Nirvana in Istanbul

09 February 2016

By Gary Walther The Hotel Detective was walking with Nirvana Asaduryan up toward Istaklal Cadessi in Istanbul, but he doubted that he was headed toward nirvana. THD had been told... Continue reading »

Three Reasons to Visit Quebec City Right Now

09 February 2016

Story & photos by Melissa Coleman Long the neglected next-door neighbor in the minds of American travelers, Canada has been experiencing an it-moment of late with the November instatement of... Continue reading »

Mid-Atlantic Powder at Canaan Valley Resort

02 February 2016

By William Triplett I’ve skied Canaan Valley Resort in West Virginia only twice. The first time was so long ago, I barely remember anything other than a massive storm swooping... Continue reading »

Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland

02 February 2016

By Bobbie Leigh Coney Island, the people’s playground at the southern tip of Brooklyn, is an American icon –like Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and Niagara Falls.   The exhibition “Coney Island:... Continue reading »

Disney Dream is Better than Ever

02 February 2016

Story & photos by Liliane Opsomer Inspired by the ocean liners of the 1920s, the Disney Dream, a 128,690-ton, 4,000-passenger vessel is a classic beauty. Equally classic are the entertainment,... Continue reading »

Five Myths about Airline Food

02 February 2016

By Everett Potter Is there any aspect of aviation that’s more ridiculed than airline food? In-flight meals are the subject of cheap jokes even when celebrity chefs are hired to... Continue reading »

Big Island: Hawaiian Scope

26 January 2016

By Neil Wolkodoff The Big Island of Hawaii presents a diversity of travel and recreational opportunities on essentially the largest mountain in the world. The Big Island has sand, lava... Continue reading »

A Holistic Fasting Retreat at Israel’s Dead Sea

26 January 2016

by Buzzy Gordon The Dead Sea has been extolled throughout history for its healing properties. While thousands of sufferers from psoriasis, rheumatoid disorders and other diseases flock annually to its... Continue reading »

A Hidden Gem in the Pacific Northwest

26 January 2016

“Three people may keep a secret — if two of them are dead.” Benjamin Franklin Story & photos by Jacqueline Church Travelers love discovering new places. The joy of sharing... Continue reading »

Vermont Ski Escape: Stowe & Okemo

20 January 2016

By David McKay Wilson As we dined at the Stowe Mountain Lodge’s Solstice Restaurant in mid-December, and groused about the maddeningly warm late autumn, our waitress produced a list of... Continue reading »

Best Weight-Loss And Fitness Spas: Mountain Trek In British Columbia

18 January 2016

By Gary Walther On the first full day at Mountain Trek, a tall, silver-haired figure slides through the side door of the dining room at 7:40, walks over to a... Continue reading »

Five Myths about US State Department Warnings

18 January 2016

By Everett Potter When the U.S. State Department issued a worldwide travel alert in November, it left many travelers wondering what they should do, where they should travel and what... Continue reading »

India for The Newbie

16 January 2016

Story & photos by Cathie Arquilla My son asked, “So, how was India?” I knew I had about two minutes to describe my trip, he was wolfing down Cheerios, about... Continue reading »

Ski or Hike into Smugglers’ Notch

16 January 2016

By Steve Jermanok Whenever I stay at Stowe Mountain Lodge at the base of Vermont’s tallest peak, Mount Mansfield, I relish the opportunity to hike into Smugglers’ Notch. Simply take... Continue reading »

12 Best Ski Resort Hotels

12 January 2016

By Larry Olmsted Skiers and snowboarders are blessed with a wealth of great choices when it comes to picking a resort for a winter vacation. Among “major” ski resorts, those... Continue reading »

Jackson Hole at 50

12 January 2016

By William Triplett Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is looking pretty good for 50. The storied ski mecca celebrates its golden jubilee this season, and it’s a bit of an understatement... Continue reading »

Sleeping Around NYC: WestHouse

12 January 2016

By Shari Hartford Sometimes you want to stay at home. You want to curl up in a favorite chair, put your feet up and munch away when you get hungry.... Continue reading »

