October 2013

By Everett Potter I am in Namibia, the Africa that I never knew existed, for the 2013 Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS). This 10th gathering of the ATWS is a mosh pit of ideas and creative energy emanating from tour operators, destination specialists, journalists and others in the world of

Perched on a hillside overlooking Paris, Montmartre, once a country village and later a bohemian neighborhood known for its lively cabarets and popular with artists like Toulouse Laurtrec and Utrillo, is one of the most visited districts of the city. The basilique du Sacre Coeur and the Place du Terte,

It’s not everyday that I get to sit down at my local coffee shop and meet a Laplander of Sami descent. But there I was yesterday with my wife, travel agent Lisa Leavitt, and Ari Siivikko, Marketing Manager of Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort. I receive a slew of media requests to

By Larry Olmsted It amazes me that it took over 20 years and thousands of articles for this full-time travel writer to finally experience a group tour, something I did a couple of weeks ago – and would gladly do again. When I say “group tour,” I’m not counting the

What’s the Deal: Participating Starwood Caribbean Hotels & Resorts are dropping their holiday rates in the “Sunsational Savings” promotion with up to 30% off and complimentary nights in destinations such as the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, and Aruba. Details: For example, at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel

By Shari Hartford Who doesn’t like gooey, stringy mozzarella on everything that is Italian? On pizza, dripping from lasagna and sliced over a just-picked tomato with a drizzle of excellent olive oil. Ah, the taste of Italy. Murray’s Cheese Shop, a New York institution since 1940, is a one-stop shopping

Five hours north of San Francisco on Hwy 101, you reach Humboldt County, otherwise known as California’s Redwood Coast. While more than 4 million people visit Yosemite National Park each year, only 600,000 make it to Redwood National Park annually to see the world’s tallest tree, a 379-foot coastal redwood.

By Everett Potter Portland, OR, has a reputation for hipsters, but its airport makes a positive impression on all kinds of travelers thanks to quality food and shopping options and the likelihood of an on-time departure. So, if your next itinerary includes PDX—rated the nation’s No. 1 airport—consider yourself lucky.

By Gerrie Summers Mention that you’re off to Cartagena, and intrepid travelers just might be a bit envious. Those who aren’t familiar with the South American city will say it sounds exotic.  But then mention that Cartagena is in Colombia, you’ll probably see an eyebrow raise and hear a little