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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

Location is everything, so we like the 1950's retro Golden Bear Motel on San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley. We fly up from L.A., eat at Oliveto in Oakland,... 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

london lights upIan Schrager has taken his cutting-edge brand of hotel across the pond to London, transforming a once-somber 1960's office building into... 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 forsurviving the school year, passing the final exam, winning (or losing)... 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.OUT 'N' ABOUT Cave Junction, Oregon; 800... Read More

With resort sailing schools from Virginia to Vancouver, a novice can learn to work the ropes in a single afternoon.Sign up for a quick two-hour session ... Read More

Seattle | New Orleans | Minneapolis | PhiladelphiaSeattleBy Kimberly Brown Seely Long an industrial-strength zone of low-slung warehouses, truck yards... Read More

1 Hour AwayOften overshadowed by high-profile D.C., Baltimore (which locals call “Charm City”) has a revitalized waterfront, proudly diverse... 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.Cool air envelops you as you step into the underground winemaker’s cave and stroll past hand-hewn... 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

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