Story & photos by Julie Maris/ Semel In Piemonte, when the Wool Road changes course south of Biella towards Alba, the fiber connects textile traditions to centuries of wine production. The culture of wine and its landscapes resulted in UNESCO’s designation of the Langhe-Roero and Monferrato regions as a World

by Geri Bain After driving from New Jersey, I am happy to hand my keys to the valet at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar in Washington, DC and say goodbye to my car for a few days. Stepping into the lobby, I stop to pour myself a refreshing cup of cool

By Everett Potter Thanks to its deep snow, remarkable mountain scenery and venerable ski traditions, Alta is one of my favorite places to ski anywhere in the world. The legendary resort in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah is the ultimate playground for any skier keen to experience the state’s legendary

By Everett Potter It may seem like an endless summer in much of the country, but cooler temperatures are on the way. Anticipating their arrival are a host of new garments aimed at highly active travelers looking for lightweight fabrics, style and functionality. These are pieces that can be easily

By Everett Potter The name Airstream conjures up the legendary company that designed and developed the coveted “silver bullet” travel trailer that every hipster on the block would like to own. Airstream is still innovating, more than 80 years after their founding by inventor Wally Byam. The company has just introduced a

  By Monique Burns I’ll admit it. I’ve fallen head over heels in love with the W Hotel Suzhou, one of China’s newest, hippest and most high-tech retreats.   If that sounds surprising coming from this lover of crystal chandeliers, marble columns and old-world charm, imagine how surprised I was.  Suzhou,

By Larry Olmsted “I hear from clients all the time, today, who think the entire region is decimated, no power, nothing open, no flights,” said one of the thousands of luxury travel advisors attending the annual Virtuoso conference in Las Vegas two weeks ago told me, shaking his head in

Story and photos by Geri Bain Reggae rhythms play at pastel-painted bars and small friendly boutiques sell Bob Marley tee-shirts and chic locally designed sundresses along the main drag in the small town of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast. My favorite shop, Luna May, offers handmade,

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