Jerusalem is an essential destination for the faithful or anyone fascinated by history—ancient or recent. But, as Skylark’s editorial director Peter J. Frank discovered on a recent visit, its appeal is modern and multifaceted. Here are his recommendations—beyond the Western Wall.
“The time has come,” the Walrus said to the Carpenter in Lewis Carroll’s famous rhyme, as they prepared to dig into a small fleet of innocent, unsuspecting oysters. But to us, it’s never not a good time to feast on a platter of freshly shucked marine morsels, especially when we’re on or near the shore. So, just in time for National Oyster Day, August 5, here are some of our favorite spots to slurp.
“Don’t bother with churches, government buildings or city squares,” Ernest Hemingway once opined; “if you want to know about a culture, spend a night in its bar.” We may have a loftier opinion of government buildings, but we agree that drinking is a surefire way to get to know a destination. In one healthy sip of a local specialty (or two, or three, or twelve—no one’s judging), you can taste a place’s culture and climate, its personality and passions. Channeling the spirit of Papa, we present to you our list of worldwide summer cocktails—and where best to enjoy them. Cheers!
Are all of your friends coming home from vacation humming Shakira and swiveling their hips a little more than usual? They’re probably just back from Cartagena. The Colombian coastal city makes for an easy and enchanting weekend getaway—especially when you hop a non-stop from New York, Miami or Ft. Lauderdale. Here are five reasons you should go.
On July 1st, our friendly neighbors to the north will celebrate their country’s 150th birthday—fun fact: it’s called a sesquicentennial—and a milestone this big deserves something special. So one-upping every 20-something year old, they’re going beyond a birthday weekend or even a birthday month and opting for a birthday year. That’s one good reason to plan a trip there this summer.
Here are a couple of our favorite places to hoist a Molson.
Top down, music up—the California road trip is as quintessentially American as apple pie or baseball. Unfortunately Mother Nature is preventing us from driving the whole Pacific Coast Highway at the moment—need to say why. But a jaunt along the southern coast still lets you live the California dream.
Rome is one of our favorite cities, but the high “touristy” quotient can make it tricky to navigate. Luckily, Skylark’s lead travel advisor Marley Gibbons shared her intelligence from a recent scouting trip.
Rome’s ancient roots make it fascinating and beautiful, wherever you look. But it’s also surprisingly accessible—I felt like I knew my way around after just three days. And Romans are very friendly, clearly loving their city as much as I did.