I may live in San Francisco now, but my home will always be Hawaii. It's this reason that I am most happy when hiking through tropical valleys, floating in the ocean, and spending lazy days on sandy beaches.
The Xinalani Yoga Retreat (starting at $325 per night) has been on my list of dream vacations for a while now. South of Puerto Vallarta, the eco resort is only accessible by boat — just the kind of serene escape I'm looking for. Savasana under the thatched roof of an open-air palapa, surf right outside my door, and a menu filled with healthy options is just the kind of vacation I need next year!
— Michele Foley, associate editor