Places | Serena Renner

Places

From the gypsy caves of Sacromonte, Spain, to the wildlife-covered shores of the Galapagos Islands, this page showcases some of the places I've been fortunate enough to visit and write about.

 

 

 

 

 

Drive around Tasmania's remote Northwest and catch the Southern Hemisphere at its prime.Way Down Under (Nov/Dec 2014)

Drive around Tasmania’s remote Northwest and catch the Southern Hemisphere at its prime

 

 

 

Sydney will welcome you in; she might just never let you go AFAR Guide to Sydney (Online Guide)

Sydney will welcome you in; she might just never let you go

 

 

 

In Big Sur, chiseled mountains slide into churning seas, chefs serve inventive cuisine, and a resurgent arts scene is growing amid the redwood treesPacific Time (June/July 2013)

In Big Sur, chiseled mountains slide into churning seas, chefs serve inventive cuisine, and a resurgent arts scene is growing amid the redwood trees

 

 

 

Here are 10 ski lodges that bring modern design to the slopesPowder Rooms (Nov/Dec 2012)

Here are 10 ski lodges that bring modern design to the slopes

 

 

 

Add craft distilleries and new restaurants to Denver's flowing beer scene, and you've got a city that's heating upHigh Culture (October 2012)

Add craft distilleries and new restaurants to Denver’s flowing beer scene, and you’ve got a city that’s heating up

 

 

 

The Holi “Festival of Colors” brightens up Hindu communities across India and around the globePaint it Red (March/April 2012)

The Holi “Festival of Colors” brightens up Hindu communities across India and around the globe

 

 

 

 

 

 

The funky new Ace Hotel gives California native Serena Renner cause for second thoughts about Downtown Los Angeles Acing it in LA (July/August 2014)

The funky new Ace Hotel gives California native Serena Renner cause for second thoughts about Downtown Los Angeles

 

 

 

 

 

 

A celebrated Melbourne stay reopens as ‘the world’s premier dessert hotel’. Serena Renner gives it a taste testSweet Dreams (April/May 2014)

A celebrated Melbourne stay reopens as ‘the world’s premier dessert hotel’. Serena Renner gives it a taste test

 

 

 


 

 

 

In San Francisco, Serena Renner gets her chops around cioppino and finds herself falling hook, line, and sinkerSan Fran in a Pan (January 2015)

In San Francisco, Serena Renner gets her chops around cioppino and finds herself hook, line, and sinker

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hip meets the Wild West in Brooklyn as the trend towards more intimate travel experiences continues to spread around the worldThe Wild Wild West (September 2014)

Hip meets the Wild West in Brooklyn as the trend towards more intimate travel experiences continues to spread around the world

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Hobart’s creative class is upcycling, crafting and curing their city into a bastion of sustainable fashion, design and cuisineVillage Green: Hobart, Tasmania (June/July 2014)

Hobart’s creative class is upcycling, crafting and curing their city into a bastion of sustainable fashion, design and cuisine

 

 

 

 

 

 

27 trips outside your comfort zoneSummer Goes Rogue (May 2014)

27 trips outside your comfort zone

 

 

 

Homely farmhouse wineries, a beer and cider brewing renaissance, and not a single bachelorette party in sightWine Country Underground (May 2013)

Homely farmhouse wineries, a beer and cider brewing renaissance, and not a single bachelorette party in sight

 

 

 

 

 

 

An eco-voyage through Ecuador reveals how locals and tourists can work with nature—to the benefit of all Fantastic Voyage (Jan/Feb 2013)

An eco-voyage through Ecuador reveals how locals and tourists can work with nature—to the benefit of all

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mammoth’s amazing winter playground opens up to the Bay AreaNo Chains Required (November 2011)

Mammoth’s amazing winter playground opens up to the Bay Area

 

 

 

Here, one can experience the old and the new, the roots and the wine, the down-home and the decadent, in a place that still feels like a secretChoose Your Own Adventure: Carmel Valley (October 2011)

Here, one can experience the old and the new, the roots and the wine, the down-home and the decadent, in a place that still feels like a secret

 

 

 

A sensory journey that honors the ancient customs or natural elements of a particular locale. These five spas hold the secrets to a new place—and maybe even a new youThe Secret Ingredient (January 2011)

A sensory journey that honors the ancient customs or natural elements of a particular locale. These five spas hold the secrets to a new place—and maybe even a new you

 

 

 

Five new adventures to give Bay Area travelers a fresh perspective on their favorite winter destinationLake Tahoe Elevated (December 2010)

Five new adventures to give Bay Area travelers a fresh perspective on their favorite winter destination

 

 

 

 

 

 

See amazing rock formations that look like birds, gremlins, and cocoa-dusted marshmallowsUtah’s Goblin Valley (March/April 2011)

See amazing rock formations that look like birds, gremlins, and cocoa-dusted marshmallows

 

 

 

 

 

 

A tribe of nomads gathers in the caves of Sacromonte, Spain, for a serendipitous going away partyGypsy for a Night (December 2013)

A tribe of nomads gathers in the caves of Sacromonte, Spain, for a serendipitous going away party