San Francisco International Film Festival is the longest running film festival in the Americas.

There's always something to do in San Francisco. We rounded up our top picks for the weekend. San Francisco International Film Festival The longest running film festival in the Americas returns to San Francisco. Now in its 58th year, the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF) features...

Dalya Luttwak knows metal, from her days as a goldsmith/jewelry maker to her current sessions bending steel red-hot from a furnace. Years ago, with small-scale, wearable designs, she showed, for example, at the Renwick Gallery, the Smithsonian’s museum of fine craft in Washington, D.C. Now,...

Island of Pulau Ubin, Singapore

For the cost of S$2.50 I was on the bumboat to Pulau Ubin, watching the Changi Village harbor grow more distant as the vessel’s motor rumbled loudly and churned the waters off the coast of Singapore.  When I type the word harbor, you probably imagine a dozen rows of concrete or heavy wood docks...

Anita Funtek and her Better Beach Award

When you take on a city as ever-changing as Miami, “Innovative” has to be a word that describes all that you are- Anita Funtek is just this person.  CEO of Miami New Construction Show, Anita is the masterful strategist for this annual event that brings together both ideas and realities for the...

Seattle's International District

Seattle’s International District, nestled behind Pioneer Square and the sports stadiums, can be divided up into three sections: Chinatown, Japantown and Little Saigon. It’s a dense part of the city, best explored on foot so small storefronts aren’t passed by. Chinatown is probably the area most...

Bacon-wrapped hot dog

The return of baseball season means the smell of hot dogs, popcorn and Safeco’s infamous garlic fries. But this city of fresh, sophisticated food doesn’t slack when it comes to ballpark food. Sure, there are licorice ropes, warm peanuts and Cracker Jacks, but there are also tacos, seafood, pizzas...

What to do in Kauai with kids

Hawaii’s oldest island, Kauai has a diverse collection of cultural areas, from geological wonders and sacred sites to small towns where locals have been operating family-owned businesses for generations. You’ll need a car to get around, but be sure to explore on foot and mingle with locals to...

Hoover Dam aerial view

At the time it was dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935, Hoover Dam was the largest manmade structure in the world. The dam is composed of more than 4.5 million cubic feet of concrete—enough to build a two-lane highway between Seattle, Wash., and Miami, Fla.; at 726 feet tall, it's...

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

“Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection” is an exhibit of the former U.S. secretary of state’s famous pins, currently showing at the Bellevue Arts Museum. The exhibit is an interesting intersection of art, fashion, symbols and politics. And it all started with a snake pin. Albright spoke...

Thirty stories above Times Square, a lounge called Skylark offers Midtown sightlines as good as they get without hitching a drone. The aerie's floor-to-ceiling glass overlooks glowing avenue corridors, the Empire State Building, the Hudson River and skyscraping antennas that shift through pulsing...

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