Going Private

New England’s Haystack Mountain is reborn as a membership-based ski resort.  Haystack Mountain, a 3,200-foot peak in southern Vermont’s Deerfield Valley, was one of New England’s top skiing destinations for nearly 50 years. Inconsistent snow conditions eventually led to the resort’s closure, and the mountain sat vacant for almost six years until the Connecticut-based entrepreneur Jim […]

21 Ultimate Gifts: Vegas, Baby, Vegas

THE GIFT A four-night stay in a two-bedroom villa at the Mansion at MGM Grand for the recipient and three guests. A private tasting with Joël Robuchon in the kitchen of his eponymous restaurant at MGM Grand followed by a 16-course meal in the villa or the restaurant. A round of golf at Shadow Creek. […]

Great Expectations

Dereck Joubert strides through tightly planted rows of pyrethrum and sweet potatoes on a steep rise in the Rwandan countryside. Reaching a craggy overlook near the mountain’s peak, he points down to the valley floor, where a muddy footpath snakes through the farmland. “The road will come up through there,” says Joubert, tracing the trail […]

Ten Top Summer Getaways: Gleneagles

The Harris hawk is a sociable creature, known to pursue and attack its quarry in casts, or teams, in the wild. The bird’s group mentality makes it an ideal companion on the hunt and the species of choice at Gleneagles’ British School of Falconry. Students at the school, which sits across from an equestrian center […]

The Perfect 10: God Speed

What » A pilgrimage by private jet to explore the origins of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sikhism.   Who » TCS Expeditions specializes in themed around-the-world trips by private jet. The Seattle-based company typically charters a Boeing 757 for its approximately 24-day-long journeys, which can accommodate as many as 74 clients at a […]

Sport: Goal-Oriented

The morning air is crisp as I ride toward the field with a mallet balanced on my shoulder, the smell of grass and the tranquil, rustic setting putting me at ease. I have come to La Eloisa estancia, an Argentine farm and polo estate in the village of Las Heras, located 50 miles from Buenos […]