Escapes

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,

By Everett Potter For decades, I’ve spent at least a part of my summers on a lake in Western Maine. It’s an environment that I’ve come to love and cherish, from the early morning cries of a loon to the warm swimming waters and the smell of pine trees. So

  By Melissa Coleman When visiting New York City, I’ve found it helpful to narrow the multitude of lodging options into two types, 1) the contemporary, large, and hip, and 2) the historic, small, and romantic. On some recent stays near Times Square, option one was perfect for a high

By James Mckenzie. Photos by Paul Clemence. New York City is one of my favorite cities in the United States. There is something about New York that energizes you with its skyscrapers, steam coming from the subways, seeing people from all over the world, and the diversity of history and

        Jules Older: PhD, psychologist, medical educator, writer, editor, app creator, videographer, ePublisher. Big awards, big adventures, big fun. His ebook on hilarious travel disasters is DEATH BY TARTAR SAUCE: A Travel Writer Encounters Gargantuan Gators, Irksome Offspring, Murderous Mayonnaise & True Love.”