June 2015

By Everett Potter Italy may well be the European destination most beloved by American travelers. But stereotypes and misconceptions persist about the country.So who better to speak with than Elizabeth Minchilli, a resident of Rome and author of Eating Rome: Living the Good Life in the Eternal City, and Italy expert Kathy

By Monique Burns In hotels, as in real estate, location is everything.  Take the Hotel Nikko San Francisco, a luxurious AAA four-diamond property two blocks from downtown Union Square, two blocks from the city’s signature cable cars, five blocks from the Moscone Convention Center, and three blocks from Powell Street’s

By Steve Jermanok Sandwiched between the far better known travel destinations of Newport and Cape Cod is a little slice of heaven reserved for New Englanders in the know. Head an hour southeast of Boston past the gritty ports of New Bedford and Fall River and you’ll reach a sylvan

By Monique Burns Like any great city, San Francisco has its fair share of fine-dining establishments.  A major port, the West Coast version of Ellis Island, it’s especially well-endowed in ethnic eateries. Beyond Asian offerings in Chinatown, Japantown and elsewhere, and ubiquitous Mexican fare, you’ll find top international tables like

By Neil Wolkodoff Santa Fe is the ultimate confluence of culture, history, art, ideas, activities and culinary diversions all of which in some way had influence going 400 years back. While the old Santa Fe Trail started in 1821 and served as the impetus for the trade upsurge through the

By Shari Hartford Photos courtesy of Archer Hotel What more can you want from an urban hotel? Great location? Check…two doors down from Lord & Taylor, in the shadow of the Empire State Building, excellent proximity to all transportation venues. Cozy without being overly intimate? Check…with 180 rooms, Archer New

By Larry Olmsted Many consumers complain about not being able to redeem award miles for the tickets they want. It’s the number one gripe I hear about frequent flyer programs, over and over, and it’s an important issue given that about 100 million Americans are enrolled in such programs. But

By Everett Potter Travel can be stressful at any time, but for pet owners bringing their beloved dog or cat along on vacation, the stakes are even higher. Cautionary tales abound, especially about incidents on aircraft. The Department of Transportation (DOT) reports that in 2014, there were 17 pet deaths,