July 2022

How two years in China changed my tastebuds and outlook on my hometown Story & photos by Kirsten Harrington From crunchy fried frog and lip-tingling mapo tofu to flakey donkey meat sandwiches and durian ice cream, living in China was a non-stop culinary adventure. For two years I challenged my

By Everett Potter Manhattan has long been a place where exclusivity reigns. So it seems fitting that it’s home to a new property, The Ned NoMad, which is both a members’ club and luxury hotel that opened a few weeks ago. Situated in the 1903 Beaux Arts Johnston Building, it

Story and photos by Neil Wolkodoff Your baggage and contents are damaged on a trip with the airlines. They owe you. Maybe, maybe not. My travel golf bag had significant damage on a recent golf trip. It appeared to be caught in a belt or from a Velociraptor missing a

By Everett Potter If it’s summer and there’s water around, there must be a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) on the horizon. This sport that grew out of the surfing culture shows no sign of stopping. You can use a SUP to go for a quiet paddle on a lake, test your

By Brian E. Clark Karen Yule grew up in a village north of Dublin, Ireland, far from the Rocky Mountains.  (Around 4,500 miles away, more or less.) But when she visited the Colorado ski town of Breckenridge in 1994, she was hooked. “And I still am,” said Yule, managing director of the Summit

By Julian I. Graubart   Being cyclists at home in Washington, DC, where car traffic is a nightmare, my wife Barbara and I were excited to experience a city in which there are four times as many bikes as cars and bike lanes are ubiquitous. But, as pedestrians in Amsterdam

SLEEPING AROUND SAFELY with Michaela Guzy in Florence, Italy from OhThePeopleYouMeet.com on Vimeo.

By Everett Potter The famed French industrial architect and designer Philippe Starck might not be the first name that comes to mind when choosing to redesign one of Switzerland’s rarefied five-star hotels. Starck seemed a somewhat unlikely choice to deconstruct and reimagine the hotel Eden au Lac in Zurich, better

By Cathie Arquilla Costa Cruises’ new flagship, the Costa Toscana is a love letter to Italy. Adam Tihany, the Creative Director of the ship explained, “Costa wanted to build a ship that presents all the beauty and fantastic experiences of Italy. I said to myself, it’s an easy thing to

By Shari Hartford The pandemic hit every industry and every employee hard…both financially and personally. The service and hospitality industries were especially hard hit and continue to ride out the repercussions today. In New York City, I am happy to see the slow but steady progress of reopening, rebranding and