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BRIT + CO: Never ever seen the northern lights? Rest assured, you’re not alone. But every traveler should consider a jaunt to see the aurora borealis with their own eyes.

(13 December 2018)

BRIT + CO: The holidays are upon us, and while we may all be loyal to our particular hometown's traditions, there's no better time to hit the road to explore what else is available for revelers across the US.

(9 December 2018)


BRIT + CO: Whether you’re eagerly anticipating the first snowfall of the season or dreading a possible return of the Polar Vortex, there’s no mistaking the chill in the air: Winter is coming.

(18 November 2018)

BRIT + CO: It was just after sunrise on the morning of the Great Reno Balloon Race. The largest free hot air balloon festival in the world draws a crowd of 120,000 to northern Nevada every year at the beginning of September.

(6 November 2018)

BRIT + CO: These may be times of drawing political lines in the sand, but if there’s one thing everyone can agree on, it’s the charms of our nation’s capital city itself.

(30 October 2018)


BRIT + CO: Winter, spring, summer, or fall, Lake Tahoe is always gorgeous. But autumn tends to be overlooked. Why wait for ski season to experience everything this gorgeous destination has to offer?

(25 October 2018)

MVC: From the salt marshes of Tomales Bay to the Pacific coastline of Hog Island, here are the best oyster farms to visit on your day trip in Northern California. After all, why go on a wine tour of Napa Valley when you can shuck shellfish along the coast of West Marin instead?

(25 October 2018)

BRIT + CO: We’ve already written about how the Swiss Alps are just as exhilarating to visit in the summertime as they are during the winter ski season, but we neglected to mention the most underrated (and picturesque) season of all: autumn.

(18 October 2018)


BRIT + CO: Jay-Z may have professed his love for the concrete jungle, but sometimes nothing can replace the natural version (especially if it happens to be in Belize).

(16 October 2018)

BRIT + CO: Rather than painstakingly researching destinations, what if you decided to just trust in the stars to lead you to your next vacation?

(12 October 2018)

BRIT + CO: For this installment of our weekend travel guides, we’re headed to one of the most picturesque towns in all of New England: Kennebunkport, Maine.

(7 October 2018)


BRIT+ CO: The Irish are lucky for many reasons, though the Republic of Ireland’s lively and enchanting capital city is undoubtedly a prime example of their good fortune.

(3 October 2018)

You don’t have to be “in West Philadelphia, born and raised” to enjoy a visit to the City of Brotherly Love.

(1 October 2018)

Home to both the Edith Wharton- and Henry James-type characters who inhabited the Gilded Age mansions along Bellevue and an endless assortment of old salts who’ve sailed north for the summertime, Newport is one of the nation’s premier resort towns.

(29 September 2018)


BRIT + CO: In the immortal words of Billy Joel, “We have charted a course to the Vineyard, but tonight we are Nantucket bound.”

(26 September 2018)

RECORDER NEWSPAPERS: The U.S. Virgin Islands are known as “America’s Paradise” for a reason and that reason swiftly becomes apparent once you land in the Cyril E. King International Airport in St. Thomas and are greeted with the islands’ signature drink: a Painkiller.

(17 September 2018)

BRIT + CO: Though the Jersey Shore may be the hallowed stomping ground of Bruce Springsteen, you don’t need to be born to run to appreciate its charm.

(17 September 2018)


BRIT + CO:“Is Providence really the coolest city in the US?” asked The Boston Globe in 2016. Two years later, we’re here to answer with a resounding yes.

(12 September 2018)

BRIT + CO:. This gorgeous island is the Hamptons for people who don’t like the Hamptons, proving that you don’t need to be in Montauk to have a good time.

(11 September 2018)

The Bernardsville News: Wherever you go, there you are. Whoever authored this statement (widely believed to be Confucius, though the internet routinely disagrees) I’ve no doubt that they spent an infinite amount of time in airports—emotionally, if not physically.

