October 2016

By Liliane Opsomer There is a lot to enjoy right now at Universal Orlando, and the upcoming shoulder season comes with great deals and lower park attendance, which allow for a more leisurely visit. If you have not experienced the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, at both Hogsmeade at Islands

By Bobbie Leigh The three Abrahamic faiths that define Jerusalem have fought, protected, cherished, and preserved this ancient and mile-square city, each in its own way. Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven, The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s  blockbuster new exhibition,  presents some 200 objects —reliquaries, ceramics, glass,  lamps and lanterns,

By Alexander Lobrano Reinventing a restaurant as famous as La Tour d’Argent was always going to be fraught with problems. Why? Well, if some clients might welcome the changes, perhaps even muttering under their breath, ‘Thank goodness, it’s about time!,’ others would denounce even the most reverent tinkering with the

By Everett Potter I’ve been a big fan of Clothing Arts for a couple of years, ever since I had a chance to “test drive” their Pickpocket Proof Pants on a trip to Namibia a few years ago. Whether it was desert in all its varied forms, dust like you

Story & photos by Gerrie Summers The Mediterranean is one of my favorite destinations, so I was in heaven, or perhaps I should say in a celestial place, when I spent seven days cruising in Greece and Turkey with Celestyal Cruises. I experienced two itineraries, the 3-Day Iconic Aegean cruise

By Everett Potter Luxury gets a serious upgrade this winter with the opening of The Towers at Pacifica, a remarkable resort-within-a-resort that’s set within Los Cabos’ Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort, a luxury all-inclusive resort. In fact, we’re giving away a three-night stay at this brand new all-inclusive.

By Jeanne Muchnick Every now and then a gal needs a king-sized bed, a duvet so fluffy you can sink into it, and a staycation that feels like you’ve truly gotten away. The Delamar Southport, with its attention to detail and New England charm, knows how to pamper. No matter

By Ann Abel There are more than a dozen reasons to love Lisbon, of course. Lately the city’s safety and good value—it’s Western Europe’s least expensive capital—have been winning a lot of hearts. But its appeal goes far deeper: narrow cobblestone streets ascending the city’s many hills, historic architecture, beautiful

By Steve Jermanok When Brit Mark Lawson followed his South African-born wife, Gaynor, to Cape Town, the avid cyclist was surprised that there was no reputable bike outfitter in the region. In 2009, he opened Cycle the Cape, offering day and multi-day jaunts to the Cape of Good Hope, the Garden

Story & photos by Julie Snyder As if on cue, the glacier emitted a deep rumble and then calved an enormous slab of blue ice into the waters of Tracy Arm. We’d slowly dodged icebergs, bergy bits (small icebergs) and growlers (even smaller) for several hours before coming face to