Artful Traveler

Photos by Phillip N. Wheat. Text by Everett Potter. Lake Como stands alone among the Italian lakes, 29 miles of waterway sheltered by forested mountains and lined with period villas that were the stage sets for literary and operatic history. I’m lucky to be there several times a year with

Words by Jules Older. Photos by Effin Older. Guerneville, California. It floods. And floods, and floods, and floods. Even now, it’s still replanting, rebuilding, re-opening from its most recent flood which, in February 2019, poured four feet of water over Main Street. While it’s indisputably true that floods cause heartache

Photos by Phillip N. Wheat, Intro by Everett Potter A few times a year, I head off to Switzerland and Italy for National Geographic Expeditions and lecture on an amazing trip called Swiss Trains & the Italian Lake District. We start in Zurich, and then head to Zermatt, St. Moritz,

A GIFT from Quentin Little on Vimeo.   Longtime EPTR contributor Marc Kristal has created a 28-day Kickstarter campaign, to raise $200,000 to fully fund production and completion of a film called A Gift.   Below, you’ll find a link to the project page, with information about the film and

By Monique Burns Relatively few Americans have ever visited Bonn. You might have heard about the former West German capital on the news. But chances are you’ve never experienced the city unless you were a German bureaucrat in a past life. That’s all about to change. For a full year,

Story & photos by Paul Clemence At the recent opening of the new exhibit at the Parrish Art Museum, “Abstract Climates: Helen Frankenthaler in Provincetown” , both Lise Motherwell, the painter’s stepdaughther, and Elizabeth Smith, director of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, spoke of the painter’s abstract way of invoking the

By Julie Snyder The first time I went to a live taping of Live Wire, Portland’s quirky, home-grown radio variety show, the draw was Ruth Reichl, former (and final) editor of the now-defunct Gourmet Magazine. The unexpected and abrupt folding of the publication in 2009 had driven her to the

  By Everett Potter. Photos by Gayle Conran. One of the happiest places in the world at this moment must be the small city of Vevey along the northern shore of Lake Geneva in the Swiss Canton of Vaud.     For nearly one month, this city of fewer than

Story & photos by Paul Clemence It is that time of the year, when the art and collectible design clique descends on the Swiss town eponymous with the world leading art fair, Art Basel (which opens today),  to see the latest offerings the exclusive galleries have for them. The sheer

By Evelyn Kanter If you limit your museum hopping to the largest and most famous NYC museums, such as The Met, MOMA, Whitney and Brooklyn Museum, you would miss gems where both the crowds and the admission fees are smaller. Like their bigger and better-known siblings, these under-the-radar museums have