March 2013

What’s the Deal: BikeHike Adventures is a Vancouver based global adventure travel company that offers guided tours to 30 destinations worldwide. Their new self-guided vacations program features five self-guided cycling tours throughout France and Switzerland. Self-guided travel remains to be among the fastest growing sectors of the active travel market. The

  By Well + Good NYC Spring cleaning shouldn’t just apply to your closet. Most of us like to step into the warmer months by shedding the heaviness of winter—through detoxing our diets, ramping up our workout schedules, and revisiting our spiritual or happiness goals. And what better way to

I recently spoke about some of my favorite national parks to visit in winter. There’s one park where I would wait until the flowers bloom, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 45 miles from Knoxville or 60 miles from Asheville, the Great Smoky Mountains are in bloom almost year round. There are

By Everett Potter It was 1994 when I first visited Salt Lake City, and at the time, the city gave fresh meaning to the terms “sleepy,” seemingly locked in a time warp redolent of 1950’s America. But what gave it panache was its setting, ringed with snow-covered mountains in a

By Everett Potter Vienna’s urban sophistication and verve are a world away from Salzburg’s stately Italianate baroque architecture, with its squares and palaces and domes. It’s vaguely Vatican in feeling, as befits a former papal state. But this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a city that seems pleasantly cosmopolitan and

  For anyone who depends upon an electric shaver, the downside to traveling with one starts with the cord and charger. Then add in the correct adaptor plug when you’re packing for England, Morocco or Brazil or a jaunt through severeal countries on the same trip, each one requiring different

By Cari Gray Ireland is a breathtakingly beautiful island, known for lush green scenery, sheep, Irish whiskey, music, leprechauns, fairies, fresh cuisine and the friendliest of folk – Cead Mille Failte or a hundred thousand welcomes! The gorgeous West Coast Atlantic scenery is well appreciated on four feet or two

Last summer I had the insane good luck of going somewhere I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d see in this lifetime: Tasmania, the stunningly beautiful island which looks like a piece of Australia that snapped off and floated 150 miles south. Flying down to Hobart, Tasmania’s largest city,

Just returned from a weeklong vacation with 12 members of my family in Aruba. Blue skies every day, temperatures in the upper 80s, and that consistent tradewinds cooling things down on the fine white sandy beach. While there, we had the option to go on a snorkeling cruise for $60