December 2013

Escaping the snow of the northeast, I’m hiding out in the Florida Keys this week. My first stop is always Captain Slate’s Atlantis Dive Center just over the bridge in Key Largo. In operation since 1978, Slate is the premier snorkel and dive operator in the region. In 2004, he

Reviewed by Bobbie Leigh Some books deserve to get gritty with spills and smudges of oil and parmesan cheese. But that is not the case with Colman Andrews’ new THE COUNTRY COOKING OF ITALY (Chronicle Books).  It is door-stop big and glossy. Crammed with  photographs. It could easily tempt you

The incredible team that puts together Everett Potter’s Travel Report every week is a well-traveled bunch. So asking our contributors about their favorite travel moment in 2013 produced joy, angst and lengthy answers, as well as the inevitable,  “Just one?” Herewith are some highlights from our travels in 2013. BRAZIL

CMH Heli-Skiing – Take Flight from CMH Heli-Skiing on Vimeo. There is not a single reason why heli-skiing is the best form of skiing and snowboarding – there are many reasons. It takes everything skiers and snowboarders love and ratchets them up several notches. Perhaps most importantly, the snow is

By Bobbie Leigh What was new almost a century still seems new- not shockingly new, but fresh and inventive.  At the end of World War I in 1918 until roughly the mid-1920s, Paris was buzzing. “Léger: Modern Art  and  the  Metropolis”  at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, explores this ebullient

Here’s the scoop on what’s new at New England ski areas. With an additional $43 million of improvements for the 2013/2014 ski season, Jay Peak once again leads the pack with regards to changes in the region. Over the past three years, the northern Vermont ski resort has spent more

What’s the Backstory: Jackson, New Hampshire is where Currier & Ives meets winter sports. The town has a bevy of country inns and some of the best and most extensive cross country trails in the East. New ski, snowshoe and stay packages make it affordable to stay. What’s the Deal:

By Melissa Coleman Sugarloaf may claim more lift-serviced vertical than Colorado’s Copper Mountain and Utah’s Alta, but I doubt I’m hurting anyone’s feelings when I say it’s not a mascara ski resort. Yes, Glenn Close has a slopeside condo, but the truly famous people here are the ones who can