October 2011

  By Everett Potter If you gear up for a delay each time you fly, you’re savvy indeed. Flight delays have become so common that more than 20 percent of all flights in the U.S. run late year after year. So the savviest travelers leave equipped with fully charged and

THE DEAL: A Last-Minute Christmas and New Year’s Trip to the Galapagos with ROAM’s WHAT’S THE DEAL:  ROAM, one of North America’s leading rafting and adventure companies, has a great last-minute deal on a 10-day/9-night trip to the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador . The price is $4,000 per person, based

  By Steve Jermanok Kitesurfing is a sport that originated in Hawaii. Similar to surfing, kitesurfing requires you to balance the board. But this time, you’re not propelled by the wave, but a blast of wind that fills up a parachute-like kite above you. Learning the sport takes a lot

  By Marc Kristal We reach Bharatpur, where our magic bus is to be exchanged for an air-conditioned India Railway car. Bhowani explains that the drive to Ranthambore National Park is many hours long, while the train is relatively quick; the bus, bearing our bags, will rejoin us later that

By Melisse Gelula and Alexia Brue of Well+GoodNYC India is the promised land of yoga retreats. And a trip with a top teacher is almost a rite of passage for American yogis serious about their practice or curious about the culture. There are lots of ways to do yoga in

  By Alexander Lobrano Ever since it opened in 2009, Frenchie, chef Gregory Marchand’s excellent contemporary French bistro in the rue du Nil in the Sentier, Paris’s old garment district and one of my favorite parts of the city, has been one of the toughest places in Paris at which

  By Everett Potter From the terrace of my rooftop room at Casa Felipe Flores, I can hear fireworks and the brassy sound of a mariachi band playing in a small parade for the patron saint of a local hospital. I’m surrounded by pine trees and palms, and at the

Interview by Ed Wetschler The Seattle area is not just Starbucks, seafood, and grunge rock. Just 40 miles to the north of Seattle, a new Hibulb Cultural Center on the Tulalip Reservation opened to the public August 20th. This cultural center, preserve, and museum dedicated to the history, heritage, and