Surf Lesson Packages

Owned and operated by Rockaway, Queens natives and life-long surfers, Mike Reinhardt and Mike Kololyan, the aptly named Locals Surf School offers group lessons for surfers at all skill levels. Classes—which include personalized curriculums as well as equipment—are run by certified instructors who teach all year. Schedule-friendly, these packages do not expire and are offered in a range of five to 25 classes—all of which …

The Oasis Clubhouse

South America's stylish travel site adds social utility with a Buenos Aires flagship

With both attuned expats and locals on the ground, boutique hospitality company Oasis Collections is doing the necessary footwork to create a highly selective portfolio of attractive properties around South America. The Airbnb-like service evolved in 2009 as way of offering discerning travelers a plethora of luxurious digs, all safely approved by a like-minded team helmed by American entrepreneur Parker Stanberry. Oasis has since distinguished …

Portland Made

ADX and Supportland showcase the city's artisans online

By Elissa Hall Portland has deemed itself the city that works. The metropolis earns its slogan through a long history of industry and craftsmanship and, in recent years, Portland has upheld its slogan with a noticeable surge in production of highly designed, craftsman-based handiwork. Kelley Roy recognized the new, growing artisan community in Portland when she founded ADX in June 2011, a community space that …