January 2022

By Everett Potter If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we need to self-select and maintain our own pod or bubble as much as we can. That’s especially true with adventure travel. Instead of traveling with strangers, why not travel with people that you know? For those who

By Everett Potter The coast of Maine is one of the most dramatic and photographed places in the country. Thanks to a jagged and undulating coastline that has myriad inlets, coves and bays, it totals up to a staggering 3,478 miles. For photographers, that means that there are endless opportunities

By Paul Clemence A good hotel offers not only comfort but also is able to transport you to another world. That’s the case with the Hotel Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, located at the tip of sprawling Copacabana Beach and the first outpost of the group in South America. The

By Everett Potter Just when we thought it was safe to travel again, Omicron arrived. I seem to have spent more time making and cancelling travel plans in the past few months than I’d care to admit. While the coast is far from clear, it seems like carpe diem should be

By Brian E. Clark A cold-weather trip to Door County, Wisconsin can mean having much of the peninsula, its parks, trails and lodging options to yourself. That’s a far cry from this past summer when it was hard to find a room at any inn on the peninsula.  According to James

By Jules Older I’ve always felt that American food is seriously underappreciated. Is there anything better than a juicy hamburger, medium rare? Than just-picked corn on the cob, lightly salted and buttered? Than watermelon munched on the deck, followed by a seed-spitting competition? Clearly not. Though if you talk to

By Catherine Sabino While there are enough attractions in Rome to keep you busy no matter how long your vacation, should you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the Eternal City, or are looking for new parts of Italy to explore, you don’t have to travel far to

by Richard West Amidst the world’s most beautiful city (or is it Venice?), minutiae spotted during two days wandering Paris’s back streets, quais, bridges, passages, parks, squares, an arcade or two in perfect back end of the year weather—sunny, 60f, calm—during a recent New Year’s Eve visit.      

By Brian E. Clark When Sonia Gil graduated from Cornell University with a degree in plant biology nearly 20 years ago, she had no idea what the future held. So Gil, who grew up in Caracas, Venezuela, returned to her homeland, joined an NGO (non-governmental agency) and worked in the

By Everett Potter The big news out of Park City, Utah is that the Sundance Film Festival, the most important forum for independent films in the world, is going virtual this year. Given the situation with the Omicron variant, it comes as little surprise. While this is disappointment to the