Travels with Larry Olmsted: Ratings

22 July 2014

Looking for top tier luxury hotels, restaurants or spas in North America or Asia? For more than half a century the famous 4 and 5-star ratings from the Forbes Travel... Continue reading »

Poolside in Paris

22 July 2014

By Bobbie Leigh If you were to hold a Paris hotel swimming pool competition today, the likely winner would be Shangri-La’s huge pool, delightfully bathed in natural light from a... Continue reading »

Alexander Lobrano’s Letter from Paris: Le Bon Georges

22 July 2014

Le Bon Georges, a recently opened bistro just five minutes from my front door in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, offers a delicious lesson in how to judge the city’s... Continue reading »

Steve Jermanok’s Active Travels: Exploring the Berkshires

22 July 2014

From the outside, the Guest House at Field Farm in Williamstown is nondescript if not downright ugly. Then you enter the Bauhaus-era home, now a 5-bedroom inn run by the Trustees of... Continue reading »

5 Myths About Air Turbulence

15 July 2014

By Everett Potter For many fliers, encountering air turbulence is the most challenging aspect of any flight. The effects of turbulence, which can cause an aircraft to shake and move... Continue reading »

Santa Fe Is Cookin’

15 July 2014

Story & photos by Kim D. McHugh You know an eatery is good when the parking lot is jammed. Such is the case when we drive up to El Parasol... Continue reading »

SpaWatch: La Mer at Morritt’s Resort, Grand Cayman

15 July 2014

By Mary Alice kellogg Sometimes SpaWatcher yearns for a simpler, time-warp era, when not every treatment had deep psychological/spiritual meaning and homework. A time when a massage didn’t necessarily thrash... Continue reading »

Steve Jermanok’s Active Travels: Our Conde Nast Traveler New England Itinerary

15 July 2014

Condé Nast Traveler recently asked us to design a 10-day itinerary along the New England coastline for families. Having written more than 300 stories for The Boston Globe on the... Continue reading »

Sleeping Around: Sixty LES

15 July 2014

By Shari Hartford In the not too distant past, the Lower East Side was synomous with immigrants and crowded apartments buildings that were cold in the winter and broiling hot... Continue reading »

The Interview: John Gobbels of Medjet Assist

08 July 2014

So you’re going on vacation? Got travel insurance? Check. How about air medical transport coverage? Huh? You’re entitled to be confused. Many of us take out a travel insurance policy... Continue reading »

Travels with Larry Olmsted: 10 Great Adventure Lodges

08 July 2014

More and more travelers are embracing fitness, adventure and active pursuits while on vacation, but this does not have to mean sacrificing luxury, service, cuisine or creature comforts. At a... Continue reading »

Steve Jermanok’s Active Travels: Why We Love Rick Steves European Guidebooks

08 July 2014

In a May/June 2000 story for Transitions Abroad magazine entitled “The Best and Worst Of Europe—with Apologies to None,” Rick Steves writes “the area south of Edinburgh is so boring the Romans... Continue reading »

41 Buckingham Palace Road Hotel

07 July 2014

By Richard West, My wife and I recently visited London and the alarming question arose: how to escape half of humanity seething around Big Ben/Parliament/Westminster Abbey and the other half... Continue reading »

Exploring Greenwich Village with Dylan Thomas

24 June 2014

By Monique Burns New York’s Greenwich Village has always attracted its share of characters. Offbeat, artistic and often highly intelligent, they still gather there to write and compose in brick... Continue reading »

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5 Myths About Air Turbulence

Posted on 15 July 2014

By Everett Potter For many fliers, encountering air turbulence is the most challenging aspect of any flight. The effects of turbulence, which can cause an aircraft to shake and move… Continue reading »

Adventure

Steve Jermanok’s Active Travels: Exploring the Berkshires

Posted on 22 July 2014

From the outside, the Guest House at Field Farm in Williamstown is nondescript if not downright ugly. Then you enter the Bauhaus-era home, now a 5-bedroom inn run by the Trustees of… Continue reading »

Cruises

Disney Dreams Do Come True: A Family Vacation and a Fairytale Wedding

Posted on 17 June 2014

By Liliane Opsomer Known for their classic early-20th-century vessels, Disney raised expectations when launching the Disney Dream in 2011. I had been a happy customer when sailing on the Disney… Continue reading »

Deals

Smart Deals: Rail Europe Discounts

Posted on 03 June 2014

What’s the Deal: Rail Europe, Inc., the largest distributor of European rail products in North America, is offering travelers $50 off a Eurail Global Pass or a Eurail Select Pass… Continue reading »

Escapes

Poolside in Paris

Posted on 22 July 2014

By Bobbie Leigh If you were to hold a Paris hotel swimming pool competition today, the likely winner would be Shangri-La’s huge pool, delightfully bathed in natural light from a… Continue reading »

Europe

Adventure in Ireland

Posted on 22 July 2014

  In the past decade, Ireland has become synonymous with adventure in Europe. I suspect my grandmother would find it hard to believe that her native Donegal is now the… Continue reading »

Food & Drink

Alexander Lobrano’s Letter from Paris: Le Bon Georges

Posted on 22 July 2014

Le Bon Georges, a recently opened bistro just five minutes from my front door in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, offers a delicious lesson in how to judge the city’s… Continue reading »

Interviews

The Interview: John Gobbels of Medjet Assist

Posted on 08 July 2014

So you’re going on vacation? Got travel insurance? Check. How about air medical transport coverage? Huh? You’re entitled to be confused. Many of us take out a travel insurance policy… Continue reading »

Notes from the Road

Swiss Trains & the Italian Lake District with National Geographic Expeditions

Posted on 17 June 2014

Swiss trains? The best in the world. National Geographic Expeditions? A guaranteed way to enjoy group travel with an expert who takes you inside a destination. So I’m thrilled that… Continue reading »

Pursuits

41 Buckingham Palace Road Hotel

Posted on 07 July 2014

By Richard West, My wife and I recently visited London and the alarming question arose: how to escape half of humanity seething around Big Ben/Parliament/Westminster Abbey and the other half… Continue reading »

SCOUT

Botswana with Epic Private Journeys

Posted on 28 April 2014

Sleeping Around NYC

Sleeping Around: Sixty LES

Posted on 15 July 2014

By Shari Hartford In the not too distant past, the Lower East Side was synomous with immigrants and crowded apartments buildings that were cold in the winter and broiling hot… Continue reading »

Spa Watch

SpaWatch: La Mer at Morritt’s Resort, Grand Cayman

Posted on 15 July 2014

By Mary Alice kellogg Sometimes SpaWatcher yearns for a simpler, time-warp era, when not every treatment had deep psychological/spiritual meaning and homework. A time when a massage didn’t necessarily thrash… Continue reading »

Travels with Larry Olmsted

Travels with Larry Olmsted: Ratings

Posted on 22 July 2014

Looking for top tier luxury hotels, restaurants or spas in North America or Asia? For more than half a century the famous 4 and 5-star ratings from the Forbes Travel… Continue reading »

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