Best Small Cruise Ships: Hapag-Lloyd’s Europa 2

05 January 2016

By Gary Walther On the Europa 2 this past September, bound from Thessaloniki to Istanbul, The Hotel Detective found himself in a sea of superlatives. The Europa 2 offers the... Continue reading »

Five Myths about Bed & Breakfasts

05 January 2016

By Everett Potter In a world where Airbnb and VRBO have become go-to choices for accommodations, the cozy bed and breakfast seems to have been all but forgotten. Yet many... Continue reading »

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Five Myths about Airline Food

Posted on 02 February 2016

By Everett Potter Is there any aspect of aviation that’s more ridiculed than airline food? In-flight meals are the subject of cheap jokes even when celebrity chefs are hired to… Continue reading »

Adventure

A Hidden Gem in the Pacific Northwest

Posted on 26 January 2016

“Three people may keep a secret — if two of them are dead.” Benjamin Franklin Story & photos by Jacqueline Church Travelers love discovering new places. The joy of sharing… Continue reading »

Artful Traveler

Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland

Posted on 02 February 2016

By Bobbie Leigh Coney Island, the people’s playground at the southern tip of Brooklyn, is an American icon –like Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and Niagara Falls.   The exhibition “Coney Island:… Continue reading »

Asia

India for The Newbie

Posted on 16 January 2016

Story & photos by Cathie Arquilla My son asked, “So, how was India?” I knew I had about two minutes to describe my trip, he was wolfing down Cheerios, about… Continue reading »

Canada

Three Reasons to Visit Quebec City Right Now

Posted on 09 February 2016

Story & photos by Melissa Coleman Long the neglected next-door neighbor in the minds of American travelers, Canada has been experiencing an it-moment of late with the November instatement of… Continue reading »

Cruises

Disney Dream is Better than Ever

Posted on 02 February 2016

Story & photos by Liliane Opsomer Inspired by the ocean liners of the 1920s, the Disney Dream, a 128,690-ton, 4,000-passenger vessel is a classic beauty. Equally classic are the entertainment,… Continue reading »

Food & Drink

Letter from Paris: La Rotonde

Posted on 09 February 2016

By Alexander Lobrano Like most Paris brasseries, La Rotonde was founded long before people started going to restaurants for revelations. No, in those days, people went to restaurants to eat,… Continue reading »

On the Road

Nirvana in Istanbul

Posted on 09 February 2016

By Gary Walther The Hotel Detective was walking with Nirvana Asaduryan up toward Istaklal Cadessi in Istanbul, but he doubted that he was headed toward nirvana. THD had been told… Continue reading »

Skiing

Mid-Atlantic Powder at Canaan Valley Resort

Posted on 02 February 2016

By William Triplett I’ve skied Canaan Valley Resort in West Virginia only twice. The first time was so long ago, I barely remember anything other than a massive storm swooping… Continue reading »

Sleeping Around NYC

Sleeping Around NYC: WestHouse

Posted on 12 January 2016

By Shari Hartford Sometimes you want to stay at home. You want to curl up in a favorite chair, put your feet up and munch away when you get hungry…. Continue reading »

Steve Jermanok's Active Travels

Ski or Hike into Smugglers’ Notch

Posted on 16 January 2016

By Steve Jermanok Whenever I stay at Stowe Mountain Lodge at the base of Vermont’s tallest peak, Mount Mansfield, I relish the opportunity to hike into Smugglers’ Notch. Simply take… Continue reading »

Travels with Larry Olmsted

12 Best Ski Resort Hotels

Posted on 12 January 2016

By Larry Olmsted Skiers and snowboarders are blessed with a wealth of great choices when it comes to picking a resort for a winter vacation. Among “major” ski resorts, those… Continue reading »

United States

Big Island: Hawaiian Scope

Posted on 26 January 2016

By Neil Wolkodoff The Big Island of Hawaii presents a diversity of travel and recreational opportunities on essentially the largest mountain in the world. The Big Island has sand, lava… Continue reading »