September 2015

by Larry Olmsted It’s not too often that luggage breakthroughs come along. I’ve been traveling long enough to remember life before roll-aboard bags and in-line skate wheels. That was a game changer, followed by the upgrade to the four wheel spinner bag, which can be pushed or walked side by

VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations uses cycling as a way to reach Croatian culture

by Monique Burns Diners should know at least three things about Twenty Five Lusk. The first is that the five-year-old restaurant is one of San Francisco’s finest and trendiest.  The second is that its stylish bar and lounge offer some of the best craft cocktails in town—not to mention an

Story & photos By Julie Maris/Semel Yodeling and the clang of cowbells welcome visitors en route to Zurich Airport’s baggage claim. The recorded sounds say “Switzerland” in language all can understand. Then at Zurich’s main railway terminus, Hauptbahnhof—the departure point for the Swiss Silk Road — the unique greeting continues

by Everett Potter If you ask me to define adventure travel, I will likely skip a description of a Moab single track trail, Class IV rapids on the Colorado River or a Via Ferrata in the Dolomites. Instead, I’ll cut to the chase and say that after three decades of writing about

by Steve Jermanok Mid-September to mid-October, when the summer crowds are gone and the snow has yet to drop, is my favorite time of year to cruise around America. This week, I’m going to delve into some of those blessed routes. First up, a fall foliage drive on Route 100

By Larry Olmsted Think “craft beer” and hot spots like Bend, Oregon, Fort Collins, Colorado or pretty much all of Vermont come to mind. But down in North Carolina, Raleigh has been quietly carving out a top spot in the still growing craft beer industry. Things are not likely to

By Alexander Lobrano In Paris, the assiduously institutionalized exultation of the city’s past poses the same sort of risk as the sugar water in a bee trap. Like many people who live here, however, I forget how easy it is to succumb to the easy nectar of memory and to

  By Everett Potter Is there anywhere in the world that’s as misunderstood as Africa? Lauded as the destination of a lifetime by those fortunate enough to visit on safari — and perhaps equally feared by those who read blistering headlines about war, disease and misfortune — Africa is the