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Ann Abel
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Attended Rice University
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Now the island's sleepy south coast, with its glorious white beaches and secluded blue-green coves, is about to catch up with its more touristed colonial sites in the north.
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The resort's new residences—"villa" doesn't do justice to the scale or level of luxury—are part of Anantara's mission to change the common perception of Thailand as less than luxurious, merely a backpacker-centric destination.
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My latest on Forbes, in which I explain my unusual fascination with this crazy sport
The King's Cup tournament is equal parts quirky, improbable game, nonstop party and serious fund-raiser.
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The outfitter Todos Santos Eco Adventures specializes the in the luxuries of experience, rarity, expertise and stunning nature.
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The usual villa sales pitch is that its a home away from home. But that’s not quite what most of us want—we want an upgrade. Here are ten places where vacation is far lovelier than real life.
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The idea of going before Cuba changes is all wrong. It has already changed—it's no longer locked in time, but it’s hardly ruined. And now is an especially fascinating time to go—with some expert help.
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Bombay has its share of historic palace hotels. But visitors who want to look forward, there's now the St. Regis Mumbai, reaching nearly 40 stories into the sky.
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I like to joke that everything fun requires a waiver. This expedition reminded me that many fun things also require a helmet.
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The small resort is a place for falling off the map—private, secluded and quiet, a place for high-profile guests to be treated like everyone else, because everyone who makes it in is a VIP here.
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Whether their own island playgrounds, protected nature preserves or part of larger resorts, these properties all share certain things: abundant space, stunning design, toys galore, dedicated A-team staff and, of course, privacy that is simply sublime.
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With the opening of this Kimpton Hotel, Austin has a place to stay that's as rock ’n’ roll slick as the city itself.
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The new 1 Hotels brand is undeniably conscious. And pretty. The Central Park outpost has nailed the idea of responsible hedonism.
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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