May 2012

By Alexander Lobrano Arriving for dinner at Les Jalles with Julie, a delightful English woman who lived in Paris for many years before recently moving to her husband’s native Sydney, and my Alabamian pal Judy, I parted the heavy velvet drapes at door of this storefront restaurant in the rue des Capucines

By Steve Jermanok North of Freeport, Maine, fingers of land dangle down from coastal Route 1 to create miles of sheltered bays to paddle. One of my favorite spots is Georgetown, where last June, I rented a room atCoveside B&B and had Seaspray Kayaking deliver an oceanworthy kayak to their docks. Careful not

By Bobbie Leigh Architects Todd Williams and Billie Tsien’s new Barnes Foundation in downtown Philadelphia is never referred to as a museum, but rather a campus. The modernist building, glass and stone, crisp and cool, has two personalities: one- 21st century and the other, a time warp recreation of the

By Marc Kristal Nothing makes you feel more pampered, somehow, than a properly done first-class airport lounge. By which I don’t mean one of those tired-looking, afterthought kind of spaces with a couple of slow-moving computers, a few half-filled liquor bottles beside a bucket of melted ice, and carrot and

“Travelers come to Africa for the animals, they fall in love with the landscape, but they come back for the people.” Anna Trzebinski, designer and lodge owner, Kenya Story and photos by Michaela Guzy Keeping true to the theme of my blog, everyday in Kenya, I have had the pleasure

By Ann Abel I’d been curious about Gordon Campbell Gray’s Antiguan outpost ever since I’d heard the Scottish hotelier speak to journalists about the weird excesses invading five-star resorts. Why would anyone find it luxurious, he’d asked, to step into a 62-degree guest room with the TV blaring the “resort

By Steve Jermanok The people of Maine often refer to Gulf Hagas as the “Grand Canyon” of the state. There’s nothing wrong with a little zealous pride, but Gulf Hagas is no Grand Canyon.  However, it is one of Maine’s most spectacular hikes. Hidden amidst the 100 Mile Wilderness of

Text and Photos by Julie Snyder Since leavingWisconsin after college, I’ve lived in big cities and small towns, on the East Coast, West Coast and in between. My life’s landscapes have featured mountains, high desert, rivers and oceans. Yet no geography speaks to my soul more than the lakes and

A day of sun, sea and sand doesn’t mean giving up fine dining at these gourmet beachside restaurants

By Everett Potter One hundred years after trying to rescue passengers on the Titanic, Halifax remembers the disaster. The Nova Scotian capital has a bevy of the ship’s artifacts, as well as a bounty of local seafood and a strong seafaring tradition. Read more of my story in National Geographic Traveler