| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Summer can be a great time to visit ski resorts. The weather is usually glorious, and there are numerous outdoor activities, festivals and cultural offerings aimed at attracting visitors and entertaining locals. In this generally slower time of year,...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Admit it. The last time only time? you thought about Nebraska's biggest city was when Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning yelled "Omaha!" about 40 times in a playoff game last January.
That was fun, sort of. Imagewise, pro sports haven't been...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:30 AM
What a way to start the day!
My daughter Reggie, a San Francisco teacher, and I are soaking in a piping hot mineral pool -- one of four at different temperatures -- at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Innâs expansive spa. The picturesque hotel, spread...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 1:45 PM
In a garden beside rows of fruit trees and vegetables, grapes ripen on a sun-dappled mountainside. A few yards away, visitors snake their way through Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home. Even those who never have been there recognize the iconic mansion...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 12:28 PM
For decades, visits to New York City have meant Broadway shows, Fifth Avenue shopping and slack-jawed stops at Times Square and the Statue of Liberty. Those experiences will always remain quintessential New York, but for the last year the city's tourism...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Imagine lavish multicourse dinners served on the beach, cocktail parties with celebrity chefs you've seen on TV or wine tastings led by award-winning sommeliers. These are just a few reasons why tourists are flocking to wine and food festivals being...
| Aug 3, 2014
There are two types of day-trippers in my mind — those who meticulously research and map out their adventure, and those that who out to explore with no itinerary in mind.
I'm somewhere in between. For a day trip to the Northern Neck, I picked...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 3:36 PM
When your 11-year-old restaurant continues to garner accolades, including favorite place for seafood in Lehigh Valley Style's Decadent Dish Awards (2013), you know you're doing something right.
This is the case for the Beck family, who has operated...
| Jul 15, 2014
I love France -- it is one of Europe's most diverse, tasty, and exciting countries. It brims with the good life and a special appreciation for culture, music, art, food, and wine.
But Americans can feel pretty dowdy when confronted with the casual...
| Jul 31, 2014
Frizzante Champagne and Wine Bar in North Stonington may look like it's off the beaten path, but it's actually quite strategically placed. Within about a 10-minute drive, a visitor can reach three Connecticut wineries, Foxwoods Resort Casino and the...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:24 PM
It was raining when I landed at Bordeaux's airport, and I couldn't find the shuttle bus. Claudia, from Santa Barbara and studying at the University of Bordeaux, came to my rescue.
How did she like living here?
"I love it," she said. "I think it...