Taking Aim

An Interesting Pour, originally uploaded by Ralph Grizzle. I am currently on a press trip in Valencia, Spain. The tour is billed as a culinary excursion in this land of plenty. This week, we’ll visit Michelin-starred restaurants, taste the local Horchata and attend a Paella workshop. Valencia, along with the surrounding region, is a major… [Read More]

Reporter's Notebook: The Great Waterland Bicycle Tour

Join other cyclists on the free ferry toward Waterland.

In Amsterdam, the rental agency, Mac Bike, recommended a route called “The Great Waterland Bicycle Tour.” I followed the route, well described on the map, through Amsterdam, riding past charming canals, beautiful architecture, over pedestrians (well, past most but nearly over one or two who stepped in front of the bike) and alongside other cyclists… [Read More]

Editor's Choice: Hotel Pulitzer, Best Luxury Hotel Location


Hotel Pulitzer has all the charm of an Amsterdam canal house, yet it offers a luxury, five-star hotel experience. The hotel’s gardens and courtyards provide small sanctuaries from Amsterdam’s bustling street life. One of Hotel Pulitzer’s key selling points, however, is that it is ideally situated in the heart of the old city center for exploring Amsterdam by boat, bike or on foot, and returning to all the trappings of a luxury hotel.