Discoveries

By Shari Hartford It’s not often that I chose to spend time, and therefore write about, a chain hotel. I figure if you are looking for a Sheraton, Marriott or such, you will know exactly where to find them. However, I was intrigued by the new concept from Hyatt where

By Everett Potter I have fallen in love with Lake Como again and again and yet again. Several times a year, I find myself on its ferries and narrow walkways, gazing at the snow covered Alps while lecturing to small groups for National Geographic Expeditions. Sure, I can point out George

By Bobbie Leigh It didn’t take long for the sun-lit islands along the Dalmatian Coast to be rediscovered after the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement in 1995. First locals from Serbia, Croatia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina arrived for family vacations.  They were followed by Europeans and eventually,  North Americans, all of

By Buzzy Gordon My fond memories of the island of Phuket in Thailand bring back images of lolling at the beach while sipping a refreshing cocktail, followed by a blissful dunk in my villa’s private plunge pool. It is no wonder I was anxious to return — although this time

By Julie Snyder It started with a dog named Lola. In May of 2009, Portlanders Courtney Dillard and Matt Webber were kicking off a three-month South American adventure in Huanchaco, Peru, a surfing hotspot some 350 miles north of Lima near the city of Trujillo. As they were preparing to

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By Deborah Loeb Bohren White Sands National Monument  is an easy three and a half hour drive south of Albuquerque. Part of the National Park Service, White Sands is a surreal landscape of 144,000 acres of rare white gypsum sand dunes that feel more like being on the moon than

By Everett Potter When I travel, what I pack in depends on where I’m going and what I’m doing. In my luggage stash, there are rollaboards, duffle bags of varying dimensions, duffle bags with wheels and backpacks of various sizes. But garment bags? I confess that I haven’t used a

By Everett Potter In the past couple of years, there’s been an increasing amount of buzz about something called “transformational travel.”  Take last year’s buzz about experiential travel and then take it deeper, to a place where you can return with a changed world view following self-reflection and interaction with a