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: 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 …

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, …