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Things are changing in Virginia. Though the state has a culinary history dating back to the famously epicurean president Thomas Jefferson, there’s a... Read More

It’s fashionable for in-the-know foodies to rave about Charleston, Louisville, and Birmingham. But there’s another venerable star worth pinning on the... Read More

This week marked the official opening of Richmond’s first art-driven boutique hotel, Quirk Hotel. Housed inside an old 1916 luxury department store—with... Read More

If we had it our way, every tourist hot-spot would have its own mascot—preferably in the form of an adorable dog or cat. Colonial Williamsburg is... Read More

Want to know what’s it’s like to drive a Tesla Model S sedan? It will only cost you $845 a night at the Mandarin Oriental Washington, D.C. to find out.... Read More

The Cuban embassy in Washington, D.C. reopened for the first time in half a century on Monday, and some people were so excited they were literally... Read More

It used to be that the only real food options for tourists visiting the National Mall in Washington, D.C. were hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, and bagels.... Read More

Pursuing a life as close to nature as possible would have been madness to the seventeenth-century English philosopher Thomas Hobbes, who sensed ... Read More

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

Top 10 Hotels Overall: City ... Read More

It makes sense that Valentine’s Day falls in the middle of winter; after all, what’s more romantic than escaping the cold and cozying up with a loved... Read More

“When I left the bank in Charlotte,” Diane Flynt said, tromping through her north orchard in clogs, designer jeans, and an immaculate white blouse, “I... Read More

Got a few days off? You can still make the weekend break count. Whether you’re in the mood for exploring or relaxing, our easy short trip ideas will set... Read More

Plucky Virginia restaurateurs Tom and Kyra Bishop and two gifted Chicago cooks are luring foodies to the tiny town of Chilhowie, in southwestern... Read More

A Culinary Retreat: Columbia County, New York (2 1/2 hours from New York City) ... Read More

One of the first things you notice about Charlottesville is its rather long name. Try saying C-ville, as locals do. Then use the time you save to take... Read More

On the outskirts of Baltimore, a mere quarter-mile from the relentless whoosh and ba-dump of U.S. Interstate 95, is a serene corner table warmed by the... Read More

See our slideshow of the 10 Best U.S. Shelling Beaches. ... Read More

It's a sunshiny day at Disney's Epcot this May. A camera-wielding mother watches her six-year-old nuzzle in the bosom of Minnie Mouse, who is crouching... Read More

15 Even when we take long weekends, my wife, Barbara, and I go for the glam: Paris, London, the Caribbean. On past trips to Monticello and Mount Vernon,... Read More

DAY 1 From D.C., take a 1 1/2-hour drive southeast to Flag Ponds Nature Park (410/586-1477; www.calvertparks.org; open weekends only), between St.... 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

The hissing sound of a hot-air balloon causes horses to panic and bolt. Or at least that's what a horse trainer dining in Paris's only restaurant... Read More

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