Discoveries

By Ann Abel I spent my first couple of days on the north Adriatic island of Losinj trying to figure out how to pronounce it. My Croatian hosts said things that sounded almost like familiar words. Lotion? Lozenge? I never did quite master it. No matter. My mispronunciations worked for

By Everett Potter A company called Collective Retreats, which set up a luxury tent camp on Governors Island in New York harbor last year, has unveiled a new accommodation type. Outlook Shelters is their first non-tent accommodations. If you’ve ever gone on safari, you’ll have a visual of what’s on

By Melissa Coleman It may be a well-known secret that September is one of Maine’s best months. Even still, it remains less crowded than summer, as vacationing families return home for school and work. And the light takes on a golden hue that says, “The warm days are almost over,

By Gerrie Summers  Part two of a visit to the region of Valencia in Spain. After a day and night in Valencia City, my visit to three provinces in the region of Valencia, (Castellón in the north, the province of Valencia in the middle and the province of Alicante in

By Bart Beeson There are probably not many places where you can hike through a spectacular gorge, drive laps around a professional racetrack, and go to a wine tasting at a local vineyard, all within a couple of miles of each other, but that’s exactly how I spent my first

By Monique Burns  On South Africa’s east coast, Durban offers activities for beachgoers and sightseers alike. There’s the Golden Mile, four miles of sun-streaked beaches along the Indian Ocean.  Artsy nightlife enclaves and glittering casino-resorts. Museums showcasing the culture of Indian and Zulu citizens as well as early English and

Story & photos by Deborah Loeb Bohren The beautifully restored Main Arrivals Hall on Ellis Island contains a wealth of information about the roughly 12 million immigrants who passed through its’ doors between 1892 and 1954.  In fact, it is estimated that one in three American’s can trace their families

  By Everett Potter. Photos by Gayle Conran. One of the happiest places in the world at this moment must be the small city of Vevey along the northern shore of Lake Geneva in the Swiss Canton of Vaud.     For nearly one month, this city of fewer than

By Larry Olmsted The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, aka The Cosmo, was never intended to be a typical Vegas casino hotel. That may be the best thing about it. The project originally had a lot of condos, and by the time that fell through, construction was too far along to

By Julie Snyder What’s not to like about Ashland? Nestled in a mountain valley halfway between San Francisco and Portland, the southern Oregon community is a mecca of culture and cuisine, a launching pad for winter and summer recreation, and a cradle of small-town charm. The 1850s mill town once