Red-rock rambling and romantic spa resorts converge in this enchanting Arizona town By BOB COOPER

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Like Utah’s Arches, Bryce and Zion, Sedona is crisscrossed by exhilarating hiking trails and ethereal, majestic red-rock formations. But it also boasts an attribute those national parks don’t: spa resorts. Sedona, a two-hour drive from both Phoenix and the Grand Canyon, has become wildly popular, largely for its subdued resorts that focus on wellness, fitness and unique spa treatments. With my wife, I spent four blissful days hiking the trails, unwinding in the spas and relishing the four most notable resorts. I heartily recommend you do the same. Here are some of our favorites.

ENCHANTMENT RESORT Boynton Canyon, boxed on three sides by cliff walls, is still considered sacred by the Yavapai tribe, but the resort that’s there now is not a case of paradise lost. All buildings match the surrounding burnt orange cliffs. Sunlight streams into the casitas, casas and haciendas from windows, even above the showers. The enchantment begins with airy restaurants and bars; pools, a tennis center and a putting course; and about 15 free daily activities that always include a sunrise stretch, fitness walk, red-rocks hike, yoga class and guided meditation. Most activities commence at Mii Amo, the resort’s renowned destination spa, which includes a meditation room, Watsu pool, spa cafe and juice bar. During my Blue Corn Body Polish at Mii Amo, I was scrubbed with a ground-corn paste and fruit-flower lotion and then sprayed by seven Vichy showerheads. (800) 826-4180; enchantmentresort.com 45 45

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boutique hotel and spa has a contemporary vibe, but the luxe lobby, Hundred Rox restaurant, saltwater infinity pool and fire pits are not enough to make you forget where you are—and that’s a good thing. Sedona’s natural beauty is still pervasive, with the formation called Snoopy high above and a path below the pool leading 50 feet to Oak Creek. You’re a three-minute walk to the restaurants and shops of uptown Sedona, where trolley and jeep tours depart hourly, yet it’s quiet here, especially on our guestroom balcony above the creek (all rooms have balconies and spa tubs). I passed up the free daily yoga class at the spa, indulging instead in a 30-minute massage. (800) 815-6152, amararesort.com

L’AUBERGE DE SEDONA Whether you stay in one of the cabins on stilts in view of the red rocks above or in a garden or creekside cottage, you’ll enjoy amenities such as cedar outdoor showers, spa tubs, fireplaces and down bedding. L’Auberge is an unabashedly romantic refuge, as the only sounds are the purr of Oak Creek and wind-rustled sycamores. Even if you don’t stay there, brunch or dinner at the fine dining restaurant is worth the expense, as the outdoor tables are nestled among the trees and so close to the creek you could fall in. In the spa, I enjoyed a stretch massage, the perfect way to end four rejuvenating days of red-rock rapture. (855) 905-5745; lauberge.com

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HILTON SEDONA RESORT This leisure-focused Hilton is unlike the understated, low-rise inns that inhabit the rest of Sedona, but it’s the best match for families and fitness-minded travelers. The former will love the hotel’s affordability, large rooms and four pools. The latter can choose between playing at the adjacent Sedona Golf Resort course or at the on-property fitness complex. Inside the complex are a lap pool, fitness center, yoga studio and spa. In the spa, a therapist slathered me with fragrant, mineral-rich clay, swathed me in towels and then rinsed me with a Vichy shower. I returned to my normal color after this Terra Roja Healing Clay Wrap while ensconced in the spa’s zero-gravity shiatsu chair. (877) 273-3762; hiltonsedonaresort.com

TERRIFIC TRAILS

Sedona’s back roads and Coconino National Forest trails make it a mecca for road biking, mountain biking and running, but hiking is the high king of outdoor options. The abundance and variety of well-marked trails is stupefying: 400 miles of interconnected trails lace out from starting points just minutes from Sedona’s resorts. Most trails bring you up close and personal with the beloved red rocks—which sport colorful names like Snoopy, Camel’s Head and Giant’s Thumb—as you hike to, from, beneath, above, over or around them. Pine nut-bearing pinon pines, wind-twisted junipers and countless cactus species line the paths. We hiked Teacup Trail (curiously close to Coffee Pot Rock), Courthouse Loop Trail (which circumnavigates massive Courthouse Butte and Bell Rock on a desert where old Westerns were filmed), Wilson Canyon Trail (a creekhugging path through low forest) and Red Rock Crossing Trail (where creekside stone cairns are stacked dozens high at “Buddha Beach”). (800) 288-7336; visitsedona.com 47

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ROMANCE

Pastoral Pleasures

At the foothills of the Tennessee mountains, an idyllic farm retreat beckons By ALISON LEWIS

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There is perhaps nothing more

activities menu have rounded out

site brewery. (Don’t worry, you’ll

brushing, warm red clay wrap to

rejuvenating than a weekend

the farm’s offerings so that it’s a hot

burn those tasting calories during

detoxify and a jojoba oil application.

away for two in the foothills of the

spot for total body renewal. Here,

a customized yoga session or a pri-

A recent shift in the Southern

Great Smokies, where the sun cuts

it’s all about living a balanced life.

vate Chakra Balancing Experience,

food-heavy menu has Blackberry

designed to open the body’s energy

Farm chefs directing more attention

flow and reduce stress.)

to healthful dishes that lack typical

through filmy fog each morning on

“This is a place to mentally

its way up over rolling hills and tall

rejuvenate, where people can also

pines. A lush jewel nestled in the

challenge themselves with a new

If you’re feeling more adventur-

East Tennessee town of Walland—a

activity," says Thomas Krajewski,

ous, enroll in Blackberry’s Wellness

sacrificing flavor. My favorite was

half-hour drive from Knoxville—

Blackberry's activities manager.

Boot Camp, where you’ll push your

the Winter Vegetable Stew with red

Blackberry Farm appeals because

Options abound, from fly-fishing

limits during strenuous activities like

quinoa, carrots, fennel, parsnips,

of its glorious setting and five-star

to clay shooting, horseback riding,

mountain biking or guided hiking

Swiss chard and Charleston gold

luxury. From plush feather beds to

kayaking, biking and hiking. The

and enjoy personalized workouts

rice. Calories are just about the only

mouthwatering cuisine created by

goal of the uber-attentive staff:

and individualized sessions with

thing you’ll sacrifice during a stay

a James Beard Award-winning chef

Inspire guests to learn something

a trainer. You’ll earn a trip to the

at Blackberry; there’s not a single

to blissful treatments at Farmhouse

new—90% do some form of activ-

renowned spa, where we recom-

detail missing here, from service to

Spa, Blackberry has long been a fa-

ity during their stays—whether it's

mend a traditional couple’s massage

scenery. What are you waiting for?

vorite romantic spot to retreat from

a new sport or just a day spent

followed by the Red Earth Revival—

(865) 984-8166; blackberryfarm.com

daily stressors. Additions to the

exploring the gardens or the on-

treatment that includes a lymphatic

PHOTOS COURTESY OF BEALL + THOMAS PHOTOGRAPHY

cream-and-butter calories without

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where the heavens meet the sea...

4100 East Scenic Highway 30A Seagrove Beach, Florida 32459 Reservations call 1.800.368.9100 www.oneseagroveplace.com

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& Endless Lake Activities.

World Renowned Golf, a Variety of Accommodations, Fine Dining

Lake Oconee GREENE COUNTY, GEORGIA

For more information about Lake Oconee and Vacation Packages, visit www.visitlakeoconee.com or call 866.341.4488 Just over an hour from Atlanta and Augusta.

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