September 2013

  Because I have been a full-time travel journalist for nearly 20 years, and have covered aviation, hotels, and many related topics, I get a lot of questions from people traveling and requests for advice from those planning trips. Today I’ve consolidated some of my most useful general travel advice,

  For travelers who want to move at their own pace when they bike through Europe, there’s a lot to be said for a self-guided trip. Instead of moving en masse with a dozen — or two dozen — other cyclists on a typical group biking tour of Tuscany or

By Amiee White Beazley 150 yards. That’s the distance between the oyster beds and the restaurant, Matunuck Oyster Bar, in East Matunuck, Rhode Island, where the fresh Rhode Island oysters are served. The twentysomething behind the counter shucking grew up on Potter Pond where the oysters grow; the owner just

By Eleanor Berman The oldest hotel in America’s oldest capital city is fresh from a multi-million renovation. But like all the best face lifts, this one hardly shows. La Fonda on the Plaza, the venerable landmark on Santa Fe’s historic plaza, has accomplished something rare. The 174 guest rooms have

  With the America’s Cup currently being held in San Francisco, celebrate its origins by taking a sail on Narragansett Bay in Newport. September is a glorious time to sail the bay, with the waters still relatively warm and boat traffic reduced to a minimum. Home to the smoky sou’wester,

By Dalma Heyn At dinner with colleagues in New York last week, my husband Richard and I were asked about our recent trip to Russia. We reported it in a word: “Glorious.” We’d agreed on the flight home that we’d be hard pressed to explain the intense feelings we shared

I spend a lot of time in the air, and I watch a lot of movies on planes in my iPad. About three years ago I was headed to Las Vegas, and since I usually try to watch something thematically tied to my destination, I decided it would be a

  One of the best road trips I’ve ever taken in North America was with my brother Jim in Mississippi. Starting in Jackson, we headed to Tupelo to visit the small birthplace shack of Elvis Presley. Follow Route 278 west and an hour later, you arrive at the home of