August 2017

Story by Jules Older, Photos by Effin Older Drive north from San Francisco and you’re in celebrated wine country. Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino — all the northern counties are famous. All but one. The odd one out is Lake County, just east of Sonoma and Mendocino. Lake County — it’s underpriced,

By Everett Potter When I travel, what I pack in depends on where I’m going and what I’m doing. In my luggage stash, there are rollaboards, duffle bags of varying dimensions, duffle bags with wheels and backpacks of various sizes. But garment bags? I confess that I haven’t used a

By Gary Walther North Head is where the ferry docks and is the tourism center of Grand Manan Island. These three restaurants are all in North Head, two within walking distance of the ferry. The Inn at Whale Cove Cottages, North Head Easily the best restaurant on the island (below,

By Everett Potter In the past couple of years, there’s been an increasing amount of buzz about something called “transformational travel.”  Take last year’s buzz about experiential travel and then take it deeper, to a place where you can return with a changed world view following self-reflection and interaction with a

  By Larry Olmsted What did you have for lunch today? If you were staying at Minaret Station, a luxury New Zealand lodge so remote you can only get to it by helicopter, your lunch might have begun with helicopter flightseeing over jaw dropping fjords before landing on a private

By Kim D. McHugh In 1889, Colorado’s mining boom netted significant deposits for Telluride’s San Miguel National Bank—so much so that Butch Cassidy and his “Hole in the Wall” gang paid a visit, riding off with $30,000 in their very first bank robbery. Today the riches can be measured in

By Ann Abel Of course there’s a lot more to south Florida than spring break and stag parties. The long beaches, warm winters, multicultural vibe and glorious Art Deco architecture of Miami Beach have an appeal that needs no justification. But still, a lot of us think of it as

By Gary Walther The Arctic Terns are in a dither when we land on Machias Seal Island, a 90-minute voyage southeast of Grand Manan Island–and the one trip you should do during a stay here because you may not get another chance. A Peregrine Falcon had just turned up and

By Everett Potter I first met Adam Rapp in Namibia a few years ago at the Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS). He was there to show off some rather cool shirts and pants that he called Pick-Pocket Proof, designed after a year of vagabonding around the world. His company is

By Everett Potter Let’s get the bad news out of the way first. Your smart phone – and I don’t care which one it is, who made it or which iteration you might have – will never take pictures as sharp, focused and defined as a good SLR can. Nor