NOVEMBER Q&A WITH CARLY ALLEN In the November issue our executive vice president and associate publisher, Carly Allen, talked about her solo weekend vacation to Maui, Hawai’i. Carly snorkeled in the Molokini Crater, learned to paddle board and enjoyed memorable culinary experiences. While solo travel was admittedly out of her comfort zone, it was something she thoroughly enjoyed. She asked: “Have you taken a solo vacation? If so, where did you go? How did it feel?” Good for you, Carly! It certainly sounds like an exciting trip. Travel is one of those things I think is best shared with someone else, though, be it a friend, sibling or loved one. I would love to go to Maui. Hawai’i is one of those places always on my bucket list that just keeps getting pushed down for one reason or another. I’d love to look into a Hawai’ian vacation for my husband’s and my 50th anniversary. I saw your GT Tested review of the Andaz, which may be a bit modern for our taste, though it does look great. The Montage Kapalua Bay also looks good. RHONDA SHEFFIELD, Syracuse, N.Y.
The biggest names in the Middle East sporting community will gather for the Sports Industry Awards as the event returns for its eighth edition. SPIA recognizes the achievements of individuals, organizations, facilities and campaigns that contributed to the development of sport in the region.
FROM THE CHARMING BRICK-LINED streets populated with 18th-century homes to the salty tang carried by the coastal breeze, the historic city of Annapolis proves a memorable, year-round destination for both business and leisure. Located on Chesapeake Bay within Anne Arundel County — which boasts a full 520 miles of coastline — Annapolis has been tied to America’s history since the United States’s earliest days as a nation. It even served as its shortterm capital from November 1783 until August 1784.