September 2019

By Everett Potter A company called Collective Retreats, which set up a luxury tent camp on Governors Island in New York harbor last year, has unveiled a new accommodation type. Outlook Shelters is their first non-tent accommodations. If you’ve ever gone on safari, you’ll have a visual of what’s on

By Julie Snyder While Portland prides itself on an eclectic collection of hip hotels, the city is just as proud of its lodging with a vintage vibe. No longer hipsters, our favorites fall in the latter category. There’s Hotel deLuxe, an art deco homage to Hollywood, with its gorgeous high-ceilinged

Photos by Phillip N. Wheat, Intro by Everett Potter A few times a year, I head off to Switzerland and Italy for National Geographic Expeditions and lecture on an amazing trip called Swiss Trains & the Italian Lake District. We start in Zurich, and then head to Zermatt, St. Moritz,

A GIFT from Quentin Little on Vimeo.   Longtime EPTR contributor Marc Kristal has created a 28-day Kickstarter campaign, to raise $200,000 to fully fund production and completion of a film called A Gift.   Below, you’ll find a link to the project page, with information about the film and

By Larry Olmsted I’ve stayed twice in the past year at the NoMad Hotel in New York City, once as a guest of the property and once incognito as a paying customer. Both times I was impressed. There are a lot of hotels in a lot of different styles and

By Monique Burns Relatively few Americans have ever visited Bonn. You might have heard about the former West German capital on the news. But chances are you’ve never experienced the city unless you were a German bureaucrat in a past life. That’s all about to change. For a full year,

  By Everett Potter There are somewhere between 3,168 and 4,600 islands lying off the coast of Maine. As for that disparity in numbers, is an island still an island if it’s submerged at high tide? It depends on who you’re talking to. Some Maine islands are wooded, and some

By Anita Stewart The real Prince Edward Island begins where the pavement ends.  Map numbers seem to indicate highways and they always do lead somewhere, perhaps a hard-packed beach where you can walk alone for miles or a sandstone shoreline sparkled with sea glass.  But even with official-looking highway markers,

By Melissa Coleman It may be a well-known secret that September is one of Maine’s best months. Even still, it remains less crowded than summer, as vacationing families return home for school and work. And the light takes on a golden hue that says, “The warm days are almost over,

By Everett Potter For decades, I’ve spent at least a part of my summers on a lake in Western Maine. It’s an environment that I’ve come to love and cherish, from the early morning cries of a loon to the warm swimming waters and the smell of pine trees. So