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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.
May 29, 2012
PART 1: DR. NO–THE VODKA MARTINI
In part one of an ongoing series, BJT’s resident James Bond and cocktail expert Joseph Darlington instructs us on how to make a perfect martini.
May 3, 2012
Where the ‘Unsinkable’ Titanic Sank
Looking for something unusual to do this summer? How about exploring the remains of the Titanic from an Mir submersible vehicle at 12,500 feet below sea level? Fifteen-day excursions will begin July 12, July 27 and August 6 and will include lectures and a ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking.
April 26, 2012
The Golf Club at Briar's Creek
A languid, expansive quality pervades South Carolina Lowcountry marsh and it’s on display at the Golf Club at Briar’s Creek. The 900-acre property sits in the middle of classic Intracoastal wetlands, 18 miles southwest of downtown Charleston.
March 29, 2012
Bentley Mulsanne
With the Arnage growing long in the tooth, Bentley unveiled its new three-ton flagship for an appreciative audience at Pebble Beach in August 2009.
February 24, 2012
The Aviator Hotel at Farnborough Airport
Farnborough Airport-based Aviator Hotel is preparing to welcome guests for the London Olympics (July 27-August 12).
February 24, 2012
Breitling's Naval Centennial Limited Edition Airwolf timepiece is being auctioned online to benefit the National Flight Academy. The auction–with bids starting at $15,000–will close at 5 p.m. EST on February 29.
February 1, 2012
A Winner in Quebec
Elegant and effervescent, Quebec City’s Restaurant Le Saint-Amour is where haute cuisine meets the Moulin Rouge. (Cirque du Soleil is based nearby, after all, and its members frequently dine here.) Housed in former stables reborn in 1978 as a three-story atrium, the restaurant offers one of the most impressive dining experiences in eastern Canada.

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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