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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

Maine’s Southern Coast ... Read More

Outside the stately brick capitol, Patrick Henry debates how to respond to British tyranny as a harried messenger arrives from Lexington to announce... Read More

Right about now, you’re checking out your kids’ school calendar and wondering how to transform their week of vacation into fun for the whole family. ... Read More

See our slideshow of America’s Best Secret Neighborhoods. ... Read More

See our slideshow of Best Resorts for Family Reunions. ... Read More

The peninsula holding the Atlantic Ocean from the Chesapeake Bay is mostly Delaware and Maryland territory, but tapering off the end is a 70-mile sliver... Read More

Q: I recently stayed at an agriturismo in Italy and would love to have a similar experience closer to home. Any suggestions? —Greg Stahl, Mesa, Ariz. ... Read More

The Spanish chain Quilibra is designed for sleep-deprived guests: indoor and outdoor spaces flow together to induce calm, rooms come with ambient-sound... Read More

MY LOVE FOR THE EASTERN SHORE GOES BACK TO MY CHILDHOOD, when each summer we would pack two cars to the gills with everything that seven people swore... Read More

The classic beach getaway just got easier, thanks to the inauguration of kids' programs at two newly restored East Coast resorts. On the Chesapeake Bay,... Read More

My great-aunt Kathleen was a road hog. With an imperious wave she'd dismiss any vehicles slowing her brand-new Cadillac's relentless trajectory on the... Read More

q. Can you recommend an affordable hotel in Washington, D.C.?I want to go for a weekend in April, but don't want to spend a bundle. --A.R., Durham, N.C.... Read More

The latest generation of hands-on science centers and technology museums is launching kids into new levels of exploration. Medics-in-training can... Read More

You've had your summer holiday and you should be content. So why do you find yourself staring wistfully out the window as late-summer green gives way to... Read More

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