Andrea Romano

Andrea Romano

Andrea Romano is a writer and editor in New York City. In addition to travel writing, she writes and performs comedy around the city and spends her free time exploring places both at home and abroad.

Inside a family trip through Tuscany's charming mountain towns in the fall, and tips for planning your own adventure.
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From the Whaley House in California to Lizzie Borden's home in Massachusetts, these are the most haunted houses in America.
While some haunted houses can seem a little hokey — filled with actors dressed as ghouls, goblins, and mad scientists — there are several spots around the globe with reputations for being truly haunted. Related: More Halloween trip ideas Some of these places are shrouded in mystery, with legends passed down for centuries. Others are much newer, but are steeped in their tragic pasts. Whether these spots are from the 12th or 20th century, each has an interesting history, with plenty of ghost sightings and creepy experiences. Ghost hunters everywhere are always trying to catch a glimpse of a spirit wandering a haunted hallway, hear mysterious voices in an empty room, or even feel a chill as they're investigating a dark corridor. Luckily enough, there are numerous reportedly haunted places that are open for public tours or even overnight stays. Related: More fall vacation ideas No matter where you are in the world, there's probably a haunted house, hotel, or old historical site that's waiting for you to visit. Not only are there plenty of places in the U.S. to send a chill up your spine — from the Winchester Mystery House in California to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania — there are lots of eerie destinations across the pond, too. Ghosts, strange sounds and lights, and even UFO experiences have been reported at these famous places in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Romania, and as far as Australia and China. Here are 30 of the most haunted places in the world.
Instagram isn't ready for this adorable Airbnb.
Now's your chance to score a getaway that's tater-ly amazing.
Autumn is around the corner, which means the season of turning leaves and sweater shopping is nearly upon us.  Already, pumpkin spice lattes have returned to coffee shop menus, and apples are ripening in local orchard. For many, apple picking is a fun, wholesome activity that more or less defines the season. (And what is fall if not the aroma of apple pies baking in your oven?) Related: The Best Fall Festival in Every State Even if you're not excited to get your hands on a Red Delicious, a Pink Lady, or a MacIntosh apple, apple picking is about so much more than fruit. All over the country, these farms supplement apple picking with fall entertainment like live music, festivals, corn mazes, hay rides, and even wine tastings for adults who want something a bit more elevated. Many of the farms on our list also have amazing shops, which sell jams, candies, cider donuts, and all kinds of signature fall treats. Fortunately, not all the best apple picking is limited to the East Coast. While there are plenty of great orchards in Maine, Massachusetts, and New York, autumn lovers can find scores of beautiful farms to visit across the Midwest and on the West Coast, too. Related: The Best Places to See Fall Foliage in the United States Places like Georgia, Virginia, Minnesota, Washington, and even California have amazing picking destinations — so it's easy to pick a bushel at an orchard near you. And remember, the cool, crisp air isn't going to linger forever. Most orchards only offer picking until the first frost, so apple pickers have until about mid-November before peak picking season is over. Take your pick of Paula Reds, Honeycrisp, and rare heirloom varietals at these picturesque orchards across the United States.
A great adventure is only as far as the Lone Star State.
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Vrbo is turning up the action with this one-time rental property.
As if you needed another excuse to get to the beach.
From California's redwoods to Japan's bamboo groves, here are 12 of the most beautiful forests in the world.
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This beer festival is serving up some of the best brews in the country while also empowering Black American brewers themselves.
This isn't "The Little Mermaid" you remember as a kid.
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Plot twist! None of them are in North Carolina.