Australia’s Scenic Rim
By Everett Potter Australia has no shortage of memorable sights. That’s especially true in Queensland, which counts The Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest, and the beaches of The Gold Coast among its natural treasures. But there’s another discovery in Queensland that’s been hiding in plain sight for years: The
Trek’s Mansion Hill Inn
By Brian E. Clark In 1857, wealthy builder Alexander McDonnell asked architect and German emigrant August Kutzboch to design him “the best house money could buy.” The ostentatious McDonnell chose a wooded lot for his home on a promontory called Bug Hill on the isthmus between lakes Mendota and Monona
5 New European Sleeper Trains To Ride This Summer
By Everett Potter There was a time decades ago when overnight trains crisscrossed the European continent. Those were the glamourous days of rail travel, celebrated in thrillers like Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express and Graham Greene’s Stamboul Train. Alas, those night trains gradually fell out of favor as low-cost airlines like
Bluebird Ocean Point Inn To Open In Boothbay Harbor, Maine
By Everett Potter Lodging on the coast of Maine has been undergoing a transformation during the past few years, an ongoing story that I’ve been covering here at Forbes. Vintage hotels like The Claremont in Southwest Harbor have been reborn as upscale properties. At the same time, former mom-and-pop cottage compounds
The Glories and Grandeur of America’s Oldest City: St. Augustine
By Ruth J. Katz Botox is on my mind. I imbibed the “magical” waters at the celebrated Ponce de Leon Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. But, sadly, I did not get the “as-advertised” (OK, to be honest, the “as-hoped-for”) miraculous facial transformation that I thought this elixir was guaranteed to
Birds: Poetry in the Sky
By Brian E. Clark Artist, photographer and filmmaker Christian Spencer grew up in Australia. But it wasn’t until he moved to South America 22 years ago – after marrying a Brazilian – that he fell in love with hummingbirds, which he says “live in another time and space.” The result
The Newbury is a Boston Gem
By Everett Potter The Newbury opened as the country’s first Ritz-Carlton in 1927 and has what is arguably Boston’s best hotel location, across the street from the manicured Public Garden. It’s at the corner of Arlington Street and Newbury Street, the city’s upscale shopping boulevard. Check your expectations
A Big Anniversary And 7 Other Reasons To Check Out Verona This Summer
By Catherine Sabino Lying close to Venice and prime wine-producing regions, Verona offers a robust food and wine culture, splendid art and architecture dating from ancient times and world-class cultural offerings. It’s a place where the past becomes the present, in both headline-making and everyday ways. The city’s extraordinary Roman-era amphitheater
You've inspired me to return! Thanks for the update and reminder of the wonderful "journeys" right here in our city!
How do I get the backstory on the naked man throwing children?
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Thanks for your comment. Allow me to clarify. I'm also a columnist for Forbes, and I sometimes run stories on the Travel Report that link back to my original story…