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Ann Abel
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Attended Rice University
Lives in Brooklyn
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The criteria are ineffable: character, courtesy, calm, charm and cuisine.
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This is the base for the serious fun in the high desert of New Mexico—one of the country’s most fun, least trafficked playgrounds.
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The 13-bedroom ranch has an intimacy that’s unusual at Western guest ranches, most of which are bigger, as well as a one-to-one staff-to-guest ratio and a pretty design that exudes quiet good taste.
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Tagged “the Edge of Wildness,” the resort, on the remote, undeveloped Indonesian island of Sumba, is the kind of place where no one wears shoes.
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For worldly, stylish, romantic, culture-appreciating grown-ups, it’s hard to do better than the two Four Seasons resorts on the island, the beachy Jimbaran Bay, near the surf-and-party scene in Seminyak and Uluwatu, and Sayan, among the terraced rice fields outside Ubud.
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"Puglia has been endowed with talent to spare and vivid colors that imprint themselves on the memory: the absolute blue of the clear sky and the two seas, the vibrant green dance of ancient olive trees, the blinding white lime wash on the buildings."
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Authentic and experiences are two words that are so overused they’ve lost virtually all meaning, but these dining events combine spectacular settings, unusual food that has a deep location to the place, and a meaningful cultural component.
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A big, bustling hotel pool can be plenty of splashy, social fun, but sometimes we want something a little more private. At these resorts around the world, sunbathing is much more of a solitary affair—and often bathing suits are strictly optional.
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Nearly 11 years after opening the hotel is still swoon worthy, with a massive spa, a gorgeous rooftop pool and two Michelin-starred restaurants.
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The visuals, by trendsetting Hong Kong designer Andre Fu, are a distillation of elegance: a palate of stone and straw, a play of light and angles, a collection of water- and nature-inspired art.
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Just 600 meters from the Taj, the hotel has stunning views from every turn and a design that serves as a luxurious celebration of Indian craftsmanship and Mughal architecture.
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With a luxurious new hotel and a billionaire-filled apartment tower, the Argentine entrepreneur is bringing South America to South Florida.
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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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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
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Female