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By Everett Potter Dan Austin has a passion for family travel. That’s true not only of the trips he’s been offering for over two decades at Austin Adventures but in the very company he’s created. It’s a bona fide family business with his wife and two grown children, born from his

By Everett Potter Have you ever wanted to go for a day hike but not known what gear to take with you or how to go about planning a trip with your friends and family? EPTR contributor and Maine adventurer Jeffrey Ryan has just published A Hike in the Woods,

By Michael Kiefer Among the lesser-known entries in Leonardo DaVinci’s notebooks is a sketch for a perpetual-motion machine powered by the hot air from a single Italian tour guide. They can talk forever. Every church, every piazza, every village is the most be-you-ti-ful in all of Italy. Then follows a

By Everett Potter Where is the best hotel room view in Boston? Well, I know my hometown, and a question like this is sure to give rise to an argument or two. But for my money, you really can’t beat a light-filled room with a very historic view at the Fairmont

By Ann Abel While Lisbon has lately captured the world’s attention (or at least mine), Portugal’s second city has been stepping out of the shadows. Lately, it has grown into a place where there is far more to do than taste fortified wine and embark on Douro River cruises. Truth

Story & photos by Brian E. Clark When New Zealand native Sarah Walls arrived in Telluride a dozen years ago, something clicked. “I was blown away,” said the veteran ski instructor and examiner who goes by the nickname “Sem.” “I thought, ‘Oh my god, this is the place,’” said the

By Everett Potter Discovering Ireland through its food is a relatively new concept. In fact, it’s safe to say that no one went to the Emerald Isle on a mission to dine until the mid-1980s, with the advent of pioneering restaurants like Ballymaloe House in County Cork, where the late

By Everett Potter The hottest restaurant reservation in America isn’t for some chic Manhattan eatery, a clubby Chicago brasserie or a hip dining room in LA or Miami. Instead, it’s for a small, seasonal restaurant located in a former grist mill in rural Maine. The restaurant is called The Lost Kitchen and

By Alexander Lobrano When a rooster crows, the French transcribe the sound it makes as cocorico. Even after living in France for over thirty years, I’ve never quite been able to retool my SONY Walkman ruined Connecticut-born ears to hear that. Mais peu importe, (But that’s of no importance, or, in more

By Larry Olmsted The new generation multi-mountain passes are the best deals in winter sports, and every year they are introduced right now at the lowest prices of the season, with incentives to encourage early sales. If you are going to buy one you might as well do it early, because