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Best Curated Experiences: Ananda Expeditions; worldwide

Pick your dream destinations and activities, like hiking, yoga, skiing, surfing, wine tasting, or fine dining. The custom tour company will build a guided or self-guided itinerary to help you find your ananda, an ancient Sanskrit word for bliss.

(From $750,

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Best Curated Experiences: Airbnb; worldwide

Last year, the home-​booking site launched Airbnb Experiences, which lets travelers book activities led by local experts. Think a pastry-making course taught by a Parisian chef, an acrobatics lesson in L.A. led by a performer, or flamenco training from a dancer in Barcelona.

(From $10,

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Best Curated Experiences: Groundsea Fitness; Great Barrington, Massachusetts

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This tranquil private home offers three- to four-day scheduled or custom retreats for up to 10 guests, July through November. Between hiking, yoga, barre, and HIIT, eat local, organic ovo-vegetarian cuisine.

(From $3,700 for three days,

Photo: Groundsea Fitness

Best Hotel Pools: Amangani; Jackson Hole, Wyoming

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Unreal panoramic views of the Teton Mountains surround this 115-foot outdoor pool and the adjoining whirlpool Jacuzzi.

(Rooms from $800 a night,

Photo: Amangani Jackson Hole

Best Hotel Pools: The St. Regis; San Francisco

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You’ll have magnificent views of downtown San Francisco while you swim in the hotel’s indoor saltwater infinity pool. It’s open 24 hours, perfect for a nighttime swim.

(Rooms from $405 a night,

Photo: St. Regis San Francisco