January 2008

THE BACKSTORY: When the slopeside Four Season Resort Jackson Hole opened in December 2003, the smart money said the hotel would have trouble making the cut in this hardcore ski town. After all, a brand that epitomizes all that is luxe had the temerity to build on a mountain that

    "If you can walk, you can snowshoe," goes the saying. Well, for once, they got it right. But snowshoes, a great excuse for getting outside in winter in much of this country (and during a record winter, no less), have gotten better and better. I was first exposed

by Ed Wetschler      I was snoozing on a soft, sandy beach in Belize when my friends aroused me with a news bulletin: Our hotel could arrange for us to head inland the next morning, hike into the jungle, and rappel down a 300-foot cliff.     A great

Imagine a safari on the Serengeti Plains, surrounded by incredible wildlife, your accommodations a spacious tent replete with oriental rugs and butler service. There are multiple game runs each day, memorable food and drink, guides who excel at their profession and daily experiences that only Africa can provide. This kind

Pressed for time? A short trip can be the way to go—and the way to save To me there are no sweeter words in the English language than "I’m going to Paris for the weekend." Unless, of course, you prefer to substitute London, Dublin, Madrid or Amsterdam for the City