I ticked off another destination on my bucket list and, in retrospect, am finding it hard to determine which vacation I loved more: the South African Safari http://singita.com/ or a recent trip to the Galapagos Islands.

These two teenagers fighting were so amazingly close you could hear their tusks clanking

View from our Dorado Beach Hotel terrace.

" On the way to Tilcara and Humahuaca, the landscape is unreal, the color tones of the earth, and the huge mountains, are all overwhelming"

Quechua ladies of Peru

Weekend getaway, close by, Miami Beach. Just pack a bathing suit and go.

A Birthday Lunch for Daniel Boulud

By: Robert Buxbaum

Last spring, some of Daniel Boulud's top staff and a few of his alumni who could spare the time from their current engagements, got together to host a very special dinner for the chef. We thought it was a fascinating menu and a part of the literature of great food that deserved being seen by food lovers. Regrettably, we have no photographs. Perhaps that's just as well and the menu will stand as a part of the lore of historical grand and celebratory meals. The wines were at least as spectacular and deserve a page of their own.