August 2018

By Everett Potter The discovery of eight bodies on the streets of the city of Cancun, Mexico on August 23 not only raised the idea of safety in Mexico yet again but cast a fresh light on the US State Department’s new travel warning system, which was rolled out in

By Alexander Lobrano Tucked away in one of the ancient and atmospheric side streets that survived the massacre of Les Halles*, the great central food market that was once ‘the Belly of Paris,’ La Poule au Pot is a long-running address that once attracted a bon-vivant crowd of celebrities and night owls

By Everett Potter There are a handful of adventure travel companies that really define the genre. Wilderness Travel is among them.  The 40 year old company creates extraordinary itineraries, has legions of repeat travelers and has a knack for discovering or rediscovering lost corners of the earth. I recently had chance a

By William C. Triplett Some music festivals are known primarily just for the music — think Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park or Coachella in Southern California. Then there are festivals in magical destinations, like the Mozart Festival in Salzburg and the Primavera Sound in Barcelona. There’s

  Story & photos by Josephine Parr Legend has it that the colorful buildings of Cartagena used to be white until an ophthalmologist, who owned a paint store, convinced the town leaders that white buildings in the bright sun were bad for citizens’ eyes, resulting in everyone having to repaint

By Shari Hartford Sometimes you encounter a perfect fit…it can be a store you visit time and time again, the perfect pair of shoes and then, sometimes, it’s a great hotel. Not one on a spectacular list, not one on the lips of the hip, but one that just gets

By Anita Stewart By Anita Stewart There is a majesty here – just as founder Anthony von Mandl envisioned it from the beginning in 1981. Set atop an ancient, well-worn mountain overlooking British Columbia’s Okanagan valley, Mission Hill Family Estate Winery is the most beautiful winery in Canada. From its

By Everett Potter Elizabeth Minchilli leads a life that many of us can only dream of. The author of nine books on Italian food and culture, she divides her time between a rooftop apartment in Rome and a restored farmhouse in Umbria. Her monthly newsletter, a sort of diary of

By Monique Burns Strolling along the Huangpu River, through the venerable district known as the Bund, is one of the great pleasures of visiting Shanghai, China’s dazzling coastal metropolis.  Not only do the Bund’s ornate 19th and early 20th-century buildings form a stunning visual tableau, but they offer fascinating insights