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By Everett Potter I’m not sure how you would define a good flight across the Atlantic, but I know what makes me happy. A spacious seat that converts into a lounger and, in due time, transforms itself with the push of a button into a lie-flat bed that’s six feet

By David McKay Wilson The Queen of the Caribbean has hiked up her skirt and discovered biking. On Nevis, that lush speck of land on volcanic rock in the Leeward Islands, cyclists ride on well-paved roads that circle the island and explore its inner reaches on mountain trails that wind

  By Everett Potter There are tarmac delays and then there are tarmac delays—just ask the Air Canada passengers who sat on a Vancouver runway for 12 hours a couple years ago. Food and water were rationed, and the cabin air was stifling. Even more torturous, the footbridge was still

  By Everett Potter First, the bad news. After more than a year of falling ticket prices, the cost of flying is now rising. According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the average domestic airfare jumped 4.7 percent in the first quarter of 2010 compared with the same

There are plenty of adventure travel companies out there, but Classic Journeys seems to have found and refined its own niche: tours that combine cultural immersion with physical activity in some of the most delightful locations in the world. What’s more, many of these trips can handily fit into a

British Airways A-318 Elite: Lie Flat and WiFi Ready. Everett Potter So there I was, somewhere close to Newfoundland, reclining in a generous seat that would eventually lie flat. I had eaten the roast halibut fillet with lemon caper sauce and new potatoes, sipped a bit of Chablis, and was

  How did Continental stack up? By Everett Potter Remember last year’s flight-delay horror stories about passengers kept waiting for agonizing hours on the runway before takeoff? Well, get ready for a new kind of airport nightmare: increased flight cancellations. Read my full story on cancellations at Travel + Leisure

By Mary Alice Kellogg Normally SpaWatcher is skeptical about the spa-casino combo. She has frequented many a casino resort spa – for research, of course – and too often found that exiting a massage only to run into a giant gaming floor does damage to her alpha state. Can relaxation

  By Richard West The Netherlands, for me, is  Europe’s most endearing country.  How can you not love a nation where Homo neerlandicus enjoys sports like “fierljelpen,” pole vaulting over canals; running thigh-deep through black, sucking mud off the Frisian coast (“horizontal mountain climbing”); and pole sitting in the North

By Everett Potter I was in London on Monday morning, the first work day after the US State Department warned of an increased probability of a terror strike in Europe. England had been singled out, along with Germany and France. When I took to Piccadilly at 8AM, it was rainy,