September 2017

By Bobbie Leigh It didn’t take long for the sun-lit islands along the Dalmatian Coast to be rediscovered after the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement in 1995. First locals from Serbia, Croatia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina arrived for family vacations.  They were followed by Europeans and eventually,  North Americans, all of

By Ruth J. Katz If these walls could talk… We are referring to the walls of the chic restaurant The Leopard at des Artistes, located in the legendary Hôtel des Artistes, 1 West 67th Street, in New York City.  The walls are awash with nine panels, the first of which was

By Buzzy Gordon My fond memories of the island of Phuket in Thailand bring back images of lolling at the beach while sipping a refreshing cocktail, followed by a blissful dunk in my villa’s private plunge pool. It is no wonder I was anxious to return — although this time

By Julie Snyder It started with a dog named Lola. In May of 2009, Portlanders Courtney Dillard and Matt Webber were kicking off a three-month South American adventure in Huanchaco, Peru, a surfing hotspot some 350 miles north of Lima near the city of Trujillo. As they were preparing to

ATCF members provide project funding, nominate projects and then vote on the projects.

Story & photos by Chris “Chez” Chesak When most people conjure up a mental image of Bermuda, they certainly envision fabulous pink and white beaches, azure blue waters, businessmen dressed in nappy shorts, and, invariably, couples. While the island, still officially a British Overseas Territory, is a fantastic haven for

Story and photos by Neil Wolkodoff Years ago, walking the Las Vegas Strip was much easier, and cabs and shuttles were convenient forms of transportation. What appears to have changed is all the strip properties have maxed out shopping, dining, and attractions in their respective areas in the hunt for

By Ruth J. Katz I knew it would be a special birthday celebration: I (along with Jack Benny, in spirit) was celebrating yet another anniversary of my 39th natal day and I would be spending it in Siem Reap, Cambodia, with colleagues (they, corporeal). Angkor Wat (“Capital Temple”), long a

By Deborah Loeb Bohren White Sands National Monument  is an easy three and a half hour drive south of Albuquerque. Part of the National Park Service, White Sands is a surreal landscape of 144,000 acres of rare white gypsum sand dunes that feel more like being on the moon than