December 2013

By Shari Hartford Tucked away on 39th Street and just steps away from Grand Central Station is the comfortable Tuscany—A St. Giles Luxury Hotel. Whether you are a business or a leisure traveler, the ambiance feels more like a homey New York City apartment than a hotel. With just 124

By Richard West December finds us retro-riffling pages of the 35 or so travel narratives read during the year to choose the Fifth Annual EPTR Best Travel Books of 2013. It was an above average 12 months with books published by America’s two best travel writers, Paul Theroux (see below)

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about how Xanterra Parks & Resorts, the people who run all of America’s national park lodges acquired Austin-Lehman Adventures, now called Austin Adventures. A year prior, Xanterra purchased VBT Walking and Bicycling Vacations. Now we’re beginning to see the results of that acquisition. VBT

What are the best holiday gifts for skiers and snowboarders? Skiing has been one of the main focuses of my work for nearly 20 years, and I’ve skied all over the world in all sorts of conditions, in and out of bounds, and gotten to know gear pretty well, so

Interview by Everett Potter During the last weeks of 1970, the pioneers of modern gastronomy — Julia Child, M.F.K. Fisher, James Beard, Simone Beck, Richard Olney, Judith Jones – came together as much by happenstance as design in the South of France. In Provence 1970, writer Luke Barr, M.F.K. Fisher’s