Travel to Eternal Youth: Where To Go to Look Healthier and Feel Fabulous

The desire to stay young – be it through sulphuric bubble baths, broccoli juice elixirs or good ol’ fashion botox – has been a cultural obsession and egotistical hobby throughout history. In 1513, Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de León set sail to find a mythical land said to have a fountain of youth. Flash forward [...]

Destination of the Day: Alaska

Looking to break the routine and indulge in some extreme adventures for 2014? I recently presented at the New York Times Travel Show and shared 10 top destinations for 2014. Every few days, I’ll highlight one of the destinations I covered in my presentation. Some of these destinations highlight culture, others nature and adrenaline activities, [...]

The Pursuit of Passion Across the Globe

Passion – defined by Merriam-Webster “as a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something” – has become the buzzword of today. Philosophers, management leaders and talk show hosts alike have preached that following our passions is the roadmap to self-fulfillment, the key to happiness and the pinnacle of personal development. [...]

Museum of Sex – The Most Stimulating Museum in New York

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year again: Valentine’s Day, cupid’s Hallmark holiday that has made singles feel lonely and couples feel pressured since back in the day.  Rooted in a Roman, religious and pagan past, Valentine’s Day has grown into a retail cash cow, drawing some 14 billion dollars annually in chocolates, roses and edible [...]

The Lost Island of Pygmy Mammoths – Kayaking in the Channel Islands

Dressed in a skin-tight wet suit, a blue helmet and a bright red life jacket, I clumsily paddled my way into the pursed mouth of a narrow limestone cave. Snarls of foamy saliva-like waves lapped up against the rock’s jagged jaws, and – as a tidal surge swept over my sit-on-top kayak shoving me towards [...]

Stand-Up Paddling: Sightsee As You Sculpt

Balanced atop a wobbly 11-foot board, knees bent, arms wielding a long angled paddle, I took a deep breath and braced myself for the boat wake that rip curled towards me. Not far from the kelp forests, rock cliffs and sandy white shorelines of Newport Beach California, there I was, a student at Stand-Up Paddle [...]

Cowboy Bootcamp Video on Outside Television

Strap on your chaps and giddy up for Cowboy Bootcamp in Southern California’s Palos Verdes Peninsula! Just an hour’s drive from Los Angeles’ Hollywood, in the rolling green hills of a quaint equestrian community, owner Jim Moore offers wannabe cowboys a chance to ride horses and learn about the art of horsemanship. […]

Top 8 Memorial Day Weekend Hot Spots

(Kinetic Grand Championships in Northern California) Memorial Day! BBQ’s, Fireworks and the unofficial start of summer is right around the corner. Stumped for ideas on places to go? Here are a few Memorial Day destinations to put on your radar this year… […]