Escapes

By Evelyn Kanter If you limit your museum hopping to the largest and most famous NYC museums, such as The Met, MOMA, Whitney and Brooklyn Museum, you would miss gems where both the crowds and the admission fees are smaller. Like their bigger and better-known siblings, these under-the-radar museums have

By Everett Potter If you’re heading to Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island in Maine this summer, it’s likely that you’re staying in lively Bar Harbor, with its many hotels, motels, ice cream parlors, and restaurants. It’s the major gateway for Acadia, with easy access from downtown. Acadia, of

  By Everett Potter A case can be made that Monhegan Island is the most romantic spot on the rocky coast of Maine. Shaped like a whale, this tidy little island of granite and evergreens lies 12 miles off the coast. It has stony beaches and dramatic 160-foot cliffs, where

By Everett Potter Airstream fanatics are an exceptionally loyal bunch and anything the company makes has a built-in audience. So when the 80 plus year old company reintroduced its smallest model, the Basecamp, in 2016, there was a lot of buzz among #vanlife enthusiasts. The same could be said for

By Josephine Parr Steps away from the beach and large resorts, and nestled next to the lagoon of Condado Beach, is O:live Boutique Hotel (www.oliveboutiquehotel.com), a charming respite from the busy tourist destination of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The nondescript street gives way to a European influenced oasis. Opened by

By Ann Abel As European ski resorts go, it’s hard to say that any one country has the best. Is the piste better in France or Italy? Are the hotels more luxurious? Not really. But what Switzerland has that its neighbors do not is whimsy. There’s a lightheartedness that verges

By Ann Abel The world has fallen in love with Lisbon. For many good reasons. (Case in point: I loved it enough to move here.) But it’s a shame that so many people’s visits to Portugal begin and end with the (increasingly crowded) capital. Many of the country’s charms lie

By Everett Potter This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Grand Hotel du Lac, an 1868 dowager set along the shores of Lake Geneva in the quiet Swiss city of Vevey. Across the lake are the snowcapped Dents du Midi, the most noteworthy peaks in this part of the French

By Bobbie Leigh If you were to hold a Paris hotel swimming pool competition today, the likely winner would be Shangri-La’s huge pool, delightfully bathed in natural light from a wall of glass doors leading to a lush outdoor garden. This is the pace to dip into paradise, a Paris

By Barnaby Conrad III Photos by Barnaby Conrad/Deb Stock You know how it is in Wadi Rum when the sword of the sun strikes the desert and the Bedu appear out of the heat mirage like black ghosts? Well, that’s the way it was when our guide, Ra’ed Saleem, turned