September 2022

By Larry Olmsted My nephew got married this summer, and with not a lot of lead time, told me they wanted to honeymoon for two weeks, split between Venice and Greece. That’s a good trip – so good that these happen to currently be the two hottest summer destinations in

By Everett Potter Seeing Europe on two wheels is always a good idea, especially on a trip planned by experts. Here are four new bike rides for 2023 from some of the best tour operators in the business Italy: La Via Francigena Since 1989, Ciclismo Classico has been the go-to

By Brian E. Clark The Chabris family of Cincinnati has international, intergeneration travel down pat. And then some. In recent years, they’ve journeyed – mostly with the luxe outfitter Abercrombie and Kent (abercrombiekent.com) – to France, Italy, Mongolia, China, and Africa. The most recent trip for the Chabris clan, consisting

By Catherine Sabino Cinque Terre’s fame has brought Italy’s southern Riviera new attention, with travelers seeking out neighboring villages in search of extra helpings of rustic coastal charm. Portovenere, although an outstanding destination in its own right, has sometimes been dubbed the “sixth” of the five famed hamlets because of

By Brian E. Clark In more than two decades of living in California during my peripatetic newspaper career, I traveled the state from north to south. (East to West, too.) I called San Francisco, Nevada City, Davis, Modesto, and San Diego home and wrote about places from Mount Shasta in

By Everett Potter Prints for Wildlife, a pioneering photographic print fundraiser featuring world-class nature photographers, is returning in 2022. The organization raised $1.75 million for the non-profit African Parks as a result of two earlier print sales, selling more than 15,000 unique wildlife prints. It comes back this year with

By Sandy MacDonald Don’t tell anyone, but Nantucket was just awful this past summer. No, wait – do get the word out, because thanks to an invasion of “influencers” and their sheeplike influencees, the place was mobbed. Mile-long traffic jams became the norm – and the crescent-shaped island is only

By Everett Potter Bowlus, a leader in performance luxury recreation vehicles, has unveiled the world’s first production all-electric RV, the Volterra luxury travel trailer. The Volterra is fully electric-powered, with a 100-percent increase in battery capacity from previous models. It also offers the first application of AeroSolar™ in the RV

By Brian E. Clark For Alex and Laura Kohl’s first sailboat charter, they wanted a vessel they could depend on and that would be fun to sail. The San Diego couple found it in the Cyclades archipelago of Greece earlier this summer.  Their boat, the Orsalia, was a one-year-old, 39-foot DuFour

Story by James Mckenzie Photos by Paul Clemence When one thinks of Mexico’s Riviera Maya it’s easy to think of wild, partying Cancun Spring breakers carousing. Others seek out all-inclusive resorts where they can fully relax and enjoy the tropical weather. There are certainly plenty of such resort options to