• Summer series: Tuscany’s land of plenty

    Many hotels tout a connection to the land; few are as committed as Tuscany's Borgo Pignano: a sprawling estate where laid-back luxury is rooted firmly in nature. And you can experience it first-hand during your stay, courtesy of some charming characters…

  • Match your music to your hotel

    From elevator pop in a Parisian townhouse to country ballads at a Colorado ranch, we've paired new music with the boutique stays that fit the mood. Add these tunes to your travel playlist.

  • Summer series: paradise found in Malibu

    Native, a reinvented 1940s motel that once hosted the likes of Bob Dylan and Marilyn Monroe, has earned itself a place in the offbeat heart of the Malibu community. Come for the king-size bed and nearby beach; stay for the Ayurvedic healing and altered states of consciousness...

Welcome to WordSmith

The online magazine for the Mr & Mrs Smith travel club

How to moonwalk: a beginner’s guide to the Atacama Desert

Have an otherworldly experience, just by heading to South America. Here are the ins and outs of exploring Chile's mystifying desert region.

The French wellness escape for anyone who hates wellness escapes

Yes, beauty is pain. But what if sometimes beauty is drinking the world’s best wines, dining at a Michelin-starred restaurant and having grape seeds tenderly massaged into your skin? Say hello to Les Sources de Caudalie.

The world’s best private-island hotels

Sometimes just a place in the sun won't do. Here's how to get an entire island, including retreats in Belize, Cambodia, Nicaragua and more.

By Laura Holt