By Monique Burns Films like “Pride and Prejudice,” featuring the wealthy but aloof Mr. Darcy and the poor but courageous Elizabeth Bennet, have charmed moviegoers for decades.  But few know the real Jane Austen, the writer who penned six novels about the manners and mores of Regency England.  Events celebrating

By Gary Walther This morning Whale Cove was stuffed with magnesium-flare fog, so metallic-bright it repulsed the eye. The wind toyed with it, turning the top edge into wispy hunchbacks, and by sending all that moisture up the slope to Whale Cove Cottages, lent the air a cool, just-laundered scent.

By Rochelle Lash The enduring allure of Quebec City is that whatever is conspicuously old and venerable also is remarkably new and avant-garde. And when we say old, we really mean old. Here, cobblestones and convents date to the 1600s. And when we say new, we mean progressive bistronomy by

By Alexander Lobrano With a menu of artisanally made pastas napped with vibrant Asian inspired sauces and a sidewalk terrace on the quieter end of Boulevard Saint Germain in the 5th Arrondissement, chef William Ledeuil’s restaurant Kitchen Ter(re) is the best new restaurant in Paris this summer. Ledeuil, one of the most

By Neil Wolkodoff Maui and Oahu have a pretty fast pace, akin to Los Angeles dropped in Hawaii. Go to Hilo on the Big Island, and the pace is much more like Hawaii of 50 years ago. This doesn’t mean there aren’t things to do, or restaurants or artists or

By Gary Walther If an island could have a resting heart rate, Grand Manan’s would be about 45, perhaps spiking five beats when the ferry arrives. Here, even the compass is simplified, as there are only two major directions, to North Head and to Southwest Head. The former is where

By Bart Beeson It’s hard not to love the city of Vancouver, with its dramatic mountain backdrop, in-town beaches and funky neighborhoods.  While I have been to the city several times, I still had quite a few things on my Vancouver to-do list, so on a recent visit I set

By Julie Snyder My husband, Joe, who happily leaves travel planning in my hands, had just two requests for our recent stopover in Paris. Predictably, one of them involved books and the other, cocktails. The literary destination? Shakespeare & Company. The cocktail venue? (You can probably see where this is

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