Honestly, it seems like there is maybe one week of summer we can actually enjoy. I don't care if there is pumpkin spice lattes to be had and school supplies to be bought. Summer doesn't end for weeks. Let's stop rushing through the season.
In Iceberg Alley, as the sea along the northern coast is called, vodka and beer are made with melted icebergs. Resourceful captains have created a cottage industry of harvesting the bergs, hauling them ashore, and selling the ancient, pristine water. They even use it to make wine.
From Keats to Hemingway, Paris to New Orleans, the Romantics to the Beat Generation, this is your grand tour of the places where the greats wrote and drank -- and you can, too.
Travelers with nerves of steel--and eager for bragging rights--follow these stairs because of what they find at the end, whether a sacred Hindu temple or the top of a spectacular waterfall. There's nothing quite like the thrill of accomplishment that comes once you've taken that last step. Safely, that is.
If you have a travel bucket list and want to start checking things off it, here are some tactics to get you started, keep you on track and get you there.
This guide is for the San Francisco tourist, from a recent visitor: a photographic guide of pointers that bring together a list to choose from when planning your visit.
Former Mayor Bloomberg presided over an impressive and significant investment in public space, leveraging the frenzied pace of real estate development to subsidize new parks. Yet, somehow, the new open spaces built in the past decade - free and accessible to all - have come to symbolize, for some, just the opposite: elitism and the inequality of opportunity.
As you enter there is a serious bar with a serious barman -- not a place to hear the new Jay Z CD or watch women's golf.
No doubt, the crisp air and vibrant fall foliage can put a spring in your step. And for travelers, autumn offers added incentives: summer crowds have dissipated, hotel rates have wafted downward, and in many cities, the best local experiences are ready to shine.
There are some that count down the days until autumn, snatching up sweaters and cardigans, scouring Frye's new line of boots and eagerly awaiting the return of pumpkin spiced lattes (signifying that fall is close behind).
I recently stayed in four hotels -- in New York, Taipei and Hong Kong -- filled with memorable pieces by modern artists. These ranged from rickshaws in the lobby, to Little Prince quotes by the elevators, to abstract cocoons next to the bathtub.
We've selected destinations from all over the world on the basis of their awesome firework displays, dramatic countdowns and stellar views. Here are our top five that have made the all-important cut.
If you have ever spent 48 consecutive hours doing nothing but nourishing your body and soul, you know the value of stepping away from routine and taking a deep breath without the distraction of responsibility. A getaway built around an ambitious itinerary may be a great escape when you are looking to shatter monotony, but it can also leave you longing for a vacation from your vacation once you return home.
Impossible as it seems, the green season is proof that Costa Rica can be even more lush, abundant, and, well, green.
Milan is not one of Italy's most-visited travel destinations. Guide-books often say it's a two-star city. Rick Steve's excellent Italy 2014 says, "OK, it's a big, intense city, so you probably won't linger."
Thanks to the cooking style and the well-calculated portion sizes, Jackie and I walked away entirely satisfied but by no means stuffed.
As an expat mom in Italy, you are initially confused, then bemused, by many parenting practices in the land of Mamma Mia.
If you're a small business owner, there's not really the option of closing the office when traveling on business. Here are the tools and strategies I've found that keep me calm, comfortable and productive when I'm away from my home base.