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By Everett Potter In the heyday of rail travel, when Agatha Christie was penning Murder on the Orient Express, overnight trains crisscrossed the European continent. Yet many of those routes had all but ended about a decade ago, as trains fell out of favor and low-cost airlines and inexpensive buses

By Everett Potter Airstream, Inc., the maker of the iconic “silver bullet” travel trailer, has just announced a new vehicle that’s a partnership with Pottery Barn, a portfolio brand of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM). You can credit the pandemic, which has driven the current craze for RV travel and the

By Brian E. Clark When Kate Schade moved from her college digs at the University of New Hampshire to Wyoming in 1993, she never anticipated that she’d one day be heading a company that will produce between 5 and 6 million energy bars this year. She was simply following in her

New gear for summer travels from Oru Kayak, Kodiak, Bajio, Clothing Arts and Jack Wolfskin. By Everett Potter   Oru Inlet Kayak About six years ago, at the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Gorman Chairback Lodge in Maine, I watched two women carry what appeared to be a large white plastic suitcase

By Catherine Sabino When seeking out new destinations in Italy, you often don’t have to go far to find them. Even as popular an area as the Italian Riviera has a good choice of intriguing villages and towns that many well-traveled visitors have yet to discover. Here are four coastal

By Everett Potter Summer in the U.S. usually synonymous with boating, but this summer, boat sales are off the charts and availability is scarce. According to the Brunswick Corporation, the company that owns Mercury, Boston Whaler, Lund, Bayliner, Sea Ray, Lowe Boats, among other well-known brands, you can credit the

By Ann Abel One night at dinner at Agriturismo Ramusè, I watched with delight as Paolo Ciccioli spent a full 30 seconds shaving a black truffle over my pasta. (I’m not exaggerating—I have the iPhone video to prove it.) That was just the primo piatto, halfway through a dinner in which all three

Story & photos by Brian E. Clark Eau Claire, a city of 75,000 at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers in northwestern Wisconsin, takes its public art seriously. Very seriously. With more than 50 sculptures – some serious, some whimsical – scattered mostly about its downtown, Eau

By Beverly Stephen Restaurants attract tourists and locals alike.  Nobody knows this better than that master of creating a buzz, hotelier and nightlife impresario Ian Schrager, co-creator of Studio 54. He’s counting on a splashy new Peruvian restaurant to draw a chic crowd to his completely rebranded 28-story Public Hotel

By Larry Olmsted As one of the world’s favorite tourism and vacation travel destinations, Las Vegas constantly has big, high-profile openings. But this week saw the biggest in many years. Resorts World Las Vegas is an all-new build with more than 3,500 rooms, immediately making it one of the ten biggest