January 2015

By Eleanor Berman Ever since the 1700s when Ben Franklin published the nation’s first best seller, Poor Richard’s Almanac, Philadelphia has been a haven for writers and literature lovers. 2015 will be a banner year for books with four exhibitions marking the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland as well

By Cathie Arquilla I am a graceful skier.  I like to make pretty turns on groomed runs that are not too steep, not too bumpy. As for powder skiing, I have very limited experience with it.  But there’s no reason to concern oneself with powder skiing at the beginning of

By Richard West After 27 years as a traveling writer I have concluded that the best way to experience a country–its landscapes, history, cuisine, quirks, people, glimpses of daily life– is via foot, drumming the place into the brain pan on a walking holiday. No one plans and executes it

By Larry Olmsted They say the rich are different from everyone else, but that’s not completely true. They have hobbies, enjoy vacations, and are passionate about many different things, from conservation to golf to food, just like other people. The difference is that they do it at a much different

By Steve Jermanok New Zealand is one of my favorite places to go on a road trip. The country is blessed with exquisite scenery around every corner, friendly and hospitable people and a plethora of activities to keep you busy. Lately, we’ve been working with an excellent ground operator, New

by Buzzy Gordon Most people get their notions of Mardi Gras from the ribald scenes we’ve all seen of the revelry in New Orleans. But the origins, traditions and even festivity of this great carnival is not necessarily like the R-rated shenanigans in the Big Easy — as one discovers

Story & photos by David McKay Wilson Vail and Beaver Creek will become the center of the ski world in early February when the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships return to the Colorado Rockies for 14 days of ski racing and partying. My son and I visited the resorts –

By Steve Jermanok Want the perfect New Year’s resolution? Design a travel portfolio with your travel consultant comparable to the long-term financial plan you have with a financial advisor. This idea comes from my friend Susan Farewell, owner of FarewellTravels.com, and it’s a brilliant one. I’ve been a professional travel

by Kim McHugh Photos courtesy Wasatch Powderbird Guides It is quiet now except for an occasional ooh and aah. Minutes ago, a Wasatch Powderbird Guides helicopter set our group on a thin ridge across from Alta and Snowbird. A cloudless sky and glades of untracked powder awaited our descent. The guide