July 2019

By Julie Snyder What’s not to like about Ashland? Nestled in a mountain valley halfway between San Francisco and Portland, the southern Oregon community is a mecca of culture and cuisine, a launching pad for winter and summer recreation, and a cradle of small-town charm. The 1850s mill town once

By Monique Burns  Watching the sun set over the sands of balmy Durban, South Africa, is utterly romantic. Yet no less an authority than Lonely Planet has also called the steamy couples’ getaway one of the world’s most family-friendly beach resorts. Durban’s “Golden Mile”—four miles of broad sandy beaches along

By Shari Hartford When I visit a resort – island, mountain or seaside – I look forward to a large luxurious room with every accoutrement, lots of relaxing space and, best of all, a sumptuous bathroom. However, when I’m in a city, my needs change greatly. I want convenience and

By Everett Potter REI Co-op, the specialty outdoor retailer and active travel provider, has partnered with AutoCamp to bring immersive outdoor experiences for visitors to Yosemite National Park. It’s a marriage of the great outdoors and high design in the setting of a national park. AutoCamp Yosemite is a three-hour drive from San

By Brian E. Clark Images courtesy Boulder CVB The early morning vista from my window at the posh St. Julien Hotel (stjulien.com) of the triangle-shaped Flatiron rock formations on the western edge of Boulder was stunning. The sun was low in the eastern sky, casting a soft glow over the

By Alexander Lobrano The recent opening of Brasserie Bellanger is another sign of one of the best dining trends in Paris today–the renaissance of city’s affordable dining scene. This category of restaurants had long been abandoned by most Parisians to backpacking students as the food they served slouched towards mediocrity.