Discoveries

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 Gary Walther At 2:37pm on Sunday, July 24th, Nikki Beach St.Barth went critical. It was Super Hero Party Day and Spiderman, Wonder Woman, and assorted other comic book characters emerged from the kitchen headed for a table of eight. The chief prop was a large-format bottle of Taittinger, sparkler

Longtime contributor Larry Olmsted has written an important and groundbreaking book about the food that we eat every day, Real Food, Fake Food: Why You Don’t Know What You’re Eating and What You Can Do About It. It’s already on the The New York Times Bestseller List and you can probably

By Shari Hartford Hotel design is a very subjective topic. Some travelers like traditional dark wood furnishings and deep-pile carpet, some want a hotel room that looks like home, clutter and all, and some just want a comfy bed, good lighting and quiet…they’re oblivious to color scheme or décor. Me?

By Shari Hartford Some things…like fine wine and fine hotels…are worth the wait. I had heard about the re-branding and re-do of this historic property about a year ago and was anticipating the opening. At long last it was here and I promptly crossed town to the east side for

By Shari Hartford There’s a new girl in town. She’s sleek, she’s stylish and she’s sexy. And she’s going to blow the competition out of the water. Located in Tribeca, The Roxy Hotel boasts 201 fabulously renovated guest rooms featuring vintage light fixtures and wallcoverings plus soft tailored crisp bedding.

By Shari Hartford Do you spend an inordinate amount of time searching for a place to put your sleepy head when in New York? Need to stay in midtown? Look no further than The Time New York, conveniently located on 49th Street, right near Times Square. Get it? Enter on