Getaways

If you’re sitting on a beach on Martha’s Vineyard, fly fishing in Wyoming or idling in the South of France right now, snow is probably the furthest thing from your mind. But if you’re a skier or snowboarder, and you’re pondering the idea of heading to the Alps during the

By Monique Burns Part 3: Holland America Asia Cruise We’ve sailed seven days aboard Holland America’s ms Volendam, and with another seven to go, my fellow passengers and I are halfway through our 14-day cruise to China, South Korea and Japan.  We’ve crossed Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour aboard a traditional

By Everett Potter Last summer, on a drive around the northern rim of Lake Michigan, my wife and I took a fast ferry across to Mackinac Island and spent a night at The Grand Hotel. Commanding high ground on Mackinac Island, the majestic white dowager stands as one of the

Star Alliance (one of the world’s largest global airline alliances made up of 28 member airlines) is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a worldwide mileage competition where travelers share their favorite cultural experiences for a chance to win one million frequent flyer miles (1,000,000 miles). Star Alliance will be gifting 21 lucky winners with 1,000,000

By Monique Burns Part 2:  Cruising Asia with Holland America En route to Shanghai, on our 14-day Holland America cruise through China, South Korea and Japan, we  leave the great Chinese port of Hong Kong and spend the next two days sailing northeast through the South China Sea and the

By Shari Hartford Yes, Times Square is glitzy, loud, edgy and bright. And that’s just fine when you’re out and about walking to the theater and seeing the sights. But when it’s time to settle in for some r&r you want tranquil and quiet. The brand-new Luma Hotel Times Square

By Bart Beeson You would be hard pressed to find any city in the world where you can fire a Gatling gun, go to a former WWII internment center, visit a five museums-in-one Smithsonian-affiliated complex, and attend a rodeo — all in one day.  But that’s exactly what I was

By Monique Burns              Part 1: Aboard the Good Ship Volendam Cruising Asia’s sun-dappled seas and moonlit straits on a 14-day journey aboard Holland America, my fellow passengers and I explore the great cities of China, South Korea and Japan.  In Hong Kong, we view Victoria Harbour’s modern skyline from

Story & photos by Melissa Coleman My family and I landed on an easy weekend travel formula: Book in at a resort hotel during a New England summer festival and enjoy a fun escape for all ages. Last summer we tried two such hotel/festival combos, one by the sea in

By Everett Potter Canada, our great neighbor to the north, is marking its 150th year of Confederation this year. There may be no more misunderstood province of Canada than Québec. French-speaking, connected to the country but somehow standing apart, it’s a distinct world within Canada. Here are five myths about