Daily Archives: August 21, 2009

Improve your fluency of Iyengar, Ashtanga & Anusara in Tulum, Mexico

Meditating while smeared with clay and honey at a Tulum resort. Photo: Michael Nagle for The New York Times

Meditating while smeared with clay and honey at a Tulum resort. Photo: Michael Nagle for The New York Times

The world of luxury travel may have anointed Riviera Maya as the “It” destination du jour, but just south of this location in Tulum is where action of a different kind takes place. One that touches the soul, through meditation and breathing exercises. Yes, we’re talking YOGA, and the area of Tulum has in recent years evolved into a must-go Yoga Destination. The following is an excerpt of a New York Times travel article a few years back that first saw this trend.

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Sail the splendor of Eastern Indonesia on the elegant Dewi Nusantara

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When you wish to experience the wonders of the underwater world and you are seriously in search of the purest habitat that can be found on the planet, most likely you will end up in the Eastern part of the Indonesian archipelago. Indonesia Cruises with a fleet that includes the elegant Dewi Nusantara is the leading experienced operator of fine Phinisi Schooners, handcrafted wooden sail boats that ply the Eastern Indonesia waters.

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A green boutique hotel befitting the Queen of the South ~ Queenstown Park Hotel, New Zealand

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It would be an utter crime to upset the natural beauty of NZ’s South Island with overbearing design, and this boutique hotel strikes a harmonious balance between the holistic and the hip. Positioned amid some of the world’s most dramatic topography, the Queenstown Park Hotel strives not to compete with its surroundings — how could you even begin to outshine a mountain range dubbed “The Remarkables” — but effortlessly blends into the landscape, both visually and ecologically.

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