Notes from the Road

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

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 …