Honolulu and Waikiki: Sophisticates Have Them all Wrong

02 May 2016

Story by Jules Older. Photos by Effin Older. Ask any ten sophisticated travelers where they go in Hawaii, and here’s what they’ll answer: Four will stay on The Garden Isle,... Continue reading »

Longyearbyen: Pleasures and Polar Bears in Norway

27 April 2016

  By Monique Burns You’ll find Longyearbyen at the Arctic Ocean’s southern fringe, 600 miles from the North Pole and 600 miles from the Norwegian mainland.  The world’s northernmost settlement... Continue reading »

Philadelphia, A Vibrant City of Culture & Fun

26 April 2016

By Marian Betancourt When I lived in Philadelphia for two years in the 1990s I missed New York. Although I enjoyed the art museum and the Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia... Continue reading »

Hotel d’Inghliterra, an Intimate Roman Palazzo

25 April 2016

  by Geri Bain Sipping the “welcome” Prosecco we were offered as we checked in, my husband, daughter and I had the sense that we were guests in someone’s elegant... Continue reading »

Adirondacks’ Wild Walk, The High Line of the Forest

25 April 2016

By Steve Jermanok The Adirondack Extreme Adventure Center was the first place my family ever experienced a treetop obstacle course. Set 10 to 50 feet off the grounds amidst the... Continue reading »

Better Than First Class? Flying P.S. On United Airlines

21 April 2016

By Larry Olmsted “First Class” always sounds sexy, but when it comes to flying, it’s a vague and uncertain term. Back in the Golden Age of air travel, First meant... Continue reading »

Greece: Danai Palace Resort

21 April 2016

By Gary Walther True confession: Greece is a blank on The Hotel Detective’s map of the world, but he filled in a bit of it with a recent stay at... Continue reading »

Five Myths about Hotels

21 April 2016

By Everett Potter Hotels myths are legion and legendary. A popular one, now widely refuted, says that all of your identity and credit card information is stored on your electronic... Continue reading »

Nordic Light, Stockholm’s Design Hotel

13 April 2016

  by Geri Bain From the moment we walked into Stockholm’s Nordic Light Hotel, my husband and I sensed an energetic, social vibe—and the appeal to Millennials was apparent. The... Continue reading »

Sleeping Around NYC: The Time New York

13 April 2016

By Shari Hartford Do you spend an inordinate amount of time searching for a place to put your sleepy head when in New York? Need to stay in midtown? Look... Continue reading »

An Early Summer Drive Along the Maine Coast

12 April 2016

By Everett Potter We sailed at sunset on the Guildive, a motor yacht built in 1934 for a Wall Streeter to commute via the East River to a city emerging... Continue reading »

Letter from Paris: Kult, Casual Dining in Saint-Germain-des-Pres

10 April 2016

By Alexander Lobrano Inspite of its dopey name, Kult, the stylish but easygoing restaurant in the just-opened hotel Le Saint, is a welcome new option for good casual dining in... Continue reading »

Canadian Artist Lawren Harris Goes Solo

04 April 2016

By Steve Jermanok When the actor Steve Martin first viewed a painting by Lawren Harris, he mistook it for a work by Rockwell Kent. “I thought it was the best... Continue reading »

Saxony’s Backroads Lead to Dresden’s Wealth and Art

04 April 2016

Article and photos by Julie Maris/Semel Twenty-five miles from Dresden, the Saxon-Bohemian Silver Mines Route meanders through the Erzgebirge, the Ore Mountains. Unique landscapes of peaks and valleys from silver... Continue reading »

How I Got an Oxford Diploma in One Week

04 April 2016

By Abby Rand “Oh, we were at Oxford together.” After years of coming across that line in  novels, movies and countless episodes of “Masterpiece,” now I   too can say it.... Continue reading »

Win a National Park Trip with O.A.R.S.

