February 2019

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

By Larry Olmsted I get a lot of pitches for new travel apps and websites, and while I am always on the lookout for tools that will help my readers (and myself!) enjoy travel more, most of them are near useless. But I just test drove a good one. Searching

Think of it as the hottest hotel opening in New York this year. The TWA Hotel at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport will begin taking reservations on Valentine’s Day at noon EST on Thursday, February 14, 2019 for stays from May 15, 2019. Why all the excitement about an airport

By Ruth J. Katz I awoke from a dreamy slumber, in an exceptionally comfy bed in my handsome chamber at the Williamsburg Inn, startled by a pre-dawn rattle.  I shambled over to the window, and gazed out over the tranquil, still-moonlit, velvety green landscape—the first hole of the Gold Golf

By Monique Burns[ Great capitals go in and out of fashion.  Take Nanjing.   For decades, the city has been eclipsed by Beijing,  China’s political capital, 600 miles north.   Shanghai, China’s ultramodern business capital, 200 miles east, has stolen the spotlight, too, with 21st-century skyscrapers and 19th-century European landmarks along its