Notes from the Road

Story & photos by Everett Potter It was dusk as I watched my old friend and fishing companion Frank Schaeffer cast a fly  for brook trout on the Appalachian Mountain Club’s (AMC’s) Little Lyford Pond in Northern Maine. Now watching Frank expertly cast a fly rod on Little Lyford Pond

By David McKay Wilson Move over Moab. Park City mountain-biking has arrived. Named the world’s top mountain-biking community in 2012 by the International Mountain Biking Association, the Utah resort best known for its alpine skiing has emerged as a mecca for cyclists who like to experience the thrills of biking

  Text by Tom Passavant, photos by Karen Glenn There are no room keys at Smith Fork Ranch. Cellphone service is spotty, and you can stop looking for a television in your cabin. A swimming pool? That would be the creek-fed pond up the hill. The nearest town, Crawford, consists

Sallie Brady, a friend and a contributor to this site, died unexpectedly last week. Sallie was a wonderful and gifted freelance writer and editor. She had a brilliant smile, a warm and engaging manner, and some of the best media gossip imaginable. Days before something hit The New York Post’s

By Everett Potter When Glenn Lowry, director of the Museum of Modern Art, cycles in Central Park or near his vacation home in Quebec, he rides a handmade bike made by Seven Cycles in Watertown, Massachusetts. To Lowry, who takes 70- to 100-mile rides two or three times a week

  When my favorite walking company, The Wayfarers, approached me to write their Walk Away Guide, I was honored. Here’s the result … 

By Everett Potter About a decade ago, I had my baptism by gumbo in the rolling prairie of South Dakota. The sticky clay-like soil of the plains — gumbo, as it’s known — brought down more than a few of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer’s horses when his army traveled

By Everett Potter It was 1994 when I first visited Salt Lake City, and at the time, the city gave fresh meaning to the terms “sleepy,” seemingly locked in a time warp redolent of 1950’s America. But what gave it panache was its setting, ringed with snow-covered mountains in a

By Julie Maris/Semel Gather your family to celebrate Irish heritage 2013 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Belfast is more than foam, froth, and bubbles. It’s a hip cultural city that boasts the new Titanic Belfast Museum, the Metropolitan Arts Center, and a constant stream of music festivals. Long past “The Troubles,”

By Platao Rocha If you are going on a business trip, why not do it in style? And with the recent signing of the Free Trade Agreement between the US and Colombia, chances are Bogota may be on your travel schedule some time in the future. The country has the