June 2013

Early Sunday morning and the only traffic on the 11-mile Crater Rim Trail was our little core of a dozen bikers. We rounded another bend and caught our first eye-widening view of Halema’uma’u Crater. Once home to a lake of lava in the 1920s, steam was now gushing forth over

What’s the Deal:  From Lake Geneva to the slopes of the Matterhorn and the streets of Zurich, Switzerland is the best country in the world to ride the rails. This summer, Rail Europe is offering a First Class 8 Day Swiss Pass that includes free WiFi and and Luggage Service amenities. Details:

By Shari Hartford When you’re standing at the crossroads of Times Square, it is easy to forget that this wondrous city is really an island. To gain a completely different perspective this summer, view the coastline from the water. Once again, the luxury yacht, Zephyr, will be calling an “All

Everett Potter When my father‑in‑law, Jim, collapsed in a hotel room in Tallinn, Estonia, his wife Carole had him rushed to the East Central Tallinn Hospital. He was placed in intensive care, heavily sedated, and had an oxygen tube shoved down his throat. For two days, his illness was a

By Larry Olmsted Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola is still best known for his movies, especially his early successes Patton, Apocalypse Now, and the mega-hits, The Godfather and the Godfather Part II, which have become two of the most lauded and popular films in history. All of these critically acclaimed bombshells were made in

What’s the Deal: THE OUT NYC , which calls itself an urban resort, is located in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen, west of Times Square. It offers free WiFi, and free access to the gym, steam room, sauna and hot tubs. Aimed at the hipster set, The OUT NYC  is offering a

At first glimpse, Lake George’s narrow width could be mistaken for a long rambling river. It’s not until you veer downhill from the honky-tonk shops and hotels of Route 9N to the docks below that you appreciate the grandeur of this body of water. Step foot into a sailboat, like

This summer’s 34th competition offers the best spectator viewing in the race’s 162-year history By John Grossmann Summer in San Francisco, always a perfect time for a planned or spur-of-the-moment escape from hazy, hot weather in most of the nation, boasts an even greater allure this year.  Starting July 5th,

By Alexander Lobrano This year in Paris, a late, damp and often overcast Spring has been pushing and pulling my appetite in all different directions. To be sure, I’ve eating as much French grown asparagus–both green and white, as I can get my hands on, but the gray skies and