essential travel apps

There are more smartphone travel apps on the market than can be counted. Travelers use them to exchange currency, book rooms, find Wi-Fi, look up the weather, translate languages and other tasks. Because phones don’t have enough memory for hundreds of apps—and mostly because nobody will use that...

Cerreta Candy Co.

Though taking in the sweeping desert vistas, exploring the mountains, retail centers and cultural destinations and taking selfies during the stunning sunsets should be on your must-do list when visiting the Valley of the Sun, being here in town also presents an opportunity to see and learn about...

South Lake Union area

It’s no surprise that Seattle, Washington, is popular with travelers. The city teems with trendy restaurants and upscale shopping but also has a distinctly Pacific Northwest vibe with plenty of parks and outdoors activities for nature lovers. Add in museums, quirky coffee shops (including the...

Frist Center for the Visual Arts

You know there must be a pretty strong influence of the noted kind when the city you're visiting is called Music City. In Nashville, music pops up at every turn—at a live taping of the Grand Ole Opry, inside the colorful honky-tonks on Broadway, within the collections at the Country Music Hall of...

Guided tour of Kennicott townsite and Kennecott Mill

There are certain things you can do only in America's final frontier. From tours of an abandoned mining town to the Cooking School at Tutka Bay, there are many activities and adventures you'll find only in Alaska. Here are the 10 best. 1) Tour an Abandoned Mining Town Join St. Elias Guides for a...

Ironbridge Golf Club in Colorado

When travelers think of Colorado, visions of skiing in Apen, hiking in the Rockies, kayaking the Colorado River or attending a festival in Telluride usually come to mind. If you’d rather just hit the links and be pampered at a golf resort—well, Colorado has that, too. As you prepare for your next...

Dwight Yoakam

From pop songstresses Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey to country music legends, you won't want to miss out on what entertainment Las Vegas has to offer in June 2016. Jennifer Lopez June 1, 3-4, 8, 10-12, AXIS at Planet Hollywood, 9 pm, $59-$229, 702.777.2782 Heart June 2-4, House...

Beasley's Chicken + Honey, Raleigh, North Carolina

Traveling to Raleigh, Durham or Chapel Hill? Nothing beats eating home-style favorites to soak in the culture and Southern hospitality. Dine in the places natives frequent to experience country cooking, the real flavors of the South. Here are some recommendations for culinary delights from my...

Seattle downtown waterfront

With so many things to do, places to eat and sights to explore, Seattle can feel a bit overwhelming, especially when there is limited time. That's why we've put together this guide to some of Seattle's highlights—these bite-sized chunks of the city are options for the busy traveler with only a few...

Redwood City, California

With an average of 255 sunny days a year, it’s no surprise that Redwood City, California, is popular with travelers. Tucked away in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Mateo County’s third-largest city features noteworthy restaurants, retailers and attractions to keep leisure travelers entertained....