June 2012

Adventure cruising might sound like an oxymoron, but more and more cruise lines are jumping on the active lifestyle bandwagon as the demand grows. A younger clientele and athletic baby boomers have helped transform an industry best known for its all-you-can-eat buffets and cozy chaise lounge chairs to one where

Smart Deals: Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya’s “Appetite for Luxury” package What’s the Deal: “Appetite for Luxury”  it offers approximately 30% savings, with rates starting at $429 (vs $612), per night, based on double occupancy. Fine Print: Accommodation in a luxurious room or suite. unlimited all day meal service for two adults at La Laguna, Las

Interview by Everett Potter I met Irene Lane at the Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS)  in Chiapas, Mexico last autumn and was impressed by her approach to travel. Her company, Greenloons, is both kid-friendly and eco-friendly, and she seems to have found a new niche in the world of adventure

By Ann Abel While splashy new hotels like the Bulgari and the Corinthia battle it out for pre-Olympic prominence, the under-the-radar hotel-ification of No. 11 Cadogan Gardens offers proof positive of the charms of British reserve and discretion. The 54-room hotel is nothing if not discreet, holding onto its heritage

By Marc Kristal If London’s culinary scene has improved in recent decades, at least part of the credit must go to Theo Randall, who spent seventeen years at Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray’s now legendary Italian restaurant The River Café, many of them as head chef. In 2006, Randall struck

By Joan Rattner Heilman Cape May on the New Jersey coast is my kind of place—leafy streets lined with Victorian houses painted in inspired hues and lushly decorated with gingerbread trim, long stretches of open beach,spectacular sunsets, affordable accommodations, a walkable downtown, restaurants good enough for repeat visits, and birds,

By Alexander Lobrano Having lived there for many years, I observed that the 7th arrondissement is actually a mosaic of very different little neighborhoods. The chunk of the 7th between the boulevard Saint Germain and the Seine, for example, is aristocratic in tone but more worldly and cosmopolitan than the

A well-known destination for eco-adventurers, Costa Rica’s abundant wildlife, warm beaches, and natural beauty are hardly a secret. However, the small surf town of Montezuma is home to a little-known gem of a property that delivers all that Costa Rica has to offer, and so much more. This spring we took

By Eleanor Berman A cruise beginning in Buenos Aires and ending in Rio sounded like a sure winner, and Samba Rhythms, aboard the Regent Seven Seas Mariner, lived up to its promise The itinerary managed to pack a sampling of some of the best of South America into 12 days: