March 2021

By Ann Abel Say what you will about 2020 and Covid-19, but they forced the hospitality world to get creative. There were lockdown weekend promotions, transitions toward cowork spaces and even luxury quarantine packages. Now, with many parts of the world still a long ways off from being able to have a normal tourist

  By Everett Potter When the term medical flight is mentioned, most people envision some unlucky climber being airlifted from Everest Base Camp. They don’t think of someone like my father-in-law, who contracted Legionnaire’s Disease in his late 70’s while traveling in Estonia a decade ago. Yes, he did have

By Everett Potter One of the long-time anomalies of Florida’s East Coast is Delray Beach. The city, which boasts a terrific stretch of sandy beach on the Atlantic Ocean and has a prime location on the Intracoastal Waterway, was a sleepy outlier for years. It was a place you drove

By David McKay Wilson There’s still life in this year’s pandemic-altered ski season. In mid-March, as winter turned to spring, and the hard-pack on the northern Vermont slopes softened in the bright spring sun, I headed for the Mad River Valley for four days to ski Sugarbush and Mad River

By Brian E. Clark Dave Holdener, who runs the luxurious Inn at Wawanissee Point near Devil’s Lake State Park with his wife, Trudy, likes to boast that he has the best view in Wisconsin from the huge picture windows on the south side of his lodge. Others might dispute that claim. But

  By Bobbie Leigh “I reveal what shows and what doesn’t show,” declared Alice Neel (1900-84)  in one of many YouTube clips.  In fact, before you visit “Alice Neel: People Come First,” the artist’s first museum retrospective in more than 20 years, be sure to check out her Johnny Carson

By Everett Potter For those intrigued by the concept of hitting the open road in a luxury van, the sage advice is to make plans now. Last summer was off the charts for such rentals and this year is already shaping up to outpace it, according to the folks at

By Everett Potter It will be a subdued St. Patrick’s Day yet again this year because of the ongoing pandemic. The global shutdown commenced a little more than a year ago, so once again the celebration of all thing Irish will be uncharacteristically quiet. But March 17 also raises the

By Larry Olmsted Every few years Las Vegas reinvents itself in some way to broaden its tourism appeal – this time it is through sports. Some of these pushes have worked better than others, and while the city pretty much gave up on its years ago to compete with places

By Ann Abel Honestly, it’s difficult to write cheerfully about travel these days. But a few weeks ago, I found some intriguing news in the midst of my pre-dawn doomscrolling. India’s government had thrown down a challenge for dedicated travelers to visit 15 of the country’s highlights before the end of