Urban Cowboy’s Catskill Mountains Escape, The Lodge

Beyond the reach of cell signals, the newly opened property offers opportunity to connect with nature

Big Indian, New York’s Urban Cowboy Lodge counters the bustling metropolis found just two and half hours south with the warm charm of a respite that’s at once familiar and unchartered. Expanding upon a sort of design universe built from their previous openings—Urban Cowboy Brooklyn and Nashville and The Dive Motel & Swim Club in Nashville—proprietors Lyon Porter and Jersey Banks use this ’40s-era “vacationland” (a title …

Spring + Summer NYC Getaways

Escape the city heat and head for the hills

New York City is infamously sweltering in summer, and many full-time residents begin to escape on weekends starting in the spring. While the Hamptons, Fire Island, Montauk, Asbury Park, et al are top priorities for some, there’s plenty of charm and relief in a beach-less getaway (provided there are pools, lakes or springs for you to dip in). From the Adirondacks to Saratoga Springs, Woodstock, …

Eco-Chic in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest of Uganda

A look inside the luxurious Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge

It’s 3PM in the village of Bwindi and the afternoon rain ceasing prompts a chorus of African tree frogs to chirp blissfully, serenading a group of local children as they hurry barefoot toward the Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge to welcome the new guests. It’s only been one year since this eco-chic lodge re-opened after a major refurbishment, but still the arrival of visitors is enough to …