Jazz, America’s gift to the world, continues to evolve and cut new musical terrain at this premier festival in the East Bay hills. by Suzanne Rodriguez At its best, summer is a time for play, freedom, spontaneity, improvisation and celebration. This summer—as happens every year—jazz festivals take place across the planet, from familiar locations like […]
A beach town preserves its more civilized past. Carmel’s legacy lives on, a beacon for travelers. by Donna Peck Time and space expanded in surprising ways on a brief trip to Carmel. Below the surface of this postcard-pretty beach town, 120 miles south of San Francisco, is a hard-earned tale of endurance. I stood at […]
Walkers encounter wineries, old-world architecture, unspoiled wilderness and game reserves on a 12-day walk that is part National Geographic part Relais & Château. The extra luxe makes it a special occasion trip.
High times await the celebration traveler amid Costa Rica’s dense forests and unspoiled rivers. Here are the best places to be wet and airborne.
Italy’s alpine lakes offer cyclists much more than scenic rides. The lake shores are dotted with beach parks, resorts, villas, quaint villages and Italian towns settled in Roman times. Ferries provide easy access to bike paths and panoramic views of the Alps. Lake Maggiore is the most westerly and is 43 miles long; Lake Lugano is about 22 miles and […]
King salmon swim past Queen Charlotte Island on their way to spawning grounds.