Roosevelts and Fine Dining in Hyde Park, New York

FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt's grave site in the Rose Garden

The recent Ken Burns series on the Roosevelts, which aired on PBS in September, called to memory a trip up the Hudson I’d planned a few years ago—but didn’t finish. It started in lower Westchester County, New York, where I went to the best dog show ever at the Westchester Kennel Club, and was supposed to end […]

Charleston, SC, Part 3: Regaling in a Wealth of Antebellum Ambiance

Fort Sumter from the air (Credit: Bill Rockwell)

This is Part 3 in Dave Zuchowski’s three-part series on Charleston, South Carolina—voted the best city in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards for the second year in a row. For more, check out Part 1 and Part 2. My first morning in Charleston, South Carolina, found me sitting on […]

Charleston, SC, Part 2: Charleston’s Food Scene—from Lowcountry to Haute Cuisine

Curt Montgomery making pecan pralines at River Street Sweets (Credit: Bill Rockwell)

This is Part 2 in Dave Zuchowski’s three-part series on Charleston, South Carolina—voted the best city in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards for the second year in a row. Check out Part 1 here, and tune in for Part 3 next Friday. For all its tourist-worthy attractions, gas-lit, cobblestone […]

Charleston, SC, Part 1: Charleston Gets Top Vote for Best City—Again

Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards issue

This is Part 1 in Dave Zuchowski’s three-part series on Charleston, South Carolina—voted the best city in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards for the second year in a row. Check out Part 2 here, and tune in for Part 3 next Friday. Lucky Charleston! Maybe make that magnetic, alluring Charleston. The South […]

An Adventure Odyssey Through the Canadian Heartland, Part 5

Bessborough Hotel, Saskatoon (Credit: Bill Rockwell)

This is the fifth and final installment in Dave Zuchowski’s series on discovering Canada’s lesser-known provinces by car. For more on the road less traveled, check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. Part 5: Saskatoon—Diversity in a Beautiful Setting After driving 160 miles and 2.5 hours from Regina to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and checking into […]

An Adventure Odyssey Through the Canadian Heartland, Part 4

Victorian place setting in dining room of Government House (Credit: Bill Rockwell)

This is the fourth installment in Dave Zuchowski’s series on discovering Canada’s lesser-known provinces by car. For more on the road less traveled, check out Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. Part 4: Named for a Queen, Regina Has a Universal Appeal On my travels, I enjoy a blend of contrasting things to see and do. A bit […]

An Adventure Odyssey Through the Canadian Heartland, Part 3

Spruce Woods Provincial Park (Credit: Travel Manitoba)

This is the third installment in Dave Zuchowski’s series on discovering Canada’s lesser-known provinces by car. For more on the road less traveled, check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 4, and Part 5. Part 3: Regal Regina with a Rambunctious Romp Along the Way With 335 miles between Winnipeg, where I started my day, and Regina, the […]

An Adventure Odyssey Through the Canadian Heartland, Part 2

Architectural rendering of Ice Sea Passage (Credit: Assiniboine Park Zoo)

This is the second installment in Dave Zuchowski’s series on discovering Canada’s lesser-known provinces by car. For more on the road less traveled, check out Part 1, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5. Part 2: More from Winnipeg On a visit to Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park Zoo, I discovered that the zoo is in the process of […]