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Story & photos by Joan Rattner Heilman Stop for a moment and think about Omaha. What do you know about it?  OK, it’s the home of billionaire Warren Buffett and those famous steaks.  And it’s in Nebraska, a state where there’s nothing but flat prairies as far as the eye

  Story & photos by Dave Houser “One fish. Two fish. Redfish. Blue fish…This one has a little star…Say!  What a lot of fish there are.”  Dr. Seuss   It could be that while penning this imaginative phrase in his best-selling 1960 children’s book – a rhyming book for young

By Julie Snyder In “Leaving Las Vegas”—the movie version—Nicolas Cage left the desert destination famous for gambling and glitter through a whiskey bottle. My sister Janet and her husband Will are departing more conventionally—they’re moving. But not for a year.  In the meantime, they’ve decided to get their fill of

By Eleanor Berman The oldest hotel in America’s oldest capital city is fresh from a multi-million renovation. But like all the best face lifts, this one hardly shows. La Fonda on the Plaza, the venerable landmark on Santa Fe’s historic plaza, has accomplished something rare. The 174 guest rooms have

  By John Grossmann The morning fog still clings high on the hillsides but has lifted off the broad mouth of the RussianRiver.  Yesterday, this wildlife-rich estuary filled the view from the huge windows of my cliff-side room at the Jenner Inn on a sparsely developed stretch of California’s rugged

Savvy travelers to Philadelphia head for the newly vibrant neighborhoods that ring Center City Story and photos by John Grossmann Milk & Honey Market co-owner Annie Baum-Stein is holding court behind an alluring array of honey jars, each with a different five-digit number on the lid.  Emblematic of the new breed

By Shari Hartford When you’re standing at the crossroads of Times Square, it is easy to forget that this wondrous city is really an island. To gain a completely different perspective this summer, view the coastline from the water. Once again, the luxury yacht, Zephyr, will be calling an “All

This summer’s 34th competition offers the best spectator viewing in the race’s 162-year history By John Grossmann Summer in San Francisco, always a perfect time for a planned or spur-of-the-moment escape from hazy, hot weather in most of the nation, boasts an even greater allure this year.  Starting July 5th,

By Everett Potter The phrase “sporting camps” was once confined to classic Maine or Adirondack camps with an emphasis on fly fishing. But in 21st century, the term has broadened. It now means a place where the entire brood can enjoy a sport together and pay something akin to an

Interview by Everett Potter It’s a scene that evokes a 19th century painting: a tall masted ship is sailing past fir-covered islands off the rocky Maine coastline. The only sounds are of the wind filling the canvas sails, the creaking of the ship’s timbers, and the squawk of gulls darting