April 2022

By Jeffrey Ryan Today is Frederick Law Olmsted’s 200th birthday. Many know him as “the man who designed Central Park” (along with partner Calvert Vaux) in 1857. But Olmsted’s influence on the American cultural landscape was, and remains, staggering in scope. National Parks, National Forests, National Monuments, college campuses, hospital

  By Jules Older Photos by Effin Older On February 20th, 2022, the Hundertwasser Art Centre opened in Whangārei, New Zealand. It opened smack in the middle of the country’s omicron outbreak. From start to that challenging opening day took 30 long years. Was it worth it? And why was

By Everett Potter For many years, the name Explora has been synonymous with Patagonia, the vast wilderness region at the tip of South America that straddles the neighboring countries of Chile and Argentina. This area has long been one of the grand prizes of travel for intrepid adventurers and Explora

By Everett Potter Maine has enjoyed a sizeable increase in visitors during the pandemic, as more people discover the considerable charms of its fabled rocky coastline, fishing villages and food scene. As visitors increase, so does the demand for small hotels that have a distinctive Maine flavor. Here are three 

Text: K.Mitchell Snow Photos: Paul Clemence In an upscale corner of Washington, DC dominated by center-hall brick colonials, the home architects Phillip Johnson and Richard Foster created in 1963 for the art collection of Carmen and David Kreeger aggressively asserts its individuality.   Unlike Washington’s better known mansion to museum conversion,

Story and Photos by Neil Wolkodoff On the big Blue Danube, the longest and widest river ship to cruise the famous waterway is the AmaMagna. Before your actual river journey, it is best to explore the embarkation and departing cities, given the distance traveled. AmaWaterways provides fully guided tour packages

By Ann Abel For all its grandeur and loveliness today, Vidago Palace, a lavish resort in the far north of Portugal, did not get off to the most auspicious of starts. In the early 20th century, when thermal springs resorts were all the rage, King Carlos I wanted a luxurious palace

By Brian E. Clark I’ve done cycling trips from Canada to Chile to Cuba to Ireland – to say nothing of pedaling through California’s wine country and riding across Iowa as part of RAGBRAI, an annual tour which attracts more than 10,000 cyclists every summer and is sometimes referred to

By Larry Olmsted When it comes to planning an island vacation in the Caribbean, there are tons of choices, big and small, with arguments to be made for just about every spot. But if you are a golfer, the options thin out dramatically. There are several smaller islands with one

By Everett Potter The war in Ukraine has led Vital Impacts, a conservation organization and print sale fundraiser aimed at travelers, to adjust its direction. The organization was created to reach out to travelers touched by their own encounters with the natural world, offering prints by National Geographic photographers, with