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  Story and photos by Neil Wolkodoff Golf is meant to be a connection to the land and one’s self. Unfortunately, the pace and sandwiching of golf with other activities at most resorts do not allow the golf experience to be more than a ride on a cart through manicured

By Neil Wolkodoff Majestic mountains and scenery seem to inspire equally awesome creations and experiences. It may be the success of the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs has at least something to do with the pristine and inspiring setting in the shadow of Cheyenne Mountain. Once perceived as a summer resort,

By Neil Wolkodoff The Big Island of Hawaii presents a diversity of travel and recreational opportunities on essentially the largest mountain in the world. The Big Island has sand, lava fields, vegetation, two primary volcanic mountains and even rain forests. Your mix of activities should be proximity driven. No real

by Kim D. McHugh (Photos courtesy Red Sky Golf Club/Vail Resorts) Lennon and McCartney. Spielberg and Lucas. Norman and Fazio. When collaborators are in the groove great things happen. Just look at Red Sky Golf Club. Spread out over nearly 800 acres of former ranchland in Wolcott, Colorado, the Norman

by Kim D. McHugh (Photos courtesy The Broadmoor Resort; golf images taken by Dick Durrance II) Three stellar courses make a visit to this legendary resort and hotel a golfers’ fantasy come true. The setting for two U.S. Amateur Championships (1959, 1967), a Curtis Cup Championship (1962) one U.S. Women’s

By Larry Olmsted Jack Nicklaus plays here. So do Tom Watson, Gary Player, Ben Crenshaw and a veritable Who’s Who of Major Champions and Hall of Famers. And when they are not teeing it up, many of them have been designing courses or other golf facilities here. Here is Branson,

By Neil Wolkodoff Cancun first gained fame as a Mecca for spring break collegians to engage in endless libation, partying and sun. The hotel zone in Cancun proper has tried to change the image, but the real change in vacation reality is south, in Playa Del Carmen. Now a string

By John Grossmann Roughly an hour’s drive northwest of Midtown Manhattan, in the picturesque, remote corner of New Jersey that’s home to black bears and a ridge top stretch of the Appalachian Trail, there’s a resort that is surely one of the best-kept travel secrets in America. Until recently, I

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

While Las Vegas has a wealth of great hotels with phenomenal restaurants and amazing facilities, sometimes you just can’t make it to Sin City. Or maybe you want the same mix of attractions, the gaming, golf, spa and fine dining but with some things that are missing in the Nevada