April 2007

It was on a recent Thursday afternoon that my wife discovered that her passport had expired some two months earlier. She was scheduled to take a business trip to Jamaica the following Tuesday. Panic, and some quick Googling, and not a few phone calls followed, from both of us. She

THE BACKSTORY: The Hotel Le St-James give new meaning to the term "luxury". Located in a former bank, a monumental building that dates to 1870, the hotel seems to have an Old World pedigree, even though it’s really just a few years old. You can credit marble floors, ancestor portraits

I was walking on the island of Anguilla, about half a mile from Johnno’s bar in the hamlet of Sandy Ground, when I was stopped in my tracks by what looked like a whale-sized pile of skulls. I was looking for Ivor Carty, a conch diver, and those "skulls" were

I’ve always wanted to own an island, but I’m surely not alone in that desire. Islands exert a powerful pull, and the idea of having your own little fiefdom in the Caribbean, the South Pacific or in colder climes, (Magic Island, Bora Bora) say Maine or the Hebrides, is fodder

How do you make the journey by air a little more bearable? By paying attention to the details. Here are five tips to make your next flight more comfortable. USE YOUR PHONE TO CHANGE YOUR TICKET What do you do if you’re in the airport and your flight is canceled

WHY IT’S A CONTENDER: Seattle’s Grand Dame delivers, with clubby, old-fashioned rooms, and a central downtown location that’s within walking distance to most everything. The public rooms are vast yet welcoming, with plenty of grandeur. It’s a faux Italian Renaissance palace, with gilt, crystal chandeliers, marble and moldings. So it’s