January 2018

By Monique Burns In Northern Germany, Hamburg, the great port on the River Elbe, is festive year round.  In spring, summer and fall, sightseeing boats, freighters, ferries and tall ships fill the harbor while canoes, kayaks and paddleboats ply the leafy Alster Lakes.  Winter brings Christmas Markets with hand-crafted ornaments

Story & photos by Josephine Parr Portugal had been on my “list” for as long as I can remember. Maybe, even as a child, I felt connected to the exploring spirit of the country’s past. Now, about to celebrate a birthday that brought a new decade, it was time for

By Bart Beeson Eric Larsen is a man on a mission. The highly accomplished polar explorer and mountaineer is committed to showing people how to enjoy cold weather activities. “My goal is to get people to get out and enjoy recreating in a season that’s often intimidating,” he says. So on a recent trip

By Alexander Lobrano A really excellent recent meal at Le Flaubert, which was originally called Le Bistrot d’a Cote when two-star Michelin chef Michel Rostang first opened it thirty years ago, got me to thinking about the impact of the internet on restaurant writing. To wit, the only reason I had

by Geri Bain Windstar Cruises, which has three sailing ships and three motor yachts, has long been on my professional radar for its small ship, port-intensive sailings, so I was excited to experience the Star Breeze motor yacht with my 23-year-old daughter this fall on the 10-day Venetian Passageways sailing