Escapes

Swimming pool at Shangri-La, Paris

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 wall of glass doors leading to a lush outdoor garden. This is the pace to dip into paradise, a Paris

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By Barnaby Conrad III Photos by Barnaby Conrad/Deb Stock You know how it is in Wadi Rum when the sword of the sun strikes the desert and the Bedu appear out of the heat mirage like black ghosts? Well, that’s the way it was when our guide, Ra’ed Saleem, turned

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By Shari Hartford There are places on this ginormous planet that I’m not anxious to visit. I admit to being shallow…I don’t do “roughing it”, I prefer cities to wilderness, room service to foraging and a Jacuzzi to a cold outdoor shower. I happily leave the adventure travel experience to

Black Rock Resort, BC

by Rachel Dodds Built in 2008, the Black Rock Resort is set along the rugged rocky Pacific coastline- home to the beautiful Pacific Rim National park and over 22km of sandy white beaches. This area of the world could be described as raw and natural and some may wonder who

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By Kim McHugh With The Masters in play this week Freddie & Me: Life Lessons from Freddie Bennett, Augusta National’s Legendary Caddy Master, deserves a mention. The book, authored by Tripp Bowden, is a quick and often lighthearted narrative. It gives an “insider’s” glimpse into the revered club, while shining

48 Hours in Sugarloaf, Maine

By Melissa Coleman Sugarloaf may claim more lift-serviced vertical than Colorado’s Copper Mountain and Utah’s Alta, but I doubt I’m hurting anyone’s feelings when I say it’s not a mascara ski resort. Yes, Glenn Close has a slopeside condo, but the truly famous people here are the ones who can

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By Grace Lichtenstein We started riding north from Santa Rosa toward the Redwoods Monday, but it wasn’t until Friday that we started singing about them. Everyone knew “This Land is Your Land,” with its line “from the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf Stream waters.” From three Canadians among us, I

Cartagena, Colombia

By Gerrie Summers Mention that you’re off to Cartagena, and intrepid travelers just might be a bit envious. Those who aren’t familiar with the South American city will say it sounds exotic.  But then mention that Cartagena is in Colombia, you’ll probably see an eyebrow raise and hear a little

Map of Bar Harbor, Maine. Courtesy of Maine magazine

By Melissa Coleman (Adapted from “48 Hours in Bar Harbor” in Maine magazine)  Mount Desert Island (MDI) is no stranger to politicians and national parks. In 2010, President Obama and the first family made the trek to the island to commemorate the centennial anniversary of a similar trip made in

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By Gerrie Summers Fans of the hit AMC show Breaking Bad — which concludes on September 29 — know that the Emmy-award winning drama follows protagonist Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a chemistry teacher living in New Mexico with his wife and a teenage son with cerebral palsy.  White is diagnosed