February 2019

By Steve Jermanok All it takes is one ride along the Adriatic Sea to appreciate the splendor of Puglia, the region of southern Italy close to the heel of the boot. We biked up and down sweeping hills with the blue expanse of water always by our side. The sweet

Story and photos by Bart Beeson It’s difficult to truly appreciate the scale and sheerness of Yosemite’s El Capitan monolith until you’re standing right beneath it. The rock wall rises up from the valley with a jarring suddenness. On a recent trip to Yosemite, my first time to the park,

Story by “Chez” Chesak Photos by Austin Coop, Two Lane America It’s 2,448 miles of blacktop Americana, stretching from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California. It passes through three time zones, eight states, and takes at least two weeks to drive (if you do it right). Hit songs have been

By Everett Potter For sophisticated travelers, an Alaska cruise presents a classic travel conundrum. The magnificent fjords, glaciers and small coastal towns beckon, along with the possibilities of abundant wildlife sightings of brown bears and whales. On the other hand, setting sail with several thousand other passengers in a large

By Geri Bain .By Geri Bain I felt quite grand each time I walked through the stone archway into the elegant main hall of the Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace. It was built in 1906 in the Art Nouveau/Secessionist architectural style that was sweeping Europe at the turn of the

By Everett Potter The #VanLife movement is getting stronger every year, and RV companies have responded with an increasing number of models aimed at Millennials, Boomers and everyone in between. But while many new recreational vehicles easily crest the six-figure mark, there are some companies making incredibly affordable trailers that

Story & photos by Julie Snyder It was all a labor of love—heavy on the labor. After my adventure at a spay/neuter clinic in Peru in 2017, I was hankering for another intense, short-term encounter beneficial to animals. Earlier this year, I’d signed on with the Animal Rescue Team (ART)

By Josephine Parr Steps away from the beach and large resorts, and nestled next to the lagoon of Condado Beach, is O:live Boutique Hotel (www.oliveboutiquehotel.com), a charming respite from the busy tourist destination of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The nondescript street gives way to a European influenced oasis. Opened by

We’ve partnered with WhereNext to give away a free trip to Colombia! How to play Watch The Birders, a documentary film of the places, people, and birds of northern Colombia (link below) and choose three species of birds in the film that catch your eye for any reason. Enter the names of the birds

By Geri Bain There is no mistaking the fact that Aria Hotel Budapest by the Library Hotel Collection is all about music. A fanciful piano keyboard swirls along the lobby floor from the front entrance to a real grand piano, which is played during the complimentary daily afternoon wine and