By Shelley Seale There are few places more restful, more peaceful, than islands. The small, car-free Great Diamond Island – part of the chain of Casco Islands off the coast of Maine — is the perfect retreat from the modern world. The island was an artistic retreat visited by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Harriet Beech […]
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A Tale of Two Houses: Washington DC Secrets By Kurt Jacobson Entering the world of natural light from the depths of the DC Metro, steep stairs deposit passengers onto Dupont Circle. Sprawled all around are streets named after US states or alphabet characters convening like the spokes on a spinning bicycle wheel. What seems like […]
Bali: Segara Lestari Villas: A Piece of Heaven on Bali’s North Coast. A diving and snorkeling adventure in a less traveled part of this Indonesia island.
Durban, South Africa: High and Low Cuisine and Art Galleries In-Between By Mari Gold The Oyster Box, a super-posh hotel complex in Durban, South Africa, (in addition to the hotel’s rooms and suites the area includes several tall apartment buildings, some available as timeshares), sits majestically overlooking red-and-white lighthouse and the Indian Ocean. High Tea […]
New York’s Magnificent and Nostalgic Bowery Hotel By Nick Kontis On a cold, blustery winter day on New York’s eclectic Lower East Side, I arrived, tired and jetlagged, at my home for the next three nights, a true New York classic, the Bowery Hotel. I have always been enthralled by the gritty streets surrounding the […]
Costa Rica: Sleeping by a Waterfall By Devinne Zadravec It’s endless. Loud. Mind numbing. You stand, exerting no energy other than the forces required to stay upright, while sweat drips off every limb and runs in salty rivers down your forehead. Your eyes struggle to adjust to the exceedingly bright sunshine, and to take in […]
Q&A Residential Hotel in New York City Lots and lots of room in the Financial district of lower Manhattan By Max Hartshorne, GoNOMAD Editor When we were recently down in New York City for a travel trade show, we got a chance to pop over to Park Slope, Brooklyn and visit our son-in-law and his […]
Lake Placid Lodge in New York: A Piece of Paradise in Winter By Shelley Rotner I’ve been to Lake Placid, in the Adirondacks, many times, in every season. This is one of the few places that I return to time after time. Each season has its beauty. The road off the highway to Lake Placid […]
London: Staying at the Stafford Hotel A Luxury St. James Property Warmly Welcomes American Guests By Janis Turk An American flag hangs outside one of London’s most charming—and thoroughly British—luxury hotel properties, The Stafford London. Tucked discreetly away from the noise and bustle of double-decker tourist busses and big black London taxicabs, hidden at the […]
The Wellesley: Your Own Royal Residence in London By Janis Turk The Wellesley is kind of hotel may change your mind about London—and possibly about life. Housed in a historic building that onc e was the entrance to Hyde Park Corner Tube station, close to Buckingham Palace between Green Park and Hyde Park, The Wellesley […]