Notes from the Road

By Shari Hartford On the morning of September 11, 2001, I found myself at the very wrong place, at the very wrong time. At 8:46 a.m. I was walking through the shopping plaza in the World Trade Center on my way to the subway that would take me, as it

In spring, this not-so-young man’s fancy turns to fly fishing, sea kayaking, biking and other activities that require skilled use of both hands, putting away electronic distractions and simply being outdoors. Especially the latter. By this time of year, I’m always geared up and ready to go. But what about

By Everett Potter Sanibel Island is known for the calm Gulf waters that ripple the edge of its miles of hard packed sandy beaches. But it’s especially well known for the millions – make that billions – of seashells lying on those beaches. There’s a seashell museum on the island and

Amidst the usual daily drill of takeoffs and landings and delays at New York’s crowded and perennially busy LaGuardia Airport, a quiet revolution in airport design and service has taken place. Delta and a company called OTG Management have not only rehabbed terminals C and D but they’ve essentially transformed

By Everett Potter The view over Hanalei Bay on the north shore of Kauai must be one of the most wondrous in the world. With a backdrop of the rugged mountains that form the Napali Coast, looking like a dragon’s back covered in green, it’s a setting that has drawn

The incredible team that puts together Everett Potter’s Travel Report every week is a well-traveled bunch. So asking our contributors about their favorite travel moment in 2013 produced joy, angst and lengthy answers, as well as the inevitable,  “Just one?” Herewith are some highlights from our travels in 2013. BRAZIL

By Everett Potter One of my primary reasons for attending the yearly Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) is to meet adventure tour operators that I’ve never heard of, people who run great companies in different corners of the world. This year’s ATWS2013 in Swakopmund, Namibia was no different. In this

By Everett Potter One of my unofficial rules of travel is that anywhere that Mick Jagger has chosen to stay is probably good enough for me. But I had new respect for the septuagenarian Rolling Stone when I check into Papillote Wilderness Retreat on the island of Dominica. This is

By Everett Potter I am in Namibia, the Africa that I never knew existed, for the 2013 Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS). This 10th gathering of the ATWS is a mosh pit of ideas and creative energy emanating from tour operators, destination specialists, journalists and others in the world of

By Everett Potter I’m standing on the shore of a lake in Maine, watching my daughter and her best friend canoe a hundred yards to visit the little island they’ve visited dozens of times before.  It’s their world, two little girls sitting on a rocky island on a lake in