Discoveries

By Everett Potter It will be a subdued St. Patrick’s Day yet again this year because of the ongoing pandemic. The global shutdown commenced a little more than a year ago, so once again the celebration of all thing Irish will be uncharacteristically quiet. But March 17 also raises the

By Larry Olmsted Every few years Las Vegas reinvents itself in some way to broaden its tourism appeal – this time it is through sports. Some of these pushes have worked better than others, and while the city pretty much gave up on its years ago to compete with places

By Ann Abel Honestly, it’s difficult to write cheerfully about travel these days. But a few weeks ago, I found some intriguing news in the midst of my pre-dawn doomscrolling. India’s government had thrown down a challenge for dedicated travelers to visit 15 of the country’s highlights before the end of

  By Larry Olmsted Las Vegas tourism has been slow to recover during the coronavirus pandemic and threat of COVID-19, but as vaccines are rolled out, the city is hopeful travelers will begin to return in the not-too-distant future. When they do, they will find yet another new mega-resort waiting

By Everett Potter Montana’s Big Sky Resort is a skier’s dream, with 5,800 acres of world-class terrain in a landscape that is rugged, challenging, and undeniably beautiful. While Big Sky has all the amenities that one associates with a great ski resort, including an increasingly bustling village, it has never

By Brian E. Clark Roughly 16,000 years ago, the ice dam backing up Glacial Lake Wisconsin – then roughly the size of Lake Winnebago – burst, releasing a biblical torrent that carved out the narrow gorges and unusual rock formations of the Wisconsin Dells. Left behind was a deep, sandy

By Everett Potter There’s a good chance that you’ve seen Darley Newman on PBS as she rides horses in Iceland, free dives in South Korea, explores the backroads of Wales, and takes a road trip through the southern states of the US. A popular TV host and producer of two

Story by K. Mitchell  Snow Photos by Paul Clemence Everyone knows what Washington, DC is supposed to look like: the Capitol, the Supreme Court, the White House and the monuments to Jefferson and Lincoln all proclaim US democracy’s debt to ancient Greece.  More contemporary ideas about a truly inclusive democracy

By Ann Abel I suppose that was a rhetorical question. We all need summer, especially this year, while many of us are trying to hibernate through locked-down Februaries. But around the northern hemisphere, there are some beaches that actually get better around the winter solstice. The emptiness is romantic and

By Bart Beeson “It truly is a magic trick,” says my guide on a recent visit to The Wild Center, a family-friendly science museum and outdoor nature experience in New York’s Adirondack region. We are walking through the center’s Forest Music exhibit, a quarter-mile loop trail through the woods where