Notes from the Road

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

By Everett Potter Where do you go in the depths of winter on the East Coast when you need a quick getaway that will amuse you, your spouse and your 10 year old daughter, a getaway that doesn’t involve expensive air travel or a ski slope? A city, of course.

    By Everett Potter What the bicycle is to Amsterdam, the kayak is to Vancouver. People kayak before work and after work, and I have no doubt that some kayak to work. There are nearly a dozen kayaking outfitters and half a dozen kayaking clubs in the city, and lots of

  By Everett Potter Claude Nobs, the spirited founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival, has died after a cross country ski accident near his home in the mountains above Montreux. I visited Nobs two years ago and was impressed by his accomplishments, his humility, and the amazing home and life

By Everett Potter   1. The  Omni Mount Washington Resort The sprawling grand dame from 1902  is surrounded by trees and meadows, with the bulk of its namesake mountain rising behind it. This massive wooden structure with wide porches has a vast welcoming hallway festooned with antlers and comfortable chairs

By Everett Potter It’s safe to say you’ve never skied anywhere quite like Le Massif, which lies about two hours north of Quebec City. For starters, you first click into your bindings at the top, and ski down toward the shimmering Saint Lawrence River 2,526 feet below before you ever

By Julie Snyder My husband, Joe, believes he was a Scottish Highlander in another life. Broad of chest and bearded, it’s not hard to imagine him as kilted and saber-bearing. The first time we traveled to Scotland some 15 years ago, he took to the country like the proverbial duck