Discoveries

    By Brian E. Clark Some 30 feet below the clear and calm waters of the Caribbean off St. Croix – the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands – an eight-foot-long reef shark cruised beside me, less than three feet away. Nearby, an even bigger shark swam within a

Story & photos by Neil Wolkodoff As the craft distillery movement gains, the people making an impact with unique spirits have some funky backgrounds. Colin Keegan is the quintessential spirit maker at Santa Fe Spirits combining a totally un-related field with the artistic bent of distilling. When you visit, Santa

By Brian E. Clark Full disclosure: I’ve got a sweet spot for old buildings that have been restored and turned into lodgings. So when I learned about the Hotel Millwright (hotelmillwright.com) in Amana, Iowa – nestled just 25 miles northwest of the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City –

The British Royal Family is the most well-traveled monarchy in history. SECRETS OF ROYAL TRAVEL reveals the inside story of the monarchy on the move, taking viewers inside some of the most famous and exclusive transport in the world. This two-part series opens the door to the private world of the Royal

By Ann Abel There’s a reason that George Lucas picked Tozeur as a location for his Star Wars prequels in the 1990s. It’s a desert that’s so vast, weird, empty and remote that it can plausibly pass for the mythical planet of Tatooine, a place were Jedi warriors crossed path in their

By Rochelle Lash Tel Aviv, the social and culinary capital of Israel, is on the cusp of a boom in hybrid hotel-condos, and that’s a good thing. The city is so appealing that after your first visit, you’ll want to buy in and stay forever. The divine Jaffa Hotel, an

  Story by Brian E. Clark  Wisconsin’s Door County has long been famed for its cherries.  And I’ve eaten more than a few on visits over the past two decades to this finger-shaped peninsula that sticks out into the northwest corner of Lake Michigan.  The best cherry laced repast I’ve

By Evelyn Kanter “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” August 18, 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote. It’s hard to believe

By Everett Potter It was nearly 20 years ago that I first visited the newly opened Moonlight Basin, which lies on the northwest side of Montana’s iconic Lone Peak in Big Sky. The skiing was fantastic and Moonlight proved to be an ambitious if slow-growing resort. Homes, condos, townhomes and

Story & photos by Paul Clemence As Switzerland begins to open up from quarantine, locals in Zürich have a cool urban option to both enjoy the Spring weather and yet keep up the still ongoing preventive social distancing guidelines. Located in the Oerlikon district at the Zurich-Nord part of town