Discoveries

By Marian Betancourt One of my favorite places to visit is the Battery at the tip of Manhattan, not only for the spectacular harbor view but for its rich history. For example, Castle Clinton, a circular fort of thick red sandstone walls, originally called West Battery, is where tourists buy

Interview by Everett Potter Travel writer Andy Steves was born into a traveling family, heading off to Europe each year while his father, Rick Steves, updated his guidebooks, made TV shows, and researched new tours. Today, Andy brings his tips and tricks to the next generation of adventurers with Andy Steves’ Europe:

  -Monique Burns “You can always tell a Harvard man, but you can’t tell him much.”  So goes the old saw.  This Harvard woman, who thought she knew virtually everything about her alma mater, recently discovered a whole lot more she didn’t know. The source of my enlightenment? The Hahvahd

By Joshua Shapiro The National Archaeological Museum fronts a vast plaza and boulevard in central Athens. Unadorned and sparsely attended, it houses Greece’s national patrimony, a retained past that avoided plunder or expatriation to its wealthier brethren like the British Museum in London or New York’s Metropolitan Museum. On a

By Everett Potter If the sight of your fellow passengers relaxing in premium economy has you filled with envy as you squeeze into your tiny seat, you’re not alone. It seems like every airline has reconfigured their aircraft to provide a few rows of seats that offer just that much

By Richard West I am here to help you win your next Pub Travel Quiz. Question one: what is Europe’s newest nation and capital? Answer, Slovakia and Bratislava, est. 1993. Question two: what are the world’s two closest national capitals? Answer, Vienna and Bratislava, 40 kms., one hour apart via

Dive into the issues affecting our oceans with ocean expert, marine biologist and author Dr. Wallace J. Nichols. “J” has dedicated his career to studying the intersection of neuroscience and the ocean– what became known as the Blue Movement.  Join OTPYM Founder Michaela Guzy as we learn how our oceans are so much more valuable than

Story & photos by Deborah Loeb Bohren While Cuba may be world-renowned for the three B’s — ballet, boxing and baseball — in addition to their legendary cigars, the first thing that comes to mind for most Americans are the classic American cars of their parents and grandparents. Frozen in

By Liliane Opsomer There is a lot to enjoy right now at Universal Orlando, and the upcoming shoulder season comes with great deals and lower park attendance, which allow for a more leisurely visit. If you have not experienced the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, at both Hogsmeade at Islands

By Everett Potter The employee with the most misunderstood job in any hotel must be the concierge. Often stationed alone at a desk or podium, their role is to assist hotel guests, but their function seems to be only hazily understood by many travelers. Here are five myths about the