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The Trip The alpine village of Lake Placid, New York, may still inspire those who remember its Winter Olympics past, but it has always been an all-seasons playground. Nestled among the peaks of 6 million-acre Adirondack Park, the quaint 19th-cent...
Filed away in the basement of the Saranac Lake Free Library in upstate New York is an old photo of a group posing in front of an exquisite log building. The lodge, a series of gables and overhanging porches stretching toward Lake Kora, is the cent...
It is a cold, raw morning; a dusting of snow and ice crackles underfoot. My fingers are numb. The damp air seeps into my gloves and manages to get through my heavy boots as well. The sky is leaden. But all along the path I am following are elegant...
Just when it seemed like the English countryside couldn’t be more appealing, a trio of properties (all within an hour’s drive of London) is opening to lure the most discerning of travelers. Situated on 240 acres near Ascot, the Dorchester Collecti...
U.S. + CanadaThe Caribbean + BermudaMexicoCentral + South AmericaEuropeAsiaAfrica + the Middle EastTop Cruise Lines for Families U.S. + Canada 1. Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, South Carolina Score: 97.90Plantation-style cottages and a Jack...
Q: Where can I find the best hotel deals online? —Jacob Kipp, Lafayette, Calif. A: “New functionality at tried-and-true booking sites has made finding low rates simpler than ever. Bing recently added a tool that allows you to compare current rate...
I was glad my husband picked the moment just before dinner to head back to the tent for sweatshirts. That way Steve wasn't around when the camp director led us all in singing grace to the tune of the Addams Family theme (complete with cross-arme...
He's a sensible guy, my Dave. If I'd told him, "We are making a mistake of nightmarish proportions. Let's get to the nearest motel," I'm sure he'd have listened. That's why I said nothing as we prepared to pitch our tent, in drizzling rain and jus...
The first time I went away to summer camp, I missed my family so much that I joined the Homesick Club. A bunch of weepy girls sitting by the side of a lake eating Mallomars, we were encouraged by a sympathetic counselor to "let it all ...
Anglophiles with a need for speed can now explore the English countryside behind the wheel of a classic sports car. Rambling Roadsters (Old Rectory, Colne Engaine, Essex; 44-1787/223-291; www.ramblingroadsters.com), a motor-tour company with a fl...
Summer is on its way out the door, ushering in the brisk, fresh fall weather. To answer the questions of where to go and what to do, we’ve found six serene places perfect for taking advantage of this time, when the summer’s heat begins to dwindle....
Two years ago, when I decided to conquer my driving phobia, I didn't stop at earning my New York State license. I moved on to highway lessons, and from there I advanced to sessions with stick shifts and motorcycles. Next I took off for Summit Poin...
THEIR REPUTATION ESTABLISHED BY THE POINT, on New York's Upper Saranac Lake, the Garrett family has now opened the Lake Placid Lodge, on the lake's pearly western basin, as a sort of "Point for mortals." At a much more moderate price, the Garretts...
See our slideshow of Olympic Venues Open to the Public. Mark Hobson, a 61-year-old creative director and wilderness guide, pushes his sled into the luge track in Lake Placid, New York, leans back, and rockets down the same ice chute used by the ...