The Nayara Springs hot-springs resort opens at the base of Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano. Why Go: Arenal Volcano National Park in northern Costa Rica was one of Costa Rica’s most popular attractions when there was visible lava flowing down the mountain. In 2010 the lava stopped flowing, leaving the area’s biodiverse rain forest, natural hot springs, and activity infrastructure (zip-lining, waterfall rappelling, horseback riding, whitewater rafting) to attract visitors.
Curved walls made from sun-bleached timber slats screen the exterior of this sports centre by Explorations Architecture in the French commune of Arpajon, near Paris (+ slideshow). (more…)
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This week’s tours include plenty of colorful, imaginative spaces for kids and adults alike. From a sunny studio in San Francisco to a family duplex in Scotland, there’s a little something here for everyone. • House Tour: Lauren’s Happy, Inspired Studio • Kids Room Tour: Finley and Jackson’s “Modern Shabby-Chic” Bedrooms & Playrooms • House Tour: Chris and Sam’s Elegant Family Duplex in Edinburgh • House Tour: Lauren’s Idyllic Home in Silver Lake • House Tour: Jesica’s Mix & Match Studio • House Tour: Christine’s Festive DC Table • Nursery Tour: Emerson’s Colorful, DIY-Crafted Nursery • Kids Room Tour: Maja’s Magical Space • House Tour: Ken and His Belle of New York READ MORE »
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Limited-edition aprons support the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity
Raising funds for Asian elephants with the second Fabergé Big Egg Hunt