The country's most-visited park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park can be overwhelming. Try these three activities to get the most out of your trip.
Take the plunge into the gorgeous natural swimming hole of Cenote Ik Kil the next time you’re in Mexico.
Learn how to pack necklaces in a way that ensures you spend more time on vacation wearing them than untangling them.
Our Las Vegas tips from a Sin City expert will teach you how to drink for free and how to skip to the front of the line at a nightclub.
We answer your most burning questions about what it’s like to vacation in your birthday suit.
Pin Me Up salon owner Brittani Sylvester explains how to use the color wheel to complement your eyes.
Think the best time to visit our national parks is summer? Think again—these are the best national parks that heat up in the cooler months.
You’ll need sturdy boots, lots of water, and plenty of chutzpah to climb the nearly-vertical steel cables of Half Dome.
It’s the most visited national park in the country for a reason.
Celebrate the return of spring flowers with a visit to one of these colorful flower festivals.
Etiquette guru Lizzie Post breaks it down for us.
Welcome to the uninhabited Caribbean island where you can swim with wild pigs.
We’ve scoured the globe to find the top 10 must-see international destinations in 2015.
We’ve scoured the country to find 15 must-see US destinations in 2015.
Here’s how to pack a hat in your suitcase so it doesn’t get flattened or damaged during travel.
We talked to a flight attendant for a major US airline about tips for flying, like where the safest seat on the plane is and what behaviors are most likely to irk the flight crew.
Go off the beaten path to watch the foliage change colors at these five leaf-peeping destinations.
Midwesterners who dream of scaling mountains are largely out of luck. Prairies and plains are the region’s predominant geological features, and neither makes for the best rock climbing. But there’s one glaring exception to all that flatness: Wisconsin’s Devil’s Lake State Park, where rocky outcroppings and quartzite cliffs rise hundreds of feet above the glassy waters of Devil’s Lake.
A french braid is an optical illusion of sorts—it looks like it requires a lot of effort, but if you know what you’re doing, it only takes about 90 seconds. One surprising tip: ditch the comb. When I was little, my mom used a comb to meticulously french-braid my hair before school, and it would take at least 10 minutes. Instead, follow these steps, practice the proper finger placement, and before long you’ll find yourself cruising through this 'do.
As soon as the mercury tips 60 degrees, Chicagoans bring out their shorts. And their dogs. We rounded up the city’s seven most pup-friendly restaurants.
Nestled in the straits between Michigan's Lower and Upper Peninsulas, Mackinac Island is like a postcard from the Victorian era, replete with turn-of-the-century pastel mansions, horse-drawn carriages, and the conspicuous absence of cars—they've been banned since 1898. A former fur-trading and fishing outpost, the 4-square-mile island reinvented itself in the mid-19th century as a summer resort for the well-heeled. But it’s not just a twee enclave.
“This doesn’t feel like Illinois” is a common refrain overheard on park trails. As a native of the Prairie State, I can attest that waterfalls and canyons don’t top the list of state attributes. So with more than 2,600 acres of forested sandstone bluffs, 13 miles of hiking trails, 18 canyons, and waterfalls freshly formed after a rain, Starved Rock State Park might not feel like Illinois—but isn’t that kind of the point?
For nearly two years, Brooke deDiego, 29, led a double life. By day, she crunched numbers at a booming corporate firm in midtown Manhattan. But once night fell, Brooke traded her Excel spreadsheets for a jewelry saw and torch, churning out delicate, understated pieces for her line, Porter Gulch. The operation, based out of her Upper West Side apartment, has flourished in the two years since she set up her cyber shop. So much so that in early 2013, Brooke decided to say goodbye to the corporate world and focus full-time on jewelry design and production. Here, she dishes on falling in love with design, the “scariness” of leaving her job in finance, and why she loves being her own boss.
Long hailed as the summer playground for New Yorkers, the Hamptons spring to life each Memorial Day as throngs of visitors flock to the idyllic beach towns. But when you’ve had your fill of what Frommer’s calls “some of the most beautiful beaches in the world,” here are a handful of shops where you can escape the sun and get your retail fix.