Posts about ‘California’

Think Saturday, October 15, 2016 is just another ordinary Saturday? Think again! October 15th is Sweetest Day, a lesser-known, less-pressure-y version of Valentine’s Day. It’s a great (and more unexpected) day to surprise your sweetheart with a little gift, a card, or a kind gesture. But why not up the ante and whisk your beloved [read more…]

San Diego is picturesque and nearly perfect, with its blue skies, warm weather and inviting sea breeze. And there’s so much to do—the seals and sea lions at La Jolla Cove, the famous San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld. There’s unforgettable food to indulge in, blending the fruits of the sea and the flavors from the [read more…]

For bargain hunters, travel opens up a whole new world of trash-to-treasure finds. Enter America’s best thrift stores. In honor of National Thrift Shop Day on Aug. 17, here’s a roundup of tag-poppin’ places that are destinations unto themselves. Community Thrift Store; San Francisco, CA The muraled exterior, exposed wood beams and brick walls inside give this place [read more…]

Let’s face it: We’d all be exponentially happier if we quit our jobs and moved to a beach town somewhere along the western coast, where the sea breeze eases tensions and the weather begs to be enjoyed. Yet most of us will have to be satisfied with a visit. So for that coastal vacay, here are a slew [read more…]

While the classics are classics for a reason, there’s something to be said for those off-the-beaten path gems that could be the next big thing. Since we like to keep our finger on the pulse of travel, we’ve hand-picked 30 up-and-coming destinations to watch over the next 30 years—in celebration of our own, proud 30th birthday. Zion National [read more…]

Oh the humble diner, where comforting, hardy breakfasts and hot coffee are always on special. The perfect throwback to a mostly bygone era. Here are some of the best diners in America, by region, in no particular order. The best diners in the west Bertie Lou’s Cafe — Portland, Oregon From its menu to its walls, [read more…]

It’s that time again. The music, the scene, the nonstop partying: The music festival. The great and glorious Lollapalooza kicks off tomorrow at 4 p.m., one day earlier than ever before. Which means only one thing for Chicago: One extra day of massive blow-out parties, must-see after shows, concerts, food, new friends, art and anything-goes after parties. And this [read more…]

When you’re in a new city and hungry for a way to explore and snack on a budget, there’s no beating the humble (or not-so-humble!) American hot dog. Grab one of these tasty sausage sandwiches, which are undoubtedly among the best hot dogs in the country, and fill yourself up without breaking the bank. Portillo’s [read more…]

Been fantasizing about a European getaway? Daydreaming about walking cobbled streets with gelato in-hand? You don’t need to smash your piggy bank—these closer-to-home North American destinations look like quaint European villages. Another bonus: no 14-hour flight across the ocean required. Experience Bavaria in Leavenworth, WA You could go to Germany…or you could take a quick [read more…]

Museums don’t have to be a snoozefest. And they’re not all littered with ‘please don’t touch’ signs. Here are some great museums for kids that your little ones will actually want to return to. Children’s Museum Indianapolis; Indianapolis, IN This place regularly shows up on lists of the country’s best children’s museums, and for good reason. Believed to be the [read more…]