Getaways

By Monique Burns   With super–tall skyscrapers and a booming economy, Shanghai is Asia’s answer to the 23rd century. But China’s high–tech showcase hasn’t forgotten its roots.  Take Yuyuan Garden with pavilions and plantings based on centuries–old landscape designs. Or the riverside Bund with elegant buildings from the 1920s and 1930s

By Bill Triplett Quick, what do the Rolling Stones, Foo Fighters, Keith Urban, Lady Gaga, Billy Joel, Bryan Adams, Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars, Bon Jovi, the Black Keys, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Sting, Charles Aznavour, Elton John and a ton of other musical heavyweights have in common? At one point or

By Everett Potter Castine is one of my favorite towns on the Maine coast. It’s a stage set of white clapboard Greek Revival houses from the turn of the 19th century, thriving perennial gardens and a mere handful of shops and restaurants. It seems (and has always seemed) just a little

By Everett Potter How do you define a great safari? It should be an experience that’s life-changing. Two of the most critical factors of any African safari are the game viewing and the lodges. On a perfect safari, they should compliment each other. I spent a couple of weeks on

By Cathie Arquilla  I looked like a rainforest tribal priestess about to do an exotic dance. My body was painted head to toe in mud. This lava mud “treatment” was the last thing we did on a day filled with St. Lucian adventure. It started with a catamaran sail that

“I do not feel that because I own this land, I can do with it whatever I want. The main philosophy of Eigensinn Farm is to work in harmony with Nature.”   – Michael Stadtländer about their Heaven on Earth Project 2002. Story by Anita Stewart. Photos by Margaret Mulligan In

Story & photos by Neil Wolkodoff Mazatlan is a city with a 500-year history that combines the Totorames Indians, the Spanish and the current Mexican residents. Add German, French and Filipino influence over the years, and you have idyllic setting looking west to the Pacific with some real cultural zip.

By Barbara Peck When you think of Philadelphia, you probably think history. Or maybe Eagles, Rocky or cheese steaks. Does chic new boutique hotel ever leap to mind? But Philly has that now! Opened in January 2017, the Study at University City is tucked between the UPenn and Drexel campuses,

By Ann Abel “Something for everyone” is one of the most tired clichés in travel. But these family-friendly destinations have a lot to offer: sunshine, sand (or snow), culture, wellness and a healthy dose of relaxation—minus the tipsy undergrads. Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands This island’s attractions include more than 200 dive