Jenny Hontz

Romantic Getaways

The weather may be cool, but there's nothing like a romantic getaway to heat things up again. Plenty of resorts cater to lovebirds or honeymooners with special settings and services.

Romantic Getaways

The weather may be cool, but there's nothing like a romantic getaway to heat things up again. Plenty of resorts cater to lovebirds or honeymooners with special settings and services.

Friendlier Footprints

It's not easy to provide five-star luxury in the midst of a treasured wilderness without damaging the environment. But the King Pacific Lodge in British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest manages that difficult feat.

Adventure Yee-Haw and Giddyap!

With "Brokeback Mountain" and "Walk the Line" dominating the Golden Globes, cowboys and their country vistas are cool again. A traveler's guide to the Old West: book a cowboy vacation year-round at the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort in the Santa Ynez Valley ( alisal.com), the Santa Barbara wine country made famous by "Sideways." A cowgirl boot camp offers barrel racing and lasso lessons.

TRAVEL: OM AWAY FROM HOME

Maintaining a regular yoga practice can be a hassle for business travelers, but several hotel chains are making it easier to strike a pose on the road. Kimpton Hotels (kimptonhotels.com) supply guests with a complimentary yoga mat and block, plus a 24-hour yoga channel.

HEALTH: LIQUID DIETS

Atkins adherents have spawned a new revolution: the low-carb cocktail. While hard liquors like gin and vodka come carb-free, dieters should avoid sugary mixes.