September 2010

by Ed Wetschler Don’t be surprised that “Scandal!” (on view through April 2011) has gotten more attention lately than the permanent exhibits at the Museum of American Finance. It’s fun to see Charles Ponzi, Enron, Bernard Madoff, and other bad actors in the financial world take it on the chin.

  Lake Willoughby, Vermont Looking for a fall foliage getaway that’s both affordable and not jammed with tour buses? I’ve scoured the country for 10 of the most affordable fall foliage towns, places you might not have heard of but offer staggering fall color without the crowds and the hiked-up

Yesterday, it was with a mixture of excitement and apprehension that I met friends at the newly opened and much anticipated Spring, chef Daniel Rose’s superb looking restaurant in the rue Bailleul. I’ve missed Rose’s cooking ever since he closed his little place in the rue de la Tour d’Auvergne

Nestled between Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks to the west and the spine of the Green Mountains to the east, Addison County is a fertile breadbasket chockfull of dairy farms, vegetable stands, apple orchards, and green fields as far as the eye can see. Bike through the heart of this

  By   Bobbie Leigh Mao’s classless society is no more. “To get rich is glorious”  Mao’s successor   Deng Xiaping  announced in 1979.  With his  reforms, a new pseudo capitalist program  was initiated and it worked.  Today, some  10,000 entrepreneurs,  each worth  more than 10 million US dollars,  have made China

  Although I kept saying we were off to Darfur, what I really meant was Dafen, the village of artists that is so famous that television series have been filmed to document the phenom and I have been dreaming of my own version of the Mona Lisa with my face

The opera house, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, looks like a large egg dropped from space. Story & Photos by Jacqueline Church Barcelona, Madrid, and San Sebastian. All have been on my “must see” list for some time. Were you to ask me about Valencia; paella and oranges would

Named after founder Ed Guzman, Club Ed has been teaching the fine art of surfing for more than 20 years from their home base in Santa Cruz, California.

The Deal: The Chebeague Island Inn’s “Food & Foliage Package.” What’s the Deal: The Chebeague Island Inn is located off the Maine coast on Chebeague Island in Casco Bay.  This three-night, midweek special features an oceanview room; one five-course chef’s tasting dinner with wine pairings, highlighting traditional New England ingredients

There are endless reasons to visit the Big Island of Hawaii.  As I discovered last summer, one of the best reasons is a night time trip to the slopes of Mauna Kea to see the extraordinary Pacific sky. This is a time lapse version from “The White Mountain – Extended