Smart Traveler

By Mary Alice Kellogg SpaWatcher has been fond of Mohonk Mountain House for years, and she's not alone. This venerable National Historic Landmark hostelry a scant two hours from Manhattan has attracted guests since 1869 with Catskill Mountain views on one side and a glorious glacial lake framed by giant

“…everything old is not only new again, but downright cutting-edge”

By Dalma Heyn "Club World London City" is the name of British Airways' first all-business-class flight between New York's JFK and London's London City Airport. Designed to appeal to the financial-world customer who has until now commuted the 30 to 40 minutes from Heathrow to Central London (and then 30

By Betsy Wade     As most of us have found out by now, on June 1, the U.S. snugged up its borders a bit more. After several postponed deadlines, the government enforced a requirement that a citizen returning to the U.S. from Canada, Mexico or any of 17 Caribbean nations

The Chain Bridge, Budapest – Betsy Wade     As a site for a meeting on travel health, Budapest seemed to exert itself to teach by example.     Take our arrival. Grasping passports to be welcomed into Hungary, the unsuspecting passengers of Delta 99, a nonstop from JFK, confronted a sportscreen-sized

    By Betsy Wade “They sit here and they’re angry,” said Rebecca Acosta, executive director of Traveler’s Medical Service in New York, indicating the patient’s seat beside her desk. “They hear about vaccinations they should get before they travel and they’re leaving in five days and they ask who

    If you become seriously ill or injured while you’re traveling – that’s ill as in requiring hospitalization – you’ll likely want nothing more than to be at home with your family and your own doctor in a nearby hospital.     But guess who pays to have you repatriated

OpenSkies is an airline that offers two-class seating in 757's with a maximum of 64 passengers on board. It aims to succeed where other companies have failed in offering a less expensive way to fly transatlantic in business class. It's also a subsidiary of British Airways, which gives it deeper

    One flight to the islands can save you money. So find out if an island has nonstop service from a major U.S. hub such as New York, Atlanta or Miami. If so, it's a reasonable bet that it ranks as an affordable paradise. After all, it's cheaper to pay

Getting to the mountains by air is usually the toughest part of any ski trip. A 10 minute lift line? A half-mile of double black diamond moguls? No sweat, compared to a snowstorm at LaGuardia, a missed connection in Minneapolis or a mechanical delay in Houston. But the good news