Artful Traveler

  By Beverly Stephen You can keep your mugs and magnets, your snow globes, key chains, and t-shirts. I wrap my travel memories around my neck. I buy scarves. They’re not marred by logos or slogans. But they speak a sense of place—at least to me. Only I know my

by Mark A. Thompson When you grow up in a plant seed nursery, perhaps it’s only natural that your creative dreams pulse with polka dots and pumpkins, as is the case with artist Yayoi Kusama. Raised in Matsumoto, Japan in the shadow of World War II, Kusama found solace in

By Ann Abel Art all day and parties all night is all well and good. But you still need to eat. And chill out in nature. And exercise. And maybe drink and shop. With that in mind, two of Miami’s art world (and Art Basel) insiders shared some of their

By Julie Snyder When Joe and I moved to Portland five years ago, we joined an adventure book club that convened in a wine bar. Groovy, we thought. Our new city’s quirky personality manifested in vintages and volumes, two of our favorite things. But we’d overlooked one other quirk. The

By Paul Clemence A few hours from Manhattan, the Wellin Museum of Art in Clinton, NY, is showing that the Big Apple is not the only place to see high quality, diverse art with a global appeal. After their brilliant exhibit with MacArthur grant winner artist Jeffrey Gibson, showing his

By Bobbie Leigh To begin your visit to “Ernst Ludwig Kirchner,” consider starting with the gallery devoted to Kirchner’s last years before exploring his earlier work.  It may seem odd to start looking at extraordinary Expressionist paintings and tapestries created at the end of the artist’s life,  but it is

By Everett Potter DNA travel is becoming increasingly trendy, but no one has done it quite like Mickela Mallozzi. Mallozzi is the four-time Emmy® Award-winning host and Executive Producer of Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi, a travel series highlighting the diversity of dance which airs on public television stations nationwide

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,