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When COVID-19 incited an abrupt closure of ski resorts last March, it wasn’t clear how this viral bogeyman managed to spark outbreaks from the Tetons to Maine’s Sugarloaf Mountain. Eight months later, it is. Knowing that the novel coronavirus prefers slinking through crowded indoor spaces...

Shoulder season, the cooler autumnal days from October through Thanksgiving, are traditionally quiet ones as ski resorts ramp up for the peak winter season. Not this year.  With work from home mandates extended and remote school nixing the need for families to stay at home,...

By Amy Tara Koch July 24, 2020 I am in the Catskills in a charming, tucked-away treehouse of an inn. My room, walking distance to hiking trails, overlooks a waterfall. Morning coffee and evening vodka tonic are taken on the deck where the temperature clocks in at...

Even with the global pandemic, many Americans have been itching for a summer getaway. To make travel realistic this year, both the hospitality industry and those they hope to serve have had to make significant pivots. Travelers have swapped dream trips for vacations that make them feel comfortable , like away -from-the -fray outdoors experiences while hotels and...

BY AMY TARA KOCH May 24, 2020 Photographed by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, Vogue, August 2017 You may not be jetting off to far-flung locales this summer, but you can certainly stoke your wanderlust—and avoid culinary ennui—by incorporating global flavors into basic dishes. Chefs from some of our favorite hotels...

Just 25 minutes from the Acropolis, an alluring stretch of beachfront beckons with island charm. No ferry required. Skipper's Yacht and Roll Bar is a naval-themed boîte on a stretch of beachfront known as the Athens Riviera. Credit Maria Mavropoulou for The New York Times. By Amy Tara...

California’s Napa Valley is trying hard these days to attract families, aiming to entertain visitors of all ages with hiking, biking, camps and more. Even some vineyards are getting into the game. So busy: At Calistoga Ranch, children can gather eggs from the chicken coop. Calistoga...

You can try stand-up paddleboard yoga inside a 10,000-year-old geothermal cave in Park City, Utah. (Visit Park City) By Amy Tara KochJuly 19 at 6:00 AM Splashing in the waves. Picnicking on the sand. Afternoon strolls along the shoreline.For many, nothing says summer like a beach vacation. Others prefer...

Why should your children have all of the fun? As the temperatures spike and mosquitoes descend, outdoorsy types — even those who haven’t canoed or performed a running cannonball in decades — think back to halcyon summers at overnight camp. Though most adults can’t swing...

Picking the right hotel can make or break the vacation when you’re traveling with kids. This can be especially challenging in Europe, where rooms are often tiny — some with just two twin beds — and prices, especially during the summer months, fly sky high. What...