The laid-back sophistication of Savannah lends itself perfectly to long, leisurely breakfasts, whether you crave a lavish Sunday brunch or casual fare among the live oak-shaded squares in the downtown historic district. Enjoy a fresh start with one of these 3 must-try Savannah breakfast hotspots.
Savannahians all agree—for the best, most luxurious breakfast in town, make reservations (and ask for a table by the window) at Aqua Star’s Sunday brunch, in the Westin hotel. The tony spread from award-winning chef Roger Paul Michel includes fresh local seafood, mimosas, filet mignon, and eggs made to order. The food inspires raves against a backdrop of live jazz music, but what really clinches Aqua Star’s top-spot status is its unparalleled view of the city. Brunch guests can catch a courtesy ferry to Hutchinson Island from cobblestone-clad River Street, and then watch the waterfront come alive from across the Savannah River.
A downtown Savannah favorite for more than 25 years, Goose Feathers Café and Bakery overlooks the newly revitalized Ellis Square just a half block f...Read More
Traveling to Israel? Do yourself a favor: Skip the guided bus tours and break free from the cloistered holy sites. Instead, hit the highway and join us for a road trip as we explore Israel to discover the modern-day Middle East. Food and fun, beaches and backcountry—it’s the Holy Land plus a whole lot more.
As Jerusalem is to the devout, Tel Aviv is to the young and uninhibited. Anything goes in the White City, which feels a world apart from the pious pretentions of its neighbor just 45 miles inland. My first impression of Tel Aviv feels like it’s a perpetual work in progress, some mad inventor’s backyard where half-finished contraptions lean haphazardly among antique furniture and rusty motorcycles.
But seeping from the cracks of all this chaos, a particularly vibrant and intoxicating kind of life hums along, lending an irresistible charm to an atmosphere that could otherwise feel confused and impenetrable. Juice carts and chic boutiques fill the empty spaces. Moto scooters zip wildly in and out of traffic. Street-art installations 100 feet tall grace the walls of reclaimed warehouses. And crowds of chiseled, bronze-bodied twenty somethi...Read More
Forget Fiji’s all-inclusive, private-island compounds. Stop pining for an absurdly priced, one-percenter’s beach escape in Bora Bora. There is an alternative—a South Pacific for the rest of us—scattered across the deep-blue sea some 650 miles from French Polynesia: The Cook Islands epitomizes down-home Polynesia, down to its core. A place where homegrown is the norm from the locally sourced meals to the sustainably farmed black pearls, and a veritable powder keg of adventure potential brims with deserted-island beaches, world-class watersports, and jagged volcanic peaks cloaked in misty jungles.
Despite all this, the Cook Islands often gets pigeonholed as a wedding and honeymoon hotspot. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but this too-simple stereotype has the effect of flattening a culturally, historically and naturally rich country—whose 15 lush, atoll-ringed islands sprawl across nearly 700,000 square miles of tropical open ocean—into a white-sand-beach backdrop for destination nuptials.
But that wedding stereotype wavers as soon as I touch down in the capital seat of Rarotonga. What I find instead are infinitely inviting islands that embody all ...Read More