Experiential

Top Trend for 2014: Giving Experiences Instead of Things

This holiday season, ditch the long lines and toss out the fruit cakes – the hot new gifts for 2014 are not things – they are experiences.  IfOnly, an experiential marketplace that donates its proceeds to worthy causes, is offering a wide variety of one-of-a-kind experiences to give for the holidays. From at-home dinner parties […]

Punter’s Paradise

Sandy Cove is silent as I glide toward the sapphire-streaked icebergs in the distance. Slowly traveling south from Greenland, the behemoth blocks of ice glisten in the warm New­foundland sun, beckoning me to some imaginary finish line. I dip my wooden paddles down and pull, propelling the wooden punt across the surface with a powerful […]

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 […]

Sumaq Machu Picchu Offers New Culinary Experiences

Sumaq Machu Picchu Luxury Hotel offers innovative and authentic Peruvian culinary experiences for guests.  With new local Peruvian chef, Carlos Pardo Figueroa, the property has introduced exclusive “Pisco Classes” where guests create three different types of Pisco Sours, along with the opportunity to attend Ceviche School and create their own ceviche with locally sourced ingredients. […]

For the Birds

The Peruvian Amazon proves the perfect setting for the Super Bowl of Birding. There was something surreal about the scene in the Peruvian rain forest, where a dozen men were peering intently into the darkness as if summoning the dawn. It would not be long before the group—laden with binoculars, scopes, cameras, and GPS and […]

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