Discoveries

By Everett Potter The famed French industrial architect and designer Philippe Starck might not be the first name that comes to mind when choosing to redesign one of Switzerland’s rarefied five-star hotels. Starck seemed a somewhat unlikely choice to deconstruct and reimagine the hotel Eden au Lac in Zurich, better

By Cathie Arquilla Costa Cruises’ new flagship, the Costa Toscana is a love letter to Italy. Adam Tihany, the Creative Director of the ship explained, “Costa wanted to build a ship that presents all the beauty and fantastic experiences of Italy. I said to myself, it’s an easy thing to

By Shari Hartford The pandemic hit every industry and every employee hard…both financially and personally. The service and hospitality industries were especially hard hit and continue to ride out the repercussions today. In New York City, I am happy to see the slow but steady progress of reopening, rebranding and

By Larry Olmsted Golf was born in Scotland more than six centuries ago, and it has always been the number one dream destination on earth for a “Bucket List” golf trip. But while it oozes history, excellent new courses continue to be built, and several notable ones have opened in

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