Single parents looking for time with the kids might welcome the chance to connect with other adults while traveling. Here are five ideas to consider:
Conventional wisdom says Gary is a city that time forgot - the worst, ugliest, smelliest, most decrepit, dangerous city in the Midwest, if not the nation.
In 1996 Atlanta was ahead of the game. The eyes of the world were on the Olympics. There was a just-planted jewel of a downtown park. And the Braves had a new home with that new-stadium smell.
Nestled in the mountains of northern Georgia against the Chattahoochee National Forest lies a tiny town that offers an authentic peek at a time long past. The charm of yesteryear combined with the calm of nature, friendly locals and the fun of back country roads dotted with vineyards and tasting rooms results in the perfect getaway for couples in search of a romantic escape or honeymoon destination. Those headed to Dahlonega for an intimate weekend will want to consider the following itinerary items.
MONOCACY, Md. - Baltimore and Ohio Railroad agents knew they had a serious problem brewing when a sizable Confederate force appeared unexpectedly near Frederick, Md., in early July 1864, during the American Civil War.
Play hard, work hard, repeat. This is Charlie Fox's life.
It's a 90-minute drive from Durango, Colo., to Mesa Verde National Park. Do it - especially if it's summer, when you'll have a chance to climb among the park's cliff dwellings.
60 million years ago
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.
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Why settle on wine tasting for just a day or two when there are wine-centric hotels, tours and experiences around the world from which to choose?
If you've always wanted to fly up front, some great prices on domestic first-class seats can put these fares within reach.
Downtown Santa Fe is enough New Mexico for some people. But in between gallery crawling, jewelry browsing and pepper tasting, you might like some elbow room. Some open country. If so, head north on U.S. 84. The tab: $160 for a night at the Old Santa Fe Inn, $22 for lunch at the Flying Star Cafe and $40 for a tank of gas.
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GEOQUIZ: Which state is known as the Sooner State?
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KEY WEST, Fla. / HAVANA, Cuba - 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. Predictably, evidence of his adventures fills the writer's two tropical homes in Key West and Havana. Hunting and fishing trophies stare down from the walls in nearly every room, as well as photos of his exploits and famous friends. He was a legend in his own time, and movie posters from his books such as "A Farewell to Arms" and "For Whom The Bell Tolls" that were made into films adorn the walls. But it's the spirit of the other kind of trophy he collected, his wives, that helps to distinguish his island retreats.
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LONDON - "If you want to sleep through to breakfast, fasten your seat belt over your blanket now," said Liana, the flight attendant, refilling my water bottle. "If we experience turbulence over Greenland, you have to b...," she said, her voice fading away. But I was already half-asleep.
MIAMI - Just seven years ago, the 17-acre hammock in Historic Virginia Key Beach Park was as desolate as a moonscape, but now it brims with native plants and wildlife.
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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.
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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.
Edwin was a businessman from The Netherlands on my expedition team and we had previously discussed fox, sheep and black bear tracks that we observed during our 40-mile hike on the Chadar. The word Chadar means sheet, and it refers to the sheet of snow and ice on the Zanskar River, a tributary of the Indus River in northern India.
A 15-minute appointment at a nondescript storefront in a Fife strip mall could help you avoid the inconvenience and indignity of the full shoes- coat- and belt-off security screening at the airport.
With my passport safely stuffed into a zipper pocket and the plane descending for an on-time arrival, there was nothing to be wound up about. But I couldnt help checking my watch as I climbed into a taxi headed for Berlins train station, the Hauptbahnhof, literally main railroad yard.
In the tiny, ramshackle Waikane Store, on Oahu’s east shore, a cheerful woman in an old-fashioned hair net offered up Hawaiian-style sushi. And that means Spam.
"George Whittell," the tour guide said, “was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.”
NEW YORK — On flights from San Francisco to Hong Kong, first-class passengers can enjoy a Mesclun salad with king crab or a grilled USDA prime beef tenderloin, stretch out in a 3-foot-wide seat that converts to a bed and wash it all down with a pre-slumber Krug “Grande Cuvee” Brut Champagne.
There’s a redolent whiff of sea salt and nostalgia in the air along a clutch of coastal towns in Southern California. The glamorous aura of old Hollywood and bygone eras have seeped into places both grand and seemingly ordinary.
It’s the same barber shop where John Lennon got haircuts as a kid, the place immortalized in the Beatles song “Penny Lane.”
KITZBUEHEL, Austria —
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