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Is Palm Springs California’s New Cultural Capital?

In the Sonoran desert, some 100 miles from Los Angeles, Palm Springs may seem like an unlikely destination for the cultural set, but in recent years it’s become a hotbed of art openings, critically acclaimed theater and music festivals galore. Yes, it might be one of the most popular places to retire in the USA, […]

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Waterfalling Estate in Big Island

The Hawaii Mansion with not One, but Two Waterfalls

Scott Watson is an extreme sports junkie. In 2006, he was jet skiing along the Hamakua Coast of Hawaii’s Big Island when he passed by two beautiful waterfalls cascading down the side of a cliff near Nīnole. Ever imaginative, he immediately pictured a home on the land. Over the next several years, he turned his […]

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Cafeoteca Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s Coffee and Chocolate Cultural Revolution

The rich landscape of Costa Rica is famous for its high-quality coffee beans and cacao fruit, but until recent years, the country has been primarily an exporter—with the best of its raw materials roasted, brewed, and blended far from its borders. But the times, they are a-changin,’ and all for the better if you love […]