Discoveries

By Gary Walther Every morning there they are, standing straight, almost at attention, like pillars at the end of the cabin corridor on Deck 10 (the Penthouse Deck). And there again at 3 and at 9. Sarah Lehnhoff and Kolja Quintanar, the two butlers responsible for the 14-butler-serviced cabins on

By Eleanor Berman In today’s jangly, jittery world, the tranquil villages of England’s Cotswolds are a welcome oasis. This rural region of steep hills and broad valleys begins about 100 miles from London and stretches 25 miles across and 90 miles long. Its villages are filled with slate-roofed cottages, built

By Everett Potter We’ve all been there and probably had the same results. You’re faced with a monumental scene of a Western canyon, a snowcapped Swiss mountain or a beach on Bali. So you take a few shots with your phone, or maybe the SLR you’ve dragged along for the

By Gary Walther Is it the journey or the destination? The getting there or the being there that counts? This question has long been a litmus test of one’s travel psyche, and for years the judgment has been that the person who journeys is the real traveler. THD once counted

By Bobbie Leigh Portugal is a must-see destination. Think world-class food and wine, fortified border towns, lovely uncrowded Atlantic beaches, and excellent rail transportation. Lisbon, the Portuguese capital that never goes out of favor, is crowned with cultural riches and is a snap ten-minute metro ride from the airport. What

By Everett Potter Hotels myths are legion and legendary. Here are four that never seem to go away. 1. Hotels always have an extra room or two available, they’re never truly sold-out. This is rarely the case. Every hotel is looking for 100% occupancy, every night, with no guest needing

By Ann Abel There’s a reason that some people turn up their noses at cruises. Cruising has connotations: convenience, sure, but also crowds, surface-skimming, rigid time tables, gluttony and sloth—and maybe dressing for formal dinners (when you’d just rather try a simple family-run restaurant in whatever port of call), cheesy casinos

By William Triplett In some ways, “The Sound of Music” did a disservice to Salzburg. Yes, the movie was shot on location and was faithful to the surrounding hills, which are extraordinarily beautiful and very much alive with, well, you know. But there’s so much more to this special city,

By Jules Older Photos by Effin Older   Technically, I wasn’t a Santa Cruz virgin. When I was a grad student living at the VA Hospital’s staff quarters in Palo Alto, on a lark, a gang of us drove down to Santa Cruz. We slept on the beach, and when