April 2009

    By Betsy Wade “They sit here and they’re angry,” said Rebecca Acosta, executive director of Traveler’s Medical Service in New York, indicating the patient’s seat beside her desk. “They hear about vaccinations they should get before they travel and they’re leaving in five days and they ask who

    If you become seriously ill or injured while you’re traveling – that’s ill as in requiring hospitalization – you’ll likely want nothing more than to be at home with your family and your own doctor in a nearby hospital.     But guess who pays to have you repatriated

(The view from The Island Inn on Monhegan Island, courtesy Island Inn)   I love islands, and I love the state of Maine, so the combination is pretty much guaranteed to satisfy. That’s why I was a happy sailor when the Elizabeth Ann pulled out of Port Clyde, Maine and

        In spring, many a young man’s fancy turns to fly fishing. The same could be said of many young women I know. Who better to ask about the appeal of flying fishing than LL Bean fishing expert Mac McKeever (above). McKeever works for Bean's department of Public Affairs

Reviewed by Richard West         In Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar, Paul Theroux asks, “what traveler backtracked to take the great trip again?”      “Traveler” meaning fine writer, as he lists those who never did: Graham Greene, Jan Morris, Joseph