April 2013

What’s the Deal: The Courtyard New Orleans Downtown/Iberville has an enticing offer for anyone bound for the Crescent City this summer. City events include New Orleans Food and Wine Experience (May 21-25), French Market Creole Tomato Festival & LA Cajun Zydeco Festival (June 8-9), Essence Music Festival (July 4-7) and

By Everett Potter About a decade ago, I had my baptism by gumbo in the rolling prairie of South Dakota. The sticky clay-like soil of the plains — gumbo, as it’s known — brought down more than a few of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer’s horses when his army traveled

  By Larry Olmsted Was your New Year’s Resolution to travel more? Or to see more of the world? Or to have life changing experiences and create forever memories? If so, there’s a “Bucket List” trip for you to take this year – and not just any amazing journey, but

Boston takes its biking very seriously. When I lived in Cambridge, there were four bike shops within a three-block radius of my apartment. Just on Mass Avenue, I saw bikers with suits going to work, bikers with backpacks heading to school, and crazed riders who just seemed to enjoy weaving

What’s the Deal: Half Moon, a RockResort in Jamaica is offering its Ultimate Summer Getaway. Details: Half Moon’s rooms will start at $449, based on double occupancy, and is inclusive of all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) as well as beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) Fine Print: Book by May 31,

By Eleanor Berman Anyone who has traveled with kids knows the problem: attractions that draw the grown-ups tend to bore the younger generation—and vice versa.  Knowing this first hand, I was double impressed with Baltimore.  This city on Chesapeake Bay has fun for everyone on land and sea and a

Known for their weekend and weeklong bike trips throughout Maine, Summer Feet Cycling is now offering a half-day bike tour that will visit five lighthouses in the Portland region. Running daily from Memorial Day to October 31st, the 5-hour jaunt will start on a bike path alongside Willard Beach to

What’s the Deal: It’s cherry blossom time in the nation’s capital, and The Liaison Capitol Hill, an Affinia Hotel, invites guests to experience its newly redesigned restaurant, Art and Soul, and refreshed lobby, and to sample the new menu with the Artisanal Fare Escape. Background: The closest hotel to the U.S. Capitol, The

I’ve known and admired Italian born sommelier and restaurateur Enrico Bernardo for a long time, or ever since I first met him when he was working at the Four Seasons George V Hotel, the setting from which he won the prestigious title of Meilleur Sommelier du Monde (world’s best sommelier)

In the summer of 2002, I had the pleasure of backpacking the stunning Long Range Traverse, on assignment for Backpacker magazine. Nestled within Newfoundland’s Gros Morne National Park, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its unique combination of quartzite rock and wetland terrain, the Long Range Mountains could