United States

Interview by Everett Potter It’s a scene that evokes a 19th century painting: a tall masted ship is sailing past fir-covered islands off the rocky Maine coastline. The only sounds are of the wind filling the canvas sails, the creaking of the ship’s timbers, and the squawk of gulls darting

By Eleanor Berman Anyone who has traveled with kids knows the problem: attractions that draw the grown-ups tend to bore the younger generation—and vice versa.  Knowing this first hand, I was double impressed with Baltimore.  This city on Chesapeake Bay has fun for everyone on land and sea and a

By Shari Hartford Downtown New York City has taken quite a hit the past years…9/11, two hurricanes, Occupy Wall Street and a myriad of financial and building woes. But with the fighting spirit that has made this city, and this community, the center of the universe (at least to me)

By Marian Betancourt The 19th century American writer, Washington Irving, called it “the lordly Hudson” in several of his books and indeed, this river that runs both ways through a 150 mile valley of rolling hills has always been a compelling place, not only as the setting of the country’s

  By Everett Potter Independence Day brings to mind fireworks, barbecue, and, if you live in Ocean City, crowds. More than 300,000 sun-seekers flood this small Maryland town each July 4th, packing restaurants, boardwalk attractions, and, of course, the beach. When the summer holiday strikes, fleeing to the beach seems

By Joan Rattner Heilman Cape May on the New Jersey coast is my kind of place—leafy streets lined with Victorian houses painted in inspired hues and lushly decorated with gingerbread trim, long stretches of open beach,spectacular sunsets, affordable accommodations, a walkable downtown, restaurants good enough for repeat visits, and birds,

Text and Photos by Julie Snyder Since leavingWisconsin after college, I’ve lived in big cities and small towns, on the East Coast, West Coast and in between. My life’s landscapes have featured mountains, high desert, rivers and oceans. Yet no geography speaks to my soul more than the lakes and

By Julie Snyder Funny how traditions get started. One year during our annual anniversary weekend in San Francisco, Joe and I decided to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito and ferry back. Now we can’t imagine a visit to the City by the Bay without this leisurely 7-mile

By Everett Potter Which former president greets nearly six million people a year? Well, it’s not George W. Bush or George Washington, but if you guessed Abraham Lincoln, you’re correct. The Lincoln Memorial is America’s most popular monument by far. It’s certainly not the only one of America’s most-visited national

By John Grossmann I’m living a dream.  A much-shared dream. I’m in the heart of Alabama in the town of Prattville, standing on the 17th tee of the Senator, one of three courses at Capitol Hill, which readers of Golf World magazine named the number two public golf site in