I am gingerly following a narrow, stone walkway, but then the path ends abruptly.
KEY LARGO, Fla. — Driving the 100-plus miles that link the Florida Keys’ limestone and coral islands ranks as one of America’s epic road trips.
The grand opening, in this town on the edge of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and five scenic miles from Gatlinburg, Tenn., had been in the works for months.
Visionaries bring out their crystal ball in January and share what they know, think or hope for the new year.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — It only took a few hours to realize the tremendous impact Thomas Jefferson had on our country.
To see the Central Canal in downtown Indianapolis today, you’d never guess that work on this scenic, energetic, culture-filled area was at one time stopped and the
A farmer’s progress comes at the mercy of Mother Nature, and that’s true for Don Beck’s crew in Wisconsin Dells, too.
Three historic cathedrals, crowned by pristine white towers with golden domes, surround an open square.
Space memorabilia and astronaut tales are almost always a draw. Just ask the people who run the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, which gets more than 1.5 million
Jim Watson, the mayor of Canada’s capital, joined the Ottawa 2017 briefing in progress.
This presidential election sure felt like a nationwide battle, regardless of whether you think we won or lost, and that is what compelled me to visit the Wisconsin Veterans
When you are deciding on the perfect cruise, it’s easy to overlook the importance of sea days in the itinerary.
OSHKOSH — Artwork on an unconventional canvas — World War II combat planes — is the subject of a new exhibit at a Wisconsin aviation museum.
Operating the world’s largest cruise ship means a lot of moving parts.
What’s the difference between a clown and a mime?
What we requested from the concierge at our Indianapolis hotel was a walking map of downtown, which he cordially provided.
When Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature last month, his lyrics were compared to the work of long-ago Greek poets.
Years ago a friend of mine described the impressive beauty of Yosemite National Park to me after she had visited with her family.
From the majestic mountains of Colorado, Wyoming and Montana to the almost mesmerizing hills and valleys of the Blue Ridge Parkway, recent treks to both sides our country
WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. — I’d been on Noah’s Ark all of 20 minutes when the question that hung over every step was finally put to me: “Do you believe?
Near the geographic center of Wisconsin is Marshfield, population 19,000 and unusual because the city sits in both Wood and Marathon counties.
Canada’s Atlantic province of Newfoundland and Labrador is littered with lines. There are fishing lines, clotheslines, ancestral lines, beelines, cod lines, lines laden
A 17-inch December blizzard tore the puffy roof of the Minneapolis Metrodome in 2010, and three years later the Teflon-coated dome would collapse for the fifth and last time.
Fifty years have passed since abandoned railroad tracks were converted into the 32.5-mile Elroy-Sparta State Trail, the first U.S. rail-to-trail project, and now at least 1,
If you depart Wisconsin and travel as far west as you possibly can in the continental U.S., you will, of course, eventually run out of land.
GREENVILLE, S.C. — A river ran through it. Falls, too. But nobody noticed.
Before morning yoga begins, the teacher asks for introductions.
HAMILTON, Bermuda — This small island — only 21 square miles in size and 650 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.C. — gave the world shorts (still used
With three blasts of the whistle, to signify that we’re backing up, downtown Lake Geneva’s most unique boat tour begins.
On the top deck of the cruise ship River Tosca, the swimming pool was cool and inviting in the afternoon heat.
The arrival of summer means it’s time to hit the beach, and we have a lot of choices in Wisconsin.
You can’t go home again, so the saying goes, but my recent trip back to Bloomington, Ind., proves that old chestnut isn’t always true.
<p>Much distinguishes Ephraim, population 288, from other hamlets in tourist-friendly Door County.</p> <p>The local yacht club — organized in
It’s been called the American Riviera — a marriage of jagged rocks and pounding surf, where sheltered coves hug the coastline and wildflowers and vineyards carpet
LAKE GEORGE, Colo. — “If you’ve tried three flies and still haven’t hooked one of these guys,” said Scott Tarrant, wading farther out into the
HONOLULU — When you come upon an ocean bay that has features known as “Toilet Bowl” and “Witch’s Brew,” you may not envision a welcoming
A note from Dave SaLoutos ends this way: “May all your days be circus days,” and he means it.
Many times, when I take an annual driving trek around the U.S., I have no particular itinerary or destinations. But, I do visit new spots, meet interesting people and try new
The Spam Museum has opened under the bright lights of downtown.
Do you know the very best way to take the measure of central California?
LEXINGTON, Ky. — If you’re going to spend any time in this gracious city in Kentucky’s scenic Bluegrass, know that it’s less important to mind your
Dog lovers who don’t want to leave their pet at home might think campgrounds and the occasional cabin are their only options for full-family getaways, but a few of
PETALUMA, Calif. —My descriptive powers, which I’d like to think are well-developed after years of pumping irony, fail utterly to convey the depth, breadth and
Sometimes I refer to my freelance writing business as The Word Factory because that is what I churn out from one day to the next.
LOS ANGELES — Visiting from Missouri, Alexander Godbey concentrated on the shop window before him, trying again and again to make something happen.
LAS VEGAS —Getting married this year? Your nuptials could be unconventional..
PERRYSBURG, Ohio — Fort Meigs was and still is huge.
I never knew what to do with Alcatraz.
NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. — Dolphins leaping in the sea. Shells glistening on the shore. Perfect miles of white sand beaches that make you happy to be alive.