Getaways

This promises to be a very quiet St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland and elsewhere, so a bit of armchair travel is in order. Here’s a look at a special corner of Ireland through the lens of Colleen Duffley, an American photographer with a passion for the country.  In this selection

By Everett Potter West Palm Beach has long played second fiddle to its far more glamorous sister, Palm Beach, on the other side of the Intracoastal Waterway in Florida. The divide was clear: the wealthy came to stay and play in Palm Beach, while those who weren’t quite so well

Story and Photos by Deborah Loeb Bohren If you’re looking for a cruise ship the size of a small city with the likes of rock walls, extreme water slides, go-karting, and laser tag, you can stop reading now because this isn’t the cruise for you.  But, if the idea of

By Jeanne Muchnick You know the old adage, location, location, location? Well, the Beaux-Arts-style Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor, close to the Convention Center and four blocks from the Inner Harbor, has that plus history, history, history. Housed in the gorgeously restored former Baltimore & Ohio Railroad headquarters and

  By Larry Olmsted An unusually destructive hurricane – even for the worst possible Category 5 – 2017’s Irma was considered the most powerful storm ever for the open Atlantic region and the worst to hit the U.S. since Katrina twelve years earlier. In addition to catastrophic destruction across the

by Mark A. Thompson Soon after we arrived in the massive sunlit Conservatory at MGM National Harbor, we began to notice the young men. Groups of three and four striding through the two-story atrium, ascending the grand staircase, riding the escalator. Scores of well-groomed young men entering the lobby beneath

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 The idea behind a new vacation concept called Getaway is that we could all use a break from our overstressed, overworked and over-connected lives. “It started with me being burned out at 25 after a couple of start-ups,” says Jon Staff, CEO and Co-Founder of Getaway.

By Julie Snyder (In Part One of Nordic Sampler, which you can read here, Julie explored Iceland, Helsinki, Stockholm, and Copenhagen. Now the journey concludes in Norway.) Fifth Stop: Oslo, Norway Arriving by overnight ship from Copenhagen, we found Oslo rather enigmatic—a landslide of contemporary development melded with centuries‘-old tradition.

Story & photos by Deborah Loeb Bohren According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a best-kept secret is “something very good that not many people know about.” That definition fits Spain’s Extremadura region to a tee. Nestled between Madrid and the Portuguese border, it is the country’s least populated and most often