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.
Being a gay-friendly destination these days means more than having a selection of bars or a gayborhood.
Printmaking has come a long way since Hokusai's "Great Wave." At Mesa Arts Center (MAC) in Arizona, I rolled acid paint onto stencils and cranked out anime-pop prints.
Vegas isn't just the concrete-and-neon paradise you know from visiting the Strip.
I am more of a water skier than a snow-bunny and tend to gravitate toward sunny beaches rather than snowcapped peaks, but I always love exploring new travel destinations and adventures.
Since the island is essentially barren volcanic slope, there are spectacular ocean views from almost anywhere on the road.
We usually sit under the Obama HOPE poster, listen to the other regulars talk at the bar, anticipate the food and feel the week fall away.
The Big Island, the largest and one of the least-visited islands in the 50th state, is certainly exciting. To say our family just survived a visit might be a stretch -- but not much of one. From an erupting volcano to a tsunami warning to sidestepping deep lava tubes obscured by rainforest foliage, we feel lucky to still be alive.
Calling all Presidential (Inauguration) hopefuls! In contrast to the high cost of travel to attend the inaugural events of 2009, those hoping to be a part of this year's historic weekend will find getting to and staying in the nation's capital much more attainable.
If you are thinking about packing up your summer gear and getting out of town for the weekend, try following the migratory birds and heading south for a stately, historic inn. Not only will you get to bask under the balmy rays of the sun but also in the shadow of stunning, centuries-old architecture. You might even bring home a history lesson or two along with your newly-minted tan.