January 2010

The Waldorf-Astoria. By Shari Hartford Hotels in New York City offer something for everyone. There are small boutique properties with ultra-sleek furnishings and a decidedly hip clientele. There are small –and large– comfortable and otherwise anonymous places to lay your head. There are the usual chains with their cookie cutter

This view for $99 a night via craigslist? Photo by Karen Glenn. Interested in renting a one-bedroom cottage with a pool in West Palm Beach for $85 per night? Or maybe a two-bedroom apartment in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco for $150 a night? Or perhaps a studio

A balcony on the MS Europa. By Dalma Heyn When I tell you that the MS Europa is the only cruise ship on the high seas awarded not just five stars by the 2010 Berlitz Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships, but five stars plus, I know what you're going

  The Chapel Bridge, Lucerne. By Richard West “I felt a desire to embrace, powerfully to embrace someone, to tickle him, or to pinch him.” (“Luzern,” Leo Tolstoy) The great Russian writer felt a pinchable need (am I dreaming?) because he was at his balconied hotel window looking out at

L'Avant Comptoir. Photo by Alexander Lobrano. We are thrilled to welcome Alexander Lobrano, Gourmet magazine's European correspondent from 1999 until its recent closing, as a regular contributor. Lobrano has written for almost every major food and travel magazine since he became an American in Paris in 1986. He is the

Andy Levine says that he created DuVine Adventures at his kitchen table with a website and a glass of wine in 1996. Fifteen years later, Levine has built the Boston-based DuVine into one of the leading biking companies in the US, offering wine-infused cycling trips to Italy and France, the

  What’s ahead for travel in 2010? Longer security lines and jittery fliers, for sure. But five travel experts looked beyond those concerns and deep into their crystal balls. Kathy Dragon, Founder and Chief Curator at TravelDragon.com Curators will rule: too much noise, too much information, and too many people

Chef Chase Wilbanks from La Tour Restaurant and Bar holds the winning dish from the 5th Annual Colorado Lamb Cook-off. by Dalma Heyn Skiers' coming-of-age stories so often take place in the spring you'd think skiing were a warm-weather sport. Wistful narrators tick off their don't-miss experiences as if recounting