By Steve Jermanok Backroads, the world’s leading active travel company, just announced their 2017 line-up and I was excited to see that my boyhood stomping grounds of the Adirondacks finally made the cut. Their 5-day itinerary includes some of my favorite activities, including biking the Lake Champlain Bikeway, hiking Mt.


By Ann Abel “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one hasn’t eaten well.” That Virginia Woolf quotation is the mantra driving a new breed of hotel cooking classes. After all, it’s much easier to eat well if you cook well. They’re going far above and beyond the

The Port of New York. Currier & Ives. Courtesy Lirary of Congress

By Marian Betancourt One of my favorite places to visit is the Battery at the tip of Manhattan, not only for the spectacular harbor view but for its rich history. For example, Castle Clinton, a circular fort of thick red sandstone walls, originally called West Battery, is where tourists buy


By Jules Older Whether you journey by plane or ped, bus or burro, car or cycle, there’s stuff out there that will make your trip easier, more efficient, economical and/or enriched. Here’s the Good to Go list for this season … Let’s start with luggage. As airlines gouge charge more


PLAY THE GAME. SPOT THE BIRDS. WIN A TRIP. Wings of Peru is fun, easy to play and it could win you a 7-day bird watching adventure for two in Peru that includes round-trip flights on LATAM from anywhere in the US! Using your smartphone and a desktop or laptop

Andy Steves

Interview by Everett Potter Travel writer Andy Steves was born into a traveling family, heading off to Europe each year while his father, Rick Steves, updated his guidebooks, made TV shows, and researched new tours. Today, Andy brings his tips and tricks to the next generation of adventurers with Andy Steves’ Europe:

Happy at Mile High

Story & photos by Neil Wolkodoff The Wild West just got wild again. In Denver, where the mountains meet the plains, the new West is the craft distillery business and how you explore this expanding landscape. Ten years ago, there was one craft distillery in Denver. By the end of



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