Discoveries

By Mary Anne Evans The early sun begins to burn off the morning mists, the scene resembling a billowing curtain drawn back to reveal a landscape of moorland punctuated by groups of trees and small hillocks, rolling fields and…ponies. Many ponies; in fact around 4,500 of them live here in

  Story & photos by Josephine Parr Legend has it that the colorful buildings of Cartagena used to be white until an ophthalmologist, who owned a paint store, convinced the town leaders that white buildings in the bright sun were bad for citizens’ eyes, resulting in everyone having to repaint

In the realm of television travel series, Kathy McCabe has one of the coolest gigs around. The host of the PBS series Dream of Italy, she gets to hobnob with Francis Ford Coppola in Basilicata, make tortellini in Bologna and tag along with truffle hunters in Piedmont. There are now two

By Larry Olmsted Recently there have been a slate of new lounge openings and one-upmanship in the airline industry, including the excellent and still growing American Express Centurion Lounge network and the ongoing roll-out of the United Polaris Lounge product. But one Caribbean airport just upped that ante with its

By Ann Abel The Algarve region of southern Portugal is beloved for its stunning beaches, buzzing resorts and sleepy fishing villages. So it comes as something of a surprise to discover the vibrant art scene. But international creatives have settled in here in a serious way, giving the whitewashed, sun-drenched

Story & photos by Julia Maris/Semel At the foot of the Alps nestled between France and Switzerland, Piemonte’s beautiful landscapes and history are no longer guarded secrets. The northwest province of Italy incorporates the perfect triangle from Turin to Biella and Alba. The easily-driven route offers remarkable wine, centuries-old traditions

By Everett Potter Thinking about heading to Chicago this summer?  I teamed up with Expedia.com to bring you five great reasons to go. CHICAGO ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION HOTEL Set right on Michigan Avenue, across from Millennium Park, the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel is a Venetian Gothic structure that dates from 1893.

by Kim D. McHugh Fred Couples, 13 PGA Tour Champions victories, 5-time Ryder Cup member and 1992 victor in The Masters. Bernhard Langer, 36 PGA Tour Champions W’s, 10-time Ryder Cup member and two-time champ at The Masters (1985, 1993). Davis Love III, PGA Tour champ 21 times, winner of

By Julie Snyder I dashed out the main entry of the imposing Lake Yellowstone Hotel, focused on readying my iPhone camera to capture the imminent sunrise—and nearly sideswiped a bison. Not 10 feet from where I’d skidded to a stop, 2,000 pounds of furry brawn on the hoof and his

By Ann Abel In Spanish there’s a lovely word: pasear. Adoptive Andalucían and tour operator Manni Coe defines it as “the art of walking” without a destination in mind. “Things here are very spontaneous,” he explains. “The idea is getting a little bit lost. Magic happens when you’re spontaneous. We can’t plan