November 2012

Just in time for the holidays, we’re giving away a gift card for Mountain Khakis. They make the best mountain-inspired lifestyle-apparel brand. Period. Rugged. Authentic. Reliable. Timeless.  What started as a casual conversation at the Shady Lady Saloon in Jackson Hole, WY has become a top-performing mountain-inspired lifestyle apparel brand. 

What’s the Deal: The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa Thank You Offer.  Book four or more nights this winter and take 25% off your entire stay. The Backstory: For the third year in the row, Condé Nast Traveler has named The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain

By Everett Potter Buckling your airplane seatbelt and weight-loss personality Richard Simmons aren’t things you’d necessarily think go together. But if you flew on Air New Zealand in the recent past, it’s Simmons who may have video-instructed you how to buckle up. Great companies always think outside the box, and

My brother Jim and I sit atop a narrow bamboo raft as our guide, Desmond, easily navigates the s-curves on Jamaica’s Great River. We listen to the high-pitched call of the yellow banana quit bird as we float under a green mosaic of ferns, banana trees, and thickets of bamboo

What’s the Deal: Foodies and culture buffs can now travel with Whole Journeys, a new travel venture from Whole Foods Market. What’s the Background: Whole Journeys’ makes its first departures in April 2013 with trips including a trip to a Turkish food festival, an epicurean biking tour in Italy, and a hike

by Geri Bain and Jenny Keroack Inspired by the grand tours of aristocrats past and the more recent adventures of TV’s Gilmore Girls, 18 year old Jenny Keroack proposed that she and her mom, travel writer Geri Bain take their own grand voyage. This summer, the two set out to

In 1493, on Columbus’s second trip to the Caribbean, he came upon the island of Puerto Rico. Along with Cuba and the Dominican Republic, it quickly became a Spanish stronghold in the Caribbean. Not only is Spanish the official language, but Spain’s influence on Puerto Rico is still seen today

What’s the Deal: Rail Europe offers a trio of sales: The Save a Nifty $50 Eurail Sale, as well as 20% off sales with the Eurail Global Pass Off Peak Promotion & Eurail Select Pass Off Peak Promotion What are the Details:  The Save a Nifty $50 Eurail Sale, can

When Patricia Thorndike de Suriel, owner of Iguana Mama, first visited Dominican Republic’s north shore in 1993, the upstate New York native immediately saw the potential for biking in the mountainous terrain. She scouted hundreds of trails from paved roads and goat paths for beginners to technical singletracks for the truly