August 2021

By Alexander Lobrano The Paris restaurant scene has deliciously come back to life after the challenges of two recent lockdowns, and a talented new generation of chefs are serving intriguing contemporary French cooking that leaps beyond the cliches of la bistronomie (modern French bistro cooking) with an emphasis on simplicity

By Larry Olmsted Masks are back, like it or not, while for travelers they never went away. All flights, and in most places any public transport, requires them, and so do many destinations both domestically and abroad, especially indoors. Even where they are not required, they are a very good

By Everett Potter There’s good news from our neighbor to the north about the upcoming ski and snowboard season. Club Med, the pioneer of all-inclusive resort vacations, is openings its first Canadian resort in December in Quebec. With Canada now open to US travelers, the opening of the new Club Med Québec is

By Ann Abel Near the eastern edge of Portugal’s Algarve coast, there’s a yellow pyramid-shaped hotel that’s enormous enough to see from Tavira, more than 12 miles away. You can also see it from Spain, and although you can’t see it from space, the thought did cross my mind. Not

By Everett Potter Windstar Cruises has announced a new 79-day Grand European Bucket List Adventure. It is the longest itinerary ever offered by the award-winning small ship cruise line. This Grand European cruise will depart Stockholm, Sweden on July 25, 2023 and embark on a new voyage that spans 22

By Everett Potter Hawaii is currently experiencing an unprecedented tourism boom. If you don’t believe it, just try booking a late summer getaway or a fall vacation. Or maybe you have Christmas and New Year’s on the islands in mind? Good luck. “Demand is through the roof,” says John Di

By Bart Beeson Peering over the edge of White Horse Ledge in North Conway, New Hampshire, I had to fight the urge to grab on to a nearby tree. The smooth granite rocks slope away and then drop off precipitously, leaving the impression that you could just slide right off

By Larry Olmsted For such a popular vacation and conference destination, New Orleans has always been surprisingly short on top tier luxury hotels. That is about to change. That’s why the new Four Seasons, opening in one-week (August 17, 2021) is such a big deal – it is exactly what the

By Everett Potter In the heyday of rail travel, when Agatha Christie was penning Murder on the Orient Express, overnight trains crisscrossed the European continent. Yet many of those routes had all but ended about a decade ago, as trains fell out of favor and low-cost airlines and inexpensive buses

By Everett Potter Airstream, Inc., the maker of the iconic “silver bullet” travel trailer, has just announced a new vehicle that’s a partnership with Pottery Barn, a portfolio brand of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM). You can credit the pandemic, which has driven the current craze for RV travel and the