June 2011

  It’s peony time in Paris, and we have a big vermillion bunch in the living room, and some ivory-colored ones in a smaller vase on the kitchen table. Everytime I trot out of my office to make a cup of tea or rustle up some lunch, these flowers swing

  Time for summer on Martha’s Vineyard Forty-five minutes by ferry. That’s all that it takes to get to Martha’s Vineyard, the largest of the islands off the coast of Massachusetts. It’s a short journey for such a big trip. Martha’s Vineyard is justly famed for its great beaches, quaint

  By Steve Jermanok I’m off to Kenya in a week to research and write four stories. Most people stress about packing for a trip, including my wife, who hates the thought of reducing all her possessions into one measly suitcase. I can often pack in less than 15 minutes,

  by Ed Wetschler When Bon Appetit‘s Andrew Knowlton named Portland, Maine, “America’s Foodiest Small Town,” he really should have called it “America’s Foodiest Large Town,” but he did pick the right town, and that’s the Maine thing. This old city abutting organic farms and waters full of fish, lobsters,

  Interview by Everett Potter Long before the internet existed, before adventure travel and bespoke travel was the rage, there was Frontiers. It was a company that took well-heeled “sports” fishing and hunting around the world. Even if you weren’t much of a fly fishermen and had no interest in

  By Laura Stack In some situations, trying to be economical can shoot a hole in your productivity. For example: why waste time driving to the airport and back when you can pay someone else to drive you, while you work on the way? Once you factor in the aggravation

By Steve Jermanok I love an outfitter who sticks to one region of the world and does it well, especially when the owner lives in that region and knows it better than most. Before founding Great Freedom Adventures, Jeanne Rummel ran the Mountains to Sea bike tour across Massachusetts, a