November 2018

By Marian Betancourt It was like being in a Thomas Cole painting, surrounded by the ancient mountains full of trees flaunting spectacular shades of yellow, orange and occasionally, a startling bright red, despite an overcast sky. As one of seven passengers seated comfortably in a large van less than 100

By Everett Potter There’s an incredible array of travel gear and gadgets out there. So here are 10 items that can make your travels safer, easier and more comfortable. Leica D-Lux 7 Who doesn’t want a great travel camera that goes steps beyond an iPhone? Enter the new Leica D-Lux

By Brian E. Clark When Seth Kugel’s parents sent him off to Kenya at age 16 for a six-week YMCA exchange program, the way he viewed travel was forever changed. Kugel, author of the newly released Rediscovering Travel, A Guide for the Globally Curious (Liveright, $26.95), had made other, more mundane

Georgia: Adventure for the Soul from GLP Films on Vimeo. By Rob Holmes and GLP Films The rugged and unspoiled nature of the Georgian Caucasus Mountains has been luring the adventurous to its untamed rivers, scaleable canyon walls, and monastery-topped summits for generations. Today, it’s these very same pristine landscapes

By Bart Beeson Looking at the manicured grounds and castle-like façade of the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu in La Malbaie, Quebec, it’s not hard to imagine folks in 1900’s-era attire disembarking from a steamship and heading up the walkway, followed by porters lugging steamer trunks full of luggage. The hotel,

Whether you’re heading for Mustique, Montana or Machu Picchu this winter, there’s a bag to make your travels easier. Here are 10 standouts in this highly competitive market. Patagonia Lightweight Travel Tote Pack 22L A daypack for your exploration of Dublin, Paris or Prague? A knapsack for beach excursions on

By Alexander Lobrano Astair is the newest address of a trio of the French capital’s most innovative restaurateurs–Jean Valfort, Charles Drouhaut and Jean-François Monfort. This team has real gift for delivering restaurants that hit a bull’s eye in terms of what Parisians want to eat right now (Canard et Champagne and

Story by Anita Stewart A few decades ago Julia Child’s television career was nearly cut short because her presentation was ‘too 1950’s’. Fortunately a wise network picked up her show and the rest is culinary history.  Her presence as one of the earliest of television chefs laid the foundation for

By Monique Burns I’m in Suzhou, the cultural heart of China, only a half-hour bullet-train ride west of high-tech  Shanghai.  Led by local tour company More Fun Asia, I and four other women, including two New Yorkers, a Canadian from Vancouver and an American living in London, are exploring Suzhou,

Story & photos by Marian Betancourt When you look up at the statue of Cornelius Vanderbilt standing atop Grand Central Station, you recognize a railroad tycoon. However, Vanderbilt (1794-1877) began his working life ferrying Staten Island oysters across New York harbor to markets in Manhattan at a time when half