Reports from Honolulu, Paris, Portland (ME and OR), Madison, Israel, Amsterdam, New York and other places on daily life during these challenging times. Everett Potter, Pelham, NY From my perch in southern Westchester, I’m about a quarter-mile from the first containment zone in the US. No matter, it’s not containing
By Richard West. Here in beautiful Amsterdam, where my wife and I have been living for five years, the thousand-year-old city becomes even more lovely during the end-of-the-year holiday period. Decorations draping the major streets, lights and wreaths on many doors of the 7,500 17th-century canal houses, groups of carolers,
Story & photos by Julie Snyder “You must go to De Poezenboot,” said my friend Nancy when I mentioned we were headed for Amsterdam. Nancy and I had once partnered on producing events for Nevada Humane Society and though we no longer live in the same state, our love of
The incredible team that puts together Everett Potter’s Travel Report every week is a well-traveled bunch. So asking our contributors about their favorite travel moment in 2013 produced joy, angst and lengthy answers, as well as the inevitable, “Just one?” Herewith are some highlights from our travels in 2013.
By Geri Bain and Jenny Keroack Inspired by the grand tours of aristocrats past and the much more recent adventures of TV’s Gilmore Girls, 18 year old Jenny Keroack proposed that she and her mom, travel writer Geri Bain take their own grand voyage. This summer, they set off together
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