November 2016

By Everett Potter Walking is good for you, so it’s not surprising that there are travel companies that have made it the centerpiece of their tours. But what exactly is a walking vacation? Here are five myths taken down by two leading walking tour operators. Continue reading …    

Story and photos by Julie Snyder By nature, my husband, Joe, and I are sprawlers. We’re tall people. We like room to spread out, to stretch our legs, to live large. There’s nothing diminutive about our living space and its contents. So the invitation to overnight at Mt. Hood Tiny

By Steve Jermanok Backroads, the world’s leading active travel company, just announced their 2017 line-up and I was excited to see that my boyhood stomping grounds of the Adirondacks finally made the cut. Their 5-day itinerary includes some of my favorite activities, including biking the Lake Champlain Bikeway, hiking Mt.

By Ann Abel “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one hasn’t eaten well.” That Virginia Woolf quotation is the mantra driving a new breed of hotel cooking classes. After all, it’s much easier to eat well if you cook well. They’re going far above and beyond the

By Marian Betancourt One of my favorite places to visit is the Battery at the tip of Manhattan, not only for the spectacular harbor view but for its rich history. For example, Castle Clinton, a circular fort of thick red sandstone walls, originally called West Battery, is where tourists buy

By Jules Older Whether you journey by plane or ped, bus or burro, car or cycle, there’s stuff out there that will make your trip easier, more efficient, economical and/or enriched. Here’s the Good to Go list for this season … Let’s start with luggage. As airlines gouge charge more

Interview by Everett Potter Travel writer Andy Steves was born into a traveling family, heading off to Europe each year while his father, Rick Steves, updated his guidebooks, made TV shows, and researched new tours. Today, Andy brings his tips and tricks to the next generation of adventurers with Andy Steves’ Europe:

Story & photos by Neil Wolkodoff The Wild West just got wild again. In Denver, where the mountains meet the plains, the new West is the craft distillery business and how you explore this expanding landscape. Ten years ago, there was one craft distillery in Denver. By the end of

  -Monique Burns “You can always tell a Harvard man, but you can’t tell him much.”  So goes the old saw.  This Harvard woman, who thought she knew virtually everything about her alma mater, recently discovered a whole lot more she didn’t know. The source of my enlightenment? The Hahvahd