DetroitPhoenixClevelandMinneapolisDenverDallasSacramentoTampaOrlandoHoustonIt’s an interesting list, and, I suspect, not an uncontroversial one, beginning with the top pick. Detroit is the country’s best business-travel destination? Improbable or not, it’s food for thought. And usefully, it raises the question… … [Read more...] about Are These the 10 Best U.S. Cities for Business Travel?
Zion National Park, UtahZion National Park, about 160 miles away from downtown Las Vegas. Here, the only slots you'll find are the narrow slot canyons, surrounded by giant, colorful sandstone cliffs. See the park from the bottom up by starting at the Narrows, one of the most popular areas of the park—located at the bottom of a thousand-foot gorge. Prepare to get wet, as the hike involves walking (or wading depending on the time of year) through the Virgin River. Not into camping but want to spend the night? Treat yourself to one of the comfortable cabins or lodges at nearby Zion Mountain Ranch. … [Read more...] about The Best One-Tank Road Trips for Summer
The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism’s fall page lists nine seasonal drives, each chosen for its historic significance and natural beauty. The 37-mile-long Cape Codder route from Bourne to Brewster is an easy drive filled with working cranberry bogs, the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum—dedicated to the 35th president’s life in the Cape—and a stop at Scargo Hill Observation Tower (located on the Cape’s “inner elbow”) for sweeping panoramas of the area’s foliage scenery with views as far as Provincetown (the Cape’s “fist”). … [Read more...] about Scenic Drives for Each U.S. Region
Lying along the 45th parallel, this region shares the same latitude as Burgundy and Alsace, and its similarly cool climate makes for crisp, lively whites. Check out the map on the wine trail's official website and customize your road trip along picturesque coastal I-94 and highway offshoots. During fall, stop for leaf-peeping breaks or canoe rides in the rapidly cooling waters of Lake Michigan, or hit up a you-pick orchard or local farm for seasonal grapes and fresh cheeses to accompany your vino. End your tour of the so-called Napa Valley of the Midwest in the city of Kalamazoo, with its bustling art deco downtown and bevy of microbreweries. … [Read more...] about America’s Best Wine Destinations for Fall Trips
A bike tour along the trailways of the smart riverwalk area, with Canada just few hundred yards across the water, takes us past red brick warehouses and factories, to where graffiti artists have transformed concrete underpasses into eye-popping al-fresco galleries. … [Read more...] about City of Miracles and motors rises again: Detroit shakes off industrial gloom with cultural rebirth