Getaways

  By Larry Olmsted “When we travel again, having had time to think about how much we miss traveling and exploring, will we do anything differently? Will we make better use of our time investment by ensuring that our travels have a defined goal in mind?” I sure hope so.

In 2017, photographer Colleen Duffley traveled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to run seven marathons in seven days along the shores of Lake Kivu to raise awareness and funds for female coffee farmers, farming families and cooperatives working toward gender equality in the region. She returned with these

Story & photos by Paul Clemence This week, Brasília, the modernistic capital of Brazil, celebrates its 60th anniversary. The city is the result of a dream by three very ambitious men: Juscelino Kubitchek, then the country’s president, Lucio Costa, the urbanist, and Oscar Niemeyer, the architect. Today, while some of

No words, just telling images courtesy of photographer Deborah Loeb Bohren.                               Deborah Loeb Bohren is a fine art and travel photographer. Photography has been Deb’s passion since her father put a camera in her hand when

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