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Oink! The Ultimate Summer Bacon Festival

Just how popular is bacon? Google the word and you’ll get 144 million results (and how many of those are really about Francis Bacon?). There’s...

Iowa’s Huge Sculpture Garden

Western Gateway Park, in downtown Des Moines, has recently become one of the nation’s largest urban sculpture gardens. New York architects Diana Agrest and Mario...

Great American Architecture

What’s the best way to get a firsthand look at the sweeping curves, transparent walls, and sleek façades of some of the most important buildings...

Q+A | T+L Golf | September 2008

I’m attending a wedding in Des Moines in September and am hoping to have a free afternoon for golf. Where Should I play? The couple...

America's Wackiest State Fair Contests

Forget song and dance. America’s most entertaining talents are on display at these crazy state fair contests.

Ask T+L: Tech-Friendly Hotels, Multicity Flights, and Safaris

Ask an Expert: T+L Online Executive Editor Rich Beattie Q: I travel often for work. Can you recommend some tech-friendly hotels? —David Frank, via e-mail...

Theodore Roosevelt's Well-Traveled Life

In an era of gentlemen adventurers, Theodore Roosevelt stood apart. On the eve of the release of his new biography, Colonel Roosevelt, T+L takes a...

Strangest State Fair Food

From deep-fried pig ears to mealworm-covered candied apples, odd fair food from around the country.

Reader’s Tee | T+L Golf

Conquering the Castle I recently returned from a fabulous golf trip to Scotland with eight guys, each of whom knew only two or three of...

Ernst Benz ChronoFlite WorldTimer Watch

A watch doesn’t have to be huge to encompass the world—but it helps. At an imposing 47 mm diameter, the new Ernst Benz ChronoFlite WorldTimer...

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