November 2006

WHY IT’S A CONTENDER:  I would willingly strand myself at the Hospiz, a legendary white-walled hostelry with a medieval chapel at its heart ( it contains an enormous statue of St. Christopher and is still used for services) and one of Europe’s most important Bordeaux cellars below.You come for a

On a glorious spring afternoon in late April, the Capitol Limited, a regularly scheduled Amtrak train, pulled slowly out of Washington DC’s Union Station, bound for Chicago. Attached to the end of the train was an anomaly, a shiny blue dome railcar named Bella Vista. Built in 1955, the old

     What’s the worst part of sitting in a cramped coach seat on flight after flight? For me it’s filing past the lucky handful of first-class (Photo courtesy of Air France) passengers in their comfy leather seats, champagne in hand. Especially when I suspect that few of them actually