January 2020

  By Everett Potter For a small country, Ireland has a remarkable wealth of dramatic sites, hidden corners, and amazing discoveries. The problem is that left to your own devices in a rental car, a GPS and an itinerary on your iPad, you’ll have a great time but you’ll only

By Brian E. Clark Woodsmen have been chopping down trees in southern Sweden during the winter for hundreds of years, wearing various types of mitts to protect their hands. In 1936, Martin Magnusson perceived the need for a better kind of glove for lumberjacks, especially during his country’s sometimes bitter,

by Mark A. Thompson In the pale light of the tropical night, I slipped into the room. A ceiling fan purred the warm air. Outside on the terrace, palm fronds rustled and parted to reveal: a swimming pool illuminated blue on the manicured lawn two floors below. No one floating

By Everett Potter On a recent winter morning, in this Presidential year, I had the pleasure of waking up to a dramatic view of snow-covered Mt. Adams, Mt. Madison and Mt. Washington, the latter the highest peak in the Northeast at 6,288 feet. On this particular New Hampshire morning, it

By Everett Potter AutoCamp, the California company which owns and operates luxury glamping resorts in Santa Barbara, Russian River Valley, and Yosemite National Park, has announced it will open a fourth location. The new AutoCamp is on Cape Cod, and is scheduled to open in the fall of 2020.   This

Story and photos by Bart Beeson It’s no surprise that you’re going to have to follow some rules when visiting Chernobyl, the still highly radioactive site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster. On a recent visit, the guides laid out a series of particular rules, most of which were in

By Catherine Sabino In his groundbreaking and best-selling book, The Italians (published in 1964), Luigi Barzini wrote about the ever-growing flocks of travelers turning up in his homeland after World War II, even imagining a time when the number of tourists might equal or exceed the country’s population. That moment seems

By Gerrie Summers Green Spain, is the name given to the natural (and green) region in northern Spain, located along the Atlantic Coast, stretching from the border of Portugal to the border of France. Since it is, for the most part, unspoiled and therefore not yet overrun by tourists, there

By Alexander Lobrano Le P’tit Canon is a perfect and very happy example of a good uncomplicated Parisian neighborhood bistro. It’s a lively, friendly, well-run place with a pretty Belle Epoque style dining room with a big bar up front where you can stop by on your own for a

By William C. Triplett There are so many reasons to ski Steamboat Springs – the slopes, the shops, the restaurants, the hot springs, to name just a few – but the main one for me is the snow. I know, “Champagne Powder™” sounds like such a marketing hook, the kind