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October 18, 2012
Fishing the flats in tropical Los Roques
Eighty miles off the Venezuela coast, the little jet dipped its wing, giving me a stunning view in the February sunshine of a place called Los Roques: three great igneous rock formations surrounded by brilliant blue water, green mangrove strips and thousands of shimmering white sandbars.
October 11, 2012
California's Monterey Coast Photo Credit:  Don Douglas
“The greatest meeting of land and water in the world” is how landscape artist Francis McComas described Point Lobos, just south of Carmel, Calif. Many would agree.
September 20, 2012
Range Rover Evoque (photo: Nigel Moll)
On the inside, Range Rover’s new, brand-bolstering Evoque is surprisingly spacious in the seating department and capable in performance, despite its four-cylinder engine and modest footprint (16 inches shorter and more than 1,600 pounds lighter than a Range Rover Sport). The interior trim is worthy of the marque, too, but the vehicle’s hatchback area offers limited baggage space.
August 30, 2012
Black Jack’s Crossing Golf Club
Depending upon how far out of the way you like to get, this could be the place for you.
August 8, 2012
Prague
Expect to be awestruck when you enter the open expanse of Prague’s Old Town Square. You’ll face an array of facades, pediments and spires ranging from Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance to baroque and art nouveau. The buildings constitute a textbook study of urban development from the 14th century to the present.
August 8, 2012
Gulfstream president Larry Flynn (left) last month presented a G650 window/plaque to Wilson S. Leach, cofounder and managing director of BJT parent company AIN Publications.
August 8, 2012
Teton Thai: Hot Dishes, Cool Ambiance
Teton Thai delivers spicy Asian culinary masterpieces in a laid-back, Jackson-Hole-cool setting. Located near the base of the famed Wyoming ski resort, it is an extraordinary find.
July 23, 2012
An exhilarating way to experience wild rivers
“The thrill never ceases,” said kayaking enthusiast Monica Gokey of Missoula, Mont. “One minute you are at the top of a rapid, the next you’re hurtling through the crashing spray. The river moves around you. “The exhilaration isn’t so much in the speed,” she added. “Mentally, you slow it all down. You learn to anticipate what’s ahead by looking down current and literally reading the river. I can see rocks a quarter-mile ahead. The thrill is the skill you develop at navigating the whitewater.
July 3, 2012
Pet peeves? Not if you follow these travel tips
Flying with your pet? You should start preparing for your trip well in advance to make sure it will be as snarl-free as possible, according to Alison Abramson Hasson, a veterinarian based in New York City and Westchester.
June 28, 2012
The Mint Julep
While relaxing on the front porch of his home on Auric Stud, his Kentucky horse ranch, Auric Goldfinger offers James Bond a mint julep, commenting that the drink is “traditional, but satisfying.” The mint julep certainly is traditional in Kentucky.

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““CEOs go to their vacation homes just after companies report favorable news, and CEOs return to headquarters right before subsequent news is released. More good news is released when CEOs are back at work, and CEOs appear not to leave headquarters at all if a firm has adverse news to disclose. When CEOs are away from the office, stock prices behave quietly with sharply lower volatility. Volatility increases immediately when CEOs return to work.” —David Yermack, a New York University finance professor, whose recently released study shows a correlation between when CEOs take their private jets on vacation and movements in their companies’ stock price ”

-David Yermack