August 2011

  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

  By Everett Potter   When Andrew Schrage discovered that his seatback TV wasn’t working on his JetBlue flight from Chicago to Boston, he didn’t wait until he landed to complain to the airline. Schrage, an editor at the website MoneyCrashers.com, tweeted @JetBlue before the plane took off, and the

The view from the kitchen window. Photo by Gayle Potter. By Everett Potter I’ve spent the past few weeks lakeside in western Maine, in a cabin — or “camp” in Maine-speak — that dates back to the 1940’s or earlier, slowing down and trying to remove myself  — if only

What’s the Deal: Fairmont Turnberry Isle in Aventura, Florida is offering the “Sands & Seas” package, with rates are as low as $169 a night. The package includes complimentary greens fees on the resort’s two Raymond Floyd-redesigned championship golf courses. The Details: The “Sands & Seas” includes accommodations for two

By Joan Rattner Heilman It’s not all about fish at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut.  Along with watery wonders like exotic jellyfish, toothy sharks, and slithering stingrays, the newest programs are all about creatures who walk on the land, fly, and maybe do some swimming as well.  For example, the

  By Steve Jermanok Last week, I had the chance to catch up with renowned Chicago biker, Fran Leavitt. Fran has taken at least one international bike trip a year for the past 20 years. These include jaunts on the Garden Route to Capetown, South Africa, on the winding backcountry

  By Catherine Streeter There’s a lot to be said for visiting Los Angeles in the winter.  For those of us living in such seasonally unpleasant places as Toronto or New York, it’s an escape to sunshine.  You won’t exactly find yourself sporting a bikini in January, but it’s a