Every time we visit friends back in the U.S. we wonder why cheap, sturdy concrete construction isn't the standard... especially in places prone to things like tornadoes and hurricanes where people still live in house that are essentially made of sticks.
New York isn't the easiest city to escape. Luckily there's an island 800 yards off the tip of Manhattan. Governors Island is a mystery to most Gothamites, but here's the truth: it's cheap, it's secluded and it's an easy day trip that gets you feeling like you're out of the city.
A glorious hush falls over the country's favorite beach towns in autumn. Crowds disappear and locals exhale. Here are 10 iconic U.S. beach towns where you can pedal along quiet boardwalks, kayak among fall colors, and score excellent post-Labor Day deals.
Our most recent trip to Italy included a stop in Rome where we had a day planned to take in the Eternal City's most treasured sites. And we spent way too much time distracted by the somewhat odd souvenir tributes to the new Pope.
We're often asked where the oldest bar in America is found. Those that are into bars might remark that it's one of a handful around the country, like the Bell in Hand in Boston, or Laffite's Blacksmith Shop in New Orleans. Both are wrong.
There's really nothing better than eating outdoors. Everything tastes better in the fresh air. And whiling away the lazy, hazy days (and nights) of summer over a makeshift feast with friends is one way to ensure golden memories.
Whether you are a student just setting out on your life's path, a professional who might be struggling in a job you may or may not love or a retiree looking to start again, find your purpose -- find your passion and follow it.
Labor Day weekend is approaching and the end of summer is soon upon us. But there's still time to fit in a last-minute vacation before sending your kids back to school and preparing for the hectic workweeks that await you this fall.