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North Carolina's Cape Lookout Lighthouse
Cape Lookout Lighthouse/Christine Dayao

For those in search of the quintessential beach destination with more than just lounging on the sand, look no further than North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. Situated along the state’s Southern Outer Banks, the region encompasses several communities — including Cape Lookout, Morehead City, Emerald Isle, Pine Knoll Shores, Beaufort... Read More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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If you’ve been to Asheville, you get it. Flanked by the mountains and filled with a community of hippies and hipsters, this North Carolina town is all about culture, local food, art, yoga, music, nature, and beer — the good stuff in life. People here live well, and visitors... Read More

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 Bunn House/John Warner
Bunn House/John Warner

The Bunn House in Asheville, North Carolina marries the bed and breakfast experience of staying in a beautiful home, but omits the whole eating-with-strangers part that many of us would rather avoid. Here, guests receive the best of both worlds: a historic, five-room property that sits on an acre of land... Read More

Rock Bar/Ayana Resort Bali
Rock Bar/Ayana Resort Bali

Whether it’s Champagne and caviar on a Parisian terrace, or a bag of marshmallows around a campfire in the Berkshires, there’s something intensely satisfying about eating outside. But these six outdoor restaurants take dining al fresco to the next level. A meadow in the Swiss Alps Day-trippers from Pontresina and St. Moritz often fuel up for (or... Read More

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 The Americano Restaurant at the Hotel Vitale in San Francisco, CA
The Americano Restaurant at the Hotel Vitale in San Francisco, CA

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, it’s rare and exciting when a hotel offers breakfast that goes beyond wet scrambled eggs and mini pastries. These 10 hotel breakfasts will inspire you to get down to the dining room early or to splurge on room service. Archer Hotel, Austin, TX When the Archer Austin hotel opens in September, it will... Read More

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Garrett Popcorn
Popcorn/Facebook.com/GarrettPopcorn

Snacks are one of the best parts of a road trip. But why limit yourself to treats you can find at any convenience store along the nation’s highway? The next time you get the munchies on an epic road trip, skip the Cheetos and Doritos and sample these regional favorites instead. 1. Zapp’s... Read More

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Flickr Rian Castillo
Flickr/Rian Castillo

A road trip is the ideal all-American vacation, and summer’s the time to get behind the wheel. Bonus: Gas prices are still exceptionally low, so fuel up the tank and hit the road. Here are five trips to add to your itinerary. 1. Pacific Coast Highway State Route 1, known for its... Read More

Flounder crudo at Chef and the Farmer in Kinston, North Carolina
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With rich farmland in its front yard and Atlantic fisheries along its coastline, Eastern Carolina is more than just BBQ and beer. Primed for fine dining experiences that meet — or exceed — any you’ll have in well-known North Carolina cities, these four restaurants have urban North Carolinians heading... Read More

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nobska lighthouse in woodshole falmouth, cape cod, massachusetts
Christine Wei/Nobska Lighthouse

Summer — and the heat that comes with it — is just around the corner. Escape the ever-escalating temperatures with a vacation in one of these cool small towns. Durango, Colorado: Situated along the San Juan Mountains, this railroad town offers a pleasant escape from the Southwest’s blister summer temperatures.... Read More

TimeCapsule
Emily Price

Eighty miles east of Raleigh, North Carolina, lies Kinston. Once a huge tobacco town, the city has started to undergo a bit of a renaissance in recent years. The area is now home to a large art collection, a craft brewery, outstanding restaurants, and a lot of history. Whether... Read More

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South Carolina Historical Society in the Fireproof Building, by Charleston's Washington Park

Walk up and down King Street in Charleston and it’s easy to see that money flirts with charm. So many cobblestoned paths lead to high-end hotels, wine bars, antique stores, restaurants, and apparel boutiques. But no worries, you can still carve out a quality weekend at this Southern hotspot... Read More

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Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina
Kim Button

The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina could be America’s closest example of a real-life castle. The 250-room French Renaissance chateau is still the largest private home in the country. Built by George Vanderbilt in 1895, the current 8,000-acre estate and grounds are just a small fraction of what... Read More

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visiting vineyard in winter low season

My favorite time of year to visit Napa and Sonoma are the months of January, February and March. It’s not uncommon to be the only one in the tasting room (hello, library and reserve pours!) or be invited to the cellar or winemaking facility to meet the winemaker. Why?... Read More

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5 Great Tubing Adventures in the U.S.
The Beach Mountain

Let the adrenaline kick in as you zoom at speeds up to 30 miles per hour, just inches from the ground, and down the mountainside. Tubing has become a winter phenomenon in its own right, with resorts dedicating ample mountainside real estate to the pastime. From 1,000-foot-long runs to a... Read More

CopperRunDistillery

White lighting, city gin, corn liquor, or hillbilly pop. Call it what you’d like, but moonshine has deep roots when it comes to swilling booze. Moonshiners were outlaws who distilled the high-proof alcohol deep in the woods, always looking over their shoulders to avoid arrest. Today, laws have been... Read More