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When Matt McKinney took a 39-day road trip in 2012, he experienced one version of the American dream, just before he reached the Pacific Ocean: a... Read More

See T+L’s Bucket List slideshows• Beach Vacations Bucket List• The Foodie’s Travel Bucket List• Celebrities’ Favorite Places• Ultimate Adventure Travel... Read More

Los Angeles(%) Hotel Price Drop: -7.7%($) Average Room Rate: $112.34Anaheim–Santa Ana(%) Hotel Price Drop: -11.4%($) Average Room Rate: $102.38San Diego... Read More

For spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, and for plenty of other reasons—many of them man-made, thank you very much—the fantasy of a coast-to-coast... Read More

STAYThe Hotel Icon (220 Main St.; 800/970-4266; www.hotelicon.com; doubles from $235), housed in a landmark 1911 bank downtown, is an intimately scaled... Read More

Number of New Hotel RoomsLas Vegas: 7,010Orlando: 5,223Houston: 5,145San Antonio: 4,032New York City: 3,920Washington, D.C.: 3,082Dallas: 2,936Los... Read More

See our slideshow of the 50 Best New U.S. Restaurants.You know the American restaurant paradigm is shifting when communal benches become more desirable... Read More

Houston “Arts of Ancient Viet Nam: From River Plain to Open Sea” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (September13–January 3, 2010). Ancient Vietnam’s... Read More

A drowned piano will be making its way across North America and Europe this fall during theinternational tour of PicturesReframed, a collaborative... Read More

Heads swiveled at a recent Texas dinner party when a CEO announced that a day spa was on his cell-phone speed dial. Massage, he explained, is the only... Read More

A new generation of operatic artists is bringing a burst of energy—and unprecedented acting chops—to classic roles. An ideal: Natalie Dessay, a waif... Read More

“I had hoped to visit a friend in Africa this summer,” admits Susan McCombs, of Kensington, California. “But with recent increases in fuel and ticket... Read More

Sure, there are a lot of designer clothing shops in Houston, a city obsessed with the finer points of retail. But until Evelyn Gorman opened Mix, no one... Read More

American theater has never been livelier. Broadway is crowded with sold-out shows, hundreds of regional theaters are producing new works, and many of... Read More

Whenever I talk to Europeans who are here to see America, I tell them how important it is to explore the rest of the country, not just New York,... Read More

After an 18-month, $1.8 million restoration, the Rothko Chapel in Houston finally reopened in June. Fourteen monumental plum canvases and black-form... Read More

See our slideshow of the Best Baseball Stadium Food.“If you’re gonna pay more for a hot dog or a burger or an order of fries,” New York City... Read More

the carry-on wars / driving in turkey / couple's resorts revisited / upgrade aid / airport art / hotel stress relief / meetings in houston? /... Read More

Here, three fresh U.S. hotels. Bringing a modern flair to Portland, Oregon, is Hotel Lucia (877/225-1717; www.hotellucia.com; doubles from $115).... Read More

What's old is new at four Texas hotels. HOUSTON A 1911 Beaux-Arts bank building is being transformed into the 135-room Hotel Icon (220 Main St., 713/224... Read More

What is "American cuisine" now?In search of answers, we traveled to 10 of our most forward-thinking food capitals to bring you the best examples and the... Read More

After you've spent 16 years working with Ian Schrager, what do you do for an encore?If you're Tim Miller, you head to Houston and convert a historic 10... Read More

ArtEuropeLondon“From Russia: French and Russian Master Paintings, 1870–1925, from Moscow and St. Petersburg,” at the Royal Academy of Arts (through... Read More

From a distance, the photos that hang on the walnut-paneled walls of the lobby bar and restaurant in the Sunset Tower Hotel appear to be autographed 8 x... Read More

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