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America's Best Cities for Ice Cream

Travel + Leisure | Posted 07.16.2013 | Taste
Travel + Leisure

You'll find everything from goat-cheese-and-cashew-caramel in Chicago to chocolate smoked sea salt or jalapeño in San Francisco.

Crush on the City of Brotherly Love | Posted 08.21.2013 | Travel

One of the most underappreciated cities? Philadelphia. Here are five must-dos that'll make you crush real hard on the City of Brotherly Love.

Best U.S. Cities For Affordable Getaways

Travel + Leisure | Posted 07.14.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

When David Bakke visits Savannah, he loves dining at the upscale Olde Pink House. But Bakke, a writer for personal finance site MoneyCrashers, has fig...

Good News For Your Paycheck

Reuters | Posted 01.26.2013 | Money

WASHINGTON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Personal income grew in all major U.S. metropolitan areas in 2011, the first time in four years that all of the count...

The Most 'Comfortable' Cities In America

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.11.2012 | Money

Ah, sweatpants -- there is nothing more comfortable than coming home at the end of a long day at work and throwing on your favorite pair. And with win...

How Banks Are Hurting America's Cities

Reuters | Posted 08.08.2012 | Business

* Decrepit bank-owned homes blighting neighborhoods * Efforts to make banks pay stymied by budget woes * Minority neighb...

U.S. Cities Look To 'Sell To The Globe'

Reuters | Posted 03.21.2012 | Business

By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON Jan 19 (Reuters) - Whipped by the recession and financial crisis, U.S. cities are looking far beyond their ...

Quick Guide: Breakfast In Seattle

Susan Fogwell | Posted 03.20.2012 | Travel
Susan Fogwell

The thriving restaurant scene in Seattle, Washington is eclectic, creative and inspiring. The same is true in the early-morning hours, with outstanding offerings when it comes to breakfast.

PHOTOS: A Visit To New York's 9/11 Memorial

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 03.08.2012 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

Now, a decade along, downtown New York City has not only recovered, it's been reborn. With a nod to the past and an eye toward the future, the World Trade Center site lives once more.

A Hassle-Free Guide To Visiting New York City Landmarks

Millie Kerr | Posted 02.18.2012 | Travel
Millie Kerr

I've been traveling for 30 years. Yet nothing scarred me more than my recent role as a tourist in New York City. You might think, as I naively thought, that locals would be savvy enough to avoid tourist traps, but you'd be wrong.

PHOTOS: A Visit To Seattle's Pike Place Market

Kirsten Dixon | Posted 02.14.2012 | Travel
Kirsten Dixon

Life is wonderful in the wilds of Alaska. Shopping for the holidays is severely limited, though, so my daughter and I set out for Seattle's most famous market.

The Hot Zone For Serious Foodies: Boston's South End

Necee Regis | Posted 02.14.2012 | Travel
Necee Regis

This now-chic area has become a magnet for upscale, chef-owned and independently run restaurants. Some say there's more cooking talent along these streets than in the rest of the city combined.

Friday Photo: Yellow

Kirsten Alana | Posted 02.08.2012 | Travel
Kirsten Alana

In New York City, yellow is as synonymous with taxi cabs as it is with school buses anywhere else.

PHOTOS: Exploring Exciting Chicago This Christmas

Olga Bonfiglio | Posted 02.07.2012 | Travel
Olga Bonfiglio

It may be cold in Chicago, but we've found that spending Christmas there warms our hearts

PHOTOS: National Pinball Museum Moving To Baltimore

Posted 11.22.2011 | Travel

The nation's biggest pinball museum is leaving Washington, DC for a 12,000-square-foot building in downtown Baltimore, where up to 900 machines will b...

Finding Philadelphia's Best New Coffee Shop (PHOTOS)

wejetset | Posted 11.21.2011 | Travel

The irony of operating a travel website is that sometimes you discover amazing things in your own town, like an enchanting new coffee shop called Pure Fare.

A Weekend With Gertrude Stein In San Francisco

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 11.19.2011 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

Los Angeles offers a wealth of easily accessible travel destinations for weekend escapes. From Palm Springs with its stark desert landscape and breath...

Pondering Artifacts of Displacement in the Sustainable City

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 09.04.2011 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

If our cities must be dense to be competitive and sustainable, we must also look with care to the potential displacement of uses, institutions or traditions -- not to mention the artifacts we will leave behind.

Exploring the Immediacy of the In-Between Place

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 08.27.2011 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

The archaeology of today's urban regions need not be excavation-based. One trick allows the illusion of memory through photographic tools.

Corners as the Baseline for Urbanism

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 08.12.2011 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

More so than public squares -- which require a conscious set-aside of assembled space -- corners naturally result from crossroads, the elemental feature of travel between places.

Creating the Urban Diary

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

Cities are hubs of human interaction, and the urban experience can be enhanced by authentic participation in the dynamics of a place and transitions to nearby venues.

Exploring Simple Urban Amenities at the Public Edge

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 08.02.2011 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

What if American cities legislated brighter color amid windows, balconies planted green and encouraged flags and hanging laundry? What if homeowner associations and rental contracts required vegetation and decoration?

Top 10 US Cities And What They'll Cost You

Grace Nasri | Posted 09.20.2011 | Travel
Grace Nasri

With spring winding down and summer quickly approaching, Americans are starting to plan their vacations. But many are planning on saving money this summer by keeping their travel plans domestic.

Coloring the Urban Experience

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 07.11.2011 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

How can we marshal the potential of urban color while retaining a legally appropriate balance between public regulation of the private realm?

Inspiring the Redefinition of Urban Public Space

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 07.06.2011 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

Here, from afar, is more evidence that street and square, beach and byway all have a greater and unrealized multipurpose capacity, ripe for recalibration in ever-evolving America.