Anvil Bar & Refuge/Visit Houston
Anvil Bar & Refuge/Visit Houston

Many people associate Houston with NASA, oil, and sprawl — but it also happens to have a serious food and cultural scene. The downtown area is developing into a hotspot for cocktails, noshing, and socializing; the museum district features world-renowned collections including the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Menil Collection; and the zoo... Read More

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This year marks William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. If you can’t make it to England to honor the Bard with a pilgrimage to his hometown of Straford Upon Avon, or to the Globe Theatre in London, you can catch a free summer performance in these cities across the U.S.: ... Read More

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Looking for a last-minute getaway? Omni Hotels & Resorts invites you to “Spring into Action” with its 72-hour flash sale. From April 1-4, rooms at the brand’s Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and Boston properties will be available for less than $200 per night. ... Read More

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Endangered Places You Didn't Know About

This week, the National Trust for Historic Preservation released its annual list of America’s Most Endangered Historic Places. According to the organization, the 11 spots on the list have made a unique contribution to American history but are threatened by a variety of factors, including environmental causes, neglect, and... Read More

With frostbite creeping up on us all over the continental U.S., cities sitting well south of the Mason-Dixon are looking increasingly inviting. As the winter convention season heats up, you may find yourself traveling down to southern Texas, with Houston next up in our continuing series of business travel... Read More

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donkey elephant republican democrats

The Republican National Convention is under way in Tampa, Florida (with a watchful eye on Hurricane Isaac). Next week, Democrats will descend on Charlotte, North Carolina for their quadrennial festivities. When it’s all over, the two host cities will join a fairly short list of places that have welcomed... Read More

The 2012 Democratic and Republican National Conventions will be held in Charlotte and Tampa, respectively. Both cities are first-time hosts of the major political parties’ biggest quadrennial affairs. The conventions have a long history, dating back to the 19th century, and have convened their delegates in nearly every region... Read More


By: Mike Barish and Liz Webber You probably have your July 4th plans locked down already – the barbecue, the fireworks, maybe a community parade. But what about the rest of the summer? That’s where we come in. There are plenty of free festivals and events taking place across the... Read More

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Megabus Double Decker

Planning a trip in the South? Skip the frisky screeners at TSA and take a bus instead, as Megabus expands its operations into Texas and other Southern states with fares as low as $1. Beginning June 19, customers who book early can secure dollar seats from Dallas, Houston, and San... Read More

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In life, being in the right place at the right time is often due to serendipity, but in travel, it almost always results from good planning. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, venture out between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, destinations are still welcoming travelers... Read More

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By: Alexander Basek America is a melting pot, and barbecue, the most American of foods, is just as diverse. You might be tempted to spend the summer grilling in your backyard, but when there are so many different kinds of smoked meats to try from sea to shining sea, why... Read More

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La Torretta

Though it’s winter, there’s no reason to miss out on outdoor activities with the Winter Solstice Package from the 4-star La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa in Montgomery, Texas, just 50 minutes north of Houston on the shores of Lake Conroe. Choose from a luxury suite or villa accommodation... Read More

Ecocafe Pledge Board

Realistically, Earth Day can be celebrated any day when dining out. It’s easy to find eco-friendly eateries around the country that serve sustainable food and embrace environmental business practices – online directories like the Green Restaurant Association (www.dinegreen.com) even provide state-by-state listings. But many of these restaurants and cafés step... Read More

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Reliant Stadium Houston

It’s tournament time in Texas! Want to be in Houston for the NCAA finals on April 2 and 4? Or just want a southern spring break, but spent all your money on a losing bracket? Continental has you covered: Travel now through June and get low round-trip fares starting... Read More

Torretta Edit

This holiday season everyone is family at La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa. Between now and December 30, 2010, the resort is extending their Friends and Family Discount to everyone, lowering suite and villa accommodations to as little as $119/Night (Reg. $250)! Located an hour north of Houston on... Read More