Artful Traveler

  By Everett Potter A case can be made that Monhegan Island is the most romantic spot on the rocky coast of Maine. Shaped like a whale, this tidy little island of granite and evergreens lies 12 miles off the coast. It has stony beaches and dramatic 160-foot cliffs, where

By Marian Betancourt Photos by Bridget McFall Most of the curious crowds visiting the repurposed Hudson Yards are on land, strolling along a foundation built over rail yards, but this newly created West Side neighborhood makes an impressive addition to the Manhattan skyline when viewed from the water. The fittingly

By Everett Potter On a misty morning a few years ago while exploring the coast of Maine, I had a chance to visit the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Now forget whatever the word “crafts” brings to mind. Founded in 1950, this school on the shores of rugged Deer Isle

By Everett Potter Writer and poet Frances Mayes lives the kind of life most of us can only dream about. Wandering through Italy, she and her husband, Ed, came upon a villa in the Tuscan town of Cortona. They bought and restored the villa, an effort she chronicled in her

By Everett Potter What is the perfect summer vacation? For some, it’s lying on a faraway beach, taking a rafting trip through the Grand Canyon or exploring a new city. For others, it’s heading to Oxford, England to dive into The Oxford Experience, a learning vacation at the University of

By Eleanor Berman If you are lucky enough to snag a ticket to the Smithsonian’s Museum of African American History and Culture, don’t make any other plans for the day.  The hottest destination in Washington, DC ever since it opened in September 2016, this exhaustive, exhilarating blend of history and

By Jules Older I got a lot of surprises in Austria: The enormity of the ski resorts. The state-of-the-art lifts and hyper-powerful snow cannons. The sheer beauty of horizon-to-horizon snow-white peaks. But the biggest surprise came off-piste — in fact, off-mountain. The biggest surprise was a factory tour. After I

  By Bobbie Leigh Even if you are addicted to celebrity cooking shows or online advice from Mark Bittman or Melissa Clark, these cookbooks will add to your repertoire and come in handy when you are “shopping” in your fridge to see what’s around. Each one promises to teach you

By Everett Potter How do you take better travel photographs? Start by taking the advice of a seasoned travel photographer like Graeme Green. This British photographer, journalist and travel writer has spent the past 15 years traveling the planet, from Cambodia to Mexico to Botswana, capturing remarkable images and reporting

By Bobbie Leigh After seeing the Neue Galerie exhibition, Franz Marc and August Macke: 1909-1914, it is hard to imagine what these two gifted artists might have painted had they survived World War One.   Macke, who is barely known in this country, was killed in combat on the Western Front