August 2009

Reviewed by Bobbie Leigh Imagine that everything you might ordinarily throw away was kept in your house for a year. Then think 50 years. Unimaginable, except in China during the Cultural  Revolution (1966/67) where some householders squirreled away everything from

By Dalma Heyn "Club World London City" is the name of British Airways' first all-business-class flight between New York's JFK and London's London City Airport. Designed to appeal to the financial-world customer who has until now commuted the 30 to 40 minutes from Heathrow to Central London (and then 30

Patagonia International Expeditions has long been the go-to company for nature travel. They’ve been in the forefront of environmentally responsible expeditions to places like Tikal, Brazil's Pantanal, Costa Rica, Egypt, India, Machu Picchu, Papua New Guinea and Patagonia. They offer small ship voyages to the Amazon and Galapagos Island. And

Reviewed by Richard West "I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my horse," imperially declared Charles V in Dianne Hales' La Bella Lingua: My Love Affair With Italian, The World's Most Enchanting Language, (Broadway Books,  301 pgs., $24.95). It's a delightful, informative tour

  Montauk Point Lighthouse By Shari Hartford Take the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) to exit 70 to Route 27 and when you reach the first Hampton um, keep going. My favorite place on the planet is not trendy, not always warm and sunny and certainly not filled with a

  Yasuo Kuniyoshi's "After the Bath" (1923). Courtesy Portland Museum of Art.Reviewed by Steve Jermanok The rugged and raw beauty of Maine has been a lure to many of America's foremost landscape artists. Thomas Cole, founder of the Hudson River School, first visited Mount Desert Island in 1844. When he