Blog posts of '2011' 'November'

100 Hotels
Inkaterra Machu Picchu, Kasbah Bab Ourika outside Marrakesh, Waimea Plantation Cottages on Kuaia and Villa d'Este on Lake Cuomo were among Fodor’s 100 best hotels, announced last night. Spotted were local travel writers (David Farley, AnneLise Sorensen) and ex Longitude editor Aaron Starmer’s wife Cate, who works for Fodor’s. Amanda D’Acierno, Fodor’s new publisher, made the announcement to a very appreciative crowd at a gala event at 632 on Hudson in the West Village.  We were also pleased to see Fodor's editor and digerati Arabella Brown on the stage (she spoke too).
Deception Island
Kindly Contributed by Joan Boothe, Antarctic traveler and author of The Storied Ice: Exploration, Discovery, and Adventure in Antarctica’s Peninsula Region.
“When I was eight or nine years old, I read about Scott and Amundsen and the “Race for the South Pole,” and from then on, I was hooked on Antarctic history and things Antarctic in general. Antarctica became a passion for me, even as I spent my life in the worlds of economics, finance, and business. Decades passed before I was able to visit Antarctica.
1,000 Places
Where to Go Next?A traveler's life list, the completely revised second edition of the charming and talented Patricia Schulz's 1,000 Places to See Before You Die is now illustrated.