December 2016

By David McKay Wilson My sons and I awoke on December 15 at the Killington Grand Resort Hotel complex to find a couple of inches of fresh powder on the slopes. Then my elder son, back from college on a semester break, opened his ski bag to discover what Santa

By Neil Wolkodoff Majestic mountains and scenery seem to inspire equally awesome creations and experiences. It may be the success of the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs has at least something to do with the pristine and inspiring setting in the shadow of Cheyenne Mountain. Once perceived as a summer resort,

  By Gary Walther Do Brasil: This is the restaurant Robinson Crusoe might eventually have built, sturdy, wind-proof tables and chairs underneath a copse of palms, and upstairs a dining room whose aesthetic has more to do with carpentry than design (above). It’s right on Shell Beach, a vest-pocket of

By Everett Potter To properly appreciate the Hotel Royal Savoy, a grand hotel recently reborn after a $100 million makeover, you first have to picture its setting in Lausanne. A Swiss city that a Surrealist might have designed, Lausanne is built on a series of exceptionally steep, undulating hills laced

Reviewed by Bobbie Leigh Home cooks have a bonanza  to choose from this holiday season.  Some  gravitate towards the anthropological  while others  are  strong on  the how and  what to cook.  All are entertaining reading, not guaranteed, but likely to crank up your skills and repertoire to PhD level. Here’s

Story & photos by David McKay Wilson At the highest point on the Bergen-to-Oslo train line you’ll find the magical vacation hideaway called Finse. Only accessible by train in winter, the resort, at 4000 feet above sea level, lies at the foot of the Hardanger glacier in an Arctic landscape,

By Everett Potter (Photos courtesy Gray & Co.) The world of private adventure travel trips is booming. Offered by many of the same tour operators who have scheduled group trips, these custom trips are a chance to go with your family and friends — and just your family and friends

By Gary Walther Online, it’s Keens Steakhouse, but on the awning it’s Keens Chophouse. (No apostrophe, please.) This is just one of the quirks that make this venerable Manhattan meat-eater’s sanctuary on West 36th Street so endearing. It was opened independently in 1885, when the area was part of the

By Ruth J. Katz I had fully expected that after two nights at the glorious, heritage-imbued Savoy in London, I would be a crack tennis payer.  After all, I had slept with Steffi Graff and Andre Agassi—well, not literally, but they were looking over my shoulder each night.   A lovely framed

    By Jules Older In the 24 hours after the election, Immigration New Zealand’s website had more than 56,000 views from the US. From the daily average, that’s a 2,500 percent jump. So, because of an election, everybody wants to move to New Zealand. We did. It was 1972,