Life During the Coronavirus

By Ann Abel All across Portugal, people have been counting down to today—the day that terraces (outdoor dining, basically) can reopen after the country’s long winter coronavirus lockdown. There’s no shortage of esplanadas (terraces, rooftops and even sidewalk tables) in this lovely, temperate country, but some of the most beguiling are in

By Ann Abel Say what you will about 2020 and Covid-19, but they forced the hospitality world to get creative. There were lockdown weekend promotions, transitions toward cowork spaces and even luxury quarantine packages. Now, with many parts of the world still a long ways off from being able to have a normal tourist

  By Everett Potter When the term medical flight is mentioned, most people envision some unlucky climber being airlifted from Everest Base Camp. They don’t think of someone like my father-in-law, who contracted Legionnaire’s Disease in his late 70’s while traveling in Estonia a decade ago. Yes, he did have

Story  by Brian E. Clark For the past decade, Roger Carlson has made at least one winter ski trip to Utah, occasionally two. Some of his favorite resorts include Snowbird, Alta, Park City and Deer Valley.  But Carlson, who lives in a northern Chicago suburb, says as much as he

By Everett Potter Leave it to Airstream, maker of the iconic “silver bullet” fleet of Airstream travel trailers, to create a mobile office travel trailer, the ultimate in remote working and travel environments. Their brand new Flying Cloud 30FB Office , which was unveiled today, features a dedicated office space, greater connectivity,

  By Everett Potter The sport of cross country skiing is booming this winter when getting outdoors, exercising and social distancing has never seemed so desirable. What are the best resorts, the best places to learn the sport, the insider tips for beginners? I turned to one of the industry’s

  By Beverly Stephen Want to dine in a yurt? There’s no need to travel to the steppes of Mongolia.  All you need is an American Express card to reserve a table through Resy in one of 13 notable fine-dining restaurants across the country. Yurt villages are the latest solution

  By David McKay Wilson Skiing, like life, is all about managing your risks. In pre-COVID days, I’d check my skis’ safety bindings annually to prevent leg injury, and make sure the ski brakes work so as not to hurt another skier if they released.  I wear a helmet to

By Julie Snyder An enormous cherry pie perched atop the carefully packed provisions for our Van Go venture to southeastern Oregon. “What’s this?” I asked Joe. Space was tight in our VW camper, and a cumbersome pie wasn’t part of the plan. “Just a little campfire dessert,” said my sweet-toothed

By Patrick McCarthy Photos by Mark McCall It must be said, it was a rough crossing. Enormous waves edged with white foam-like giant meringues spotted through the cabin’s porthole. There was a temptation, in spite of the turbulence, to kill the lights and stare transfixed at the giant swells and