Energize your spring season with extraordinary experiences around the world. From the coolest chic hotels to the hottest tickets in town, our intrepid global happenings seeker Jonathan Spindel selects a few of our favorites to share with you.

2017MarApr_travel_Lima, Peru. Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesPARADISE FOUND
What do legendary fashion photographer Mario Testino, and celebrity chef Gaston Acurio have in common? They both call Lima, Peru home. This South American hot spot is a booming epicenter of culture, design, and incredible history.

2017MarApr_travel_HamiltonAMERICA’S REVOLUTIONARY
Finally on tour after an incredible run on Broadway, Hamilton is this decade’s must-see play. Blending American political history with charmingly catchy tunes, Lin Manuel Miranda’s masterpiece has never been more topical. Catch a show in Chicago, New York, London or on tour next year in Houston. At http://www.HamiltonBroadway.com

2017MarApr_travel_Balenciaga at work in Paris 1968. Photo courtesy of Victoria and Albert Museum, ParisINSPIRATIONALLY INFLUENTIAL
The designer Cristóbal Balenciaga was “a designer’s designer,” renowned for his extraordinary craftsmanship and sculptural silhouettes. Pop over to London’s Victory and Albert Museum to see how Balenciaga’s innovative designs shaped modern fashion across the decades. At http://www.VAM.ac.uk

2017MarApr_travel_Las AlcobasWINE DOWN & RELAX
Nestled between Napa’s oldest operating winery and the crafty-chic town of St. Helena, Las Alcobas is your next place to stay while visiting wine country. Originally established as one of Mexico City’s finest hotels, the Napa Valley location is equally appointed with luxurious comforts. At http://www.LasAlcobasNapaValley.com

2017MarApr_travel_Emily DickinsonTO GLORY RUN
The enigmatic poet Emily Dickinson lived a private life, yet her verses make a resonant impact throughout history. For a limited time, visit the stunning Morgan Library & Museum in New York City for a closer look at her life and work. Be inspired by her quiet, yet fiercely passionate voice. Until May 21. At http://www.TheMorgan.org

2017MarApr_travel_Château de ChenonceauTOUR DE CUISINE
The ultimate gourmet experience, Le Calabash cooking school’s culinary tour takes you to France’s incomparable Loire region, where you’ll tour historic estates, savor the finest cuisine, and acquire cooking skills from master chefs. At http://www.LeCalabash.fr