Discoveries

By Paul Clemence A good hotel offers not only comfort but also is able to transport you to another world. That’s the case with the Hotel Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, located at the tip of sprawling Copacabana Beach and the first outpost of the group in South America. The

By Brian E. Clark A cold-weather trip to Door County, Wisconsin can mean having much of the peninsula, its parks, trails and lodging options to yourself. That’s a far cry from this past summer when it was hard to find a room at any inn on the peninsula.  According to James

By Catherine Sabino While there are enough attractions in Rome to keep you busy no matter how long your vacation, should you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the Eternal City, or are looking for new parts of Italy to explore, you don’t have to travel far to

By Brian E. Clark When Sonia Gil graduated from Cornell University with a degree in plant biology nearly 20 years ago, she had no idea what the future held. So Gil, who grew up in Caracas, Venezuela, returned to her homeland, joined an NGO (non-governmental agency) and worked in the

By Everett Potter Panama is the sleeper destination of Central America, transited by crowded cruise ships but rarely a place that cries out for a dedicated visit. That may be about to change with the opening of the Hotel La Compañía in spring 2022 in Panama City. The setting is noteworthy,

By Everett Potter The resort town of Stowe, Vermont has long offered an idyllic Currier & Ives kind of experience, a small and charming village with its share of red cottages, white Greek Revival houses. Then add some cute shops, restaurants, bars and brewpubs, tossing in the Vermont Ski &

By Julie Snyder I found my heart in San Francisco when Joe and I met there in 1989. And I left it behind when we moved out of California in 2001. Returning twenty years later, the City by the Bay feels like an old friend with whom one picks up

By Everett Potter Montana got its first true luxury lodge today with the opening of Montage Big Sky. Set within Big Sky  resort’s 3,530-acre Spanish Peaks enclave, the$400 million resort  has an amazing array of experiences for every season, including ski-in/ski-out access to Big Sky Resort’s 5,850 skiable acres, three

By Ruth J. Katz “A customer can have a car painted any color he wants, as long as it’s black,” thus sayeth Henry Ford, or at least, supposedly sayeth Henry Ford. You might say that Brandon Byrd, the ice cream impresario of Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats  in Alexandria, VA,

By Everett Potter There are few American cities more glorious in the fall than Boston. That’s especially true in October, when Head of the Charles, the world’s largest gathering of competitive rowers, turns the Charles River into a race course set against the bright colors of a New England autumn