May 2016

By Larry Olmsted There are luxury trains on every continent save Antarctica, but the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is the one everybody knows, nicknamed the King of Trains and Train of Kings back in the 19th century. The title is fitting, as it routinely carried European royalty, Presidents, and even Russian Tsars.

By Bobbie Leigh It’s not the little house on the prairie.  And it’s not as scary as the sinister mansion next to the Bates Motel  in the Alfred Hitchcock film Psycho. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s s new Roof  Garden Commission “Transitional Object  (PsychoBarn)”  is inspired  in part  by the film but

By Shari Hartford There’s a new girl in town. She’s sleek, she’s stylish and she’s sexy. And she’s going to blow the competition out of the water. Located in Tribeca, The Roxy Hotel boasts 201 fabulously renovated guest rooms featuring vintage light fixtures and wallcoverings plus soft tailored crisp bedding.

By Melissa Coleman The upcoming warm months are an excellent time to visit Canada, what with the dollar so strong and the prime minister so hip. Its first- and second-largest cities, English-speaking Toronto and French-speaking Montreal, offer a refreshingly international flavor. Montreal  Montreal’s bilingual allure is evident the moment you

By Gerrie Summers Until recently, when I envisioned Cabo San Lucas, I pictured tequila-fueled partygoers, margaritas (not a bad thought, actually) and hordes of cruise ship passengers.  I’ll admit, that made me a little reluctant to visit, but when the opportunity presented itself I was boarding the plane.  The bait

Story by Jules Older. Photos by Effin Older. Ask any ten sophisticated travelers where they go in Hawaii, and here’s what they’ll answer: Four will stay on The Garden Isle, Kauai. Three will fly to The Big Island, Hawaii. Of the remaining three, one will be on Maui, one on