Weekend Getaway


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 Verona/flickr/Kevin Poh
Verona/flickr/Kevin Poh

Venice is likely the first place that comes to mind when considering a Northern Italian holiday. It’s hard to resist the gondola rides down the Grand Canal, endless bridges, Gothic palaces, and bustling central square Piazza San Marco. But with Venice’s beauty comes hordes of tourists, disappointing food, and a... Read More

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Gold Coast neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois
Gold Coast/Flickr/Leandro Neumann Ciuffo

Speckled with high-rise buildings along Lake Shore Drive and designer-label shopping on North Michigan Avenue, Chicago’s Gold Coast has long been where the wealthy reside. In this neighborhood, just north of the Loop and rimming Lake Michigan, there are quite a few ways to live the rich-and-famous lifestyle —... Read More

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Niagara Falls aerial/Hillary Richard
Niagara Falls aerial/Hillary Richard

Niagara County, which straddles the U.S. and Canada, is best known for one of the world’s most famous and most recognizable natural wonders. But while Niagara Falls has delighted visitors for decades — earning it the title of “honeymoon capital of the world” — there’s plenty to see beyond the falls... Read More

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Flickr/Allen Brewer

The Clinton family is synonymous with Arkansas, where Bill Clinton served as attorney general and then governor before heading to the White House in 1993. Now, as Hillary now makes a bid to become the 45th President of the United States, we’re taking a look at noteworthy Arkansas sites with... Read More

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Smallman Galley/Facebook

In recent years, food trucks and pop-up restaurants have given aspiring chefs the opportunity to test their menus and build a following before investing in a brick-and-mortar building. But for travelers with limited time in an unfamiliar city, these can be difficult to track down. Enter the restaurant incubator, which gives... Read More

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Parque de Bombas in Ponce, Puerto Rico
Parque de Bombas/Connie Hum

Puerto Rico has long been a top destination for sandy beaches and cool ocean breezes, history, art, and culture. While the capital of San Juan gets most of the glory, the island’s second largest city of Ponce deserves its own share of the spotlight. For those ready to venture farther... Read More

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 Mallory Square/Facebook
Mallory Square/Facebook

Known to the locals at the Conch Republic, Key West is the country’s southernmost tropical paradise. Time moves slower here, and the mood tends to be more relaxed than it is in the rest of Florida. Maybe it has something to do with the endless bars (all within walking... Read More

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Flickr Matthew Paulson
Flickr Matthew Paulson

Pittsburgh has undergone a renaissance recently, evolving from the soot-covered Steel City to a cultural and foodie mecca that has earned it accolades from travelers around the world. With 90 distinct neighborhoods, four Carnegie museums, and countless five-star dining experiences, a visit can be a bit overwhelming. Here’s what we’d... Read More

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 Sausalito/flickr/Aaron Swift
Sausalito/flickr/Aaron Swift

Located directly across from San Francisco (via the Golden Gate Bridge), Sausalito offers breathtaking Bay Area vistas and a small-town vibe just 25 minutes from downtown by car. From cycling along the shoreline to sampling some of Northern California’s best wines, here’s how to spend a weekend in this picturesque Pacific Northwest getaway. What to Do One of the best... Read More

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 Asbury Park Boardwalk/Facebook
Carousel/Asbury Park Boardwalk/Facebook

Asbury Park rose to national prominence thanks to Bruce Springsteen’s 1973 debut album Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J., but the seaside town — having endured its fair share of ups and downs since then — has newly re-blossomed, following a decade-long revitalization. Situated along New Jersey’s central coast, the town flourished from the late 1800s through the... Read More

 Northport Back Range Lighthouse, Prince Edward Island/flickr/Dennis Jarvis
Northport Back Range Lighthouse, Prince Edward Island/flickr/Dennis Jarvis

Prince Edward Island is the crown jewel of Canada’s Maritime Provinces, thanks to pristine beaches, fresh local seafood, and charming 19th century architecture. Only slightly larger than the state of Delaware, the island is easy to navigate in a short period of time, which is good because there’s a lot to see.... Read More

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Mount Auburn Cemetery in Boston - Christine Wei
Mount Auburn Cemetery/Christine Wei

A trip to any major city — including Boston– requires some budgeting; but that doesn’t mean you need to break the bank to have a good time. There are tons of free things to do in Beantown, whether you love art or history or spending time outdoors. Here are... Read More

Mystic Seaport in Connecticut
Mystic Seaport/Shelley Seale

The places that dot the coast of Connecticut make for fun destinations with a healthy dose of culture, history, and breathtaking scenery. If you’re looking for a small town getaway that packs a punch, head to Mystic. This quintessential New England seaport town offers plenty to see and do. Where... Read More

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

 Bainbridge Island/flickr/Jan Tik
Bainbridge Island/flickr/Jan Tik

The views alone are worth the visit to Bainbridge Island. Surrounded by brilliant blue water in the heart of Washington’s Puget Sound, the island offers a front row seat to Seattle’s iconic cityscape, majestic Mount Rainer, and the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges. Once dubbed the second-best place to live in the United... Read More