Included: an African safari in Botswana; a backyard yurt in California; a beachfront house on Mexico's Pacific coast; an eco-friendly hotel in Philadelphia; an Arizona ranch that dates to the early 18th century.
Included: a Manhattan Beach, Cal., home with an ocean view; an Alaskan getaway in Lake Clark National Park; a solar-powered resort in Mexico; a restored 19th-century Rhode Island inn; an eco-friendly house in Venice, Cal.
Included: an open-air, adobe home in Santa Fe, N.M.; a Utah vacation spent rappelling in canyons; a lodge in Wyoming's Grand Teton Mountains; a Taos, N.M., bed-and-breakfast built from recycled materials.
Included: a modern-day castle in Georgia with a home theater and a moat; a luxury lodge near Washington's Snoqualmie Falls; a kid-friendly mansion in Southern California; a renovated inn near the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.
Included: a South African getaway with suites carved out of granite; an “eco-luxury” resort in Mexico; a San Francisco-area home with its own climbing wall; a Palm Springs, Cal., spa once frequented by Hollywood legends.
Included: a floating lodge in British Columbia; a hotel made of ice in Quebec; a remote retreat in Maine accessible only by boat; a Los Angeles mansion that was home to several silent-movie stars, including Fatty Arbuckle.
Included: a magician couple's Pasadena, Cal., tree house; a 13-level home in Ohio with an indoor pool; a South Africa lodge on a private game reserve; an eco-friendly Costa Rica inn that grows its own coffee.
Included: a Tuscan-style farmhouse in the hills near San Francisco; a tour of Italy's Chianti region via scooter; an Old World-inspired resort north of San Diego; a historic hotel in St. Augustine, Fla.