April 2014

By Shari Hartford There are places on this ginormous planet that I’m not anxious to visit. I admit to being shallow…I don’t do “roughing it”, I prefer cities to wilderness, room service to foraging and a Jacuzzi to a cold outdoor shower. I happily leave the adventure travel experience to

Most folks associate John Muir with his boundless efforts to make Yosemite a national park and as the father of the Sierra Club. Yet, the great naturalist is just as celebrated in his homeland of Scotland. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Muir’s death in 1914 and as part of

Bigger is sometimes better, but that is not usually the case with luxury hotels and resorts. Beyond a certain size they often lose their intimacy, their hands-on service touch and the magical feeling that they know and care about guests as individuals. In short, big resorts often lose the sensation

  We’re giving away sailing lessons with OCSC Sailing in Berkeley, California this month, so it seemed like a good time to grab a few minutes with OCSC’s founder, Anthony Sandberg. Anthony founded the Olympic Circle Sailing Club (OCSC) in 1979 with a borrowed J-24 sailboat and built it into

What’s the Deal: Located on 12-mile long GraceBayBeach, The Sands at GraceBay at Providenciales, Turks & Caicos is offering a 4th Night Free deal for stays between May 1st through December 20th. Backstory: Providenciales was named the Caribbean’s #1 Island by TripAdvisor’s 2014 Travelers’ Choice Awards and the Caribbean’s Leading Beach Destination by the 2013

[SlideDeck2 id=12896] Story & Photos by Dave Houser Québec City, the cradle of French civilization in North America, celebrates its 17th century heritage each August with five exiting days of parading, dancing, dining, music, theatre, arts and fireworks officially designated Les Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France — or the SAQ New

By Everett Potter There are many compelling reasons to visit the French island of Martinique, including its black- and white-sand beaches, delicious Creole cuisine and magical rainforests, but chief among them, for me, is its fine rum. Martinique boasts a number of excellent distilleries that produce rhum agricole, which means that