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Lay of the Land Folly Beach: The 12-mile island south of downtown is known for its surf-worthy waves, seafood purveyors, and live-music bars. Historic District: These cobblestoned streets are lined with row houses, and you’re likely to spot ...
In Seattle, an always green, mostly misty city, our favorite places to stay combine style and beautiful views. They run the gamut from the understated cool of the affordable Ace brand to the extravagance of the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, a grande dam...
South Beach, for Grown-ups Hotel: The Raleigh, 1775 Collins Ave., South Beach; 305/534-6300; doubles from $495 Overview: A 1940 Art Deco masterpiece with an André Balazs update and a renowned pool, where silver-screen legend Esther Wi...
Wherever I go, I always seek out the “B sides” of town, undiscovered neighborhoods like San Francisco’s Inner Richmond. I learned about the area from local chef friends Chris Cosentino (Porcellino) and Danny Bowien (Mission Chinese), who raved abo...
Pursuing a life as close to nature as possible would have been madness to the seventeenth-century English philosopher Thomas Hobbes, who sensed “continual fear and danger” in such an existence. Hobbes felt certain it would be “poor, nasty, brutish...
L.A. Confidential Jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer—whose delicate rings and necklaces are all handmade in the city—opens up her little black book. For beauty: Violet Grey (8452 Melrose Place) is a gem of a store showcasing products picked by Holl...
See our slideshow of The 10 Best Lobster Shacks in Maine. It was just another busy June afternoon at Bagaduce Lunch in Brooksville, ME—lobsters steaming, butter melting, lines stretching around the no-frills riverside building—when the letter arr...
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...
See our list of great Vegas strip mall restaurants—and what to order. Most of America knows the strip mall as that random and anonymous assortment of chain stores, outlets, and fast food joints given cohesion by its giant parking lot, and anchore...
See our slideshow of the World’s Best Secret Dining Clubs. “Look for the man learning How to Cook Everything. He will direct you to the location of the feast.” And so began a recent cloak-and-fork odyssey that ultimately led some 150 food lovers ...
For most of us, running out of toothpaste is easily remedied by a quick trip to the local drugstore. For Kirsten and Carl Dixon, owners of the Winterlake Lodge on mile 198 along the Iditarod Trail in South Central Alaska, it involves calling an ai...
Four Seasons' famously comfortable beds have some new competition, now that Westin has introduced its trademarked heavenly bed and W Hotels has added linens from Portico. Laura Begley goes to the mattresses to find out who's the best among the maj...
Video: See America’s Best Road Trips Right off I should tell you that my husband, Chip, and I are not what you’d call car people—or “glampers.” We’ve had our share of outdoor adventures (climbing Kilimanjaro as newlyweds; camping by a glacier i...
Lay of the Land North Portland: This rapidly gentrifying arts district is dotted with galleries and shops. Northwest: Victorian town houses and boutiques line the streets of this leafy neighborhood. Old Town: Welcome to Chinatown, where street ...
Step lively, now. your goal is to one-up the locals by seeing more in a week than they do in a year. FIRST, GET ORIENTED Do as New Yorkers do: check in with the up-to-date Web site www.nycitysearch.com or read the listings in the latest issues of ...