September 2014

“Towards you, towards you, pull it towards you,” my father yells to my mom, referring to the tiller that sits on her lap. We’re aboard my dad’s 22-foot Catalina, sailing at a good 10-knot clip across the cobalt waters of Lake George on our way back to his dock. Mom’s In October, Ireland will host the Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS2014). I’ll be attending and exploring the West Coast, which Tourism Ireland has now designated the Wild Atlantic Way. I know the West Coast well, and the mountain scenery, wild ocean and endless outdoor activities are indeed reasons enough

By Monique Burns For the great Scotland Homecoming 2014, I visited Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, and Edinburgh, its stately capital, then joined Rabbie’s Trail Burners on the five-day “Highlands Explorer” tour in a sleek white Mercedes-Benz minivan. I was hell-bent on discovering the world of my maternal great-grandfather, Benjamin Franklin

by Kim D. McHugh Whether it is muy caliente (Spanish for “very hot”), mild and flavorful, or somewhere in-between, chili (or chile) is as appealing to culinary enthusiasts as is a visit to Graceland for Elvis fans. I’ve focused on notable spots, from a national chain to the family operated

The just announced and immediate $182 million purchase of Utah’s Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) is a win-win for skiers in Utah and across the nation. The ski resort was mired in controversy and looked likely to be closed and miss the entire 2014-15 ski season after its owners apparently

This past May, the historic whaling ship, Charles W. Morgan, left Mystic Seaport for the first time in more than 70 years and sailed to several New England ports of call, giving folks from New London to Provincetown an unprecedented opportunity to explore the ship. Built in New Bedford in

By Everett Potter That crispness in the air is a sure sign it’s time for the annual pageant of vivid reds, oranges, and yellows that inspires leaf-peepers to explore the towns and byways of New England, the Midwest, the Northwest and beyond. But what makes a fall foliage pilgrimage truly

By Richard West My wife travels monthly to Kiev for work. Two hundred miles east a war rages that has claimed almost 3,000 lives and driven almost half a million Ukrainians toward the west. She was in Kiev when the Malaysian passenger jet was shot down by Russian separatists. Obviously

By Shari Hartford One of the great things about New York City – and I do mean one of many – is the wide variety of hotel accommodations. No matter your taste, budget or area of interest, there is a place for you to rest your head. When I am