Time Off

December 1, 2011
Antarctica
"You can do this," I told myself. I stripped out of my yellow expedition jacket, wool cap, gloves, fleece layers, tights, rain pants and long underwear–down to my bathing suit. I was ready to step into the frigid South Atlantic Ocean off Deception Island to become a member of the Antarctic Polar Plunge Club.
November 30, 2011
The Stafford Hotel in London's tony St. James district
The Stafford Hotel in London's tony St. James district has been welcoming guests since 1912 in a building that dates from the 17th century. Visitors come not just for the first-rate lodging, but for the facility's inimitable American Bar. You should, too.
November 30, 2011
Miura Golf, Passing Point 9003 Forged Cavity Back Irons
Searching for something special to give family, friends or business associates this holiday season? Business Jet Traveler has rounded up gift ideas for everyone on your list, from the gadget junkie to the chocoholic to the luxury hound.
November 17, 2011
BJT editor Jeff Burger has won a Silver Folio Award
BJT editor Jeff Burger has won a Silver Award in the annual Folio: Eddies editorial competition for his article “Is the Fractional Business Model Broken?”.
November 17, 2011
Los Cabos, Mexico
The Flexjet 25 Jet Card program–which provides 25, 30 or 35 hours of flying time on Bombardier aircraft–is offering a bonus to customers who sign up by January 31: a getaway to Los Cabos, Mexico, created by luxury travel consultants Abercrombie & Kent.
November 17, 2011
National Geographic Channel Documents Making of a Learjet
The National Geographic Channel recently spent two weeks filming at the Bombardier Learjet plant in Wichita for its Megafactories program. The show, which explores the inner workings of factories worldwide, will introduce viewers to the steps involved in making one business jet. The channel expects the episode to air early next year.
October 1, 2011
Want to stay at a resort without staying put? The new Yogi superyacht, which is now available for charter, offers all the ­amenities of a high-end resort, plus the ability to set sail.
October 1, 2011
Why hurry dinner when a cozy Basque bistro sends out piping hot escargots swi
Even many of the world's savviest travelers have yet to discover pristine Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, two sleepy but thoroughly enchanting islands 15 miles south of Newfoundland. They swirl in fog and mystery and boast the anomaly of being France's last foothold in North America.
October 1, 2011
Boxgroove-affiliated Little Turtle Golf Club in Westerville, Ohio
It's now possible to golf at any of 400 private clubs, thanks to Boxgroove, a Web-based service that allows members to sign up for available tee times at participating U.S. venues. Depending on your membership (basic membership is free), a round of golf starts at approximately $90 per person.
October 1, 2011
Originally from the Champagne region of France, Chef Philippe Jeanty has long been a Napa Valley fixture, having opened the restaurant at Domaine Chandon back in 1977. After more than 20 years as executive chef at that premier spot, Jeanty decided to launch his own place and, in 1998, Bistro Jeanty was born.

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