Getaways

By Julian I. Graubart An invitation arrived from Seattle friends La Neu and Tom to join them for a week in July in a small French village. Mutual friends, Susan and David, also from Seattle, seemed likely to come. Lodging would be at Le Troubadour, a charming village inn that

By Everett Potter What’s the best to see the incredible coastlines of Sicily or Corfu or Croatia this summer? Hint: it’s not from the deck of a cruise ship. Instead, the answer is a crewed charter sailboat from a company called The Moorings, sailing on two to six cabin monohulls

By Monique Burns In southwest Montana, Bozeman, gateway to Yellowstone National Park, is a four-season playground offering hiking, mountain biking, and fly-fishing in warm weather and ice-climbing, ice-fishing, and alpine and cross-country skiing when the snow flies.  You’ll also find home-grown breweries and distilleries, fine restaurants with innovative farm-to-table dining,

By Everett Potter Where is the best hotel room view in Boston? Well, I know my hometown, and a question like this is sure to give rise to an argument or two. But for my money, you really can’t beat a light-filled room with a very historic view at the Fairmont

By Ann Abel While Lisbon has lately captured the world’s attention (or at least mine), Portugal’s second city has been stepping out of the shadows. Lately, it has grown into a place where there is far more to do than taste fortified wine and embark on Douro River cruises. Truth

By Monique Burns  We Easterners like to think we’ve got the best of everything.  And, if we don’t, we can always hop a plane and cross “The Pond” to Europe.  I’m probably as provincial—and Eurocentric—as the next Easterner.  Luckily, earlier in my career, I spent a lot of time out

By Geri Bain .By Geri Bain I felt quite grand each time I walked through the stone archway into the elegant main hall of the Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace. It was built in 1906 in the Art Nouveau/Secessionist architectural style that was sweeping Europe at the turn of the

By Geri Bain There is no mistaking the fact that Aria Hotel Budapest by the Library Hotel Collection is all about music. A fanciful piano keyboard swirls along the lobby floor from the front entrance to a real grand piano, which is played during the complimentary daily afternoon wine and

By Ruth J. Katz I awoke from a dreamy slumber, in an exceptionally comfy bed in my handsome chamber at the Williamsburg Inn, startled by a pre-dawn rattle.  I shambled over to the window, and gazed out over the tranquil, still-moonlit, velvety green landscape—the first hole of the Gold Golf

By Monique Burns Great capitals go in and out of fashion.  Take Nanjing.   For decades, the city has been eclipsed by Beijing,  China’s political capital, 600 miles north.   Shanghai, China’s ultramodern business capital, 200 miles east, has stolen the spotlight, too, with 21st-century skyscrapers and 19th-century European landmarks along its