A Guide to Eating Oysters in New York City (Also in print)
Rockefeller, stew, chowder and pie; steamed, grilled, deep-fried or raw with a squirt of lemon; no matter how you prefer your oysters, there’s no denying these delicacies have deep ties to the Big Apple.
Lancaster County Charm: A guide to spending a long weekend in Lititz, PA (Also in print)
Dream of checking out of New York and checking in to a small town for a few days? Hit the road and head west to Lititz, a picture-postcard spot in Lancaster County, the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country.
Florida’s Vero Beach perfect for a long, weekend getaway (Also in print)
Escape the city for a long weekend in Vero Beach, along Florida’s Treasure Coast. Sink your toes into warm, white sand, feast on freshly caught seafood, and kayak or paddleboard on the Indian River Lagoon in what’s been dubbed “the Hamptons of Florida.”
Excellence Oyster Bay, Trelawny, Jamaica
In this paradise-like setting, calm Caribbean waters merge with pastel-coloured skies, emphasising the natural beauty of Jamaica’s landscape.
The Porter Portland, Oregon
This handsome Hilton hotel dresses up a quiet pocket of downtown Portland.
Le Germain, Ottawa, Canada
This Le Germain property impresses from top to bottom.
St. Regis New York
This luxury Beaux-Arts icon, standing in one of Manhattan’s sweetest locations, pulls out all the stops for an unforgettable experience.
The New York EDITION
The New York EDITION, set in the 1909 Met Life clocktower, impresses from the get-go.
Refinery Hotel, New York
This chic Midtown property near Bryant Park melds vintage New York with the progressive city it is today.
The Maritime, New York
A nautically inspired hotel featuring smart design, nodding to the history of the Maritime Building. Welcoming staff, two stellar restaurants and several cool bars give guests reason enough to hang out.
El Respiro Ecolodge, Granada, Nicaragua
Catch your breath at this quaint ecolodge, just 15 minutes’ drive to Granada. Expect farm-to-table cuisine crafted from ingredients grown on site and impressive Mombacho Volcano views.
The Pierre, NYC
This 41-storey Taj hotel boasts a superb location in Lenox Hill, luxury apartment-like rooms and suites with sweeping views of Central Park.
9 Fabulous New York Hotels for Families
An insider’s guide to the best hotels in New York for families in varying price ranges, featuring properties with suites, kitchenettes, children’s amenities and activities, and special family-friendly packages.
Omni Montelucia, Scottsdale, AZ
Situated in picturesque Paradise Valley, the Omni Montelucia’s setting is storybook beautiful.
Biohotel Schwanen, Bizau, Austria
This organic, family-owned hotel offers quietude, personal service, and subtle luxury.
MADE Hotel, New York
Despite a few design quirks, the modern, earthy interiors, attentive service, and on-site restaurant – steered by one of New York’s brightest culinary talents – nudge MADE into a brand-new category of luxury.
Duane Street Hotel, New York
With only 43 guest rooms, this quaint Tribeca property is boutique in every sense of the word.
Hotel Lombardy, Washington, D.C.
Old-school ambiance, warm, hospitable staff, and tons of character outshine the dated interiors.
Hotel Americano, New York
With its off-the-beaten-track address, Hotel Americano is in the thick of fashionable West Chelsea, one of New York’s most creative districts where old fuses with new, and over 200 art galleries thrive.
Buyers Rejoice, (PDF)
‘Tis the season for sugar plums, holiday parties and last-minute shopping.
Fall for New York, (PDF)
Fall in New York spawns a season of new and exciting things to see, do, shop and taste.
A Short Guide to Downtown Portland
‘Keep Portland Weird’ is a fitting motto for a city beloved for its quirkiness and hipster culture but admired for its welcoming spirit.
A Short Guide to Downtown Ottawa
Stemming from the Algonquin word, “adawe,” meaning “to trade,” Ottawa is a town steeped in history.
3 Days in the Bregenzerwald
On the fringes of Germany, Switzerland and Lichtenstein, the Bregenzerwald may be Austria’s best-kept secret.
3 Days in Granada
There’s so much that’s wonderful about this city––delicious food, friendly natives, and the biodiversity surrounding it.
Editor Picks: The Best Egypt Tours from Cairo
Cairo makes an ideal base and an easy starting point for any Egypt trip. There’s a wealth of tours that begin and end in downtown, including day trips to Luxor, relaxing Nile-River cruises, and multi-day, in-depth excursions.
