April 2017

By Ann Abel There’s no doubt that Portugal is having a major moment. Each article that calls the country a “best-kept secret” is more amusing than the last. Word is out: Following a local renaissance and an international realization that the country is a tremendous value, visitors are flocking to

By Evelyn Kanter The first-ever plug-in-hybrid from the iconic MINI brand launches in 2017 with the same good looks and fun-to-drive appeal as its gas sibling, and with a knock-your-socks-off 72 MPGe fuel economy. This is a MINI with maxi appeal. “It’s the perfect car for the U.S.,” project director

There’s a constant need for visitors to engage with the pups, with an average of about dogs in foster care at a given time at Potcake Place on Turks & Caicos.

By Larry Olmsted I’ve written before in these pages about one of Europe’s top hotels, the Four Seasons George V in Paris, which made my extremely selective top tier list, Hotels I Love, the highest honor I bestow on any property (read here). I’ve visited several times over the past

What has changed in the last three years is the return of local chefs who have made their stamp elsewhere and have a unique perspective on their cuisine’s history and local flavor

By Everett Potter It’s not every day that you get to wake up in an $11 million dollar home, grab a cup of coffee and watch a flotilla of sea turtles 20 feet from where you sit, with the magical island of Lanai as a backdrop. But that’s what we

By William Triplett I suppose it’s not surprising that someone who’s always been a little suspicious of cruises might sign up for his first with a company called UnCruise Adventures. Emphasis on the “un,” as in unlike a lot of normal cruises involving a massive ship and easily a couple

By Beverly Stephen They’re from the Midwest. They didn’t grow up eating fried chicken. There were no Southern grandmothers with a secret touch.  When they went to research the best fried chicken recipes for their restaurant, where did Christine Cikowski and Josh Kulp turn? To Edna Lewis? To Leah Chase?

By Steve Jermanok Vertical gardens barricade the Perez Art Museum, providing much needed shade and heat absorption during Miami’s sweltering summers. The massive windows that line the exterior of the building are the largest hurricane resistant windows in the world. It’s as if current-day architects took a good look at