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Northstar-at-Tahoe, California; 800/466-6784 or 530/562-1010; www.skinorthstar.com. This compact resort has a special snow-sports learning area and a mid-mountain headquarters for all children's services. Children 6 to 12 enroll in Starkids for sk...
Hold the nuggets—and the fries. A new version of the family getaway has emerged, and it's all about being health conscious. Pritikin runs one- and two-week camps for parents and kids (ages nine and up) at the Yacht Club at Turnberry Isle resort ne...
I have made a career out of not enjoying Canada. It is one of the few things I do well. My radical malaise, Canada-wise, is associated mainly with Toronto the Good, and my hellish adolescence in that winter-benighted place. (I was Not Very Good.) ...
The romantic escapades of the man who turned Gregor Samsa into a giant bug?Yes, they're all here in Kafka in Love. Canadian director Thom Sokoloski weaves Yiddish and Sephardic songs, sets inspired by Marc Chagall, and water ballets into a tale of...
Imagine a city in France where the buildings are old and graceful, the food is sublime, and the antiquing could drive you to the poorhouse. Not much of a stretch, eh?Now imagine that city with citizens who will happily speak to you en anglais, whe...
I'll never forget my first impression of Vancouver Island. As my husband and I flew over Puget Sound one fall day nearly five years ago, it was storming. But once we arrived in Tofino, the air was balmy, the tide low. We felt as if we'd been trans...
There are pockets of transplanted old-world culture in North America that remain more or less pristine. The best known of these is in northern New Mexico, in whose little mountain villages the Spanish of Cervantes can still be heard. Similarly, th...
When one of the most fertile female grizzlies to inhabit Canada's Banff National Park, Bear 30, gave birth to three female cubs in 1994, it was hoped that they would one day follow in their mother's productive footsteps. Sadly, just 10 years later...
I didn't want to go anywhere. I had been away from home for almost three weeks, teaching and writing, trying to think big thoughts. I wanted to unpack, answer the pile of letters and sort through the magazines that threatened to overwhelm our kitc...
Toronto the good is no longer Toronto the boring. One of the fastest-growing cities in North America is transforming itself into a genuinely hot destination, by throwing off some of its British colonial reserve, extending its bar hours, and playin...
Openings listed by launch date: Launch: Spring 2007 Virgin America When the low-cost carrier launches this year (at press time, the airline was awaiting Department of Transportation approval), it will fly Airbus 319’s and 320’s along mostl...
In an attempt to attract some of the $54 billion spent yearly by traveling same-sex couples, cities such as Philadelphia and Bloomington, Indiana, are targeting gay men and women with splashy campaigns and promotions. In fact, nearly everything's ...
The SARS scare may have temporarily kept tourists away from Toronto, but now the comeback of the Canadian city known as Hollywood North is in full swing. Here, the current hits. WHERE TO STAY Right on the border of King Street West, the entertainm...
OCCUPATION Jazz singer HOME BASE New York City FROM THE HEART Along with her husband, Elvis Costello, Krall recently traveled to Vancouver, the city she grew up in, to perform at a benefit to raise money for bone-marrow transplant research. The ca...
Edited by Amy Farley We partnered with Conservation International to develop a comprehensive green-hotel assessment test to learn what properties around the world are doing to conserve water and energy, eliminate waste, and support their local ha...