By Everett Potter REI Co-op, the specialty outdoor retailer and active travel provider, has partnered with AutoCamp to bring immersive outdoor experiences for visitors to Yosemite National Park. It’s a marriage of the great outdoors and high design in the setting of a national park. AutoCamp Yosemite is a three-hour drive from San
By Brian E. Clark Images courtesy Boulder CVB The early morning vista from my window at the posh St. Julien Hotel (stjulien.com) of the triangle-shaped Flatiron rock formations on the western edge of Boulder was stunning. The sun was low in the eastern sky, casting a soft glow over the
By Alexander Lobrano The recent opening of Brasserie Bellanger is another sign of one of the best dining trends in Paris today–the renaissance of city’s affordable dining scene. This category of restaurants had long been abandoned by most Parisians to backpacking students as the food they served slouched towards mediocrity.
By Jules Older Two things you should know about global warming: No, it’s not a Chinese plot; look out the window. It’s bringing ticks and chiggers to previously cold regions, i.e. where you hike and camp. Thus, it’s ever more important to protect your body, your kids. That starts with
By Everett Potter It seems like everyone is looking for an insiders view when they travel. That often means finding a great guide who can lead them to a hidden museum, an undiscovered café or a market filled with locals, not camera-clutching tourists. In our experience economy, great memories are
Story & photos by Julie Maris/Semel Get lost on Soajo’s ancient, stone cow-path to find traditional Portuguese warmth and hospitality. Follow the scent of wildflowers and mountain meadows or back-country road signs that lead to shepherds, roaming livestock, and welcoming cafes. This is northern Portugal, where sheer cliffs are matched
Story & photos by Paul Clemence It is that time of the year, when the art and collectible design clique descends on the Swiss town eponymous with the world leading art fair, Art Basel (which opens today), to see the latest offerings the exclusive galleries have for them. The sheer
By Julie Snyder We were completely alone in the ultra-lush fir forest save for the odd, plump banana slug undulating leisurely along the Marquam Trail, named after Philip Marquam, the largest landowner in Multnomah County in the late 1800s. The patter of rain on the tree canopy and burbling streams