You have to drive two miles down a winding dirt road to find the Comanche Creek Brewing Co., here in the high country of northern New Mexico.
Before reading and writing become a lost art, here they are, romancing digital devices. The question is: Do you want to be a writer or a reader?
No adjectives can do Rocky Mountain National Park justice. The jagged snow-draped peaks, rocky tundra, green valleys, and roaring waterfalls render exclamation points inadequate.
Airlines have been offering last-minute weekend deals for years, and these fares are much cheaper than regular fares with little advance notice.
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The first family camping trip I remember was at Washington's Kalaloch, an Olympic National Park campground perched just above a wave-pummeled Pacific beach.
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On a recent vacation trip to Canada, Gina Kano couldn't help thinking that she probably paid more for her ticket than other passengers on the plane.
If you'd like to take a trip to Las Vegas, one of my favorite deals is back. MGM Resorts is offering two free tickets to some of the best shows in the city when you book an air and hotel package of three or more nights. Travel is valid for arrivals from Nov. 9 through April 9.
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Located at the crossroads of Interstates 80 and 25, the small city of Cheyenne, Wyo. offers a welcome stopping point to travelers making their way through this part of the country. From supercomputers and a surprising food scene to outdoor adventure and dinosaur discoveries, there's more to Cheyenne than first meets the eye.
When telling people that I would be camping in Brooklyn - yes, that Brooklyn, the borough of New York - a swift, two-pronged response usually followed.
HARTFORD, Conn.-Book lovers who head out to visit authors' homes, museums and gravesites are part of a new chapter in travel called "literary tourism."
The clink of a cafe con leche against a china saucer, the clatter of horse hooves on cobblestones, the laughter of tartan-clad children sent to retrieve a baguette from the ambulant baker: These are the telltale sounds of Madrid rising to greet another blazing Spanish day.
If you consider creating a packing list a chore, you might consider this app a friend.
At a recent family gathering, a visiting relative mentioned he wanted to take a drive to the Berkshires, but didn't know the best route. In response, three people pulled out cell phones to check travel apps and one person offered to loan him a GPS.
When David Masunaga flew on United Airlines from Honolulu to Paris recently, a passenger traveling with his young son asked if he wouldn't mind switching seats. As is often the case these days, the father and child couldn't get seat assignments together, and Masunaga, who teaches high school math in Hawaii, was presented with a carefully curated bag of snacks as a thank you for trading. "It was wonderful," he says. "I had lots of stuff to nosh on while waiting for my connecting flight."
For decades, visits to New York City have meant Broadway shows, Fifth Avenue shopping and slack-jawed stops at Times Square and the Statue of Liberty. Those experiences will always remain quintessential New York, but for the last year the city's tourism bureau has urged visitors to get a little more creative.
For their next vacation, Jessica and Michael Hammer are heading to Sweden, where they will stay with friends and immerse themselves in the rhythms of daily life.
The deal: Gaia Riverlodge in Belize is offering the "Summer in the Jungle" package.
To make Google Glass work effectively, here are some things you need to know:
After you slip on Google Glass - the new computer you wear on your face - you get things rolling with the voice command, "OK, Glass." Then you tell the eyeglass-like contraption what you want it to do - take a picture, shoot a video, give you directions, tweet and more.
Can Google Glass transform the way we travel? Maybe - or it could be the 2014 equivalent of the Microsoft Zune, an iPod competitor that seemed like a good idea at the time. For travelers, Google Glass has some advantages that may elevate it. Among them:
Here's some of what wowed me or annoyed me in my two days with Google Glass:
BEAUFORT, S.C. —
This is the same river route Lewis and Clark took more than 200 years ago, a 1,000-mile journey along the Columbia and Snake rivers and right up the musket of the American West.
Taking the kids to Mount Rainier National Park for their first hike is tradition for many families. It seems just as much of a tradition to pack the kids in the family vehicle, or hop on a plane, and make the trek to Disneyland.
Ernest Hemingway spent a lifetime cultivating a masculine image and personas. War correspondent, cigar lover, big game hunter, deep sea fisherman, boxer, liberal with liquor, minimalist with words all done to maximum effect.
DURANGO, Colo. — Without railroads and mines, what would the American West be? Less populous, less prosperous, less polluted. And the town of Durango might not be anything at all.
It was a fading Friday afternoon in the peaceful valley northwest of Los Angeles, and that meant Marion Leeman and friends were perched along the slow-moving downtown strip with their usual signs.
When visiting the famous City by the Bay, it’s easy to be overwhelmed with the variety of activities and dining options that you will be presented with. Everything looks fun, all the food smells amazing — so if you only have a few days or week, where are the best places to spend your time and money on your family vacation?
Theres something about smores, ghost stories and olive-hued canvas tents that tap into our deepest collective subconscious. Your childhood camping adventures may have involved a ripstop nylon, instant pop-up or a hotel but there wasnt a soul who saw Wes Andersons recent Moonrise Kingdom and didnt sigh with nostalgic delight over the Khaki Scouts olive drab, plaid-lined tents.
Its that special time in the late afternoon when the light turns golden and life seems to move at the pace of a bygone era in the square that anchors this Amazon citys opera house.
On the North Shore of Hawaii’s northernmost island, the earth writhes like a topographer’s fever dream — 3,000-foot cliffs, plunging waterfalls, tangled green valleys and sharp, serrated ridgelines. That’s the Na Pali Coast.
ShellFest 2014 is coming to Belfair State Park on May 31.
When the email proposing a business meeting in Charleston popped up, it took all of three seconds to say yes. I’d never been to South Carolina, but I’ve read glowing dispatches from friends and colleagues for years. Southern hospitality is not a myth, they insisted, as they extolled the beauty of the area and its vigorous dining and bar scene.
When I set out for a trip to the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, I hardly thought I would find myself with a group of Kuwaitis in the back seat of a Lexus LX470 as it slipped and slid across the sandy terrain. As the sand became thicker, I knew it was inevitable we’d get stuck in the largest stretch of sand dunes in California.
A pint-size dish of cevichocho, served on the street in Otavalo, sparked one of those ah-hah moments so unexpected it caught me unawares.
Our adventure began at 7:37 a.m. on a Saturday. Good morning, everyone! said Capt. Alex, a fit, blue-eyed father of four who has made his career on the river.
One afternoon in Bimini, I was out doing what people do in Bimini — fish — when I mentioned to my guide that I was in the mood for pizza.
Oh, Santa Cruz, it's your betwixtness that defines you. Culture and counterculture. Forest and sea. Surfers and professors.
The 2014 edition of the “Washington State Visitors’ Guide” is available online and at newstands. This year’s guide features three covers — Mount Rainier, downtown Seattle and the rolling hills of the Palouse.
KILKEE, Ireland — Breda met me in front of the butcher shop and led my car down a road so narrow a moonbeam would need daylight to find it.
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