Small Cities for Beer Lovers


Beer glasses and crayfish via Shutterstock By Diana Smith When it comes to great American beer cities, we’re all familiar with the major ones.  Milwaukee, San Diego, Boston, Denver, Portland, Ore. and so on, these sizable hubs undoubtedly have the brewing thing down. But they’re not the only ones. In addition to laying claim to some […]

Why Oaxaca is One of Mexico’s Best Kept Secrets

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By Steven Van Yoder When Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortez was asked to describe the Mexican landscape he conquered some 500 years ago, he crumpled a piece of paper and set it on a table. Cortez managed to subjugate an entire country in a few years, but was quick to note that victory had not been […]

The Best Day Trips From San Francisco (And a Travel Giveaway)

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Sonoma vineyard photo via Shutterstock Most of us know that San Francisco is one of the coolest cities in the U.S., but during the summer it’s always fun to jet off for a weekend and enjoy the laid-back vibe of the open countryside, beaches and  parks that surround the city. During the month of August, […]

The Best Day Trips From Portland (And a Travel Giveaway)

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Cannon Beach photo via Shutterstock Portland is one of the coolest, most laid back cities (you can take your dog into pubs – enough said) offering a multitude of attractions for the artistic coffee-loving, conscious traveler. While visiting the city, we suggest you work in some time for a few day trips to surrounding areas that […]

Insight: Taking a (Sound) Bath in the Mojave


By Amelia Rynkowska Everywhere I looked there were rocks. Infant rocks protected by crib craters. Pregnant rocks. Rocks, which could only have been put in that position by the hand of God. Ubiquitous greys like whispers: ancient shades that felt otherworldly. We could have been on the moon. But we weren’t. We were in Landers, […]

This Bike Tour Explores Brooklyn’s Best Enclaves, Urban Art Scene, and Farm-to-Table-Fare

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By Angelica Olstad Get Up and Ride, a Brooklyn-based bicycle tour company that focuses exclusively on urban landscapes, graffiti art, and good eats is perfect for the more adventurous traveler interested in learning about this culturally-rich borough. The bike tour features easy-to-ride street cruisers and in-ear walkie talkies so that riders can be tuned in to the […]