Hiking is one outdoor activity that just about anyone old enough to walk can enjoy. Some trails, however, are more challenging than others. If you’re new to the world of hiking—or are a seasoned pro hoping to introduce the younger generation to the joys of walking in the woods—here are ten great places to start, from Florida to Washington State.
Witness a spectacle unlike any other when millions of bats fill the autumn skies in Africa’s largest mammal migration.
There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in November.
Stroll France’s capital and you’ll see human nature on full display, from doyennes taking their café to lovers cooing by the River Seine. As poet Charles Baudelaire put it, in Paris “the spectator is a prince who everywhere rejoices in his incognito.”
These three urban enclaves offer above-average options for anyone who enjoys running in the great outdoors.
A nostalgia for travel during the Gilded Age, that time of new wealth and grand hotels, is enjoying a moment with the popularity of Downton Abbey and its upcoming New York equivalent, The Gilded Age (by Downton creator Julian Fellowes). During the four decades from 1870 to World War I, the well-heeled traveled the world…
The average family doesn’t have high-powered microscopes or walk-in kaleidoscopes at home. Lucky for us, top science museums make such world-class resources—as well as educators who know how to break down abstract concepts in a way that everyone (even parents) can understand—available to the public. Here are ten spot-on science museums in cities across the United States.
Milan may not take your breath away, like Venice. It’s not as elegant as Florence, as spectacular as Rome, or as picturesque as Naples. It doesn’t have Como’s gorgeous lake or Siena’s harmonious hills. But Milan is Italy, more so than any of those lovely places.
Breezewood, Pennsylvania, just might be the prettiest-named ugly place in the America. This unincorporated town in the south of the state is actually home to almost 1,500 people, but is most famous for its neon strip of fast food restaurants, trucks stops, gas stations, and motels tucked snugly into an asphalt armpit between Interstate 70…
A remote archipelago in the Pacific Ocean anchors the world’s largest contiguous marine reserve.