November 2015

By Steve Jermanok Sailors know the British Virgin Islands as legendary cruising grounds. Here, in places like Virgin Gorda, Peter’s Island, and Tortola, you’ll find sheltered marinas where you can dock or throw down your anchor, shopping, restaurants, and small hotels that are popular with yachters. Even better, you can

Here are five myths about travel insurance and terrorism

By Marian Betancourt Five million Europeans left from Hamburg for the New World during the 19th and 20th centuries, and another seven million departed from nearby Bremerhaven. Two museums on the North Sea coast keep all those travelers memories alive. Hamburg’s Emigrant World Ballinstadt opened on the Fourth of July

By Larry Olmsted The classic African safari features a huge variety of wildlife on land, water and sky, but the main attractions for most travelers are the big cats: the lion, cheetah and leopard. It is very easy to see lions on safari and possible to view all three species

Visit Voronet and Sucevita, vividly painted church monasteries in the Bucovina region of northern Romania, and you will be blown away. Eight churches in this region are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites, but these two— the youngest and the oldest—are the most compelling.

By Richard West “The world is big and I want to have a look at it before it goes dark,” wrote the naturalist and father of our national parks, John Muir. Indeed, sir, which is why as often as possible my wife and I join The Wayfarers for one of

Story & photos by Jeanne Muchnick Forrest Villarrubia didn’t talk about his experiences during World War II until five years ago when he joined the volunteer staff at The National WWII Museum in New Orleans. Now, the 90-year-old former Marine (he served in the Philippines and other parts of the

Story & photos by Steve Jermanok Denver mogul Philip Anschutz might not be a household name outside the state of Colorado, but make no mistake that he’s using his estimated fortune of over $10 billion to become a major player in the world of travel. This is especially true in

by Gary Walther The Hotel Detective can sum up Istanbul’s character in a word: byzantine. The city is a wormwood of streets, passages, and bazaars, which also describes the know-how to know how to navigate the place. The one hotel that encapsulates this spirit is the Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah,