November 2011

By Richard West In the world of mystery fiction cold Scandinavia is the hot spot these days. Increasingly readers are discovering Norway’s Jo Nesbo and Karin Fossum, Iceland’s Arnaldur Indridason, and everyone (including my cat, Fenway) has read the late Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy (“The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”,

Everett Potter Mention the term “bed & breakfast” and two versions of my traveling life come to mind. I think of glacial breakfasts in formal Victorian-era dining rooms where fruit cocktail and elaborate culinary fantasies involving preserves, frozen waffles, and whipped cream come together. There are memories of rooms that

By Bobbie Leigh The fall is unquestionably the best time to visit the 500-acre Storm King Art Center, set in the bucolic Hudson River Valley 90 minutes north of New York City.  The light, the many shades of green verdant fields and rolling hills, contrasted with trees bursting with color

Those same summer guides that took my family rock climbing and white water rafting in the Canadian Rockies this summer are hardcore skiers once the first snow falls. And which ski area were those guides raving about? Revelstoke. Located about two hours northeast of the Kelowna Airport in eastern BC,

By Steve Jermanok With the latest surge in crime in Mexico, travelers are seeking an alternative this winter. One needs to look no further than the country that borders Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Belize. Best known for the longest barrier reef this side of Australia, Belize has a magical interior that

By Marc Kristal British double agent Guy Burgess passed government secrets to Russian spies in the bar. MPs arrived in the lobby via a secret tunnel connected directly to Parliament (for illicit liaisons as well as lavish luncheons). Winston Churchill convened a special covert operations council there, and guerilla warfare