Discoveries

By Julian I. Graubart A day after the fabulous wedding of a friend’s daughter at 13th century Duurstede Castle (https://kasteelduurstede.nl/ ), located outside Utrecht, Netherlands, my wife Barbara and I took the 30-minute train ride to Amsterdam. We are so lucky as to stay with friends in an appealing old section

By Everett Potter Cory Lee is one of the most intrepid travelers that I’ve had the pleasure to meet. His journeys to places like India, Morocco and Antarctica are just the start. In the past eight years, he has visited 39 countries and all seven continents. What makes this even

By Brian E. Clark Lucy, a miniature brown-and-white bull terrier, may well have the best job on Mackinac Island. The friendly pooch is 18 months old, weighs in at roughly 30 pounds and is about half the size of a regular bull terrier. She has the unofficial title of assistant

By Everett Potter Food is at the heart of The New York Botanical Garden’s (NYBG) major, institution-wide exhibition Around the Table: Stories of the Foods We Love. As it happens, so is travel, as NYBG is exhibiting plants from all over the globe. Within minutes, a visitor is transported to

By Ann Abel Machu Picchu, the Great Wall and the Taj Mahal used to occupy top spots on many people’s bucket lists. But the “bucket list”—a term I’ve always despised—is giving way to a general desire to go big, splurge on an adventure and seek out dream experiences now, because we’ve

  By Everett Potter One of Lake Como’s most dramatic and unique private homes has just opened as a 24-suite hotel. Passalacqua commands seven acres of terraced and manicured gardens in the village of Moltrasio, overlooking the majestic lake. I’ve visited sleepy Moltrasio on many occasions, a village about 15 minutes

  By Brian E. Clark On a Backroads bicycling trip that included Havana, Cuba a few years ago, I rode in a rickety, 100-year-old elevator – complete with a human operator. It clanked and groaned to the top of a crumbling, six-story building to get to its five occupants to

By Maggie Downs It’s dinnertime in Puerto Vallarta. There’s a polished wooden table set in the fragrant herb garden at the Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort and Spa. The sun is pastel pink and orange as it sinks into the crashing ocean. And there’s a chef pumping smoke into the boxes

By Everett Potter It’s rare indeed that a new Auberge Resorts property comes along, especially one that’s just 90 minutes from New York City, up in the Catskills. The company has a memorable roster of luxury lairs, including Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley, White Barn in Kennebunkport, Malliouhana in

By Larry Olmsted I often travel with my dogs, and I am hardly alone. In recent years Americans have spent record amounts pampering their pets, and increasingly treating four-legged friends like human children, including on the road. Pet travel has increased steadily for the past 20 years, and a 2020