Where to Travel in Style Now


Join tastemaker Stellene Volandes, Editor in Chief of Town & Country, in conversation with Richard David Story, Director of CORE: travels, to learn how, where, and when to travel in style this summer and fall!

About Stellene Volandes:
Stellene Volandes was named editor-in-chief of Town & Country magazine on March 8, 2016. Before her appointment at Town & Country,Volandes had been style director at the magazine since March 2012, shaping the fashion and society features each month in a role that gave her a significant hand in developing the magazine’s journalistic range and stable of contributors. Prior to being named style director, she served as jewelry & accessories director since April 2011.

Previously to that, Volandes was style editor for Departures magazine, where she assigned and edited all fashion and jewelry features, having held increasingly senior roles since 2003.

Volandes is a graduate of Vassar College, with a Master’s degree in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. Her book, Jeweler: Masters, Mavericks, and Visionaries of Modern Design, was published on September 20, 2016 by Rizzoli.”

Moderated by Richard David Story:
Richard David Story has, for the greater part of his career, devoted himself to the world of luxury travel. For the past 17 years, Story was the editor of Departures, the award-winning luxury travel and lifestyle magazine published by American Express for Platinum and Centurion cardholders. In 2010 The Latin Issue, which covered South America from its cover to its back page, won Best Magazine of The Year from the American Society of Magazine Editors.

“I have always loved that Alexander the Great was said to have wept when he realized that there were an infinite number of worlds,” Story says. “Travel is a way of throwing open the windows of life and breathing in a vast new world of experiences, not only geographically but spiritually.”

BeforeDepartures, Story was the Features Director of American Vogue, Associate Managing Editor of New York magazine, and senior editor of Travel & Leisure and Esquire magazines Currently, he is living in New York where he acts as a consultant to a wide variety of luxury and travel brands. He is a Contributing Editor to Town & Country. Richard grew up in Oklahoma, attended Williams College and graduated magna cum laude with degrees in American history and European art.

Story is the author of The World of Departures(2014) and is the co-author with Lee Radziwill of Lee (2015) with forward by photographer Peter Beard.