The Napa Valley has always been lauded as North America’s premier wine region, and this summer new openings, renovations and education-centric activities will be enticing for both novice and advanced oenophiles.

Fans of pinot grigio, the second-most-consumed white wine in North America, will surely know of Livio Felluga, possibly the most prestigious producer of white wine in Italy. The history of the Livio Felluga estate is well known not just to the people of Friuli Venezia Giulia but to all Italians and oenophiles.

If you are finding it hard to thaw out after a Canadian winter, the good news is that there are other parts of the world where the sun shines brightly and sandy white beaches beckon. To get some sun to even out your ski-goggle tan lines, here are some island escapes with luxury hotels that are calling your name.

Native Shoes launched in Vancouver in 2009 and has been making shoes with a “Live Lightly” attitude ever since. According to CEO Kyle Housman, the company’s purpose has always been to reduce the impact of climate change and to question the status quo.

No longer simply a form of divination, tarot is now seen as a lifestyle enhancer, aiming to help improve mental and physical wellness.

The AI-powered Colony is not your everyday hotel. Created by DistrictHive, the eco-friendly podtel is a technology-driven lodging concept that allows the guest to access everything by the touch of a button for a self-sustaining carbon-neutral off-grid experience.

Whether you visit a ski resort for adrenaline-seeking adventures or perhaps prefer to hunker down in a cosy luxury lodge and indulge in mandatory alpine fondue, here are the notable new hotel openings in must-visit ski resorts around the world.

Oh, the trials and tribulations of being a child—now there are spas to wash away their troubles. Perplexing arithmetic and playground gossip got you or your child down? Here are four upscale resorts that cater specifically to families with children.

Italy’s Lake Como is an unrivalled destination for travellers looking to satisfy cravings for design and culture. Villas and historic aristocratic family vacation homes ooze class and sophistication as well as inspiring some of Italy’s greatest designers with their neoclassical and baroque architecture, like here in this luxury hotel in the village of Menaggio.

Cider, calvados, and camembert. The northern coast of France is home to some delicious trails, one of them being the La Route du Cidre, which takes outdoor enthusiasts on a pilgrimage through some of France’s most delicious sips made from the humble apple.

Architecture firm Native Narrative has heightened the sauna experience, so beloved by Danes, with curated furnishings and materials like aspen timber for a better skin-feel, aromatic trays, and the ability to pull the sauna via trailer hitch to wherever your wanderlust takes you.

The charm and allure of grand old Paris never tires, no matter how many times you find yourself in the City of Lights. It is constantly reinventing itself, and even things that are old in years are revivified by the sum of the city’s many parts.

Popping up all around the world, food halls cater to those who are compelled by food on an aesthetic level or want to experience culinary discoveries without the restrictions of sitting down in a restaurant with stiff table service.

Although fine dining has not completely lost its shimmer, the concept of bringing together high-quality ingredients and superchefs in a fast-paced environment is on the rise.