February 2014

By Richard West One of the delightful perks of living in this lovely city is the ease in leaving it to explore Holland, a country the size of Maryland, and surrounding regions.  Thus on a recent blustery, chilly Saturday my wife and I boarded the French Thalys fast-train and two

There’s a reason inn-to-inn bike and hike trips are growing in popularity. People love to have a day of adventure and then reward themselves with a night of fine food and pampering. That’s the premise behind Mount Washington Resort’s customized backcountry adventures. Steve Nichipor has been leading the intrepid on

What’s the Deal: Romance Package at InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Details: Couples looking to unwind and ignite the romance during their Windy City will love this package. Complemented by champagne, strawberries and chocolate, sparks will fly while enjoying this time away. Guests can end the weekend with breakfast for two

By William Triplett Don’t know about you, but when it comes to a quick getaway this time of year, the mountains hold a special place for me – particularly when my wife and I can survey them in the chilly late winter from the comfort of a cozy cabin or

By Everett Potter The next time you’re standing in your K2’s atop Aspen Mountain, ready to make a descent down Copper Bowl, temper the adrenalin for a minute. Instead, mentally transport yourself into the future, many months ahead, to a rafting trip down the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon. The

Story & photos by Joan Rattner Heilman Stop for a moment and think about Omaha. What do you know about it?  OK, it’s the home of billionaire Warren Buffett and those famous steaks.  And it’s in Nebraska, a state where there’s nothing but flat prairies as far as the eye

It’s hard for me to say exactly when my deep love of good food first surfaced, but suffice it to say that the thing that interested me most when our local newspaper arrived on Wednesdays were the school-lunch menus, which were published weekly so mothers could decide what days they’d

What’s the Deal: Cathay Pacific’s “Explore Asia in Premium Economy and save 5% off flights this Spring” offer Sample Fares: SFO/LAX to: Hong Kong $1868 Singapore $2068 Bangkok      $2063 Jakarta    $2042 Ho Chi Minh City    $2062 CHI/JFK to: Hong Kong $2014 Singapore       $2215 Bangkok      $2210 Jakarta      $2189 Ho Chi Minh City       $2209 Bonus:

If you’ve seen Ben Stiller in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, you realize that the diverse landscape of Iceland plays an important role in the movie. Other television series like Game of Thrones also adore the mix of fjords, mountains, and hot springs as their backdrop. A popular destination for Europeans