July 2012

By Everett Potter “Zany” was one word I’d use to describe the writer Suzy Gershman. “Smart” and “funny” were two others, and I think she was the embodiment of the term “kooky.” Suzy, who wrote for Everett Potter’s Travel Report from time to time, passed away last week, leaving behind

By Bobbie Leigh It began badly, a kidney-crashing, five-mile drive in a  rusty pickup truck along unpaved  paths carved out between huge sandstone boulders.  (Vans and private cars remain at the Visitors Center to protect the environment.) But gradually,  15 minutes into the ride, we (a small group of journalist

By Steve Jermanok When a five-year-old sketches a perfect triangular cone of a mountain, they come pretty damn close to drawing Mount Shasta. Standing 14,162 feet tall, this snow-clad Northern Californian beauty (a 4-hour drive from Sacramento) can be seen from a 100-mile radius.  To reach its prominent summit, however,

By Everett Potter What the bicycle is to Amsterdam, the kayak is to Vancouver. People kayak before work and after work, and I have no doubt that some kayak to work. There are nearly a dozen kayaking outfitters and half a dozen kayaking clubs in the city, and lots of

By John Grossmann Except for about a half hour hiking some of the trails, and a blissful hour on a massage table, and, oh yes, a post-swim stint in a wood-fired sauna, I never lost sight of Sebago Lake during a recent two-day getaway to Migis Lodge. So it is

Stay at these under-$200-a-night hotels and you won’t have to run up a scary tab for taxi fares every time you head out to dine, drink, dive or shop  by Ian Keown Let’s say you’re on a tight budget but you’ve found a great deal on a hotel.  Whoopee!, you

What’s the Deal: St Barth’s isn’t just for jetsetters with unlimited euros to burn. Hotel Le Village has 28 rooms and suites set in a 10 acre garden. It recently received a 1 million euro, two-year refurbishing to keep up with its chic neighbors, with indoor/outdoor showers, flat-screen TVs, terrace

By Steve Jermanok Unlike the rest of the Caribbean, the attraction in Dominica is not the beach, but a lush mountainous interior ripe with every tropical fruit and vegetable imaginable and inundated with so much water that around every bend is another raging waterfall, a serene swimming hole nestled in

By Gerrie Summers The state of the Greek economy, the ensuing strikes and street demonstrations, political uncertainty, debates over whether to keep the euro or return to the drachma, as well as negative news about cruise ships in the Mediterranean, might make travelers think twice about a Greek vacation.  A