Discoveries

By Everett Potter The Galapagos Islands, which lie in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Ecuador, have some of the most unique wildlife in the world, from giant tortoises to vast colonies of seabirds. Visited by Charles Darwin in 1835, the extraordinary animals were the basis for his Theory

By Everett Potter If you’ve ever spotted a private jet in flight or on the tarmac, you’ve probably wondered which celebrity it belonged to. The fact is that many jets are chartered, not privately owned by a fat cat or pop star, and they’re mostly used for business, not lavish

By Shari Hartford From the moment you enter the glossy white lobby with its twin fireplaces and fascinating art you know that this repurposed 1927 office building has become something very special…glamorous and sexy, yet functional and inviting. (I was directed to take a look at the rest rooms off

By Shari Hartford So many hotels today have a disconnect between the public spaces and the guest rooms. You see a chic modern lobby and then enter your traditional mumsie-style room and say, hey, did the elevator take me to another space? This is so not the case with NYLO

By Richard West Given that 2015 was the warmest year on record and my wife and I are experiencing our third consecutive wimpy winter in Amsterdam—no frozen canals, no Ice Station Zebra temps, no snow or ice—we decided to find the serious fourth season: winter you can wrap yourself in,

By Shari Hartford Sometimes you want to stay at home. You want to curl up in a favorite chair, put your feet up and munch away when you get hungry. But that’s not always possible. If you happen to be visiting New York City, then you should be staying at

By Shari Hartford New hotels, like other new ventures, occasionally need to work out the kinks. Call it opening night (or week) jitters. But once the dust settles and its business as usual, guests and staff alike can relax and reap the benefits of a job well done. Such is

By Shari Hartford Let’s start at the top. Park South, an intimate and contemporary hotel conveniently located on 28th Street and Park Avenue South has jumped on the rooftop bar bandwagon that seems to have taken on a life of its own this summer in the city. Like everything else,

by Shari Hartford And now for something completely different. There seems to be a plethora of new [and new/old] hotels in New York City these days. And, unfortunately, a great many of them are cookie cutter variations on each other. You know? Take a basic sugar cookie recipe and decorate

Shari Hartford Parts of the midtown area known as the Garment District was, until recently, a jumble of old office buildings (some housing less-than-credible factories), wholesale-only showrooms and an assortment of parking garages and small stores. But there has been a slow revolution for this area of prime real estate.