By Everett Potter The biggest travel news this week is that at long last, as of October 15, Hawaii has lifted its quarantine restrictions. The state is now requiring that visitors have a negative Covid-19 test taken 72 hours before arrival. In addition, Maui and Kauai are asking for voluntary
By Brian E. Clark When my oldest son finished his college studies a decade ago, we decamped for the Rogue River in southwest Oregon for a mellow, four-day rafting and kayaking trip with OARS, an Angels Camp, CA-based outfitter. This past summer (2019), to toast my daughter’s graduation from high school,
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
By Everett Potter The continuing rush to escape to the country during this time of Covid-19 shows little sign of abating. The remoter and more picturesque, the better, seems to be the mantra. The Rockies loom large as a place to get away from it all and of course, the
Award-winning photographer and writer Paul Clemence has been exploring the streets of Manhattan during these strangest of days. Here are some of his images, presented in black and white — because this is pretty much how New York City feels at this point in time.
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.