Word of Mouth: Solomons Island, Maryland

A quaint waterfront destination that celebrates the Chesapeake Bay

As the Patuxent River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, idyllic Solomons Island, Maryland rises amidst the confluence. Only two square miles, the vacation destination can be reached in an hour and a half from Washington DC, just under two hours from Baltimore, or five from NYC—where we began in a 2020 Audi Q8, picking up friends along the way. Known for its beautiful marina, fresh seafood …

Word of Mouth: Coffee and Art in San Francisco

Within the Mission District and SoMa neighborhoods, our favorites are all within walking distance of each other

Much can be said of San Francisco, California‘s fourth-largest city, where culture abounds and the crowded streets afford ample opportunity to wander and find gems along the way. Strewn about are art institutions, small galleries, and coffee shops—and the independent ones are often on par with the better-known destinations. They’re scattered throughout the city, up and down its steepest hills and in the trenches of …

Word of Mouth: Santiago de Compostela

Navigating the many splendors of a pilgrimage through Spain's Galicia region

The city of Santiago de Compostela on Spain‘s northern Atlantic Coast may be the end of The Camino de Santiago (a 500-mile pilgrimage route thousands of individuals trek each year) but it’s also the capital of one of the country’s best kept secrets: Galicia. As with Catalonia, Galicia has a language, culture and cuisine all its own. This stretch of northwestern Spain conjures visions of …