The Hamptons — Southampton, to Be Specific — in Winter

December 19, 2018

On my first night in Southampton, New York, I made a critical error: I referred to the village as “The Hamptons.” “We are Southampton,” a local politely informed me. This […]

Haunted Forest: Family Tradition for Scary Fun

October 26, 2018

“Politics couldn’t get any scarier and people are looking to escape D.C.,” jokes Matt Markoff, who has been running one of the country’s best reviewed “fright nights” since the early 90s. […]

Jekyll Island: A Festival of the Senses

September 6, 2018

Southern Living’s Shrimp & Grits Festival, Sept. 14 to 16, is just another excuse to visit Jekyll Island, a historic piece of Georgia coastline — or, as a friend put it: “Nantucket on a budget.”

D.C. Bicyclists Killed in Tajikistan

August 2, 2018

Bicyclists Jay Austin, Lauren Geoghegan, Rene Wokke from the Netherlands and Markus Hummel from Switzerland were hit by a car on July 29, according to Tajik authorities and news reports.

In the Footsteps of WWI Soldiers in France

July 11, 2018

Bastille Day, July 14, is a time to reflect on the enduring friendship between France and our country and on the revolutions that gave them birth — often with a […]

Scotland for the Weekend

June 20, 2018

With new nonstop service between Dulles and Edinburgh, a quick getaway to Scotland should be on your travel agenda for the next long weekend. I was on the inaugural United […]

Up on the Roof: Rosewood Celebrates Summer


With its panoramic views, plush sofas and beautiful landscaping, the Rooftop at Rosewood Washington, D.C., has become a cozy haven for those “in the know.” This summer, the Rooftop — […]

Here’s to Happiness Royal

May 14, 2018

Every day lately, we are inundated with facts and figures, and history, and corgis and nephews and nieces, and pound-sterling images and the faces of a couple — his ruddy lightness, her warm openness.

Love and the Olympics

February 8, 2018

They are the most beautiful young people in the world: dedicated, focused, trained athletes who have devoted their lives to the sport they love and what they can achieve in it.

Kazakhstan: A Land Almost Lost, Now Found

August 9, 2017

Our flight from Washington took us through one of the world’s oldest capital cities, Istanbul, once Constantinople, to set us down in one of the world’s newest. At 4 a.m., […]