December 2019

By Ann Abel The world keeps growing. Every traveler I know says their wish list constantly grows longer. Deciding is difficult, so I asked my unofficial (but super-smart) team of advisers. They keep their ears on their clients’ interests and their eyes on the adventures they themselves have around the

By Everett Potter There are a handful of small private island resorts scattered off the coast of Belize, the ultimate getaways for beachgoers seeking peace and quiet in a stunning tropical setting. Seasoned beachgoers like to say that these islands are the way that much of the Caribbean used to

By Brian E. Clark Keys can be a pain, especially if you have one for the front door of your building, another for your apartment, one for your mailbox, still others for work, your car, your workout locker and on an on. So Michael Tunney, a former robotics engineer in

By Jules Older I know it’s unusual to start a gear guide for travelers with a book, but I’m tripling down with not one, not two, but three books. All will resonate with travelers, and one, with skiers. The first is Travel with Purpose: A Field Guide To Voluntourism by

  By Everett Potter The ultimate seasonal diversion in New York City this December just might be the Holiday Train Show® at The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG). While this is the 28th iteration of the show, an astonishing new space makes it feel like a brand new exhibit. For those

By David McKay Wilson  The snow kept falling during our spring break in South Lake Tahoe – on the shores and in the glorious mountains nearby North America’s largest alpine lake. It flurried at Sierra-at-Tahoe during our warm-up day, as we floated through powder in a magical lichen-covered forest.  It

  By Everett Potter January may be the ideal month to take a European ski trip, to hit the slopes of Zermatt or Grindelwald or Kitzbühel and spend a full week skiing and dive deep into the rich ski lifestyle that Europe offers.     Why January? Start with airfares.

Reviewed By Gerrie Summers     Key Smart Urban 21 Commuter Backpack I’m a big backpack person. I find them more convenient and they (usually) place less stress on my back and shoulders than totes. The only problem, when I travel with one, I can’t find anything—I usually dump items

Reviewed by Bobbie Leigh This year’s cookbooks reflect new flavors and priorities, the basics and beyond. The big surprise and most welcome is a massive, totally updated  JOY OF COOKING by John Becker and Megan Scott.  The first Joy was published in 1931 and rapidly became the home cook’s bible.

By Catherine Sabino Each country has its own (bad or good) practices when it comes to dealing with the hours between meals, ranging from the chronic consumption of on-the-run nibbles to partaking in delightful rituals like the English custom of afternoon tea. Italians aren’t big on what they call merende, or