Rafting in the Rio Paquare, Costa Rica was an exhilirating, heart thumping experience

Quechua ladies of Peru

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

"Positano, like Capri is more of a way of life than a tourist destination.  La Marina Grande is the small main beach."

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

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.