The Insider’s Go-to Guide for Israel

31 May 2016

Story & photos by Jeanne Muchnick There are things in Israel you have to do: The Western Wall in Jerusalem, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Dead Sea, the... Continue reading »

The Summer Brew Taking On Budweiser, Miller and Coors

31 May 2016

By Larry Olmsted While I certainly enjoy the occasional beer, I drink a lot less of it than wine and spirits, and I’m not a serious craft beer guy. I... Continue reading »

Win a Hawaii Villa Vacation for 4 with Air from Exotic Estates

24 May 2016

Exotic Estates, Alaska Airlines, and Paradise Helicopters is offering the chance to win an epic luxury villa vacation, with round-trip tickets and custom helicopter tour, worth $25,000! Exotic Estates, a... Continue reading »

Bluffworks: Pants for the Road

23 May 2016

By Everett Potter The ideal semi-dressy pants for traveling don’t wrinkle and are light enough for warm weather but give you a bit of warmth when temperatures plunge. They should... Continue reading »

Stockholm’s Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel

23 May 2016

by Geri Bain The 414-room Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel is an obvious choice for travelers attending conferences at the adjacent Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre, so my husband and I were... Continue reading »

A Dublin Literary Pub Crawl

18 May 2016

By Richard West “He hinted of pubs where life can drink its fill.” (Patrick Kavanagh) I propose a change in exercise routines, from jumping to conclusions, skipping bail, and prematurely... Continue reading »

Five Myths about Pickpockets

18 May 2016

By Everett Potter Many travelers are concerned about identity theft, worried about a thief using an RFID reader to get their passport info or watching an ATM to steal a... Continue reading »

Letter from Paris: Les Arlots

15 May 2016

By Aexander Lobrano So there are two things you need to know right away about Les Arlots, an excellent new bistro near the Gare du Nord in Paris. The first is that... Continue reading »

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Gets Even More Luxurious

10 May 2016

By Larry Olmsted There are luxury trains on every continent save Antarctica, but the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is the one everybody knows, nicknamed the King of Trains and Train of Kings... Continue reading »

PsychoBarn at the Met: More than Meets the Eye

10 May 2016

By Bobbie Leigh It’s not the little house on the prairie.  And it’s not as scary as the sinister mansion next to the Bates Motel  in the Alfred Hitchcock film... Continue reading »

Sleeping Around NYC: The Roxy Hotel

10 May 2016

By Shari Hartford There’s a new girl in town. She’s sleek, she’s stylish and she’s sexy. And she’s going to blow the competition out of the water. Located in Tribeca,... Continue reading »

City Hopping in Montreal & Toronto

04 May 2016

By Melissa Coleman The upcoming warm months are an excellent time to visit Canada, what with the dollar so strong and the prime minister so hip. Its first- and second-largest... Continue reading »

8 Places to Visit in Los Cabos

02 May 2016

By Gerrie Summers Until recently, when I envisioned Cabo San Lucas, I pictured tequila-fueled partygoers, margaritas (not a bad thought, actually) and hordes of cruise ship passengers.  I’ll admit, that... Continue reading »

Longyearbyen: Pleasures and Polar Bears in Norway

27 April 2016

  By Monique Burns You’ll find Longyearbyen at the Arctic Ocean’s southern fringe, 600 miles from the North Pole and 600 miles from the Norwegian mainland.  The world’s northernmost settlement... Continue reading »

Hotel d’Inghliterra, an Intimate Roman Palazzo

25 April 2016

  by Geri Bain Sipping the “welcome” Prosecco we were offered as we checked in, my husband, daughter and I had the sense that we were guests in someone’s elegant... Continue reading »

Adirondacks’ Wild Walk, The High Line of the Forest

25 April 2016

By Steve Jermanok The Adirondack Extreme Adventure Center was the first place my family ever experienced a treetop obstacle course. Set 10 to 50 feet off the grounds amidst the... Continue reading »

