USA Travel

Best ski resorts in the western US
A ski vacation is all about the complete experience, from the moment you wake up and smell the coffee, to the moment you take off your wet boots and warm your toes by the fire. But if you're targeting the western US, which are the absolute best ski resorts? That's what I wanted to find out when I began...
New York City Restaurants and skyline
When Zagat published its 2016 New York City Restaurants guide I was excited that it included some of the newer New York City restaurants. Here are five that I wanted to share, plus reviews from top sources. For those who don’t know, in Zagat Land 26-30 is the highest rating, which means “extraordinary to perfection," while 21-25 means “very good to excellent.” If you're...
A beach horse ride tour is the best at sunset
Every time I see someone riding a horse on a beach in a movie, I remember how much I want to try it. There's something so incredibly romantic about the horse's mane blowing in the salty breeze, the sunset over the ocean waves -- we all know the scene. These 12 guided horse beach ride tours make it easy...
Things to do in Minneapolis include Minnehaha Park
You won't want to miss these 10 things to do in Minneapolis, which came in at Number 1 on my list of "Absolute Best Cities to Live in the USA 2015." You can wine and dine, walk, look at great art, smell the roses, and more! Here are some artsy things to do in Minneapolis: Appreciate art at The Minneapolis Institute of Art Most people...
Winter camping is possible on Cumberland Island, GA
When most people think of camping, they usually think of any season but winter. For those who haven't tried winter camping yet, consider these three lines of reasoning: If you go camping in a cold location, it's generally pretty easy to stay warm, given all the modern clothing and sleeping bag materials designed to wick away moisture, while keeping the heat in. Some winter camping takes...
Every year research organizations, corporations, and media outlets come up with the best cities to live in the USA based on a wide variety of factors--and each list is different. But, what happens when you put all of the lists together? Which are the absolute best of the top cities?   To figure this out for 2015, I looked at the Top 10 finalists...
New York City
There are few cities in the world that bring as much personality to the big screen as New York. I used to live there, and every time I see Manhattan in a movie it brings back memories of working at Departures Magazine and living on the Upper West Side above a Krispy Kreme donut shop. (Long story; it was...

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We fly more than ever these days; we wait in uncomfortably long security lines more than ever, too. Figuring out how to get through the airport faster feels like an urgent necessity...