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AMERICA'S HEARTLAND: MINNESOTA I am the product of a Minnesota-style mixed marriage: my mother's from St. Paul, while my father hails from Minneapolis.... Read More

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... Read More

Carnival MagicThe Vibe: Fun and family-focused—like its sister ship, the Carnival Dream—Magic has kid-friendly cabin styles (one that sleeps five and... Read More

U.S. + CanadaThe Caribbean + BermudaMexicoCentral + South AmericaEuropeAsiaAfrica + the Middle EastTop Cruise Lines for FamiliesU.S. + Canada1. Inn at... 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

See our video collection of the World’s Best Holiday Light Displays.Let’s face it: most of the things we love about the winter holidays—the family... Read More

By Adrien Glover, with Jennifer Flowers, John Newton, and Tracy ZiemerSee our slideshow of 10 Great Waterside Restaurants.Blame it on the intoxicating... Read More

With hotel occupancy rates on the rebound, are last-minute bookings still a bargain? To find out, we reserved a standard room for one night at hotels in... 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

This Year's Winning Hotel: The Mansion on Turtle Creek, in Dallas.When we asked Travel + Leisure readers, in our annual World's Best survey, to rate... Read More

Guy Martin (Le Grand Véfour, Paris): Air FranceSample First-Class Meal: Red pepper, cucumber, and Parmesan tartare, foie gras,and fillet of guinea fowl... Read More

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... Read More

ExhibitionAn exhibition at the New-York Historical Society (March 5–July 4; nyhistory.org) demonstrates the Grateful Dead’s enduring legacy and wide... Read More

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... 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

Teaching philosophies vary from school to school. Most stress the fundamentals—grip, aim, stance, posture, and balance. Some emphasize rhythm, tempo,... Read More

“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... Read More

United FrontI’ve lived in cultural epicenters like Paris and New York but found some of the most exciting—and, oftentimes, authentic—food, fashion, art... Read More

“I grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Route 66 was always a part of my life. But it wasn’t until I became an adult that I started to appreciate its history... Read More

The historical importance of Brackenridge Park, an early A. W. Tillinghast design outside San Antonio, is hard to dispute. When it opened in 1916, it... Read More

While Dallas celebrates the opening of its new performing arts campus on October 12 (dallasperformingarts.org), 40 miles away the Fort Worth Museum of... 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

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... Read More

Texas expands its own brand of superlatives this month. The new Dallas Center for the Performing Arts (dallasperformingarts.org) becomes the most... Read More

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