Gourdoughs Public House in Austin, Texas
The Saussy Cock at Gourdoughs Public House/Jeremy Jacobowitz

Texas cuisine is frequently boiled down to barbecue and Tex-Mex, but the fare served in the Lone Star State stretches far beyond tacos and ribs. In Austin, restaurants are destinations themselves. Here are some of our top picks. Breakfast Café No Se Whether you’re sitting down to dine in the rustic-modern dining room... Read More

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Best Western Fort Walton Beach in Florida
Best Western Fort Walton Beach

For stylish, wallet-conscious travelers, checking into budget hotels can be a bit of a tossup. On the upside, there’s the cheap nightly rate; on the downside, there’s the sterile, uniform design that’s usually associated with these types of accommodations. Thanks to new, playful decor, there are budget properties from major hospitality brands that... Read More

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 Courtesy Limoliner

There are about as many ways to get from New York to Boston as there are Patriots vs. Giants rivalries. There’s the Peter Pan Bus of collective memory, endearing and puritanically plain; the suit- and Harvard undergrad-frequented Amtrak; the super affordable Bolt and Megabus; and of course, the notoriously... 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

 Oxeheart/Christina Garofalo
Oxeheart/Christina Garofalo

Houston claimed eight of the nominees for this year’s James Beard Foundation Awards. That’s right — Houston, that other Texan city. The unprecedented number — which includes a record of five chefs elected for the category Best Chef: Southwest, and the winner of the title, Justin Yu — suggests a larger trend... Read More

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Facebook/The Reach

The temperature is rising — that means it’s time to break out your bathing suit. Whether you’re after picturesque views or ultimate seclusion, these hotel pools across the U.S. will inspire almost every type of traveler. For Outdoor Enthusiasts: St. Regis Deer Valley in Park City, UT Surrounded by the Wasatch Mountains, the St. Regis Deer... Read More

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 Harmony of the Seas/Christina Garofalo
Harmony of the Seas/Christina Garofalo

Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip. The world’s largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean‘s 5,500-passenger Harmony of the Seas, debuted in Southampton, bringing the latest insane shipboard thrill attraction — the Ultimate Abyss. Those who like heart-stopping fun and/or... Read More

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Rooftop space at Gansevoort Park Avenue
Rooftop/Gansevoort Park Avenue

What better way to kick off the summer travel season than with a getaway during Memorial Day weekend? That’s May 27-30, in case you’ve not been dreaming about it as much as we have. From escapes to the city to a lazy beach vacay, we’ve rounded up 12 hotels for... Read More


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

Facebook Woodstock Inn Station
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

Atrium II Jade Pavilion
Hilton Anatole/Atrium II Jade Pavilion

It’s true: Everything really is bigger in Texas. The sprawling Hilton Anatole has more than 600,000 square feet of event space (indoors and out), a jogging track, 11 ballrooms, eight restaurants and bars, 79 meeting rooms, and a seven-acre sculpture garden. The real standout, though, is arguably its unbelievable art... Read More

Neighbor’s Kitchen & Yard, bastrop, texas

Established by the Spanish in 1806, Bastrop, Texas is a picturesque town nestled on the banks of the Colorado River. Located about 34 miles southeast of Austin, it offers laidback vibes and loads of small town flavor. Beyond its abundance of historic homes and storefronts dating to the 1800s... Read More

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Boerne, Texas
Boerne, Texas/visitboerne.org

The Texas Hill Country is a favorite getaway for good reason: gorgeous outdoors, great food, elegant B&Bs, and local charm. But there’s far more to see and do than the same frequently mentioned cities. Consider this your primer to the Texas Hill Country that tourists haven’t yet discovered. Getting There The... Read More

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The Shops at Columbus Circle in New York City
The Shops at Columbus Circle/Flickr/Jim Pennucci

In the market for the right gift for that special someone? These are to best malls to seek out. From super-sized to high-end, they have something for everyone on your shopping list — plus an opportunity for you to get a dose of holiday cheer. Mall of America (Bloomington, MN) The... Read More

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A guestroom at Chicago's Palmer House Hilton

There’s no doubt that the holiday season is a magical time, but who really has the budget to spring for a getaway right before the end-of-year gift-giving bonanza? We’ve uncovered nine hotels and resorts around the country that are offering significant savings for stays leading up to Christmas — all less than $200... Read More