Discoveries

By Everett Potter It’s not every day that you get to wake up in an $11 million dollar home, grab a cup of coffee and watch a flotilla of sea turtles 20 feet from where you sit, with the magical island of Lanai as a backdrop. But that’s what we

By Steve Jermanok Vertical gardens barricade the Perez Art Museum, providing much needed shade and heat absorption during Miami’s sweltering summers. The massive windows that line the exterior of the building are the largest hurricane resistant windows in the world. It’s as if current-day architects took a good look at

By Everett Potter I’ve stayed in castles, country homes and luxury lodges all over Ireland, but I’ve never encountered a place quite like Ballilogue.  Located in a rural setting outside the town of Kilkenny in southeastern Ireland, it’s a former hamlet that’s been transformed into a collection homes, reimagined and

  By Chris “Chez” Chesak Photos by Margo Peyton of Family Dive Adventures Any parent will tell you that various developmental benchmarks and milestones delineate a child’s early life. These notable moments include the child’s first crawl, the first tentative steps, her first words, and – of course – the

By Shari Hartford It’s Spring and hotels are popping up on every street in New York City. Some are like generic weeds, indistinguishable from the next and others are like delicate flowers, unique and aching for further inspection. The Redbury New York is such a delicate flower, located on a

By Everett Potter It’s no secret that Millennials love to travel, and their wanderlust and spending habits are redefining the world of travel. Also known as Generation Y, Millennials are typically defined as young adults born after the early 1980s. But are they really so different from Gen Xers or

By John Grossmann “How’d you like to spend the night in a trailer park?” On previous visits to my son Andrew in Portland, Oregon, he’d taken me to some of the city’s renowned food carts and hippest craft breweries.  One visit, we left Portland a couple hours behind and hiked,

By Gary Walther The Hotel Detective maintains a short list of top three-night cities, smaller cities, mostly in Europe, and so named because they can be taken in in that time. They share three qualities: easily mastered, culturally rich, and with a well-preserved historic core, often ringed by the original

By Larry Olmsted A new wrinkle in the travel industry, RockStar Hotels is a group of lesser-known and hidden gem luxury properties worldwide that combines lodging and a VIP experience and may interest travelers seeking twists on both popular and offbeat destinations.  Hotel groups are like movie reviewers or celebrity chefs –