(11 September 2018)


BRIT + CO: Budapest is what Brooklyn wishes it could be: Between its artsy and irreverent ruin bars, omnipresent street art, and thriving culinary scene, the Hungarian capital feels like the creation of a hipster chef with a sleeve tattoo in Williamsburg.

(8 September 2018)

BRIT + CO: If you love cobblestone streets, waterfront cocktails, and American history, then Boston should be your next weekend escape.

(3 September 2018)

BRIT + CO: Although seasoned travelers may complain about the crowds, there’s a reason that Yellowstone is so famous.

(1 September 2018)


BRIT + CO: Martha’s Vineyard versus Nantucket is a rivalry as old as time. Both are tiny New England islands off the coast of Massachusetts (though the Vineyard is larger), and each has inspired a devout fan base (though the Vineyard boasts the Obamas).

(27 August 2018)

BRIT + CO: Once a sleepy fisherman’s village, Montauk has been transformed in recent years to the party capital of the Hamptons.

(20 August 2018)

BRIT +CO: A short train ride (or Blade flight) north of New York City, Millbrook is the perfect destination for urban outdoor enthusiasts who long to escape to the countryside the moment they’re released from their desks.

(14 August 2018)


THE TRAVEL HUB: I was covered in mud in the driver’s seat of a bright red ATV, steering my way down a winding, rocky path along the side of a grassy hill.

(22 August 2018)

BRIT + CO: Forget America the beautiful (we’ve covered that already); what about America the musical?

(10 August 2018)

BRIT + CO: You’ve assembled your friends for a weekend away, and you’ve picked your destination, but one question remains: Where will you stay?

(7 August 2018)


BRIT + CO: My grandmother once told me that after spending summers in Georgian Bay where the fish was so fresh, she could never eat seafood again.

(3 August 2018)

ELITE DAILY: When I embarked on a whirlwind trip through Eastern Europe this summer, I anticipated a bit of frenzied chaos: five nights, five friends, five countries, and three cities.

(2 August 2018)

BRIT + CO: When you think of an idyllic summer getaway, the Hamptons and Montauk are probably the first places that come to mind.

(1 August 2018)


BRIT + CO: Kanye may have warned us to watch the throne, but we'd rather someone else take care of the logistics while we live like royalty.

(31 July 2018)

BRIT + CO: I inhaled into my snorkel and adjusted my mask to get a clearer look at the six-foot reef shark swimming straight toward me below the surface of the water.

(28 July 2018)

RECORDER NEWSPAPERS: Nashville is experiencing a bit of a renaissance these days, as more and more Americans begin to realize that the most exciting travel destination in the country isn't along the coast of California or the mountains of Colorado, but rather the heart of Tennessee.

(27 July 2018)


BUSINESS INSIDER: Shark Week 2018 is officially upon us, and what better time to explore shark-themed vacations from sea to shining sea?

(23 July 2018)

BRIT + CO: Though the US Virgin Islands are always popular in the colder months, it’s a well-kept secret among locals that the best time to visit the islands is after the onslaught of tourists has departed in March.

(24 July 2018)

ELECTRIFY: I’m not a very religious person, but I had a spiritual awakening along the Na Pali Coast this spring.

(22 July 2018)


BRIT + CO: For the adventurous traveler who likes their vacation with a serious side of danger, shark diving is an impossible-to-resist temptation.

(22 July 2018)

BRIT + CO: Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl just getting in for the evening, there’s nothing quite like watching the sun slowly light up the sky.

(18 July 2018)

BRIT + CO: As the endless snapshots of Capri and the Amalfi Coast splash all over your Instagram feed, it’s easy to think there couldn’t be a single destination on the Mediterranean that has yet to be flooded by American travelers.

(13 July 2018)


BRIT + CO: Though the state of Hawaii is always a popular vacation spot with its blue skies, Mai Tais, and swaying palms and luau dancers, less is known about the cultural and geographic differences that make up the chain of eight islands.

(12 July 2018)

BRIT + CO: While everyone else heads to the Mediterranean this summer, why not skip the crowds (and the heat) and opt for the North Sea instead?

