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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

By Everett Potter Say the word “hostel” to an American traveler and it may well conjure up their first, youthful backpacking trip through Europe. Hosteling still appeals to young Americans exploring Europe for the first time, but it has broadened its appeal to today’s travelers. Here are five myths about

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

By Everett Potter We are in the midst of the busy summer travel season, which means that many travelers are dealing with jet lag as they fly from coast to coast, head to Europe or journey to Asia and Africa. But what is jet lag and is there anything you

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 Everett Potter Renting a villa in the Caribbean, Europe or Mexico can be an extraordinary vacation experience. Unfortunately, villa rentals are just for the super-rich. Or is that merely an outdated notion that’s become a myth? Here are five myths about villa rentals. Continue reading …

    By Everett Potter In the wake of the Brexit vote that paved the way for the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union on June 23, there’s a lot of confusion about what this means for American heading to Britain this summer and in the future.  Here

By Everett Potter We’re now in high season for travel to Europe, which means that many Americans will be traveling on Europe’s extensive rail network, many of them for the first time. Sure, it’s easy enough to buy a Eurail Pass before going, but is that the most cost effective

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