Escapes

We are living in the time of virtual travel, so sit back and take a lovely trip to Provence. No words, just wonderful images courtesy of photographer Deborah Loeb Bohren.                     Deborah Loeb Bohren is a fine art and travel photographer. Photography

By Everett Potter Today is the first day of spring and that would normally be a reason for joy, if not for the coronavirus currently sweeping around the world. There are still grounds for celebration, however, because it’s also the day when Chef Erin French, who owns The Lost Kitchen in

By Everett Potter The coronavirus outbreak has many of us canceling, amending or postponing our travel plans. Fair enough, and sensible enough. But it fails to stave off the very real human need to get away. So if you can’t travel, you might as well delve into a classic travel

By Richard West These days my first concern traveling: how to avoid the hordes of fellow travelers (Joyce’s ‘endlessnessnessness’) causing civic concerns in Venice, Barcelona, Prague, Amsterdam and other popular destinations. Solution: The Wayfarers Walking Vacations offered around the world, a week of moderate exercise on untraveled outback paths, meeting

By Everett Potter Is the Baur au Lac the best hotel in Switzerland? I’ve stayed in most of the country’s finest properties and a strong case can be made that this 175-year-old hotel with its own manicured park overlooking Lake Zurich in the heart of that city is just that hotel.

  By Melissa Coleman (See “Part One: Contemporary, Large, and Hip” for a reunion with high school friends at the Hyatt Centric.)   Part Two: Historic, Small, and Romantic  A Holiday Getaway at the Algonquin   For my Icelandic boyfriend’s first trip to New York City over the holidays we

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 Larry Olmsted I’ve stayed twice in the past year at the NoMad Hotel in New York City, once as a guest of the property and once incognito as a paying customer. Both times I was impressed. There are a lot of hotels in a lot of different styles and

  By Everett Potter There are somewhere between 3,168 and 4,600 islands lying off the coast of Maine. As for that disparity in numbers, is an island still an island if it’s submerged at high tide? It depends on who you’re talking to. Some Maine islands are wooded, and some

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,