Josey Bartlett

Josey Bartlett

Josey Bartlett

Stories by Josey Bartlett

Spa at W Scottsdale

Enjoy a pampering, relaxing spa vacation at this desert oasis retreat. Guests of the hotel are just steps away from Old Town and unlimited shopping options at the Waterfront. You can even head over to the Arizona spring training stadiums to check up on your team (or your team’s competition). Back at the hotel, book a Triple Oxygen Facial or head to the chic pool for a dip.

Volunteer on Wildlife Conservation Trips With Biosphere Expeditions

Volunteers will monitor wildlife like the Arabian oryx, Gordon's wildcat, and other desert species as part of a conservation initiative at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Volunteers will stay in a comfortable field camp and travel to the site by Land Rover and on foot. The trip is from January 15-23 and costs $1,490 per person.
Vienna Park Hotel

Top 10 Holiday Activities From the Four Seasons

Attend Teddy Bear Tea at The Bristol Lounge restaurant in Boston, held afternoons from December 1–23. Four Seasons delivers hundreds of teddy bears to children in need through local nonprofit organizations and hospitals. Families attending Teddy Bear Tea are invited to place donated teddy bears under the tree.

Warm Weather Escapes at Design Hotels

Head to Thailand and stay at the Casa de la Flora in Khao Lak. The 36 glass-front villas feature views of the Andaman Sea, and each eco villa has private pools and secluded patios.

Spend New Year's Eve at the Plaza in NYC

Travelers or New Yorkers can also opt to stay at the Plaza with a New Year’s Eve package, which includes accommodations for two in a guestroom or suite for a minimum of two nights, two New Year’s Eve celebrations, $100 food and beverage credit to be used in The Palm Court, The Rose Club or The Champagne Bar and a $200 spa voucher.