August 2011

By Alexander Lobrano There are not a lot of ‘forgotten’ or overlooked neighborhoods in central Paris anymore, but the Quartier de l’Europe, that curious hive of streets which bear the names of various European cities between the Place de Clichy and the Gare Saint Lazare is still sleepy and relatively

  By Steve Jermanok Easily one of the finest rural runs in America, this 78-mile delight borders the Greenbrier River as it weaves its way through thick forests, open fields, and two tunnels. Deep in the heart of West Virginia, the hard-packed gravel route introduces you to such relics of

  Story and photos by Julie Maris/Semel The music of cowbells, the sweet smells of mountain grass, the gentle breezes, and the crystalline vistas of spiky peaks overwhelmed my senses. I was fully awake but living a dream in the Alps. Unlike summer excursions, September randonnees or rambling walks in

  Story & photos by John Grossmann   I’m bunkered.  Badly bunkered. My nine-iron to the 579-yard par 5 cleared the water hazard and hit the green–but alas didn’t hold and came to rest precisely where I did not want to end up:  past the putting surface in one of

  By Eleanor Berman I had never been a great fan of cruises—too much food, too little time anywhere used to be my mantra. But itineraries like my recent 14-day sailing on Regent’s Voyager have changed my mind. The ports were irresistible—from Rome to Cinque Terre in Italy, down the

  By Laura Stack   1. Use a Thumb Drive (just in case …) It’s tiny, inexpensive, and in a pinch, just might save your career. These little gadgets can go right on your keychain, or for the truly paranoid, around your neck for safekeeping. You can use it as

  By Steve Jermanok While there are more than 300 islands in Fiji, most visitors opt to stay on the main island of Viti Levu where the international airport and the country’s two largest cities, Nadi and Suva, are located. Knowing that intimate Fijian villages and remote islands are less

  By Mary Alice Kellogg Portugal is a country that enjoys its traditions without being chained to them, reveres its history, lives fully in the present with an enviable lifestyle and embraces the future with sophisticated savvy from lifestyle to design. What’s not to love? After all, the Age of