Best of the Best 2007: Flight-Card Programs: Charter: Sentient Jet

Sentient Jet In the past year, Sentient Jet has joined the ranks of the largest flight-services operations. A deal between Sentient and the Pennsylvania-based aircraft management firm JetDirect, characterized by different sources either as a merger or as an acquisition by JetDirect, was scheduled to be finalized in April, just after this issue of Robb […]

Nomads in No-Man’s Land: Hoping for the Right Bird Call

The opportunity to observe a number of marine mammals and aid in their study and conservation is a daily occurrence during a Nomads of the Seas journey. Humpback whales, Chilean dolphins, and colonies of sea lions are daily sights. It did not take long before the ecotourists aboard Atmosphere could distinguish Magellanic penguins from the […]

Feature: Nomads in No-Man’s-Land

Osvaldo Anwandter—30ish, tanned, fit, and wearing fishing waders—voices a lament familiar to fishermen the world over. “Sometimes they bite,” says the expedition manager for the Chilean Patagonia–based extreme fly-fishing and ecotourism company Nomads of the Seas; “sometimes they don’t.” Seldom do they not bite during a weeklong, 800-mile round-trip cruise along Patagonia’s fjord- and river-rich […]

Golf: Blow-Dried Beauty

The prevailing trade winds blow from the northeast as head pro Hale Kelly steps to the 10th tee of the Temenos Golf Club on Anguilla. “You need to hit over there,” says Kelly, gesturing at a creek a good 30 yards beyond the fairway’s left edge. “The main element you have to deal with here […]

Golf: Direct Hits

Archerfield Links in the village of Dirleton, Scotland, sits on land where bowmen once pitched their tents while helping Edward I of England earn the nickname the Hammer of Scotland during a punitive military expedition in 1298. In the ensuing centuries, Englishmen hauling all manner of intentions have journeyed north to this craggy coast, located […]

Journeys: Above the Noise: Lake District Lodging

The resort town of San Carlos de Bariloche sits on the southeastern shore of Lago Nahuel Huapi, two and a half hours southwest of Buenos Aires by plane. Bariloche’s surroundings, which have been protected as national parkland since the 1930s, include Andes peaks, glacial lakes, ski areas, and small towns with a surprising number of […]

Journeys: Above the Noise

The 44-foot ketch Bonita, built in the shipyards of Buenos Aires in 1982, cuts through the water of Lago Nahuel Huapi. The snowcapped Andes of northern Patagonia—a region Argentines call the Lake District—reflect off modest ripples as the sailing and motor yachts docked at Porto Pañuelo recede aft. “Handkerchief Port,” says my guide, Nahuel Alonso, […]

Icons & Innovators: Kohler: Par for the Course

Sitting in a private study in the corporate offices of the company his grandfather founded in 1873, Herbert Kohler Jr. appears very much the magnate of modern industry that he is. Nevertheless, the 67-year-old chairman, CEO, and president of Kohler Co. has about him an air of a genial 19th-century burgher. “We often move slowly,” […]

Icons & Innovators: Kohler: Design of the Times

In 1913, Kohler hired Frederick Jr. and John Olmsted, sons of the designer of New York’s Central Park, to devise a 50-year plan for the company’s namesake village in Wisconsin. Their blueprint for the community, which was one of the first planned garden villages in the country, called for limiting development and protecting the village […]

21 Ultimate Gifts: Get into the Mix

Travel for a group of four to France for private blending sessions at the Veuve Clicquot Champagne house and the Hennessy Cognac distillery, and for a tour of the Krug Champagne house.   Take home your blends and additional offerings from Veuve Clicquot, Krug Champagne, and Hennessy Cognac. Lodge in VIP accommodations at the Veuve […]

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