The historic lighthouses and quaint seaside villages of Maine's storied coastline have always drawn visitors far and wide. Now, its plentiful farmers' markets, craft beer scene, innumerable eateries and ocean-to-table seafood are attracting travelers looking for a delicious foodie experience.
On Florida's west coast, a segment of the Intracoastal Waterway serves as a gateway to some of the state's most beautiful state park getaways.
The entire list of 154 properties spans the globe, from a tiny one-suite find in Chiang Mai to a luxe safari camp in Tanzania
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Looking for a chic, modern escape to spend the weekend? Make your way to a bed and breakfast. That's right, a B&B. Sure, some inns still have Victorian furnishings draped in doilies and teddy bears propped up on four-poster beds, but not all.
The next day we noticed little signs posted on sandwich boards and makeshift billboards on the road touting lunch spots and casual dining experiences you won't find in the guidebooks. Many are off the beaten path and offer a wider range of choices than what you see at touristy restaurants.
Every January, Art Deco Weekend turns South Beach into a sea of fringe and pincurls. Over 300,000 people gather in Miami's historic district to celebrate the Jazz Age.
Greenwich Village and Union Square, two adjacent New York neighborhoods in Manhattan, share the distinction of having colorful political pasts and lively cultural presents.
There's more to Miami than nightlife and glamour. Tucked in places many people don't notice are serene locales for a local resident or a tourist to get away from it all.
Scientists have determined that shushing about the backcountry of Vermont offers a state that transcends relaxation. New research supports the contention that spending time in The Green Mountain state helps control negative stress, obesity, perhaps even heart disease and dementia.
Girls, what's in it for you this month? It's really a win-win. You could join in the revelry, brackets in hand, or decide to leave the boys behind and get together with your mom, sisters or best friends for a spring girlfriends' getaway.
Living in Los Angeles I felt a poverty of the senses; the stifling of authentic exposure. I shared my experiences of a dozen years ago in Vermont, and how I wished I could recapture that sense of calm and brightness. "You're suffering from Vermont Deficit Disorder," he explained. "But there is a cure."
The place is quiet but for birdsong, wind and arthritic groan of the mangroves themselves. The only loud colors are on the snails that seek out the Gumbo Limbo trees, a relief from floral apparel.
This is the museum by which all other museums should be measured. It is so perfectly average that it ought to be used as a unit of measurement for better collections.
New Orleans on Mardi Gras is like a kid hopped on Halloween candy. A good time is a guarantee, but is it worth it? Maybe not. Don't fret if you missed out on the Mardi Gras frenzy. Instead, plan a visit this spring for the equally exciting New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
At dusk, stay put to sip margaritas and sample Mexican small plates at El Jefe, the hotel's hip saloon and premium tequila bar.