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See our slideshow of America’s Best Secret Neighborhoods. “The suit-and-tie crowd has a little trouble here,” says David Bishop, owner of Atlanta’s 97 Estoria bar, “but everyone else has a blast.” The here Bishop is referring to is Cabbagetown, a...
I liked getting to airports early even before the last decade, when my neurosis became a necessity. My wife, on the other hand, considers time spent in an airport wasted, lost, anathema. And neither rain nor sleet nor Homeland Security is going to...
By Adrien Glover, with Jennifer Flowers, John Newton, and Tracy Ziemer See our slideshow of 10 Great Waterside Restaurants. Blame it on the intoxicating salt air. Or the way the light bounces as the sun sets. Or the pure pleasure of digging into...
See the slideshow of the World’s Strangest Spa Treatments. Once you’ve changed into a disposable paper robe, an attendant leads you to a room containing a futuristic, egg-shaped pod. Opening the lid, she motions for you to climb into the molded f...
We had come to Austin for everything—the music, the food, the culture—but also because we’d heard some vexing reports that the city’s very soul was endangered. Las Manitas Avenue Café, the legendary Tex-Mex brunch spot, was being demolished to mak...
Teaching philosophies vary from school to school. Most stress the fundamentals—grip, aim, stance, posture, and balance. Some emphasize rhythm, tempo, and the "feel" of a proper swing. Others investigate the six most important inches in golf—the te...
“The id spews! That’s what it feels like when my brothers and sisters are all in one room! The id spews.” I find myself in an instant mind meld with a cheerful woman in a beige poplin raincoat in front of me at Nashville’s Southern Festival of Boo...
You’ve bumped along for years with your fifteen handicap, winning Trevino Flight trophies for second low net. You could grind your way down to the single digits, sure, but only by practicing constantly so as to keep all the flaws at bay. The one t...
When you travel into nature, finding an eco-lodge or eco-friendly resort is becoming easier and easier. But what happens when you travel through America’s cities?The sad truth is that green travel in the U.S. pales when compared to Europe, so more...
More than 8.25 billion gallons of bottled water were sold in the United States in 2006, creating 1.5 million tons of plastic waste. The good news?People are turning back to tap—and their sources are getting better every day. San Francisco and Pari...
Fairmont Scottsdale Scottsdale, Arizona The Deal: Ultimate Three-Day Golf Getaway: three nights in the just-renovated hotel; three rounds per person, at the Stadium and Champions courses at TPC Scottsdale and the Raptor and Talon courses at Gray...
Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival Pebble Beach, California April 16–19, 2009 Ticket Packages: from $995 per person; some events carry additional fees. Contact: pebblebeachfoodandwine.com. Highlights: This lavish culinary celebration gathers abo...
Grab your golf clubs—and cowboy boots. The new Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort, 30 minutes from Austin,Texas, is equal parts country club and camp. There's an 18-hole golf course and adjoining adults- and kids-only spas, plus horseback riding, kay...
Big Style, Big Easy If New Orleans is the best place in the country to party, then International House is the best place to sleep it off. A pale taupe color scheme, fresh Louisiana wildflowers, and Aveda-stocked bathrooms assist in a reveler's rec...
When Richard Linklater captured Austin in his 1991 film, the title said it all: Slacker. Liberal politics, loose work ethics, and a penchant for tie-dye embodied the city's attitude. Now, with the influx of high-tech firms, film crews on location,...