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by Kim D. McHugh (Photos courtesy The Broadmoor Resort; golf images taken by Dick Durrance II) Three stellar courses make a visit to this legendary resort and hotel a golfers’ fantasy come true. The setting for two U.S. Amateur Championships (1959, 1967), a Curtis Cup Championship (1962) one U.S. Women’s

By Marian Betancourt Nashville is abuzz with new and important museums and exhibitions, the just-launched Americana Music Triangle, not to mention the emergence of a sophisticated new dining scene, and more visitors than ever. A powerful exhibition about a point in time when differences—political and musical–were settled here recently opened

By Monique Burns Words like “grand” and “luxurious” rarely describe boutique hotels.  Most are too small for such outsized superlatives.  But they fit The Benjamin, one of New York City’s premier boutique hotels, to a tee. A muscular 25-story Renaissance Revival structure in buff-colored brick, The Benjamin rises majestically in

By Marian Betancourt Chattanooga’s Lookout Mountain rises 1700 feet at the u-turn in the Tennessee River known as Moccasin Bend. The rolling green foothills of the Appalachian range spread as far as the eye can see across several states. There is much history in this southeastern corner of Tennessee, a

by Buzzy Gordon Most people get their notions of Mardi Gras from the ribald scenes we’ve all seen of the revelry in New Orleans. But the origins, traditions and even festivity of this great carnival is not necessarily like the R-rated shenanigans in the Big Easy — as one discovers

By Julie Snyder You can go home again. Especially if that home is as magical as the region surrounding Lake Chelan, a 55-mile ribbon of crystal-clear, glacier-fed water tucked into Washington’s Cascade Mountains. Just ask Heather and Dean Neff, owners of Nefarious Cellars, who apprenticed in the wine business in

  By Rochelle Lash The top restaurants in Los Angeles are meeting the world half-way. Cuisine in La-La Land has gone global and stayed local – and both directions are trending at the same time. California changed everything about European-style fine dining 40 years ago when Alice Waters of Chez

  By David McKay Wilson New York City’s hotel boom brought me to midtown Manhattan, where I’d decided to spend a weekend at North America’s tallest hotel, a few doors down from The Late Show studios. I live in New York City’s northern suburbs and typically come into the city

By Julie Snyder The Getty Center—a luminous, modern architectural marvel—crowns a lush ridge top in affluent Brentwood on west side of Los Angeles. Long on our “next-time-we’re-in-L.A.” list, we finally made the Getty the centerpiece of a recent road trip to Southern California and were rewarded with a cultural infusion

Story by Marian Betancourt Elvis may have left the building, but his legacy is alive and well in Memphis. This year marks the 60th anniversary of Rock and Roll and it is being celebrated throughout this city where it all began, with new exhibits at Graceland, Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum,