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Airports Going Green

I was interested to read a recent story in USA Today about several airports’ efforts to try and “green” their facilities. To me, airports seem to be an extension of the carbon footprint we create while flying. Think of it: sitting in a terminal, eating fast food and drinking bottled water, and throwing away items…

The Dems Go Green in Denver

When the Democratic brass and political junkies head to Denver next week, they might be wearing the requisite red, white, and blue, but they’ll be seeing green. In an effort to make this year’s convention, in the words of Denver mayor John Hickenlooper, “the greenest convention in the history of the planet,” leading Democrats, the…

Delectable Dining in Denver

Can I just pause for a moment to say how much I love you readers? Because I can honestly say that your insightful tips made my trip to Colorado terrific in so many ways. First off, you nailed the restaurant suggestions: I booked a table at the Vesta Dipping Grill before I left for the…

Eating (and Drinking) Well With Matt in San Fran

So after a whirlwind trip, IT editor Janelle Nanos is still recovering from her tour of the West Coast. She’ll be summing up some of the highlights over the coming days and weeks. I’ll start off by saying that eating well in San Francisco isn’t all that hard to do. The produce there is so…

Plan My Trip: Denver and Boulder!

IT Editor Janelle Nanos is still putting the finishing touches on her posts from her West Coast trip (more SF tips await!), but she’s getting ready to go on the road again. This time, she’s off to Colorado and looking for your suggestions for what to do this weekend. I have to admit that I’ve…

Plan My Trip! Biking the Bay

IT Editor Janelle Nanos is blogging from the West Coast this week and taking suggestions from readers on where to head next. Greetings from San Francisco! I lived in this fair city for the summer four years ago, and I’m having a hard time believing it’s taken me this long to return. As I’m sitting…

Plan My Trip! West Seattle with Pam

IT Editor Janelle Nanos is on the West Coast this week, blogging about her trip and taking advice from readers on where to head next. After gathering some suggestions, she met up with one IT reader for a tour of her favorite neighborhood. She’ll be heading to San Francisco next and is still looking for…

Speaking with Stephen Schneider

While attending the Rothbury Music Festival earlier this month, IT editor Janelle Nanos sat down with Dr. Stephen Schneider, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning climatologist who was running the Think Tank sessions at the festival. Schneider has been talking about climate change since the ’70s, he’s won the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, and has served as an…

Plan My Trip! Nice Glass in Tacoma

Hello from the West Coast! I’ve arrived safe and sound in Seattle and have been eager to take advantage of your suggestions. I’ll be sending dispatches from my trip over the next few days—and please feel free to continue to help me plan my trip! Within minutes from arriving in Sea-Tac airport, I worked my…

Terrestrial Beings to Resort to Extremes

The Roswell UFO Festival has just ended, but that doesn’t mean extraterrestrial-themed fun has to stop. Architect/designer Gene Frazier and businessman Thomas Armstrong are out to prove that indulging your inner exphile can be a year-round pleasure. The pair have been working on Earth Station Roswell, a resort complex nestled in the famous city where…

Plan My Trip! Seattle and San Francisco

Ok readers, here comes a challenge. We at Traveler make a living telling people where to go and what to do when visiting new places. But we also know that the real essence of great travel is having knowledgeable locals tell you where to go. So I’m turning the tables a bit and asking you,…

Strange Planet: Multiple Multiples

No, you’re not seeing double. Those are twin brothers marching in last year’s Twins Parade in Montreal. Founded in 1998 by a set of twin sisters from Quebec, the event was designed to provide an opportunity for siblings to celebrate their multiplicity. This year’s festivities, to be held on July 12th, will also include a…