Better Than First Class? Flying P.S. On United Airlines

21 April 2016

By Larry Olmsted “First Class” always sounds sexy, but when it comes to flying, it’s a vague and uncertain term. Back in the Golden Age of air travel, First meant... Continue reading »

Greece: Danai Palace Resort

21 April 2016

By Gary Walther True confession: Greece is a blank on The Hotel Detective’s map of the world, but he filled in a bit of it with a recent stay at... Continue reading »

Five Myths about Hotels

21 April 2016

By Everett Potter Hotels myths are legion and legendary. A popular one, now widely refuted, says that all of your identity and credit card information is stored on your electronic... Continue reading »

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Five Myths about Pickpockets

Posted on 18 May 2016

By Everett Potter Many travelers are concerned about identity theft, worried about a thief using an RFID reader to get their passport info or watching an ATM to steal a… Continue reading »

A New Giveaway

Win a Hawaii Villa Vacation for 4 with Air from Exotic Estates

Posted on 24 May 2016

Exotic Estates, Alaska Airlines, and Paradise Helicopters is offering the chance to win an epic luxury villa vacation, with round-trip tickets and custom helicopter tour, worth $25,000! Exotic Estates, a… Continue reading »

Adventure

Adirondacks’ Wild Walk, The High Line of the Forest

Posted on 25 April 2016

By Steve Jermanok The Adirondack Extreme Adventure Center was the first place my family ever experienced a treetop obstacle course. Set 10 to 50 feet off the grounds amidst the… Continue reading »

Artful Traveler

PsychoBarn at the Met: More than Meets the Eye

Posted on 10 May 2016

By Bobbie Leigh It’s not the little house on the prairie.  And it’s not as scary as the sinister mansion next to the Bates Motel  in the Alfred Hitchcock film… Continue reading »

Canada

City Hopping in Montreal & Toronto

Posted on 04 May 2016

By Melissa Coleman The upcoming warm months are an excellent time to visit Canada, what with the dollar so strong and the prime minister so hip. Its first- and second-largest… Continue reading »

Europe

Stockholm’s Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel

Posted on 23 May 2016

by Geri Bain The 414-room Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel is an obvious choice for travelers attending conferences at the adjacent Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre, so my husband and I were… Continue reading »

Food & Drink

The Summer Brew Taking On Budweiser, Miller and Coors

Posted on 31 May 2016

By Larry Olmsted While I certainly enjoy the occasional beer, I drink a lot less of it than wine and spirits, and I’m not a serious craft beer guy. I… Continue reading »

Gear

Checking Out the Checked Bags

Posted on 31 May 2016

By Neil Wolkodoff Traveling is stressful enough without continually fighting your luggage. One of the keys to luggage is to pick the right carrier for your belongings that fit your… Continue reading »

Letter from Paris

Letter from Paris: Les Arlots

Posted on 15 May 2016

By Aexander Lobrano So there are two things you need to know right away about Les Arlots, an excellent new bistro near the Gare du Nord in Paris. The first is that… Continue reading »

Middle East

The Insider’s Go-to Guide for Israel

Posted on 31 May 2016

Story & photos by Jeanne Muchnick There are things in Israel you have to do: The Western Wall in Jerusalem, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Dead Sea, the… Continue reading »

Notes from the Road

A Dublin Literary Pub Crawl

Posted on 18 May 2016

By Richard West “He hinted of pubs where life can drink its fill.” (Patrick Kavanagh) I propose a change in exercise routines, from jumping to conclusions, skipping bail, and prematurely… Continue reading »

Sleeping Around NYC

Sleeping Around NYC: The Roxy Hotel

Posted on 10 May 2016

By Shari Hartford There’s a new girl in town. She’s sleek, she’s stylish and she’s sexy. And she’s going to blow the competition out of the water. Located in Tribeca,… Continue reading »

Travels with Larry Olmsted

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Gets Even More Luxurious

Posted on 10 May 2016

By Larry Olmsted There are luxury trains on every continent save Antarctica, but the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is the one everybody knows, nicknamed the King of Trains and Train of Kings… Continue reading »

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