Based in New York City, Heather Mikesell is the executive editor of American Spa magazine. She has also written for Elite Traveler, Islands, Kiwi, Luxury Travel Advisor, Organic Spa, Porthole Cruise, Spa, Travel Agent, abcnews.com, jetsetter.com, outside.com, and wellandgood.com in addition to various custom publications. When she’s not enjoying Champagne facials, caviar creams, and other pampering perks of her profession, she’s likely to be found defying State Department warnings in search of adventure.