Discoveries

By Ann Abel There’s no doubt that Portugal is having a major moment. Each article that calls the country a “best-kept secret” is more amusing than the last. Word is out: Following a local renaissance and an international realization that the country is a tremendous value, visitors are flocking to

By Evelyn Kanter The first-ever plug-in-hybrid from the iconic MINI brand launches in 2017 with the same good looks and fun-to-drive appeal as its gas sibling, and with a knock-your-socks-off 72 MPGe fuel economy. This is a MINI with maxi appeal. “It’s the perfect car for the U.S.,” project director

There’s a constant need for visitors to engage with the pups, with an average of about dogs in foster care at a given time at Potcake Place on Turks & Caicos.

By Larry Olmsted I’ve written before in these pages about one of Europe’s top hotels, the Four Seasons George V in Paris, which made my extremely selective top tier list, Hotels I Love, the highest honor I bestow on any property (read here). I’ve visited several times over the past

By Everett Potter It’s not every day that you get to wake up in an $11 million dollar home, grab a cup of coffee and watch a flotilla of sea turtles 20 feet from where you sit, with the magical island of Lanai as a backdrop. But that’s what we

By Steve Jermanok Vertical gardens barricade the Perez Art Museum, providing much needed shade and heat absorption during Miami’s sweltering summers. The massive windows that line the exterior of the building are the largest hurricane resistant windows in the world. It’s as if current-day architects took a good look at

By Everett Potter I’ve stayed in castles, country homes and luxury lodges all over Ireland, but I’ve never encountered a place quite like Ballilogue.  Located in a rural setting outside the town of Kilkenny in southeastern Ireland, it’s a former hamlet that’s been transformed into a collection homes, reimagined and

  By Chris “Chez” Chesak Photos by Margo Peyton of Family Dive Adventures Any parent will tell you that various developmental benchmarks and milestones delineate a child’s early life. These notable moments include the child’s first crawl, the first tentative steps, her first words, and – of course – the

By Shari Hartford It’s Spring and hotels are popping up on every street in New York City. Some are like generic weeds, indistinguishable from the next and others are like delicate flowers, unique and aching for further inspection. The Redbury New York is such a delicate flower, located on a