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Ocean Liners

The Ultimate Shipboard Experience: Cunard's Queen Mary 2

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.21.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Ships these days may say they're aiming for islands or lowering anchor in the globe's most perfect ports. But, for most, the real goal of cruising is...

Save the United States

Pia de Jong | Posted 05.26.2016 | Travel
Pia de Jong

I drive into the port of Philadelphia and before me, towering above the other ships in docks lined with freighters, is the elegant prow of the SS United States. This is the unlikely home of what was once the most magnificient steamship in the world and the ultimate symbol of traveling in grand style.

Louis Vuitton, the Original Box-Maker

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 11.20.2015 | Style
Sidonie Sawyer

Who Was Louis Vuitton? When one thinks of Louis Vuitton, high-end fashion generally comes to mind, but the original trade of Mr. Vuitton was as a ded...

America's Flag Ship May Be Sold For Scrap

Fred Lundgren | Posted 11.16.2015 | Travel
Fred Lundgren

The SS United States, America's greatest Ocean liner, is facing the scrap heap unless a boat load of money can be raised to save it.

Crossing 'The Pond' to Europe? For Once, Make it Real

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.27.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

For a second, ours was a ship of intrepid travelers, of those who kept on going where they needed to go. Some made heroic thrusts of outstretched hands to stay in balance. Some held on to chairs or stools at the bar.

Glasgow: From Pubs to Parks In Scotland's 'Second City'

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Glasgow has been busy brushing the soot off its sandstone and washing behind its no-longer-industrial ears. What has emerged after decades of careful restoration is a Victorian city where you can breathe the beautiful air.

Why Modern Airports Have to Change

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.03.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The fact is that the everyday-ness of today's airports is exactly the opposite of what we flyers need. Don't wall us off, you builders, from where we are and what we are about to do. We may be frightened but we are not dumb.

Flirty Thirties: Sumptuous Interiors of the SS Normandie On Display in New York

Pam Bristow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Pam Bristow

From Audrey Tatou's star turn as Coco Chanel to the recent exhibition devoted to thirties designer Madeleine Vionnet by Paris' Les Arts Decoratifs, French Art Deco is once again, a la mode.