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Ann Abel
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My latest on Forbes
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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My latest on Forbes. There's more to Costa Rica than homey haciendas, big resorts and upscale surf shacks.
The managers of this design-forward hideaway, a marine biologist and an architect, have made nature extremely seductive.
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when Lapa Rios opened its doors more than two decades ago, in a part of Costa Rica that remains rugged and remote, it was a pioneer. It's still setting the bar.
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Oman, and especially the Alila resort, are fantastic. I explain in my latest on Forbes.com
The 86 beautiful rooms and suites occupy buildings made of the local stone that echo traditional Omani architecture and blend seamlessly with their surroundings. They’re wonderfully functional and spacious, but also imbued with a sense of place.
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My latest on Forbes.com: Oman is fabulous!
Here are six reasons to visit the open-minded sultanate's stunning capital now.
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My latest on Forbes.com: Many people don't seem to know Nevis. They should.
Its laid-back-even-for-the-Caribbean mind-set is undeniably attractive—the government has never made a point of promoting (and at one point opposed) mass-market tourism.
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The dreamiest places to bundle up in cashmere and down, huddle up in front of a fire, roast marshmallows and thoroughly enjoy the darkest days of the year.
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Ever wanted to paraglide into a luxury resort? This is your chance. 
The resort, about two hours' drive from Dubai, lavishes indulgent touches on its guests.
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My annual new hotels story for Forbes is always great fun to research—and now I have my wish lis for 2016. 
Live like George Clooney in Lake Como, escape to Fiji's hot hideaway and create your own scandal at the glamorous new Watergate Hotel.
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There's so much more to Costa Rica than the beach. Like this fab hotel, in my latest for Forbes.
When we stay at a hotel, we want to feel transported—to a distinctive place, to someone else's creative vision of bringing beauty to the world. On a coffee plantation just 20 minutes from the San José airport, Finca Rosa Blanca is one of those places.
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Another crazy year!
From racing a sailboat to paragliding off a mountaintop, there were moments of joy, fascination, accomplishment, giddiness, gluttony and outright terror.
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Beyond grateful for another year of fantastic travel. Here are ten of my favorite hotels from 2015, as featured on Forbes.com—great eye candy here. 
As someone who spent 182 nights this year in hotel rooms, I was lucky to have quite a few that knocked my socks off. Here are my favorites.
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Freelance travel writer, specializing in luxury hotels, spas, restaurants, outfitters, tour operators, and soft adventure around the world
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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
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evaluated more than 300 hotels in 59 countries and counting
Education
  • Rice University
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