Harvest on the Harbor: MAINE’S Mecca for Foodies

Writer David Jenison dishes out the details on one of New England's finest culinary affairs---Harvest on the Harbor in Portland, Maine. Traditional Maine cuisine conjures up images of fresh lobster, clambakes and blueberries, while rumor has it that Amato’s restaurant in Portland may have invented the Italian submarine sandwich. Although these foods are still New England standards, the Pine Tree … [Read more...]

Local Color: Urban Art in OAHU

A new generation of local artists, chefs and designers are expressing their vision of modern Hawaiian culture in exciting ways. In O‘ahu, you get the best of both worlds: a tropical island rooted in a diverse culture and native Hawaiian traditions, contrasted by the pulsating city of Honolulu with contemporary art, world-class restaurants and the urban amenities of big city living. This … [Read more...]

Art and Beyond in BASEL

Kristina Foster discovers what makes Basel such a magnet for art lovers and cultural connoisseurs.  Basel is Switzerland's brainy city of culture and design. Densely packed with art and history, there are almost 40 museums scattered across the timeworn town; the highest number of museums per capita in the world. In addition to quantity, Basel picks up its arty reputation by glamorously … [Read more...]

Go Big: Inspired Adventures in ALASKA

Cynthia Kane explores Alaska's vast, rugged terrain navigating rivers and epic trails in America's Last Frontier “Inspired by greatness” is a phrase I’ve come across all my life. A phrase that when I first heard it -- I was inspired to find the source. Since then, I’ve traveled around the world and seen beautiful sites that have marked me, and I’ve hiked in locations where the … [Read more...]

Ruffing It: Traveling with PETS

Win a Kimpton Hotel stay and copy of author and pet travel expert Kelly E. Carter's new book, a road map for traveling with four-legged friends   Respected journalist and New York Times best-selling author, Kelly E. Carter, has written for various publications such a People, USA TODAY, Elite Traveler, Departures, and others. For the past 10 years, she’s jetted around the globe … [Read more...]

SOUTH BEACH off the Party Path

 For a serene and stylish beachside getaway, check out the new Metropolitan by COMO in Miami Beach, the companies first US outpost.  Miami Beach, particularly South Beach, conjures up many images, such as white sand, partying, teal blue water, partying, Cuban food, partying, swaying palm trees, partying, shopping, and…did I mention the endless partying? Along Collins Avenue and Ocean … [Read more...]

Eating Well in EAST LONDON

Michael Webb relishes the gentrification of one of London's seedier boroughs and finds it quite delicious. A few Rip Van Winkles still marvel that you can eat very well in London, unaware that the revolution has been in full swing for the past forty years. And you can now find exemplary restaurants in poor neighborhoods that once offered little besides jellied eels or greasy fish and chips. … [Read more...]

Surf in Style in LAGUNA NIGUEL

It’s endless summer at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel with their guided surfing experiences   “Catch a wave and you’re sitting on top of the world.” Who knows how many surfboards these Beach Boys lyrics have helped to sell over the decades. But one thing that’s absolutely certain is that through the years, California has firmly established itself as the most iconic … [Read more...]

Escape from NEW YORK: Buttermilk Falls Inn + Spa

Discover the serene countryside of upstate New York at Buttermilk Falls Inn + Spa. Looking for a quiet getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life without having to worry about long drives and exorbitant gas prices? If you’re in the mood to experience “country living” and are coming from the New York or Connecticut area, the tranquil and peaceful Buttermilk Falls Inn + Spa  has a … [Read more...]

Tracking Tigers in NEPAL’S Royal Bardia National Park

Author Suzan Crane explores a pristine corner of Nepal in search of the elusive Royal Bengal tiger. It’s been several hours and we remain camouflaged under a thick forest canopy on the banks of the Karnali river in western Nepal’s remote Royal Bardia National Park. But for the melodious chatter of the area’s prolific birdlife of nearly 500 species, we’re enveloped by a symphony of … [Read more...]