October 2016

By Richard West I am here to help you win your next Pub Travel Quiz. Question one: what is Europe’s newest nation and capital? Answer, Slovakia and Bratislava, est. 1993. Question two: what are the world’s two closest national capitals? Answer, Vienna and Bratislava, 40 kms., one hour apart via

Dive into the issues affecting our oceans with ocean expert, marine biologist and author Dr. Wallace J. Nichols. “J” has dedicated his career to studying the intersection of neuroscience and the ocean– what became known as the Blue Movement.  Join OTPYM Founder Michaela Guzy as we learn how our oceans are so much more valuable than

By Ann Abel Before Marc Chodock was a country hotelier, he was a New York City finance guy. Working in private equity, the son of a small-business owner found himself drawn to funding small enterprises, where a modest investment could have a big, feel-good payoff. He especially liked hospitality projects—watching

By Larry Olmsted For most ski resorts, adding a single lift, a handful of new trails, or a lodge is a major single season expansion – and one that’s usually announced and publicized a year or two in advance. That’s what makes the biggest story in skiing this year, the

Story & photos by Deborah Loeb Bohren While Cuba may be world-renowned for the three B’s — ballet, boxing and baseball — in addition to their legendary cigars, the first thing that comes to mind for most Americans are the classic American cars of their parents and grandparents. Frozen in

  A scene from Eisenach’s medieval Luther Festival. Photo Andreas Weise.   German Odyssey, Part 5 By Monique Burns Fans of composer Johann Sebastian Bach—and admirers of Martin Luther, the Protestant reformer whose hymns inspired him—should carve out a few days to visit the city of Eisenach. A center of

Story & photos by Steve Jermanok While rhino and leopard sightings can be rare on safari, finding lions, elephants, and buffaloes are usually quite easy. Indeed, finding the Big Five is almost guaranteed and shouldn’t be a major concern when choosing a safari outfitter. Far more important is the expertise

By Everett Potter Kayaks, glaciers, sea otters and remote cabins: let’s call it love at first sight. From the moment I spied Tutka Bay from the floatplane – those dark waters, pine clad islands, a backdrop of mountains and a glacier in the distance – it had me. The topography

By Everett Potter I started wearing Mountain Khakis’ trademark pants about a decade ago. They were like Carhartts taken to a higher level – tough as hell, beyond durable, pants that you could wear on a plane, or in any ski town bar and then go have dinner at the

By Ann Abel It has the one of the largest and prettiest rooftop pools in Hong Kong, a stretch of cool shimmering blue overlooking Victoria Harbour. It has the most sophisticated hotel spa in Asia. And its two-star Michelin French restaurant, Caprice, had the first cheese cave in Hong Kong