(10 July 2018)

BRIT + CO: Forget après ski. These mountain towns are even better après winter — perfect for travelers who are over the beach and prefer to vacation at a higher altitude than sea level.

(4 July 2018)


THE DAILY BEAST: Tourists by the thousands flock to Santorini for the classic pic of whitewashed houses with blue trim and bougainvillea, but an overlooked town in Tunisia also has the goods.

(30 June 2018)

BRIT + CO: You may think there are only Seven Wonders of the World, but did you know there are actually more than a thousand of them?

(24 June 2018)

BRIT + CO: While the rest of the Windsors gathered in London to welcome the royal baby this April, Princess Beatrice jetted off to Jordan with the likes of Karlie Kloss and Ellie Goulding.

(23 June 2018)


BRIT + CO: We’ve already written about why Aspen is at its best in the summer, and now it’s time to reveal another ski town that’s positively in bloom this time of year: Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

(22 June 2018)

BRIT + CO: While we don’t recommend traveling just for the Instagram, you could do worse for a souvenir than epic vacay pictures with triple-digit likes.

(17 June 2018)

BRIT + CO: Tulum has become the Coachella of vacations south of the border, but it’s time to chart a new course.

(14 June 2018)


TASTING TABLE: From the Barbary Coast of Tunisia to the remarkable Maltese Island of Gozo, get there before anyone else does.

(4 June 2018)

THE TRAVEL HUB: When I first visited the grove of giant Sequoias named after my family—dedicated to my great-great-grandfather for preserving the park nearly 100 years ago—I was astonished by these living giants, and there’s never been a more important time to support our country’s wild places than now.

(22 May 2018)

THE FLAGSHIP: As part of an Outward Bound expedition, I lived on a rock jetty off the coast of Hurricane Island, Maine, for three days alone with minimal provisions—tarp, a bagel, an apple, and trail mix.

(30 April 2018)


RECORDER NEWSPAPERS: Everyone is familiar with the scene, from movies or from daydreams: the honeymooners relaxing under umbrellas on a sun-lit beach, the happily married couple toasting a momentous anniversary with mai tais beneath the Hawaiian stars.

(17 April 2018)

THE TRAVEL HUB: A desert safari beneath the stars in Wadi Rum fostered immediate understanding between two strangers, opening the writer’s eyes to a fascinating culture—a very different way of life that’s both transient and beautiful.

(16 April 2018)

GO OVERSEAS: With over 60 million displaced people in need of our help, there has never been a more important time to volunteer with refugees.

(3 April 2018)


THE FLAGSHIP: Prefer your vacation unsalted? Plan a trip to Glen Arbor, Michigan, for this summer--we've given you enough advance notice to make this happen.

(26 February 2018 )

THE FLAGSHIP: Forget about Charleston and its Southern Charm, this spring it's all about Aiken.

(20 February 2019)

THE FLAGSHIP: From reggae festivals to Mardi Gras celebrations, here are the best weekends this year to #SkiTheEast.

(12 February 2018)


THE FLAGSHIP: From the tropics of the Cayman Islands to the serenity of the North Fork, read on for some last-minute travel advice for the long weekend.

(5 February 2018)

THE FLAGSHIP: A lifetime of East Coast skiing has made us immune to icy conditions and crowded terrain, allowing us to focus on what really matters: the après.

(29 January 2018)

THE TRAVEL HUB: Ever wish you could wake up in a treehouse, spend a weekend in a Celtic castle, or fall asleep in a wigwam underneath the Northern Lights?

(23 January 2018)


GO OVERSEAS: When I set out to visit my sister, Biff, in the Jordanian capital of Amman, I’d already visited several countries in the Muslim world: Tunisia, Turkey, and Bosnia.

(23 January 2018)

THE FLAGSHIP:For this edition of our mountain series, we're heading west, to one of the most glam (and #lit) spots in the Rockies: Aspen.

(22 January 2018)

THE TRAVEL HUB: From the fairy pools on the Isle of Skye, to the Northern Lights in Caithness, to the rugged peaks of Glencoe, the vast wildness of the Scottish Highlands offers endless opportunities for exploration.

