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Ann Abel
Works at freelance travel writer
Attended Rice University
Lives in Brooklyn
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While clearly recognizable as a Four Seasons, the hotel shimmers with modernity—and is a vibrant addition to the new Lower Manhattan scene.
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My latest on Forbes: Mountains and cowboys and wines, oh my!

The far northwest of Argentina is captivating for its mix of culture, oenology and spectacular nature—a wilderness wonderland of canyons, crags and impossibly vast skies. The snowy peaks of the Andes rise up beyond many of the vineyards—which produce delectable wines.
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Run by Thompson Hotels, New York's most anticipated opening of 2016 manages to have a sense of history, an air of modernity and aura of timelessness.
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My latest on Forbes: Who's coming with me?
I asked the experts at high-end travel companies which destinations will transform us. From Portugal to the DRC, here's what they said.
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Hotels just keep getting better and better. I discovered some truly amazing ones in 2016 and shared my favorites for Forbes.
Ranging from a postmodern Miami fantasia to an elegant maharaja’s palace to a re-creation of an Italian medieval village to a surf resort where no one wears shoes, they share a sense of singularity—they’re the kind of places that couldn’t exist anyplace else.
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It’s the first of three new luxury hotels debuting in New York's hippest neighborhood. And it plays down the area’s warehouse-y past and plays up its artistic present.
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The great restaurants now are ones where you sit elbow-to-elbow with others, dishes circulate family-style, and the progression of courses is interrupted for socializing, sunshine breaks outside, and dancing between—or atop—the tables. And that’s at lunch.
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My latest on Forbes 
The tour company was founded by Western professors to show foreigners a side of Japen they’ve been missing. Everyone’s talking about authenticity these days, but until someone comes up with a better word for realness, immersion and truth, it has to do. And Walk Japan specializes in it.
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Several highly accomplished eaters weighed in on which restaurants they find most interesting right now. Maybe one will become the next Noma; maybe not. But for now, they provide a modicum of bragging rights and, most likely, a great amount of joy. Here's where they would send their friends in 2017.
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The best travel experiences leave you not just with happy memories but with a new connection to your better self. They change your perspective—that holy grail of vacations, circa 2017: transformative travel.
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My latest in Forbes Magazine
Hobie owner Mark Christy charts a new course with the opening of a luxury hotel in his California hometown.
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My latest on Forbes
Five years after a major renovation, the hotel doesn’t rely on shoji, tatami rooms or kimono-clad waitresses to convey the message that Japan is different, more aesthetically attuned, than the rest of the world.
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Semi-intrepid traveler and aficionada of luxury hotels
Introduction
Grateful to have the best job in the world—but taking it very seriously
Bragging rights
evaluated more than 300 hotels in 59 countries and counting
Education
  • Rice University
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Work
Occupation
Freelance travel writer, specializing in luxury hotels, spas, restaurants, outfitters, tour operators, and soft adventure around the world
Skills
writing, editing, storytelling, proofreading
Employment
  • freelance travel writer
    2012 - present
    writes regularly for outlets including Forbes.com, Robb Report, Departures, Afar, National Geographic Traveler, Brides, Islands, Tablet Hotels, and Well + Good NYC
  • Forbes
    senior editor, 2008 - 2012
    travel editor of ForbesLife magazine
  • Spa Finder
    executive editor, 2002 - 2008
  • GQ
    copy editor, 2000 - 2002
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Brooklyn
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