Slowing Down in the Italian Alps
The Dolomites—a 750 mile section of the Italian Alps that runs east to west above Venice and Milan—wows year-round. From the spring to the fall, rolling farmland and sunny meadows make it one of Europe’s more bucolic settings, while in winter its Bavarian-style castles and white-tipped mountains look like a real-life snow globe. The word is spreading about the Dolomites’ charms: spas offering time-honored treatments in cutting-edge buildings; a mountain-to-table cuisine served in both Alpine huts and Michelin-starred restaurants; and a distinctive culture, all well worth exploring.
Massachusetts Then and Now
Three women, two hundred years, one state. Get to know the Massachusetts of today by following in the footsteps of three extraordinary figures, all avid travelers: Arts patron Isabella Stewart Gardner, Chef Julia Child, and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
9 Dazzling Islands You Can Actually Visit
The first stop on our list is Lord Howe Island in Australia. Only 400 visitors are allowed at a time on this seven-mile-long island, a two-hour flight from Sydney. Nearly half of the plants here are found no place else on earth. You can summit Mt. Gower, a volcanic peak, or go snorkeling with Lord Howe Environmental Tours. Then dine on kingfish at Pinetrees. Next up: Curaçao.