The Private Travel Issue

Power Trips.
Piloting Your Business Jet.

Just as a cowboy has his horse and saddle, an Indian royal had his elephant and howdah. This...
When Henri-Leopold Charles, the Marquis de Sers, commissioned his four-story mansion in Paris’...
As difficult as it is to interrupt the progress of Manhattan pedestrians, a Poltrona Diz chair by...
In a geographical sense, Auckland, New Zealand, is a long way from Milan, and at Mollies, an...
He was a successful businessman and a diplomat who spoke six languages, but Peter Paul Rubens is...
Since its inception in the boudoir of Baron Philippe de Rothschild’s Château Mouton, where Robert...
In 1964, after its purchase by Glasgow spirits brokering firm Stanley P. Morrison, the Bowmore...
Alain Ducasse has returned to his roots with Ostapé (+33.5.59.37.91.91, www.alain-ducasse.com ), an...
Carlos Toraño Casa Toraño Carlos Toraño Cigars created Casa Toraño in 2000 as a private family...
At the first live auction from Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. (312.482.9996, www.hdhwine.com ),...
Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno 2001 Sette Ponti is as much a fixture in the landscape of Tuscan history...
When the late Sir Gawaine Baillie began collecting postage stamps in the 1940s, he was not unique...
Italian food may be loved by millions around the world, but that has failed to impress the editors...
From the veranda of the Inn at Palmetto Bluff’s bar, the lights of Hilton Head Island seem more...
Jaeger-Lecoultre (800.552.8463, www.jaegerlecoultre.com ), which once manufactured dashboard...
As the son of a British bishop, Daniel Hanson (+44.11.597.83677) grew up appreciating formal...
Thierry Oulevay lights up when he speaks about Jean Dunand, the Swiss Art Deco designer, whom he...
An automotive heiress from Detroit recently trekked to Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn, N.Y., for a...
The World War II orphans from Pisa, Italy, who were relocated to Florence’s Basilica of Santa Croce...
Pierre Jaquet Droz, one of the most noted watchmakers of the 18th century, might find it surprising...
The Maserati Gransport ( www.maserati.com ), a stately, swift update of the company’s Cambiocorsa...
The generations of engineers and designers responsible for building the various iterations of the...
Few and precious are those entry-level performance cars that, wherever they are parked, are capable...
The age-old yearning for flight has at its heart the desire to conquer the randomness of our...
When boat owners upgrade, they typically do so in incremental steps, acquiring only marginally...
To reach this year’s National Championship Air Races at Stead Field in Reno, Nev., Jon Sharp,...
Greg Farbolin fills a variety of roles for the Honey Baked Ham Co. He is the founder of the company...
The Beechjet 400A replaced the Beechjet 400, which was produced after Beech acquired the Diamond II...
For a $45 million aircraft, the Boeing Business Jet has more drawbacks than one might expect. Other...
Cessna introduced the Citation V Ultra in 1993 and earned FAA certification for the plane in 1994...
Under optimal conditions (fully fueled, a small number of passengers, no headwinds), a midsize...
As of September 2004, there were 274 Learjet 60s in service. The Canadian company introduced the...
In February 1997, less than a year after golfer Arnold Palmer took delivery of the first plane off...
Although these aircraft are designed for intercontinental travel, fliers more often prefer them for...
The Gulfstream IV is perhaps the most sought-after plane for long-distance private flights...
While national charter operators have yet to add the Embraer Legacy to their fleets, industry...
In addition to purchasing a jet outright, you can fly privately through local charter companies,...
Because most of the private flights flown in the United States are of short duration, light jets...
For Gary Epstein, the once-pleasurable pastime of boating aboard his 50-foot Hatteras and 39-foot...
The early-fall sun rises over Portovenere, a small town south of La Spezia on Italy’s western coast...
When SpaceShipOne glided back to Earth on October 4, 2004, after reaching the edge of space for the...