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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

Surprised by the results of his recent project to assess the state of conservation in America, biologist Eric Dinerstein couldn't help remarking, "It's... Read More

Traveling bibliophiles tend to lug a year's worth of reading material for a weeklong trip. We suggest an alternative: grab a paperback for the plane,... Read More

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... Read More

“He will appear in the enchanted garden,” Keith Kaufelt, a docent at the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia says with more certainty than... Read More

What would childhood be without dreams of banana splits—the ultimate reward for ... Read More

We eat many of our 30 billion—plus burgers a year as Slyders, Hockeyburgers, or Liplockers at places like Bob's Big Boy or In-N-Out Burger—or hot off... Read More

Algonkian Novel Workshop Algonkian Park, Virginia (September 4 to 8) story arc: Analyze great works, both classic and contemporary, to help refine your... Read More

Relive memories of your childhood playhouse at a treetop hotel. No secret password required—just a reservation. ... Read More

With resort sailing schools from Virginia to Vancouver, a novice can learn to work the ropes in a single afternoon. ... Read More

Seattle | New Orleans | Minneapolis | Philadelphia ... Read More

Alexandria, Egypt, had long been renowned for its ancient library and the Pharos, a colossal lighthouse, but when Napoleon arrived in 1798 he found... Read More

The holdings of the ancient library in Alexandria, Egypt, were enough to send any bibliophile into orbit — until it went up in flames in 48 b.c. The... Read More

Luxury and gasoline seem as likely to mix as oil and water, but at Fuel Co. (901 E. Market St., Charlottesville, Va.; 434/220-0864), a new gas station... Read More

As a wine writer, I love visiting winemakers in their tasting rooms, sampling small-production rarities I can’t find at home. But that’s hardly the only... Read More

See our slideshow of 10 Unexpected U.S. Wine Trails. ... Read More

Family vacations should be fun, of course, but we always hope they’ll do more—kindle an interest, inspire a career, or at least pry them away from... Read More

In fall as many as 10,000 hawks a day soar above the Blue Ridge Mountains in southwest Virginia. The overlooks along the Blue Ridge Parkway are like a... Read More

We New Yorkers are an impatient breed. Red lights never change fast enough, bank lines are never short enough—and spring never comes soon enough. By... Read More

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