Rancho la Puerta

By Joe Alexander Rancho la Puerta is not only the oldest spa in North America, it is arguably the best. Located 45 miles from San Diego in pastoral Tecate, Mexico, it attracts Madonna, Governor Jerry Brown, Kate Winslet, Arianna Huffington, Claudia Schiffer, Bill Moyers, Alicia Silverstone, Erica Jong and Oprah Winfrey. Ricki Lake, who utilized…

Sunny Cancun


By Christopher A. Pape

After the dreariest winter, I woke up one morning and said, “Make it sunny and make it snappy.” I couldn’t take a rocket to the sun, but I could jet to the moon, and that’s where I went – the Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort. This outpost in fabulous Cancun has a 27-hole golf course, luxury spa, Brazilian, Italian, Asian, Caribbean and Mexican restaurants and promised to take all-inclusive care of all my earthly sybaritic needs.