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By Larry Olmsted Do you have an appetite for Social Media? In a city known for its dearth of high-end red meat options, you might think the arrival of a new luxury steakhouse would be big news. But at the just opened downtown location of Boston Chops, the real star

By Ann Abel The world has fallen in love with Lisbon. For many good reasons. (Case in point: I loved it enough to move here.) But it’s a shame that so many people’s visits to Portugal begin and end with the (increasingly crowded) capital. Many of the country’s charms lie

Story by Jules Older, photos by Effin Older Face it — you go to Hawaii for sun and sand. You don’t go to Hawaii for clouds and rain. But. All those swaying palms and impossibly green tropical plants didn’t grow in a desert. Sometimes it rains, even in paradise. No

By Everett Potter For nearly 50 years, the name Frontiers International Travel has been synonymous with epic fly fishing trips to exotic locales like Iceland, Patagonia, and Christmas Island, not to mention Mauritius, the Seychelles and the Maldives. But things at Frontiers are changing under Mollie Fitzgerald, co-owner of the

By Alexander Lobrano Though the TripAdvisor reviews may not yet reflect it, Le Vaudeville, one of the most legendary brasseries in Paris, is back. Following a sensitive renovation by new owners the Groupe Bertrand, it’s much better than it’s been for a longtime. To be sure, it’s not a place one

  by Kim D. McHugh   My eyes are about eight inches from the edge of a rug with a colorful, Southwestern pattern. I’m specifically looking at six or eight tight rows of yarn, an indicator that it an excellent reproduction of a Navajo rug, but not truly Navajo. My tutorial is compliments

By Monique Burns   With super–tall skyscrapers and a booming economy, Shanghai is Asia’s answer to the 23rd century. But China’s high–tech showcase hasn’t forgotten its roots.  Take Yuyuan Garden with pavilions and plantings based on centuries–old landscape designs. Or the riverside Bund with elegant buildings from the 1920s and 1930s

By Bill Triplett Quick, what do the Rolling Stones, Foo Fighters, Keith Urban, Lady Gaga, Billy Joel, Bryan Adams, Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars, Bon Jovi, the Black Keys, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Sting, Charles Aznavour, Elton John and a ton of other musical heavyweights have in common? At one point or

By Everett Potter I first came across the work of landscape photographer Charlie Waite some 30 years ago when he published a book called The National Trust Book of Long Walks with the now legendary writer Adam Nicolson. It was a terrific piece of work and still retains pride of place on

Story and photos by Kim D. McHugh I am leaning over a long, glass topped display case admiring four similar Native American bracelets. To my untrained eyes they look virtually identical, each appearing to be made using silver and turquoise. But to my surprise, I’m told by the proprietor of