29 March 2016

“There can be nothing in the world more beautiful than the Yosemite, the groves of the giant sequoias and redwoods, the Canyon of the Colorado, the Canyon of the Yellowstone,... Continue reading »

Hotel Adler Thermae Part 2: A Home Base in Tuscany

29 March 2016

  by Geri Bain Nestled into the Tuscan hills, just a 40 minute drive from Siena and within walking and biking distance of many historic and picturesque towns, Hotel Adler... Continue reading »

Cruising the Arctic Aboard Hurtigruten

29 March 2016

By Monique Burns For years, the Arctic haunted me.  I longed to cruise those northerly waters, to set foot in that stark, mysterious land.  I dreamt of tracking rare wildlife,... Continue reading »

Biking in South Africa

29 March 2016

By Steve Jermanok Sitting at the southernmost tip of South Africa, Capetown can certainly match Sydney and San Francisco as the most beautiful city in the world. Table Mountain, often... Continue reading »

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Five Myths about Hotels

Posted on 21 April 2016

By Everett Potter Hotels myths are legion and legendary. A popular one, now widely refuted, says that all of your identity and credit card information is stored on your electronic… Continue reading »

A New Giveaway

Win a National Park Trip with O.A.R.S.

Posted on 29 March 2016

“There can be nothing in the world more beautiful than the Yosemite, the groves of the giant sequoias and redwoods, the Canyon of the Colorado, the Canyon of the Yellowstone,… Continue reading »

Adventure

Adirondacks’ Wild Walk, The High Line of the Forest

Posted on 25 April 2016

By Steve Jermanok The Adirondack Extreme Adventure Center was the first place my family ever experienced a treetop obstacle course. Set 10 to 50 feet off the grounds amidst the… Continue reading »

Artful Traveler

Canadian Artist Lawren Harris Goes Solo

Posted on 04 April 2016

By Steve Jermanok When the actor Steve Martin first viewed a painting by Lawren Harris, he mistook it for a work by Rockwell Kent. “I thought it was the best… Continue reading »

Europe

Longyearbyen: Pleasures and Polar Bears in Norway

Posted on 27 April 2016

  By Monique Burns You’ll find Longyearbyen at the Arctic Ocean’s southern fringe, 600 miles from the North Pole and 600 miles from the Norwegian mainland.  The world’s northernmost settlement… Continue reading »

Food & Drink

Letter from Paris: Kult, Casual Dining in Saint-Germain-des-Pres

Posted on 10 April 2016

By Alexander Lobrano Inspite of its dopey name, Kult, the stylish but easygoing restaurant in the just-opened hotel Le Saint, is a welcome new option for good casual dining in… Continue reading »

Latin America

8 Places to Visit in Los Cabos

Posted on 02 May 2016

By Gerrie Summers Until recently, when I envisioned Cabo San Lucas, I pictured tequila-fueled partygoers, margaritas (not a bad thought, actually) and hordes of cruise ship passengers.  I’ll admit, that… Continue reading »

Notes from the Road

An Early Summer Drive Along the Maine Coast

Posted on 12 April 2016

By Everett Potter We sailed at sunset on the Guildive, a motor yacht built in 1934 for a Wall Streeter to commute via the East River to a city emerging… Continue reading »

Pursuits

How I Got an Oxford Diploma in One Week

Posted on 04 April 2016

By Abby Rand “Oh, we were at Oxford together.” After years of coming across that line in  novels, movies and countless episodes of “Masterpiece,” now I   too can say it…. Continue reading »

Travels with Larry Olmsted

Better Than First Class? Flying P.S. On United Airlines

Posted on 21 April 2016

By Larry Olmsted “First Class” always sounds sexy, but when it comes to flying, it’s a vague and uncertain term. Back in the Golden Age of air travel, First meant… Continue reading »

United States

Honolulu and Waikiki: Sophisticates Have Them all Wrong

Posted on 02 May 2016

Story by Jules Older. Photos by Effin Older. Ask any ten sophisticated travelers where they go in Hawaii, and here’s what they’ll answer: Four will stay on The Garden Isle,… Continue reading »

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