By Melissa Coleman In my recent daydreams of moving to London, the flat of my imaginings looks suspiciously similar to the residence suites at the Athenaeum, a five-star Mayfair hotel with adjoining Victorian town homes. Alas, while to live there may only be a dream, I found it imperative to

  By Stevenson Swanson As I left the aerial tram at the summit of Jay Peak for the first time, I found myself engulfed in what I had assumed was a bit of fanciful local lore—the “Jay Cloud.” This is the meteorological phenomenon that is said to linger over the

By Kim McHugh Perhaps your spouse (partner, lover, main squeeze) is as fanatical as you are about racking up thousands of vertical feet. Or maybe you’re looking to boost his/her enthusiasm for skiing or snowboarding. So put your gear in the rack, slip in a John Legend CD and head

By Everett Potter Ski jackets have radically evolved in the last few years, thanks to advances in technical materials and designers who have a much stronger fashion sense than those of yore. Gone are the days when ski parkas made you look like one of the Michelin Man’s offspring. Contemporary

By Everett Potter There’s nothing quite like hotel room service. Be it an indulgence or a necessity, few things seem better suited to serve a jet-lagged traveler than a freshly delivered breakfast tray or a late-night sandwich. While seasoned road warriors may have their room service routines down to a

By Gary Walther The Hotel Detective maintains a short list of top three-night cities, smaller cities, mostly in Europe, and so named because they can be taken in in that time. They share three qualities: easily mastered, culturally rich, and with a well-preserved historic core, often ringed by the original

By Larry Olmsted A new wrinkle in the travel industry, RockStar Hotels is a group of lesser-known and hidden gem luxury properties worldwide that combines lodging and a VIP experience and may interest travelers seeking twists on both popular and offbeat destinations.  Hotel groups are like movie reviewers or celebrity chefs –

Story & photos by Deborah Loeb Bohren Today’s Dallas preserves the myth and perpetuates the reality that “big things happen here.”  It’s a vibrant, modern city that has not forgotten its cowboy roots. The result is a weekend-worthy destination brimming with heart, fit for foodies, art lovers, and shopaholics alike.

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