By Myscha Theriault, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
| Mar 19, 2012
| 7:48 AM
The upcoming London Olympics have many searching for sportier vacations. Park City, Utah, home to numerous high-altitude competitions during the Salt Lake games, offers a world-class getaway with an authentic Olympic vibe.
Activities: Ready to relax?...
By Jamila Robinson, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (MCT)
| Jul 25, 2012
| 12:06 PM
Recently, Mitsitam, the cafe inside the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, was named the city's Casual Restaurant of the Year by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington. For many visitors, the seasonal menu of North and...
NEW YORK - The cheapest and fastest route to Eastern Europe? From Manhattan, take the L or M train across the East River to Brooklyn, transfer to the northbound G and get off at Nassau Avenue. Just walk up the stairs and you may as well be in Warsaw or...
By Blake Guthrie, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (MCT)
| May 10, 2012
| 7:06 AM
MEADOWS OF DAN, Va. — For a golf retreat that literally rises above and beyond what you're used to in the Southeast, Primland does the trick nicely.
A 12,000-acre resort — nearly the size of Bermuda — Primland is in the Blue Ridge...
All three cruise ships of Regent Seven Seas Cruise Line will be getting an authentic Italian upgrade this summer with addition of Sette Mari at La Veranda, the line announced today.
To celebrate the line's 20th season of sailing, the Seven Seas...
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston may have a reputation for expensive (and often starched) elegance, but there are options for vacationers who want to kick back at a low-pressure Lowcountry beach. Welcome to Folly Beach.
—In a nutshell...
By Gary A. Warner, The Orange County Register (MCT)
| Apr 16, 2012
| 11:30 AM
KYOTO, Japan — The videos fill up space on YouTube, the photos running for page after page on Google Images. Japan as a place of death and destruction, massive brown-blue waves, shaking high-rises, collapsed cities.
The earthquake in March 2011 has...
By Carolyn O'Neil, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (MCT)
| Jul 30, 2012
| 8:45 AM
Visitors in Charleston, S.C., can choose from a number of walking tours meandering through alleyways and cobblestone streets focused on the city's fascinating history, elegant architecture and lovely gardens. At night, the strolls turn to spooky ghost and...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Erik Lars Myers, 36, has built quite a career out of beer. Since the Maine native came to North Carolina a decade ago, his home-brewing hobby turned into a business - Mystery Brewing in Hillsborough - and Nash Street Homebrew, also in...
LOPEZ ISLAND, Wash. - One hates to define a place by its cliches, but sometimes there's truth to be found.
"On Lopez, everybody does 'The Wave,'" an Orcas Islander told me before I embarked for Lopez.
It's a bit like what you see on the back roads of...
CHICAGO - I grew up in Chicago and still go there often. But since I'm visiting my family, I rarely stay in hotels.
Friends post on Facebook about their weekends at the historic Burnham or the boutique James, the bargain Days Inn or the glitzy Wit; it...
Established in the 19th century when Henry Flagler extended his East Coast Railroad to Miami and started collecting dockage fees, the Port of Miami, the first port in history to serve one million passengers annually in 1976, is often referred to as the...