March 2015

By Steve Jermanok If you dream of a Caribbean getaway with blinding white sands and aquamarine waters, a destination that has year-round temps in the mid to upper 80s, less than 15 inches of rain a year, a steady breeze, and absolutely no threat of hurricane, then it’s hard to

By Bobbie Leigh “Buddhist Art of Myanmar” at New York’s  Asia Society is a pathway to a deeper appreciation of  Buddhism.  You can  view  this  exhibition as an art historical show  full of  treasures that have rarely been seen in the United States. At the same time,  it could also

[SlideDeck2 id=15143] By Julie Maris/Semel Two tiger cubs squabble and their mother reprimands them with a reverberating ROAR! Like drums resonating through Bandhavgarh National Park, the roar puts every living thing on high alert. The memory of that penetrating sound echoes louder than my first glimpse of a tiger crouching

by Everett Potter A slow day of fishing is quickly forgotten when a decent fish finally takes the fly. Granted, this sounds like a truism of the kind that my beloved Yankee grandfather might have said to me as we fished in Maine together decades ago, but it had the

By Larry Olmsted Las Vegas and steakhouses go together like red meat and excess, and no other city, not New York, Chicago or Omaha, can match the array of protein temples Sin City offers up. Not only does Las Vegas have many excellent places to eat steak, but here they

By William Triplett It’s difficult to look at Oregon’s Mt. Bachelor in all its glorious mass and think size doesn’t matter. With terrain falling from a summit of 9,065 feet and spreading out over nearly 3,700 skiable acres – rivaled only by maybe six other U.S. resorts – the effect

By Marian Betancourt Chattanooga’s Lookout Mountain rises 1700 feet at the u-turn in the Tennessee River known as Moccasin Bend. The rolling green foothills of the Appalachian range spread as far as the eye can see across several states. There is much history in this southeastern corner of Tennessee, a

by Everett Potter Just when I thought that I’d seen it all after visiting Ireland for the past 35 years – the greatest vistas, the venerable pub that I swore pulled the best pint ever, the most comfortable country house hotel anywhere – I had a pleasant awakening last October.

By Steve Jermanok Puerto Rico is gaining in popularity because of the increasing number of direct flights from the US and the fact that Americans don’t have to del with Customs. Spend time in Old San Juan, the walled-in section of the capital known for its handsomely restored centuries-old buildings.