Beyond the Par: Mix a Great Game With Mountain Views at Picturesque Golf Resorts

By Maggy Lehmicke Driving into Steamboat Springs, Colorado seemed like driving into the Swiss Alps with the views of rolling hills and valleys dotted with rustic ranches and herds of dairy cows. We rounded a corner 10 miles outside of town and were struck by 180-degree views of Lake Catamount and the infinite evergreens that …

Road Trip Locavore: How to Turn Your Next Vacation Into a Food Lover’s Adventure

By Kelly Clarke When the global pandemic struck, avid travelers Tim Carson and his wife, Marissa Fry, made a big leap: they rented out their California home, converted to remote work schedules and hit the pavement in their Ford F-150 with their two young children. They embarked on an epic, months-long road trip, traveling through …

Color and Coffee: Pair These Leaf-Peeping Destinations With a Cup of Local Coffee This Fall

By Dan Shryock Fallen leaves scent the cool breeze and crackle underfoot. It’s time to do some leaf peeping—otherwise known as viewing colorful fall foliage. Here are five places to enjoy the view, paired with five shops to get a warm drink afterward. The change of color pairs boldly with a warm cup of coffee. …

Chasing the Northern Lights: Adventures in Traveling to See the Alaskan Aurora Borealis

By Matt Wastradowski When my girlfriend and I booked a vacation to see the aurora borealis in Alaska, we figured we’d enjoy dazzling displays every night. We’d booked our trip for mid-March—one of the best times of year to see the northern lights. As long as forecasts were favorable, I assumed the sky would pop …

The Maine Attraction: Sea kayaking, lobster rolls and breweries a-plenty in Portland, Maine

By Teresa Ristow Pull up a chair on the deck of a weathered wooden pier in Portland, Maine, and listen to the squawks and cries of the thousands of seagulls welcoming you to their historic seaside city. Satisfy your tastebuds with a fresh lobster roll and locally made craft beer while feeling the salty breezes …

Rogue Valley Gold: Oregon Gem Jacksonville Offers History, Culture, and Flavor

By Teresa Ristow Historic gold mining town meets wine country in Jacksonville, a cozy, charming community in the Rogue Valley of southern Oregon. Gold mining drew the first residents to Jacksonville in the early 1850s and today those same structures built during the mining boom are home to many of the town’s best restaurants, shops …