The Far North of New Zealand

Photo by Lara Kay/Salt Air By SUSAN FAREWELL   It seems everyone wants to go to New Zealand these days—and understandably so. It is the ultimate in natural beauty, wonderfully friendly, progressive and super easy to travel around. Inside of a couple of weeks, one can see glaciers, subtropical forests, volcanic plateaus, dozens of [...]

Your Washington Insider

By SUSAN FAREWELL Photo Credit:  Courtesy of National Cherry Blossom Festival   There’s a lot more happening in DC than the new administration. The District is abuzz with museum openings, new restaurants, hotel openings, re-openings and special events galore. Here’s just a sampling of what you’ll find.   On the Museum Front Photo [...]

New York Sleepovers

By SUSAN FAREWELL   In Fairfield County, with New York City right at our doorstep, we can pop in any time. But nothing beats wrapping yourself up in it by spending a few nights. Here are two hotels we’re crazy about, one of which is brand new, the other opened in May 2013. Both are [...]

Costa Rica: Pura Vida

By SUSAN FAREWELL Photo by Pure Trek You won’t be in this Central American country more than an hour before you hear the expression--pura vida--which literally means “pure life.” And if you take advantage of all the country has to offer, you will indeed experience life at its purest. Costa Rica is the answer for [...]

Maine Your Way

Photo by Maine Huts & Trails By SUSAN FAREWELL   Talk to anyone who has vacationed in Maine and chances are, you’ll find that it’s part of their family tradition. But that tradition means different things to people. For many, it’s all about the coast. For others, a special cabin on a lake they return to [...]