Category | Smart Traveler

Gifts to Go

Posted on 14 December 2014

  By Jules Older   For travelers, there’s no shortage of toys and tools, gear and gadgets. The best of the lot make great gifts to go. Here are some… Continue reading »

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SpaWatch: La Mer at Morritt’s Resort, Grand Cayman

Posted on 15 July 2014

By Mary Alice kellogg Sometimes SpaWatcher yearns for a simpler, time-warp era, when not every treatment had deep psychological/spiritual meaning and homework. A time when a massage didn’t necessarily thrash… Continue reading »

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America’s Worst Airports

Posted on 05 November 2013

  By Everett Potter A southern airport named for a political power couple ranks as the nation’s worst. But don’t blame partisanship—Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock,… Continue reading »

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Travel + Leisure’s Best U.S. Airports

Posted on 22 October 2013

By Everett Potter Portland, OR, has a reputation for hipsters, but its airport makes a positive impression on all kinds of travelers thanks to quality food and shopping options and… Continue reading »

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Behind the Scenes at

Posted on 06 August 2013

By Mary Alice Kellogg Are we deluged with television ads for hotel booking sites? We are. Are we confused as to which give the best prices and customer service? It… Continue reading »


SpaWatch: Akasha Spa, Amsterdam

Posted on 16 July 2013

By Mary Alice Kellogg There’s water, water everywhere in Amsterdam, and SpaWatcher has decided not to experience them by jumping in a canal, even though the city’s postcard-worthy waterways are… Continue reading »

Medical Evacuation: Why You May Need It

Posted on 25 June 2013

Everett Potter When my father‑in‑law, Jim, collapsed in a hotel room in Tallinn, Estonia, his wife Carole had him rushed to the East Central Tallinn Hospital. He was placed in… Continue reading »

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World’s Best Airlines

Posted on 27 November 2012

By Everett Potter Buckling your airplane seatbelt and weight-loss personality Richard Simmons aren’t things you’d necessarily think go together. But if you flew on Air New Zealand in the recent… Continue reading »

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Antiquing by San Francisco Bay

Posted on 06 November 2012

    Story & photos by Julie Snyder   “I collect antiques. Why? Because they’re beautiful.” Martha Stewart? No, Broderick Crawford, the tough-guy, fedora-wearing actor best known for his starring… Continue reading »

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Feynan Ecolodge: Jordan’s Ecological Paradise

Posted on 31 July 2012

By Bobbie Leigh It began badly, a kidney-crashing, five-mile drive in a  rusty pickup truck along unpaved  paths carved out between huge sandstone boulders.  (Vans and private cars remain at… Continue reading »

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