August 2023

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By Everett Potter Walking tours, don’t you know, may just be the best way to see the world. The pace is slow, the better to take in all the new sights and sounds around you. You can savor the landscape, the architecture, and the people you encounter, just as you

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By Beverly Stephen The corn predictably “looks like it’s climbing up to the sky.” The tomatoes are as sweet as candy.  The beaches are heavenly. The snail’s pace traffic is hellish. It’s August in The Hamptons. Just as predictably, everybody—or at least a good portion of New Yorkers looking for

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    By Sandy MacDonald To be a landlubber on this storied isle is to miss out on 71 percent of its glory: its watery surround. Alas, the skills drilled into me at Point O’Woods decades ago have dissolved amid the mists of time, so I won’t be skippering any time

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Words & images by Deborah Loeb Bohren When I travel somewhere new, I like to immerse myself in the local cuisine to get my bearings. My preference is for small, out-of-the-way places without a tourist in sight. But in cities like Tokyo — with over 13 million residents, 1,000 train

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By Larry Olmsted It’s a couple of pandemic years behind schedule, but on July 5th The Sphere was lit up for the first time, changing the Las Vegas skyline forever. But that was just a tease, and next month, on September 29, The Sphere will be opened in its full glory by U2

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By Everett Potter Maine might not be the first place that comes to mind when the word “surfing” is mentioned, yet the state has a long history of hardy surfers braving the cold waters of the Gulf of Maine in search of the perfect wave. That Maine surfing culture is


By Everett Potter Backroads has long been a leader and an innovator in the world of adventure travel. They’ve also been at the forefront of change, keeping tabs on fluctuating demographics and traveler demands. Back in 2020, during the heart of the pandemic, they first offered softer adventure trips called