(19 January 2018)


THE FLAGSHIP: Let's do ourselves a favor this year and make resolutions we actually want to keep... Such as skiing atop a live volcano, or taking a selfie with a penguin.

(15 January 2018)

THE FLAGSHIP: The water is so blue it looks fake, and the conch comes in so many different culinary variations it similarly defies belief.

(8 January 2018)

THE FLAGSHIP: The spiked drinks in the Summit Lodge can't be beat, nor can the Mexican food or the Vermont Country Store.

(3 January 2018)


THE FLAGSHIP: Do you love that dirty water? Do you also like dem apples? As a New Yorker, I must confess that our East Coast rival wins when it comes to weekend getaways.

(19 December 2017 )

THE FLAGSHIP: If you’re visiting this holiday, be sure to check out the Zoo Lights, and take in a Wizards or Capitals game.

(11 December 2017)

THE FLAGSHIP: Now that Montauk has become so over-crowded in the summer (nearly every bar and restaurant hinges on “if you can get in”), winter is an even better time to visit.

(6 December 2017)


HATCHFLY: If you’re looking for the perfect destination to experience the American West, look no further than Teton County, Wyoming, and book your flight to Jackson Hole.

(4 December 2017)

THE FLAGSHIP: In keeping with the Green Mountains theme (we profiled Burlington a couple weeks ago), let’s head over to West Dover, Vermont: home of Mount Snow Ski Resort.

(4 December 2017)

THE TRAVEL HUB: Want to go horseback riding on a butte in Wyoming, or fly-fishing on the Snake River?

(28 November 2017)


THE FLAGSHIP:Whether you want to drown your sorrows over the recent election, or regroup post-protesting said election, we’ve got all the spots for you.

(27 November 2017)

THE FLAGSHIP: But cherry blossom season isn’t the only time to visit DC (though it is the most basic): our nation's capital is increasingly becoming a top foodie destination.

(19 November 2017)

THE FLAGSHIP: Fall is the perfect time to visit Millbrook, and this Hudson Valley haven for shooting, riding, fishing, and socializing has never been more popular.

(14 November 2017)


THE FLAGSHIP: Indulge in some Americana and explore the great outdoors of northern Michigan that was such an inspiration to Hemingway.

(14 November 2017)

HATCHFLY: Though, in pursuit of the way life should be, many travelers head further north up the coast towards the Acadian mountains in Mount Desert Island or the Moose River Region of Jackman, overlooking the rugged cliffs of Prouts Neck, located in Southeastern Maine.

(6 November 2018)

Letter From Jordan & Palestine

ROAR JOURNAL: “There are three genders in the Arabic world: Men, Arabic women, and foreign women.” It was the night before I was set to depart for Palestine and Jordan, and I was having drinks with a friend of mine who had just returned to New York City from Lebanon.

(4 November 2017)


THE FLAGSHIP: Kennebunkport is the perfect spot for a weekend getaway up to Vacationland, though there’s enough to do to last you an entire week (or more).

(26 October 2017)

THE TRAVEL HUB: Want to protect lions in Kenya, teach children in Tanzania, or help farmers in Mozambique?

(3 October 2017)

THE FLAGSHIP: Jackson Hole is not exactly a secret anymore; the town has become ever more popular in recent years, as avid skiers around the globe fly to Wyoming to experience some of the most challenging terrain in the country.

(25 September 2017 )


THE FLAGSHIP:The sailing capital of the world, Newport has long been home to old salts and (fittingly) stiff drinks.

(27 June 2017 )

RECORDER NEWSPAPERS: The first rule to remember when traveling internationally without a valid passport is there is no guarantee of your eventual return. The second rule I’ll save for later.

(5 April 2017)

QUEST MAGAZINE: Fitting for a town where many summer residents live in the rambling cottages built by their ancestors of the Gilded Age and seasonal visitors are privy to tours of lavish Vanderbilt mansions dotting Bellevue Avenue, the Clarke Cooke House feels preserved in time.

(22 July 2016)