Choose a stay by the sea and let the tides soothe your senses.
Year of the Sea
When I think of Wales, I conjure up castles and crags and moors. It’s true that the country is home to 600-plus castles—but it is also home to a number of national parks, World Heritage sites, and the 870-mile Wales Coast Path. This year is deemed the “Year of the Sea” in Wales, and the focus is on drawing travelers to the country’s spectacular coastal experiences and culinary offerings. There are a number of places to stay, but why not pitch a tent and go cliff camping? Gaia Adventures (gaiaadventures.co.uk/ individual-courses/cliff-camping) will show you the way in Anglesey, North Wales. visitwales.com
Retreat to Wellness
Known for its pristine natural setting and stewardship, Terranea, a Destination Hotel, encompasses 102 acres along California’s coastline on the Palos Verdes Peninsula—but only occupies about a quarter of that site, leaving 75 unspoiled acres to explore. The property is committed to preserving the natural, cultural, and historical integrity of the area, and offers a unique respite. Beautifully landscaped, the walks along the coastline a …