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Jen Murphy


Jen Murphy is a freelance journalist who splits her time between Colorado and Maui. She writes the Wall Street Journal's "What's Your Workout" column and is the author of “The Yoga (Man)ual.” An adventure enthusiast, she chases after assignments that take her to far-flung destinations that push her out of her comfort zone. Her passions include surfing, snowboarding, running, cycling, conservation, good books, and great wine.

A Ski Trip to Mammoth Mountain, Where Little Has Changed
After nearly two decades, the Golden State's beloved ski area has, happily, remained nostalgic.
Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas
The arrival of this major player to resort-heavy Cabo still manages to change the hotel game.
Chablé Maroma
A rare Mexican beach hotel that takes wellness and spirituality as seriously as it does poolside mezcal cocktails.
One&Only Palmilla
An authenticity and elegance that you just don't find in newer properties in Cabo. 
Repurposing in the American West
Picture a creative retreat in old miners' cabins, and Airstreams set around a former uranium mill. 
Montage Big Sky
Set in the shadow of the Spanish Peaks, this is the ultimate in mountain luxe.
Kalesma Mykonos
Set on a bougainvillea-scented hilltop overlooking Ornos Bay, this serene, whitewashed sanctuary is a refreshingly discreet alternative to Mykonos’s flashy party scene.
The Hythe, A Luxury Collection Resort, Vail
Design, decor, and dining pay homage to Vail founders Earl Eaton and Pete Seibert and the mountain’s 1960s heyday.
This Ski Lodge in Backcountry Alaska Wants to Teach You to Heli-Ski
Even for a seasoned skier, Jen Murphy discovers, Alaska's Chugach Mountains present an addictive kind of challenge. 
The Peninsula House
Caldera House
Retro-cool ski hotel with just eight bedrooms and serious mountain credentials, in the backcountry Wild West wilderness.
Life House Lower Highlands
The rugged spirit of the Wild West meets the romanticism of the Victorian era at this intimate hotel in Denver’s hip LoHi neighborhood.
A Five-Day Road Trip Through Central Baja’s Artsy Towns and Pristine Beaches
A meander through the less-explored central peninsula shows a different side of the region. 
Kinship Landing
An egalitarian urban adventure base for travelers craving community, connection and room options for all budgets.
Gravity Haus Vail
A modern adventure home base for the grown-up work-hard, play-hard crowd.
COMO Uma Punakha
An 11-room hideaway on the Mo Chu River in central Bhutan, with views of terraced rice fields, the temple of Khamsum Yuley Namgay, and snowcapped Himalayan peaks.