From a Distance I’m heading to Dubai this month for business. My company’s satellite office recently opened in the emirate, and my Dubai-based colleagues insisted I play a round on The Montgomerie, Dubai course. Imagine my surprise when I opened the July issue of Global Traveler and found Publisher Francis X. Gallagher reviewed the course. Perfect timing; the article made me anticipate the trip even more. Thanks!
The Saronic or Argo Saronic Islands of Greece call travelers to explore its seven small islands and islets brimming with history, natural sites and more. With most easily accessible by boat, the islands’ proximity to ports of Athens make the Saronic Islands an ideal destination for those preferring shorter boat rides. In fact, trips from Athens ports to the islands take only between 10 minutes and two hours, depending on the island you choose, making them perfect for day or weekend trips. From Piraeus port, you can access Hydra, Spetses, Aegina and Poros directly. Come explore these stunning islands with us and find the inspiration to plan your next trip to these islands. Hydra Hydra town curves around a slope overlooking the Argosaronic Gulf like an amphitheater and is considered one of the most romantic destinations in Greece. Most unique to the island is its lack of vehicles. People on the island get around on mules and donkeys as well as water taxis, making for a peaceful and laid-back day. Hydra lies a two-hour ferry ride from Piraeus port in Athens.
In the madcap world created by author P.G. Wodehouse, Bertie Wooster’s snappy, debonair lifestyle was only possible because of the intuitive skills of his gentleman’s gentleman, Jeeves. Whether the task at hand involved packing the proper tweeds and cravat for a weekend at a friend’s castle or escaping gracefully from an unplanned betrothal, Jeeves accomplished the task smoothly, efficiently and with precisely the proper amount of élan. Without a doubt, today’s best travel perk may be a Jeeves archetype that encompasses the combined talents of butler, magician and grandmother: the airline concierge.