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 Yeiser Art Center, Paducah
Courtesy Yeiser Art Center, Paducah

America is so vast, it’s easy to fill your bucket list with big-name destinations, like New Orleans and San Francisco, and never tap into smaller cities that pack just as much culture. Whether it’s a burgeoning arts scene or a host of new, award-winning eateries, these six cities —... Read More

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Megabus/Flickr/Jonathan Riley

Think you don’t have the budget for a multi-destination vacation? Think again. Several discount bus services — Megabus, BoltBus, and Greyhound Express — are making travel from one city to another very affordable, as in $20 round-trip for reserved seating, reclining seats, and onboard restrooms. We took a look at nine... Read More

Chris Leamy
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Every New Yorker seems to have an opinion on the best local place to eat, shop, and party — and no matter who you ask, you’ll likely get a different answer. With almost unlimited options for all of the above, it can be overwhelming to plan…especially if you want an authentic... Read More

 Sand Key outside waterfront deck
Sand Key outside waterfront deck

One of the best things about dining out in Florida is the restaurant names. Only in the Sunshine State will diners find places unabashedly called Cooter’s, Crabby Bill’s, Frenchy’s, and Salty’s. Clearwater Beach, a barrier island off the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, is no exception. This walkable... Read More

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Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville/flickr/Andrew Piazza

With more than a dozen theme parks — including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld — Orlando has plenty to keep anyone busy for a weekend down south. But if you’re looking for a post-Disney, amusement-park cleanse, Gainesville — two hours north by bus or car — is the... Read More

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Courtesy Bryan Rupp

Oregon’s Willamette Valley is home to nearly 300 vineyards; and this May, for Oregon Wine Month, The Vintages Trailer Resort — a collection of trendy, mid-century-inspired trailers in the heart of Oregon’s wine country — is offering well-priced accommodations and a wine package, to boot. The You Had Me at Pinot package, $75, includes two sets... Read More

Agritopia Photo Credit Visit Mesa
Visit Mesa

There’s nothing new about urban u-pick farms, dairies, and other agricultural attractions. In fact, we almost expect them in places like Portland and Denver, where cities sprawl into vast farmland. But in the last five years, massive farming operations have also started cropping up in dense metropolises, like New York City, where you’d be hard-pressed to find a... Read More

Chef Marc Forgione
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Marc Forgione could use a vacation. But not for the reason you might think. Though the Michelin Star chef and partner at LDV Hospitality is certainly busy — he just opened his second New York outpost of American Cut and is already planning to open another, in Atlanta — Forgione says travel is crucial to his creative process.... Read More

Annecy, France
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Set on the edge of a bright blue lake, surrounded by mountains and with a view of the French Alps, Annecy is a charming little medieval town known as “the Venice of the Alps” for its many canals. It’s a romantic and idyllic spot for a day trip, with... Read More

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Powerplant Superfood Cafe

The City of Angels has something for everyone — especially vegans. Here are five meat-free L.A. eateries that will get even the most devout bacon-lover to veg-out. 1. Stuff I Eat Tourists don’t often venture to Inglewood, but this vegan soul food joint is worth the trek. Chef and owner Babette... Read More

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Canyon Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Canyon Road/Christine Wei

Part 1 of this series covers the best way to kick off a New Mexico trip with outdoor adventure, native American culture, and noshing in Albuquerque. Continue reading for Part II — a deep dive into the arts, more culinary delights, and a little bit of spa-ing in Santa Fe. If Albuquerque is... Read More

Lucille's
Lucille’s

Calling all foodies: Through April 10, Houston chefs and restaurateurs are coming together to host Black Restaurant Week — the city’s first culinary event created to exclusively support and honor black restaurants and chefs. In the last five years, Houston’s culinary scene has received an increasing amount of buzz, and some... Read More

Coffee
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Though it’s often overshadowed by cities like Portland and Seattle, Denver’s coffee culture is just as buzz-worthy. From bike repair shops with serious espresso to sunny cafes where you can sit all day and daydream, here are four cafes that embody the best of Denver’s new coffee scene. 1. Novo... Read More

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Tuileries Garden Paris, France
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In the 1954 film Sabrina, Audrey Hepburn famously said: “Paris is always a good idea.” But anyone who’s experienced the holiday crowds or summer heatwaves can attest that springtime in Paris has a certain appeal (no offense, Audrey). A bike ride past the budding tulips in Luxembourg Garden and... Read More

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Facebook / Woodstock Inn & Station

Ale trails and beer passport programs combine two things we love: travel and frosty, cold pints. But, there are only so many breweries you can (or should) visit in a day. So, where do you overnight on a beer-inspired adventure? A brewery, of course! More and more breweries now offer... Read More