November 2010

Maine's 100 Mile Wilderness

Mention the 100-Mile Wilderness Trail to a hiker and they’re certain to get a bit misty-eyed, dreaming about this last 100 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Maine. Slicing through the legendary North Woods, this is a land of seemingly endless forest filled with mile-high mountains, immense lakes and too

Desvouges

By Alexander Lobrano Arriving at Desvouges on a chilly autumn night with Bruno, we were both cranky and hungry. You won’t be surprised to hear that he wearies of being my most reliable guinea pig, but after a couples-therapy session – ah oui, happens to us all — we needed

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THE DEAL: Thompson Hotels’ Lower East Side property, Thompson LES, introduces its Holiday for the Hipsters package. WHAT’S THE DEAL: Holiday for the Hipsters package features luxe accommodations and exclusive holiday shopping discounts at the neighborhood’s hottest shops.  The hotel extends a 10% discount when booking King Deluxe and Studio

A pregnant polar bear along Hudson Bay. Photo by Karen Glenn.

By Karen Glenn We saw the first polar bear even before we reached the Tundra Lodge. Devon, our driver, stopped the Polar Rover as Leah, one of our guides, pointed out the pregnant female resting on the rocks overlooking Hudson Bay. All 18 guests shot photos out the windows or

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Tom Passavant At first, it’s hard to imagine an odder hotel couple than Marriott and Ian Schrager. But that’s exactly who got hitched when the new Waikiki Edition hotel opened in September. It’s the first in a series of collaborations that will soon produce Editions in Istanbul, Mexico City, Bangkok,

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

It was 1892 when a young employee for the Canadian Pacific Railroad came upon a gem of a lake in the Canadian Rockies that sat beneath a towering glacier. He would write in his journal: “As God is my judge, I never in all my explorations saw such a matchless

THE DEAL: Il Salviatino, one of the most sublime hotels in Italy, has winter rates. WHAT’S THE DEAL: Florence has a low season, when the crowds have left the Uffizi and you can wander in to see David without a soul around you. For true Italophiles, the winter months are

Filmmaker John Canning of Media Sherpa visited Michael Kaye of Costa Rica Expeditions to see how this pioneer of eco tourism is helping his guests give back to the locals.

Arenal Nayara resort, in the shadow of Arenal volcano

Cari Gray Costa Rica has a staggering number of affordable lodges and resorts to consider, and it’s a challenge picking the right places to stay — and the best ways to get there. In and Out of San Jose If your flights require staying in San Jose, there are good