Travel + Leisure January 2021

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Meredith Operations Corporation
12 期号


letter from the editor

CONTRIBUTORS 1. Rose Marie Cromwell ISLANDS IN THE STREAM (P. 74) The Miami native has visited the Florida Keys on vacation, but on her latest trip, to photograph the islands for this issue, she gained a greater understanding of how residents are trying to protect the local marine life. “I loved my visits to a coral laboratory and a turtle hospital,” she says. “I was able to get very close to the turtles, and it was fascinating to see baby corals growing in tanks.” 2. Taffy Brodesser-Akner COLD COMFORT (P. 94) After a busy book tour for her debut novel, Fleishman Is in Trouble (Penguin Random House), the New Jersey–based writer took a winter vacation at a childhood favorite—New York’s Mohonk Mountain House. While the trip had its ups and downs, Brodesser-Akner says she enjoyed “being…

t+l global good

MEALS ON WHEELS—DURING A PANDEMIC ELLIE HOLLANDER has seen Meals on Wheels America through crises before. She joined in 2013, when the federal budget sequestration forced cuts to the organization. But the nonprofit—whose 100,000 staff members and 2 million volunteers feed vulnerable seniors and those with limited mobility—has never been faced with a challenge quite like this one. The COVID-19 pandemic created a perfect storm. Food insecurity spiked across the country. Making deliveries became a challenge due to social distancing requirements. Meals could no longer be sent to senior-care centers or served in group settings. Groceries and personal protective equipment became more expensive—and sometimes harder to find—as different parts of the country struggled with supply issues. “The senior population in the U.S. was already growing exponentially,” Hollander explained when we spoke over…

new age napa

A GLOBETROTTER’S GUIDE TO THE LATEST IN TRAVEL THE NAPA VALLEY WINERY Faust was on track to open its first tasting room in the town of St. Helena last spring. But when COVID-19 struck in March, then wildfires tore through northern California in August, the 18-year-old estate—founded by Chilean vintners Agustin Huneeus and his wife, Valeria, who own several properties in the region—decided to hold off until fall 2020. The wait was well worth it. Set inside a restored Victorian mansion dating back to 1878, Faust Haus seems purpose-built for socially distant times, with private tasting nooks and ample outdoor seating. The high-drama interiors by San Francisco firm Maca Huneeus Design (which is owned by Agustin Huneeus’s daughter-in-law) are a visual interpretation of the German legend of Faust—the subject of one…

a spark in cincy

IN THE EARLY 19th century, a small settlement called Cincinnati suddenly became a boomtown. It was the heyday of the steamboat, and this city on the northern shore of the Ohio River welcomed wave upon wave of immigrants, growing so fast that it soon earned the moniker Queen of the West. But in the mid 20th century, as manufacturing and river trade fell into decline, the population, as in so many other Rust Belt hubs, dwindled. Now that’s beginning to turn around, even amid a pandemic. The Queen City is growing—and getting younger. New businesses are reinvigorating historic neighborhoods. Cincy is poised to have a major moment, and nowhere is this more apparent than in Over-the-Rhine, a vibrant, culturally rich district that’s home to Findlay Market: the 165-year-old focal point of…

magic mountain

SLOPESIDE SIPS At the Little Nell’s recently-opened wine bar, guests can sample more than 50 varietals from the hotel’s 20,000-bottle cellar. Private seating nooks and a glass booth for the DJ ensure safe socializing. PRIVATE EDUCATION School-age children can keep up with their coursework while on a family ski vacation now that Hotel Jerome, Auberge Resorts Collection has teamed up with tutoring company Advantage Testing to offer in-person teaching.; doubles from $972. FRESH POWDER At Aspen Snowmass, one of Colorado’s largest ski resorts, a new high-speed chairlift whisks visitors up the mountain in just seven minutes. And thanks to increased snowmaking, skiers now have access to more trails than ever before. APRÈS EATS Two culinary concepts have arrived at Aspen Snowmass this season. At High Alpine, travelers can refuel on house-made soups and fresh…

southern charmer

WITH ITS COLUMNED porch lined with rocking chairs and shaded by oak trees, the Chloe could be mistaken for just another grand mansion on St. Charles Avenue in Uptown New Orleans. Walk inside, and the feeling of having wandered into a private residence only intensifies—flea-market finds fill sumptuous sitting areas punctuated with patterned rugs and artwork by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Cindy Sherman. The brainchild of local restaurant group LeBlanc & Smith, the 14-room property draws on the city’s storied past while pointing to its bright, bold future. New Orleans transplant Sara Ruffin Costello imagined the interiors, while iconic record store Peaches curated the in-room vinyl selection (highlights include the local funk band Galactic). Venture to the oak-clad cocktail bar and order the No Motion, a heady blend of chamomile-infused…