Kentucky

Tips and Articles in Kentucky

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 flawless burger. “It was a really big, juicy patty and a perfectly moist bun,” says the Dallas-based...
Harrodsburg, Kentucky Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 800/734-5611 or 859/734-5411 Experience the contemplative peace of the material-world-shunning Shakers—without the burdensome celibacy requirement—at this 2,800-acre village, the largest rest...
Bark The charry, brown-black crust that forms on the surface of any cut of barbecue—ribs, brisket, shoulders—that’s often dry-rubbed with seasonings. Burnt Ends Crusty, browned morsels from the thinner ends of a brisket. Diced or chopped, they...
See our slideshow of America’s Best BBQ Restaurants. Beyond the shamrock gas station’s pumps and past the racks of Hostess cakes, a warren of tables and booths makes up the Kansas City, Kansas, barbecue joint Oklahoma Joe’s. On a steamy Wednesd...
See our slideshow of the Best Hotel Art Collections. New York City ’s Gramercy Park Hotel is a modern Gothic fantasy, with plush crimson velvets, carved-wood furniture, and baronial fireplaces as well as access to the private roof club and über-e...
It's a crisp early-spring Saturday in Kentucky, and I'm having breakfast with New York architect Deborah Berke and one of her clients, the philanthropist, art collector, and newly minted hotelier Steve Wilson. We're in Wilson's art-filled ...
Location is everything, so we like the 1950's retro Golden Bear Motel on San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley. We fly up from L.A., eat at Oliveto in Oakland, and check in for a good night's sleep, knowing that in the morning we can walk across the ...
Take a detour from your vacation to check out what the rest of the world is doing: working. Behind-the-scenes factory tours are the perfect wake-up call after the lullaby of historic house visits, shopping, and sightseeing. There's lots to choose ...
"You'd be surprised how many guests we got from a single mention in a magazine on spas," said the resident woman monk leading my Introduction to Zen Training Weekend at the Zen Mountain Monastery near Woodstock, New York. "We were listed under Gre...
If you want great food, go to the source: food festivals. These gatherings celebrate local fare at its freshest and purest, straight from the field to the table, prepared by grandmas in towns with names like Irmo, Indio, and LaBelle. We've eaten o...
As any Louisvillean will tell you, geography is destiny: happy to be pulled by every point on the compass, this crossroads city has one foot in the East and one in the West, its head in the North but its heart in the South. The result is a frontie...
Don't let the fact that this story involves road food and a 1950 cookbook fool you. The cookbook is a masterpiece of mid-century illustration, the restaurants and inns end up telling more stories than the landscape, and before it's over a ghost in...
See our slideshow of 10 of the Coolest Underground Travel Spots. While walking in the West Virginia woods in 1978, Dr. Robert Conte saw something that made him stop in his tracks: an aluminum door between green cement walls. With an ominous feeli...
On the first Saturday of May, the swiftest three-year-old Thoroughbred in the world will be crowned champion of the Kentucky Derby at Louisville's Churchill Downs. Those brave enough to attend Derby Week—seven days of wild fêting that lead up to w...