Charming. Intimate. Comfortable.

After closing down for four months to complete a multi-million all-encompassing property renovation, Bernardus Lodge & Spa in Carmel Valley has reopened its doors.

A colourful three-stop tour.

It goes without saying that Las Vegas is a feast for the senses, but there’s another oft-overlooked side to this city.

A city landmark.

A stone’s throw away from the CN Tower and in the middle of the city’s downtown core is the Ritz-Carlton Toronto, posh and proper as only a Ritz property can be.

The polar bear capital of the world.

“Welcome to Churchill, land of the unexpected.” This is my guide’s greeting soon after I touch down at Churchill’s airport. I am set to venture into the wilds of northern Manitoba, where expectations of the unexpected translate into a feeling of sheer suspense.

Emerald Isle opulence.

No more than a discreet brass plaque and a buzzer at the wrought-iron gate indicates the entrance to Ballyfin, an Irish country house hotel, secreted away from the world by tall stone walls.

The MuseumsQuartier Wien.

Vienna’s appeal is undeniable. The Austrian capital was named the world’s most livable city for the sixth time in a row.

Colourful souvenirs.

Half the fun of taking a trip abroad is finding something memorable to bring back home. Adding to its repertoire of coveted chevron items, MissoniHome has released a beach and travel collection, available exclusively through Four Seasons resorts’ Seaside Luxe boutiques.

Wild at heart.

It was Kenyan paleoanthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey who pioneered the archeological exploration of their country’s lush Great Rift Valley. Their 2.5-million-year-old skeletal discoveries in Kenya and Tanzania were evidence that this expanse could well have been the cradle of mankind, and the very origin of us all.