Discoveries

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

By Everett Potter How do you define a great safari? It should be an experience that’s life-changing. Two of the most critical factors of any African safari are the game viewing and the lodges. On a perfect safari, they should compliment each other. I spent a couple of weeks on

  By Everett Potter Looking for a rental home or planning on renting out your beach house this summer? Tired of playing roulette with Airbnb? Take a look at Vacasa, which has been called  “a tech vacation rental company.” Vacasa is all about service and hires local housekeepers and property managers

Story & photos by Deborah Loeb Bohren Scotland captured my imagination with my high school’s production of Brigadoon and captured my heart on a recent trip to Edinburgh. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, the city has been home to scientists, artists, writers, philosophers and inventors (as well as bootleggers

By Ann Abel “What guests really need is love,” says accidental hotelier Berny Serrão. “All of the details show how much love we put into it.” Perhaps that’s why her small hotel, Paraíso Escondido in Portugal’s southern Alentejo region, feels so much like a home. It began, as so many

Story by P. J. McCarthy Photography Mark McCall It was a wet and rainy November evening in the UK when the idea that a spring trip south to the sun took hold. The reasoning being to escape the worst of the winter, the Brexit blues and experiment with re-locating, combining

By Everett Potter By any measure, Darley Newman has a dream job. She is the star of an Emmy Award-winning PBS travel series, Equitrekking, in which she gets to ride horses in exotic locations around the world. Her newest show, Travels with Darley, sees her hiking in Guadeloupe, taking a road trip

    Story & photos by Marlene Shyer Walking distance from the most heralded attractions in the center of Paris, Bastille has its own cool. A mix of bars, cafés, boutiques and history, it’s a part of the city just outside its tourist-heavy center, a low-key, hip and trendy spot

By Everett Potter What is the best hotel in Dublin? There’s little doubt that it’s The Merrion, which occupies a row of four understated 18th century Georgian townhouses on a quiet street close to St. Stephen’s Green. The brass signage is so discreet that you might mistake it for that