Amy Tara Koch | Journalist | Author
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Indulge. Schvitz. Repeat: Exotic Fitness Pop Ups For Sybarites First 1came workout boot camps. Then off-the-grid yoga retreats. Next, hotel chains touting celebrity-orchestrated fitness programs. Now, there is another way to travel without leaving your workout behind. Fitness pop -ups in vacation destinations like Capri, Sri...

Detox vacations, the fancy kind with chlorella infused menus, structured fitness programming and hifalutin spa treatments can set you back thousands of dollars. Happily, you don’t need to visit a luxury resort to purify the body and recharge the spirit. A DIY wellness getaway, essentially...

In Dalston, a dynamic pocket of East London, an edgy arts scene blooms amid repurposed factories, side streets sprinkled with tiny shops, tucked-away public gardens and colorful outdoor markets catering to longtime Afro-Caribbean and Turkish communities. Cool kids and chess-playing old-timers commune over thick Ethiopian...

Go Here, Not There: Magnificent Mile vs. Hyde Park Shops surround the famed Water Tower on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. (Kim Karpeles/Alamy Stock Photo) Chicago’s Magnificent Mile has blue chip shopping, museums, swanky steakhouses and Navy Pier, the popular tourist attraction. Eight miles south, Hyde Park offers...

October 25th, 2018 In the city center, just a 15-minute walk from the cobblestoned alleys of the Old City of Jerusalem, trendy restaurants and boutiques — even coffee bars that double as late night performance venues — have blossomed, their youthful, often tattooed clientele a curious...

While there may not be a playbook for handling pint-size petulance at 32,000 feet, pediatric behavioral experts offer insights into how to avoid, or at least contain, that next temper tantrum. By Amy Tara Koch Flying with small children is an event often fraught with tension. Children...

The postcard perfect towns of the Amalfi Coast epitomize most traveler’s Mediterranean fantasy. Which is why, after a few peak summer visits featuring packed cafes and elbow-to-elbow strolls through lovely town squares, I began to research alternative destinations that offered the charms of this region,...

In Paris, the most striking hotels are not always the largest. Or the grandest. On my visits to the City of Light, I am drawn to smaller, tucked-away edifices — most of them private mansions, many with ivy-kissed courtyards. These intimate 19th century lodgings offer...

Known for its shoreline of jagged volcanic cliffs and sea-formed lava inlets, the Italian island of Pantelleria sits southwest of Sicily and just 50 miles east of Tunisia — on a clear day, it’s possible to see across the strait to Kelibia. First inhabited during the Bronze Age, Pantelleria’s 32...