March 2017

By Bobbie Leigh In his poem “Return of the Native” Marsden Hartley (1877-1943), after years of wandering declared himself “the painter from Maine.”  In the late 1930s, after decades of travels in the United States and Europe returning to Maine intermittently, Hartley goes home and stays there.   Back home,

By Ann Abel The world keeps getting bigger. Every serious traveler I know has a wish list that grows longer, not shorter, every time they dip into a new region or hear about where someone else has been. So how to prioritize? What’s newly (or still) safe or newly uncovered?

By Alexander Lobrano The Divellec is one of the most beautiful new restaurants to open in Paris for a very longtime. As wonderfully louche as Studio K.O.’s Miami-meets-1940s Casablanca-in-Paris decor may be, however, what always matters most to me at a restaurant is the food, which is superb. Still, even

By Ruth J.  Katz Quintessential New York:  Christmas. The ormolu-dotted Grand Tier of the Metropolitan Opera House, chandeliers gleaming.  The sky gently bruised a soft gray.  Twinkling snowflakes landing silently in the Lincoln Center Plaza.  In the distance across Broadway, a Christmas tree glimmering with seasonal cheer. In this cinematic

  By Everett Potter One of the joys of living the travel life is the chance to experience reborn buildings, be they hotels or homes, especially in this age of  allegiance to Air BnB and VRBO. As someone who is fairly addicted to contemporary architecture, I’m thrilled to report that

By Everett Potter Since the early 1960’s, I have spent part — usually the better part — of my summers in Western Maine. The distinctive mountains, pine trees, granite outcroppings and deep blue lakes that I know so well were all subject matter for the Maine painter Marsden Hartley (1877-1943).

By Everett Potter Spring weather is highly unpredictable, so road warriors are in need of sturdy and reliable luggage that can deal with the most mercurial of seasons. Here are three pieces to consider before you head off to Berlin, Belize or Bhutan … continue reading  

There are so many innovative, sophisticated food crawls cropping up—often led by chefs, journalists and cookbook authors.

By Everett Potter I’ve stayed in castles, country homes and luxury lodges all over Ireland, but I’ve never encountered a place quite like Ballilogue.  Located in a rural setting outside the town of Kilkenny in southeastern Ireland, it’s a former hamlet that’s been transformed into a collection homes, reimagined and

  By Chris “Chez” Chesak Photos by Margo Peyton of Family Dive Adventures Any parent will tell you that various developmental benchmarks and milestones delineate a child’s early life. These notable moments include the child’s first crawl, the first tentative steps, her first words, and – of course – the