Interviews

Need a vacation? If you’re an American, you undoubtably do, since there’s a very good chance that you’re overworked and suffering from vacation deprivation. According to Expedia.com’s 2007 Vacation Deprivation survey, 35 percent of Americans did not take all of their vacation days. And 23 percent of workers checked their

When summertime finally arrives, I’m already stoked about sea kayaking in Maine. But don’t take my word for it. Listen to what John Connelly, manager of L.L.Bean’s Outdoor Discovery Schools, has to say about it. Connelly is a former U.S.Canoe and Kayak Team whitewater competitor and a Registered Maine Guide.

In the pantheon of enviable lives, I think my friend Dorie Greenspan has a secure position. Greenspan has not only managed to combine two of her life’s passions, pastry and Paris, authoring such best sellers as Baking: From My Home to Yours, Paris Sweets, Baking with Julia, The Café Boulud

Now that winter has finally arrived in North America, it seems like a good time to speak with Nate Goldberg, a man whom I think embodies the very best of winter sports. Nate’s actual title these days is Product Manager-Beaver Creek Nordic Center at Beaver Creek Resort in Colorado. In

  There are few vacations that are more romantic and evocative of place than a European villa rental. And while there are dozens of agencies that rent European villas and homes, there is only one HomesAway. Yes, this Toronto-based company has charming properties in all of the right locations. But

  What is the leading educational travel company? It has to be Smithsonian Journeys, a company that hires experts as trip leaders, crafts unique itineraries and more or less patented the idea of "behind the scenes travel." To learn more, I caught up with Smithsonian Journeys director Amy Kotkin during

If you love the outdoors, chances are you’ve heard of ExOfficio. You may have worn it bonefishing in Belize, rafting in Costa Rica or trekking through Africa. You might even be wearing it now. Founded in 1987, the company that pioneered innovative clothing such as the Baja, Air Strip shirts

  Cruise line executives tremble when the name "Douglas Ward" is mentioned. Ward is the most fearsome critic in the cruise industry, a man whose words can remove the smiles from the faces of the most unflappable ship owners. If you’re looking for a family cruise, a romantic cruise or

I first met Tom Hale, the founder and president of Backroads, in his Berkeley, California headquarters about eight years ago. And I was a little floored by his exercise regimen. That morning, as on most mornings, he had risen somewhere between three and four to exercise. He had done 400

  THE INTERVIEW: EUGENE KILGORE Bitterroot Ranch (Courtesy Ranchweb) Been on a horse lately? The concept of the dude ranch vacation has changed radically in the past decade, as ranches have adapted to dudes who don’t necessarily want to sit in the saddle all day. So we decided to track