March 2013

  What’s the Deal: An early season fishing offer from Angling Unlimited, the premier charter fishing company in Sitka, Alaska. This is prime time for king salmon and halibuts. Details:  Travel to Sitka and fish with Angling Unlimited between May 23 and May 31, 2013, and get 20% off. Or

By Julie Maris/Semel Gather your family to celebrate Irish heritage 2013 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Belfast is more than foam, froth, and bubbles. It’s a hip cultural city that boasts the new Titanic Belfast Museum, the Metropolitan Arts Center, and a constant stream of music festivals. Long past “The Troubles,”

I’ve been a fan of STM products for a while — they make rugged, hard shell cases to protect iPads of all iterations. But I recently came across their Grip for iPhone 5. It is indeed a hard shell (polycarbonate plastic) with just the slightest bit of flexibility, with a raised

What’s the Deal: Mountain Travel Sobek is rolling out a $500 off deal for select Asia Adventures in India and Borneo.  Backstory: Mountain Travel Sobek is the granddaddy of adventure travel companies, strating with a trek to Nepal in 1969. Leo Le Bon, Allen Steck, and Barry Bishop—officially founded the company

By Platao Rocha If you are going on a business trip, why not do it in style? And with the recent signing of the Free Trade Agreement between the US and Colombia, chances are Bogota may be on your travel schedule some time in the future. The country has the

By Linda Hayes My visits to Napa Valley have always involved meticulous planning. Armed with an abundance of guides and maps, and fortified by touts from culinary cohorts, I’d tour state-of-the-art wineries (tasting as I went, of course), dine at top-notch restaurants whose chefs take their inspiration from the local

By Marc Kristal “Location, location, location,” that governing incantation of all real estate deals, isn’t quite as ironclad when it comes to choosing a hotel. For one, part of the pleasure of travel involves discovering unknown, out-of-the-way gems; for another, hostelries in the heart of the action tend to be

Fed a steady diet of bleak wildlife conservation news out of Africa, especially with regard to the increase in poaching elephants in Kenya and Tanzania, I was delighted to hear the latest news out of Uganda. The last census reports a 12% increase in the gorilla population. The survey found