Weekend Getaway


Ferris Bueller Art Institue / FerrisFest.com
Ferris Fest

To quote the title character in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop to look around once in a while, you might miss it.” Our advice? Take a few days off and head to the Windy City. The classic ’80s movie turns 30 this summer... Read More

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Peekskill New York train station
Peekskill New York train station/Flickr/Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Fifty miles north of New York City, in the picturesque Hudson Valley, the small city of Peekskill is waiting to charm your socks off. The town’s population of 24,000 is growing quickly, as it continues to woo recovering workaholics looking to leave the Big Apple. But, lucky for city... 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

Harbor Beach Lighthouse in the lower peninsula of Michigan's Lake Huron
Harbor Beach Lighthouse/Connie Hum

In the area surrounding the southern shores of Michigan’s Lake Huron — the second largest of the Great Lakes — numerous lighthouses line the sandy shores, meeting sparkling blue waters as far as the eye can see. With a multitude of activities, plenty of dining options, and an easy... Read More

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Kennebunkport, Maine in winter - Christine Wei
Christine Wei

In coastal Maine, Kennebunkport and Kennebunk make up a popular holiday area that’s referred to as “the Kennebunks” — generally known as a more upmarket, small town-y escape compared with hip sister city Portland to the north. Travelers stop in to taste the state’s famed seafood and farm-fresh cuisine, browse... Read More

Broadway's Hamilton
Broadway’s Hamilton

Broadway’s Hamilton the Musical has swept the nation, obliterating box office records at the Richard Rodgers Theater in New York. Charting the rise and fall of the “ten-dollar Founding Father without a father,” this musical is nearly sold out and virtually impossible to get into unless you can drop some... Read More

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Penthouse Suite at Sheraton New York Times Square in New York City.
Penthouse Suite/Sheraton New York Times Square

Flowers, chocolate, and jewelry may get top billing when it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts, but they’re nothing compared to these over-the-top experiences being offered by hotels around the world. From stays in penthouse suites to the gift of glass slippers, here’s where lovebirds with deep pockets can check... Read More

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paraty, brazil - Keith Flanagan
Keith Flanagan

What waned centuries ago as a port after Brazil’s gold rush is now arguably one of country’s most charming seaside towns. Paraty, wedged between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, enamors small in-the-know crowds with its cobblestone streets, pristine beaches, brightly painted inns, and laid-back coastal vibe. Here’s your guide. A Brief History Paraty... Read More

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Flickr Mike Appel
Flickr Mike Appel

Minneapolis-St. Paul may not top many must-visit travel lists, but there’s a lot going on in the Twin Cities right now. Here are three reasons to visit in 2016. Mall of America’s Recent Expansion Add an extra day to your shopping vacation. The largest mall in America just got bigger thanks... Read More

A guestroom at Mississippi's Graduate Oxford
Guestroom/Christian Horan Photography

Until this past September, finding a swanky spot to rest your head in Oxford, Mississippi was a challenge. Lodging options in this college town, rich with history, mostly included charming B&Bs or budget chains. What Oxford needed was a boutique hotel, filled with reading nooks, locally commissioned art, and... Read More

Savor Gettysburg Food Tours.
Savor Gettysburg Food Tours./Kimberly Button

The town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania has been defined by war for more than 150 years. As the site of the pivotal Civil War battle, it’s long been host to history buffs and reenactors. Looking towards its future, though, and focusing on modern-day pursuits, Gettysburg is rapidly becoming a surprising culinary... Read More

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Pacific Islander Festival in San Diego - pifasandiego.com
Pacific Islander Festival/pifasandiego.com

San Diego is part of the mainland, but in places, it can feel outright tropical thanks to the sailors and soldiers who brought a love of Polynesia back with them after World War II. While there’s no shortage of attractions in the kitschy, Americanized “tiki” style, there are plenty of places where... Read More

Downtown Greenwood Missisippi
Crystal Cafe/Melanie Warner Spencer

Home cooks and savvy food-lovers are hip to a tiny town nestled at the eastern edge of the Mississippi Delta — Greenwood, Mississippi. About two hours from Memphis, Tennessee, this quiet escape is home to the headquarters of Viking Range, the high-end appliance company, and foodies flock there for... Read More

Billy Goat Trail in Washington DC
Billy Goat Trail/Elena Sonnino

When most people plan a trip to Washington, D.C., they focus on the major attractions like the National Mall, the White House, and Smithsonian Museums. But scattered around the city (and, in some cases, just a few steps outside its boundaries) lie under-radar locales that exist far away from the... Read More

Novelty Hill/Januik
Benjamin Benschneider Photograph

Napa Valley might first come to mind when you’re dreaming about a West Coast wine weekend escape, but Washington State has its own share of first-class wineries that shouldn’t be discounted either. The estates are incredibly convenient and fun to tour — and they’re perfect for a relaxing girls’... Read More