Stories written by Judith Ritter
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Aspen, the Chic Ski Resort with Serious Art Credentials

It’s not everywhere that skiers can find virgin powder, untrammeled backcountry, 5300 acres of terrain and world-class art. Fresh-off-the-slope visitors to Colorado’s iconic ski mecca can also see some of the best contemporary international and US art at the Aspen Art Museum. Art is nothing new for Aspen, The once old silver mining town that […]

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Why Turks and Caicos is a Great Destination for Active Types

Turks and Caicos is a British territory only an hour and a half flight south of Miami but a million miles from winter. Like the screensaver that mesmerizes you with its promise of impossibly turquoise water and white sand, Turks and Caicos too is hypnotic. Of course, the sunny collection of islands (TCI, as the old […]

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Visit Whistler’s Audain Museum: A World-Class Gallery in a Relaxed Ski Resort

Whistler, British Columbia, the almost too-picturesque-to-be-believable mountain resort town, is just a two-hour stunning, ocean drive up the coast from Vancouver. Whistler’s wooded and often snowy mountains have long been a magnet for international black diamond skiers, and nature lovers alike. Now, with the opening of a small gem of an art museum with a […]

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An Idyllic Island Getaway On South Caicos

For Palo Alto couple Stephen and Debra Smith, the tale of their first trip to the Turks and Caicos Islands more than two decades ago is as much about their adventure getting to the island as about the luxury villa at Sailrock that they would eventually buy. Back then, the tiny British Overseas Territory 500 […]

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Next Stop, Paradise at Coco Privé Private Island

Looking for a little privacy from the 21st-century chaos, the sturm und drang of daily life? How about a hideout on an atoll in the Maldives? It sounds remote enough to indulge all your castaway imaginings, but make those fantasies the five-star kind. Coco Privé Private Island is a tranquil complex of astonishing architecture surrounded by coral reefs in the […]