Top Quiet Places in Midtown Manhattan
Stealing a quiet moment in the heart of New York City might seem like an improbable task. But, unbelievably, in the midst of the chaos, the city offers five sedate spots to collect your thoughts.
Innsbruck: Like a Local
Gothic and Baroque architecture dating back as far as the 12th century anchor Innsbruck alongside an idyllic Alpine backdrop.
24 Hours in Gstaad
A well-heeled set frequents Gstaad, but the resort destination in southwest Switzerland promises more than five-star hotels and luxury boutiques.
A Small Guide to Downtown Scottsdale
For a taste of the new West with flavors of the old intact, Scottsdale is the place.
Best Restaurants, Pizza, and Food Shops in Little Italy, Bronx
This quintessential Bronx neighborhood feels frozen in time, as it overflows with small-town charm, wonderfully fresh food, and Italian tradition.
A Small Guide to Brera
Only by roaming the streets of Brera can anyone understand its undeniable appeal.
Like a Local: Best Middle Eastern Restaurants in NYC
Escape to the Middle East and celebrate its rich traditions, if only for an evening.
Montreal Like a Local: Le Plateau Du Mont-Royal
There’s no denying its “je ne sais quoi,” and for anyone visiting Montreal, exploring Le Plateau is inevitable.
Barbados: Like a Local
Lauded for over 70 miles of bucolic coastline and friendly, down-to-earth locals, Barbados delivers far more than batches of the world’s finest rum.
Like a Local: Unique Shops in the West Village
In spite of ongoing gentrification throughout the neighborhood, unique shops remain a quintessential aspect of West Village culture.
A New York Halloween
When I lived in Atlanta, I handed out candy from my front porch every Halloween. But since I moved to New York, my Halloweens are drastically different.
A New York City Bachelorette Party Guide
Rather than a one-night-only event that comes and goes in a New York minute, celebrate your once-in-a-lifetime occasion for an entire weekend.
10 Must-Try Classic New York Haunts
For a true look into an establishment’s worth and character, longevity says a lot.
New York’s Indulgent Side
From staying at Robert De Niro’s hotel to discovering where Woody Allen goes jamming, New York has many options for spoiling yourself.
Is That Olive Oil in Your Cocktail?
Since the craft cocktail movement has been shaking up a storm, you’re about to notice olive oil creeping into barrooms if you haven’t already.
Do You Know What a Lot Line Window Is? You Should
If New York apartment buying is in your future, you should learn about lot line windows.
A Real New Yorker’s Guide to the Jersey Shore
New Jersey might get a bum rap, but I’ll be the first to defend our next-door neighbor and the many attractions the state has to offer.
Can’t Afford/Find a Two Bedroom Apartment? The Right One-Bedroom Might Work
If you’re living in a one-bedroom apartment somewhere in New York City, you’d probably love to have an extra nook for the in-laws, occasional out-of-town guest, or a potential baby in the not-so-distant future.
A Few Things to Consider Before Combining Those Apartments
Combining apartments may seem like an easy solution to your spatial challenges, but a seamless renovation is a tall order.
In Defense of the $700,000 Manhattan One-Bedroom
It may be easier to find a mate in a city of eight million than it is the right co-op to call home (and dating is no easy feat!).
An Elevator View of the New York Skyline
Unlike most camera aficionados who shoot at or below the horizon, Stewart Mader captures views from above.
I Don’t Believe in Mr.Right
I can’t help but question if living in the city that never sleeps is more fun as a single or as a couple.
What’s Life Without Carbs?
I used to eat healthier before my life in Manhattan — the island of opportunity, stylish shoes, and gluten-full foods.
One Is No Longer the Loneliest Number
Each year, more and more city slickers of all ages are making what seems like the lonelier choice. But is it?
The ‘And Guest’ at Table 29
I’ve heard those horror stories — thirty-something singles stuck at the kid’s table, or one unattached woman left sitting alone while four perfectly matched pairs take to the dance floor and sway to Celine Dion.
Tiny Manhattan: Who Says Bigger is Better?
Do I love this city enough to live in a closet?
Upper West Side Essential Eats: Zabar’s
As I walk south on Broadway, I always know how many blocks I have left until I reach Zabar’s without ever looking at a street sign.
Upper West Side Essential Eats; Big Nick’s
Few restaurants have won their way into the hearts of locals like the little greasy spoon on Broadway and 76th Street.
Upper West Side Essential Eats, Barney Greengrass
Following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father, Gary Greengrass runs the show at the “Sturgeon King” six days a week on the Upper West Side.