Word of Mouth: Cape Town

From beaches and gardens to design hotels and restaurants in South Africa's oldest city

Cape Town (or the Mother City as its lovingly referred to by locals) is an intoxicating blend of natural landscapes and eclectic, dynamic venues. Surrounded by white-sand beaches and anchored by the jagged granite mountaintops above, it’s easy to fall in love with this city for its beauty alone. But beyond the lush gardens, beaches and sprawling vineyards lies a cultural melting pot of warehouses-turned-markets, …

Tordrillo Mountain Lodge, the Ideal Destination for Alaskan Adventure

Heli-skiing, fishing and kayaking, all by nearly never-ending daylight

During the peak of summer in Alaska, the sun never really sets. Our recent trip to the south-central part of the union’s largest state coincided with the summer solstice, a “night” that’s bright as day until well after midnight. Around 1AM the sun disappears beyond a range of mountains in the distance and for a few hours, broad daylight melts into a warm twilight glow. …

Europeans Increasingly Rejecting Air Travel

“I feel a little proud now to be taking the train,” Catherine Hellberg, a Swede traveling from Malmo to Berlin, says to Time. Her sentiment is part of a growing trend: Europeans are ever more inclined to take trains, cars and ships in favor of planes. This concern for the environment stretches across the continent and could be encouragement for Americans to follow suit. Perhaps …