May 2013

What’s the Deal: Manhattan’s Wolcott Hotel is a budget friendly — and family-friendly — property that’s having a summer sale. Details: The Wolcott Hotel’s summer rate starts at $180 Summer Starting Rate. Background: Located in midtown, just blocks from the EmpireStateBuilding, the property opened in 1904 was designed by John

Some of our clientele already have first hand knowledge of what we like to call the Dream Day Itinerary. Ideally suited for the independent traveler, these fleshed-out itineraries detail each day of your vacation, from activities to restaurants to hotels. We try to incorporate as much local flavor as possible,

By Larry Olmsted America’s love affair with barbecue has never burned hotter than right now – and the opening of new specialty barbecue restaurants where you’d least expect them is fanning the fire. Not too many years ago if you wanted truly great barbecue, it usually meant traveling to one

Reviewed by Everett Potter Why do we travel? Among other reasons, to see the world, to escape, to find a perfect place to rest and perhaps adjust our attitudes. But there was a time when one of the noblest pursuits a traveler could have was to seek out and collect

What’s the Deal: Jakes, one of Jamaica’s best kept secrets, is located in a quiet seaside resort in the fishing village of Treasure Beach, Jamaica. Their new “Family Getaway” is a well-priced deal offering 4 nights’ accommodation in a two bedroom cottage for a family of four. What’s the Backstory: Jakes

Bike trails on Nantucket branch off in every direction, like the spokes on a wheel. My favorite ride, especially in the spring, is the 6-mile jaunt from town to Madaket Beach. Head out on Cliff Road. You’ll quickly meet up with the Cliff Trail as you pass the rolling meadows

Unfortunately it doesn’t happen very often, which is why I appreciate the very rare pleasure of spontaneously deciding to try a restaurant in Paris even more. As a food writer, you see, I’m obviously obliged to keep up with the latest new addresses, and since I don’t like going to

By Everett Potter When Glenn Lowry, director of the Museum of Modern Art, cycles in Central Park or near his vacation home in Quebec, he rides a handmade bike made by Seven Cycles in Watertown, Massachusetts. To Lowry, who takes 70- to 100-mile rides two or three times a week

  When my favorite walking company, The Wayfarers, approached me to write their Walk Away Guide, I was honored. Here’s the result …