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Washington State is like that annoying kid in your high school class who was captain of the soccer team, valedictorian, and also interning at the local... 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: City1. The Peninsula, Hong Kong 98.782. Wentworth Mansion, Charleston, South Carolina 98.673. The Peninsula, Bangkok 98.314. Four... 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

http://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/backpacking-tripsTrekking, Walking, and BikingAlpine AscentsAdrenaline-inducing mountaineering trips that... 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)Everyone knows the Catskills, but neighboring Columbia County is the... 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.Glass-bodied lamps filled with bleached scallop shells and sand dollars; a pink-lipped conch... 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(260 miles round-trip from Boston)This is Maine at its most alluring: a rich landscape where sunrise on a sandy beach can be... 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.The... Read More

See our slideshow of America’s Best Secret Neighborhoods.“The suit-and-tie crowd has a little trouble here,” says David Bishop, owner of Atlanta’s 97... Read More

See our slideshow of Best Resorts for Family Reunions.With three kids in tow, the Pickerings of San Diego still make the trek to Fairmont Jasper Park... 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

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