October 2007

I’ve been lucky enough to ski in Aspen every winter since the early 90’s and it seems to me that I’ve heard the name "John Clendenin" mentioned each time that I’ve visited. He is one of Aspen’s legendary ski instructors, his name invariably invoked by a local, who speaks as

  Story by Ed Wetschler One third of the world’s species of marine mammals reside in or regularly visit the Sea of Cortez, that long, narrow body of water separating Baja California from mainland Mexico. An impressive statistic, when you consider (1) Cat Steven’s stunning insight, “Oh baby, baby, it’s

THE BACKSTORY: It’s hard to believe that there’s another U.S. resort quite like this one. It was begun in 1928, by an industrialist named Howard Coffin, the man responsible for designing Hudson motorcars. He built The Cloister on Sea Island, a barrier island off the coast of Georgia, a place

The old cliche is that Montreal is like a quick trip to Paris. So much for old cliches. No one in Montreal will correct your French. The architecture, apart from the cobblestone theatrics of Old Montreal, is a tag sale of skyscraper, student and serious design. And while it may

THE BACKSTORY: If you’ve looked at Manhattan hotel prices lately, you know that a weekend in the city has become a pricey proposition. Spending $300, $400 or even $500 a night for less than thrilling digs is not uncommon. Then there’s the Marmara Manhattan. While not exactly a household name,

I first met Adam Barker on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains in Utah a couple of years ago. Barker was working his day job, which is marketing & media manager for Ski Salt Lake, a part of the Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau. And in the course of

  The Backstory: Palm Springs is a desert oasis defined by kidney-shaped swimming pools, memories of the Rat Pack, and houses of concrete and glass that look like they were built for the Jetsons. Hollywood types discovered it back in the 1920’s, but it wasn’t until the late 40’s and