| Apr 18, 2014
Destination weddings have become a popular option as couples look for alternatives to nuptials in metro Chicago.
Combining an exchange of vows with a getaway with family and friends "is one of the hottest trends," said Laura Lukasik, manager of Viking...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 6:11 PM
Welcome to Borrego Springs, Calif., population 3,400, in the middle of nowhere (actually, about 150 miles southeast of L.A.). Throw away the smartphone; this is a place to unplug. This designated Dark Sky Community offers breathtaking views of the stars...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 7:30 AM
If you're looking for dreamy beaches this summer, TripAdvisor travelers suggest Sancho Bay on a remote Brazilian island in the Atlantic Ocean as the 2014 best beach in the world. The website's fans also give high marks to beaches in Hawaii, ranking...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:54 AM
Horseshoe Crab and Shorebird Festival. Pay tribute to the natural wonders of Delaware Bay – the horseshoe crbas and migrating shorebirds – at this festival on May 24 at Milton Memorial Park. Visitors can take boat rides, join a scavenger...
| May 20, 2014
You can do more than just grill burgers and hot dogs this holiday.
Memorial Day is Monday, and while we honor those who served and gave their lives for our country and way of life, we also use the holiday as the unofficial start to the summer season....
| May 11, 2014
For trail runners, it is Connecticut's version of the Boston Marathon's "Heartbreak Hill."
The start of Connecticut Forest & Park Association's Metacomet trail within Penwood State Park consists of a grueling climb – at times a scramble — to...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 11:16 AM
Why should Dr. Beach have all the fun? While his famous best beaches in the U.S. list for 2014 won't come out until Memorial Day weekend, the folks over at TripAdvisor have corralled their user reviews to come out with their second annual Travelers'...
| May 18, 2014
It was the first full day of my redwood country road trip, about 180 miles north of San Francisco. John Stephenson was showing me his drive-through tree, a 315-foot beauty that's the pride of Leggett.
A storm had just roared through. Raindrops...
| May 14, 2014
| 12:20 PM
Stand-up paddleboarding might have a clunky name, but the sport has a passionate following that's growing in the Baltimore area.
In September, more than 100 people gathered at Gunpowder State Park's Hammerman Beach in Middle River to participate in...
| May 19, 2014
| 10:28 AM
Once summer break begins, boredom can set in. Before the whining starts, we’ve come up with a list of activities proven with local families. Because there are two kinds of fun we search for during Maryland’s summer – in the shade and...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:34 PM
California State Parks has added a portion of Huntington State Beach to its short list of beaches charging visitors for parking by the hour as opposed to a flat, $15 day rate.
The pilot program, already in place in Crystal Cove, could one day be...