Discoveries

  Five years after their first blogged adventure (She Said She Said London) Jenny Keroack, now 23 years old, and her mom, travel writer Geri Bain, set off on a new journey. This trip centered on three great societies: the Ancient Greeks, the Ottomans, and the Venetians. Starting in Athens,

Story & photos by Michael Kiefer Castelluccio di Norcia sits like a fairy-tale castle on a hill above tree-line, 4700 feet up in the Apennine Mountains of Central Italy. Until last October it was a tourist stop-over, an idyllic, out-of-the-way village that was also famous for lentils, or more exactly

Story by Jules Older, photos by Effin Older It’s just about everybody’s favorite city. Victorian homes the colors of the rainbow. Little cable cars climbing halfway to the stars. Epicurean pleasures, exotic Chinatown, the Golden Gate Bridge. All delightful … and already visited by all your neighbors. Let me take

Story & photos by Chris ‘Chez’ Chesak Working in the travel industry, I’m sometimes disappointed by a continuous fascination on the biggest and best, the ‘hot’ destinations, and the most extreme. When I excitedly mentioned to industry friends that my daughters and I were going to explore Cleveland, they were

By Everett Potter Luxury hotels don’t come much subtler than The Little Nell in Aspen, Colorado. The location is primo, at the foot of Aspen Mountain, within walking distance to everything that matters in town. It has a discreet appearance and a small lobby that feels more like a series

By Everett Potter What to get for the guy on your list? Clothing and footwear from some of the best companies around, including Craghoppers, Lowa, Breyburn, Brynje, Saxx, DU/ER and PATH Projects. Craghoppers Axel Jacket Foul weather is on the menu more days that not in the UK. So I

By Everett Potter Looking for something to leave in a road warriors’s stocking? Here are seven gifts from Buff, Nikon, TomTom, Oars+Alps, Darn Tough, UCO and Klymit that are good to go. Buff It’s winter, it’s hat time, and Buff, a Spanish company known for their array of Thermonet multifunctional

By Monique Burns Given our long love affair with cars, we Americans rarely choose to vacation near train stations.  But in Europe, with its extensive network of fast, modern trains, rail stations are not just waiting rooms, they’re popular destinations filled with restaurants and shops.  Even luxury hotels are only

By Everett Potter It’s a rare treat when you can stay in the boyhood home of one of the greatest figures in the world of alpine skiing. That’s what’s on offer in Haus Hannes Schneider, the childhood home of Hannes Schneider, the “father of modern skiing” … continue reading  

By Everett Potter From socks to Merino wool to waterproof boots, another round of great gifts for the holidyas. FITS If there’s one that FITS does right – and honestly, they do a lot that’s right – it’s that they create a sock that comes as close as possible to