By Monique Burns  In search of Jane Austen, the English author who penned classics like Pride and Prejudice, most people head to Bath, 1 ½ hours west of London.  There the 18th–century beau monde came to dance, attend concerts, flirt with suitable mates, and “take the waters” at ancient Roman

  Story by Melissa Coleman Normally, Ogunquit is one of those places I never think to visit. It’s just far enough from Portland (45 minutes) to make it out of the way, and close enough to Boston (1 hour) so that in summer it can feel touristy and crowded. However,

Story by Jules Older, Photos by Effin Older Drive north from San Francisco and you’re in celebrated wine country. Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino — all the northern counties are famous. All but one. The odd one out is Lake County, just east of Sonoma and Mendocino. Lake County — it’s underpriced,

By Everett Potter When I travel, what I pack in depends on where I’m going and what I’m doing. In my luggage stash, there are rollaboards, duffle bags of varying dimensions, duffle bags with wheels and backpacks of various sizes. But garment bags? I confess that I haven’t used a

By Gary Walther North Head is where the ferry docks and is the tourism center of Grand Manan Island. These three restaurants are all in North Head, two within walking distance of the ferry. The Inn at Whale Cove Cottages, North Head Easily the best restaurant on the island (below,

By Everett Potter In the past couple of years, there’s been an increasing amount of buzz about something called “transformational travel.”  Take last year’s buzz about experiential travel and then take it deeper, to a place where you can return with a changed world view following self-reflection and interaction with a

  By Larry Olmsted What did you have for lunch today? If you were staying at Minaret Station, a luxury New Zealand lodge so remote you can only get to it by helicopter, your lunch might have begun with helicopter flightseeing over jaw dropping fjords before landing on a private

By Kim D. McHugh In 1889, Colorado’s mining boom netted significant deposits for Telluride’s San Miguel National Bank—so much so that Butch Cassidy and his “Hole in the Wall” gang paid a visit, riding off with $30,000 in their very first bank robbery. Today the riches can be measured in

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