Escapes

Posted By Kyle Whitecotton on 2017 Mar 28 - 12:18pm

There’s something captivating in the rhythmic casting of a fly line over crystal-clear water and something intimidating in the complexities of a well-organized box of flies. For some, to watch a river flow is to read the riffles and the seams where trout feed, while others merely see...

Posted By Kyle Whitecotton on 2017 Feb 22 - 10:06am

Blue Swallow Motel
Like rivers, wind and the setting sun, roads are ripe with metaphor. They help us understand the twists and turns of life’s long journey and teach us to appreciate all those unexpected detours. But nowhere does the road-as-life metaphor offer more intrigue than the story of Route 66. During...

Posted By Celestina Blok on 2017 Jan 24 - 2:18pm

Hardcore antiquing is a thing. Round Top knows how to do it best.

Twice a year, in the spring and fall, tens of thousands embark on Round Top (population 90) and surrounding “Roundtopolis” towns from Carmine to LaGrange for the Round Top Antiques Fair – an event that’s unmatched worldwide. Shoppers, dealers, decorators and proud “...

Posted By Kyle Whitecotton on 2016 Dec 19 - 4:48pm

Cervecería Alemana
  When it came to travel, few could match Ernest Hemingway’s voracious hunger for adventure. As a result, the man is forever associated with a handful of places around the world including Paris, Africa, Key West and Cuba. But it was Spain that would inspire four novels, a play,...

Posted By Kyle Whitecotton on 2016 Nov 29 - 3:50pm

More than 150 miles north of the Arctic Circle, on the road to the Arctic Sea and surrounded by a dense forest that gives way to the vast subarctic wilderness of Urho Kekkonen National Park, 20 glass igloos pepper the landscape. These futuristic structures may at first appear to be part of some...

Posted By Kyle Whitecotton on 2016 Oct 18 - 12:04pm

Beginning in October of 1883, the Express d’Orient, as it was originally known, made its first journey from Paris to Istanbul. Throughout the 20th century, the Orient Express gained popularity, upgraded its luxurious carriages, joined forces with a number of sister trains and incorporated...

Posted By Kyle Whitecotton on 2016 Sep 28 - 4:34pm

Ski the East

So, you consider yourself a skier. You’ve blazed a trail through the Rockies, planted turns in the High Sierra, and even ventured north to the snowy slopes of Alaska. But you’ve yet to experience the rustic New England charm and natural beauty of wide-open groomers, technical trees and...

Posted By Kyle Whitecotton on 2016 Aug 16 - 10:43am

Washington State is divided into 13 official American Viticultural Areas with more than 900 winemakers creating more 90+ vintages than anywhere in the country. As the country’s second largest wine producer, specializing primarily in premium wines and chock-full of charming towns and stunning...

Posted By Kyle Whitecotton on 2016 Jul 22 - 10:27am

What was once an ancient sprawling desert populated by towering dunes of fine-grained sand is now, hundreds of thousands of years later, a stunning sandstone landscape long exposed to the persistent engines of erosion. Today, this otherworldly slice of desert outside of Moab, Utah, is known as...

Posted By Kyle Whitecotton on 2016 Jun 29 - 2:21pm

The true landscape and culture of the Old South resides in Charleston, South Carolina’s charming architecture and picturesque surroundings. The town’s historic district boasts more than 70 pre-Revolutionary buildings, 136 late 18th century structures and hundreds of others built in the...

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