January 2011

By Alexander Lobrano Though I was very happily shacked up on the East End of Long Island for the New Year (where I ate as many Peconic Bay scallops as I could get my hands on, and also gorged myself on barbecued little-neck clams as part of a superb New

By William Triplett Mention Aspen and most people can’t avoid thinking of multi-million dollar homes, designer boutiques, private jets and tailored slopes covered with arguably the best snow money can buy. Far fewer see Aspen the way I recently experienced it — as a resort where we Baby Boomers can

When people find out that I’m a travel writer, they inevitably ask, “What’s your favorite trip?” It’s silly to distill the past two decades of work down to one locale so I try to evade the question. If they’re persistent, I’ll usually mention the Marquesas. In 1994, I took a

By Tom Passavant Here’s a radical proposal for spending some quality time in Honolulu: head indoors. After all, it does occasionally rain in the islands (mostly in winter), and when it does, there are some very worthwhile alternatives to sitting in your hotel room watching reruns of Blue Hawaii. Honolulu

By Everett Potter How would you build the perfect ski hotel? Start with a slope-side location at a notable mountain, add a world-class spa, and decorate the hotel with native stone and Navajo carpets. Factor in an après-ski sushi bar and ever-smiling ski valets to help you with your boots.

It’s easy to believe that Abercrombie & Kent founder Geoffrey Kent was minted to play the part of the world’s leading  luxury tour operator. Born while his parents were on safari and raised in Kenya, he set off at 16 to become the first person to travel the 5,000 miles

Reviewed by Richard West We greet the new year with a brilliant new travel-book phylum: the literary atlas. Since the 1500’s when Flemish geographer, Gerhardus Mercator drew up the first collection of modern maps and named it after the mythical figure holding up the world on the cover, the atlas

I just finished a story on winter carnivals in North America. One of the finest is in Quebec City, where for 17 days (January 28-February 13, 2011), the party never stops. More than one million people descend upon the fortified city to cheer on the competition in Le Grande Virée,