To find the best places to get in shape we collected data on over 360 of the largest metropolitan areas in the country. Specifically, we looked at three separate categories of data that affect fitness.
Fancy yourself a painter? Still dreaming of college art seminars? You may not be able to commit to taking ongoing classes in your day-to-day life, but a weekend getaway at an inn could double as a time for some serious artistic indulgence.
With so much to do in San Francisco, a visit to this west coast culture hub can be overwhelming for even the most seasoned traveler. From its many neighborhoods, hilltop vistas, foodie spots and beyond, this glorious city is basically the poster child for the United States.
There are sunsets... and then there are sunsets. This collection of adventurous destinations is the latter. We hope that you get a chance to go out and experience views like these for yourself.
It's late afternoon. Chances are you're staring into space and not wanting to do work. So, let us help you do something productive; plan out your optimal summer vacation.
Nov. 27, 1095, was a red letter day in medieval history. Actually, it was a red cross day, that symbol having been proclaimed by Pope Urban II as the icon of a planned crusade to retake the Holy Land from its Muslim invaders.
When I announced five years ago that we were moving to North Carolina, my writer and artist friends assumed we'd move to Asheville. "It's the creative capital of North Carolina," I heard repeatedly.
We undulated the never-ending steep path while clumsily hurdling felled trees many feet in diameter and used limbs lain from bank to bank to cross rivers like a tightrope. Someone did occasionally end up in the drink.
This hole in the wall shop serves up an assortment of the best house-made biscuits you'll ever have. The blackberry jam, cheddar and chive, black pepper bacon, country ham and cinnamon flavors are all to die for. Be prepared for a wait time-- but it's totally worth it!
Of all the things I imagined Thailand to be, I never expected it to make me feel so beautifully overwhelmed.
Leave the cotton at home and stick to wool or synthetic fabrics. Once cotton gets wet, either from sweat or snow, it won't dry out, leaving you damp and cold. Don't be the shivering guy or gal skiing in damp jeans.
There's the good, bad and ugly of travel gear. I bristle when I think about all the gear I've purchased thinking I'd "need" it and then went untouched for months.
Treasured items become deadly projectiles if not secured by great inventions like Quakehold or clear museum wax/putty during earthquakes. I learned this lesson well through many years in the Bay area of California. A number of my mother's treasured Hummel figurines are now headless or handless.
The bottom line is, no matter which service you use to find and book a vacation rental, remember that it isn't the same as booking a hotel room. Rental agreements are between you and the owner, not necessarily a brick-and-mortar business with accounting and customer service departments.
2015-04-14-1429036931-7502028-IMG_2316.JPGIf you're thinking of a nearby sparkling getaway, just down the road lies a rich tapestry of Mother Nature and a rainbow parfait of sizzling entertainment. Welcome to Branson!
It's no wonder that European cities like Vienna, Milan and Stockholm are such popular tourist destinations, delighting hundred of thousands of American visitors every year with their medieval-era squares, church spires and cobblestone streets.