Unscrew the rum and don the straw hat…Key West is beckoning. Right at the tip of the Florida Keys, this sun-kissed isle is more Bahamas than USA. This is a place where the streets rumble with the bouncing rhythms of steel drums and handsome colonial-styled mansions hide between the palms. There’s energy and action down … Read more
Houston is the energy capital of the United States. Built on oil and made famous as NASA’s mission command, this town is one high-octane experience. With a spin of the cowboy spurs and a waft of Southern BBQ, it enthralls with the cosmic Space Center Houston, the shark-snapping Downtown Aquarium, tiger-stalked Houston Zoo – the … Read more
Quebec is one huge cut-out of Canada. It’s the largest province and the second most-populous of the lot, sometimes feeling like a whole continent unto itself. The adventure potential is hard to overstate. This land rolls from the Alpine-esque valleys of the Haute-Gaspésie all the way to the ice-blasted tundra that crashes into Ungava Bay … Read more
Rolling up the Mexican Caribbean coast in a show of glowing white beaches, breeze-swayed palm trees, and turquoise shore waters, Cancun is firmly established as one of the top vacation spots for US snowbirds. It offers a wealth of deluxe hotels, which spill down to manicured beaches, flaunt stunning infinity pools, and sleek spas. It … Read more
Straddling its namesake river on the cusp of the US border in the east of Ontario, Ottawa is often overlooked by travelers making their way through Canada. But those who do decide to linger a couple of days often stay for many more. They’re beguiled by a surprisingly laid-back global capital that sports a majestic … Read more
Just a mention of the name Maui is usually enough to get any sun seeker’s or surf lover’s wanderlust valves a-ticking. This member of the Hawaiian chain has long represented that dream destination; a land of sparkling gold sands and stooping coconut palms that meet the pearly blue waters of the Pacific Ocean in style. … Read more
Welcoming yet wondrous, Philadelphia is the bright light of the inland Mid-Atlantic. Like the layers of a juicy Philly cheese steak, it manages to stack rich colonial history atop priceless art and vibrant, lived-in neighborhoods. Its people are at once down-to-earth working folk and dreamers who aren’t afraid to innovate. Its gastronomy is both edgy … Read more
Gleaming like a desert oasis in the dusty reaches of the Coachella Valley, Palm Springs is one of the last pitstops for that West Coast R&R as you head into the Wild West from LA. It never disappoints. The onetime stomping ground of Elvis and Sinatra, this star-studded retreat of swaying palm trees and rolling … Read more
The Shangri-La of the United States lies thousands of miles out in the depths of the Pacific Ocean. A paradise of daffodil-tinged beaches that roll beneath pockets of palm trees, it’s long been a place to come for no-holes-barred R&R. Golf resorts collide with deluxe honeymoon hotels, all before the vibrant resorts of Waikiki and … Read more
Oh, Florida – a subtropical jewel at the very end of the US. Split between the gulf coast and the Atlantic Ocean, this appropriately named Sunshine State manages to pack in a whopping 1,350 miles of shoreline. That ranges from the endless golden strands of spring-breaker Daytona to the mangrove-fringed coral isles down south to … Read more
The Mile High City sits in the shade of the hulking Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. It’s long been a stopping point for those moving east-to-west in the United States, with one foot on the plains and another on the Continental Divide. These days, that translates into an uber-active town folk, who ski and … Read more
The Texan state capital is actually a bit of a surprise. It’s not big and brash like Dallas. It’s not the big-business hub of Houston. Instead, it’s a city with a hearty Lone Star vibe and a good connection to its humble beginnings. The metro population might be topping two million, but Austin feels a … Read more
One of Mexico’s top tourist destinations, Cancun attracts visitors year-round with its fabulous weather but is most busy from December through April. Known as a popular Spring Break destination with vibrant nightlife, Cancun also has a quieter side that makes it great for families or couples and is the perfect gateway to the amazing Mayan ruins of Tulum and Chichen Itza. Combine days on the beach with visits to archeological wonders, explore museums and shopping centers, and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Get the details of all these attractions and more in our top 10 things to do in Cancun.
You’re never going to have a problem finding things to do in Punta Cana. Aside from the miles of truly stunning beaches, there are plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars where you can sit and watch the sun go down. For more action take to the water on a catamaran, enjoy the warmth as you swim or feel the breeze in your face as you zoom down a zip-line. If you want more inspiration for what to do in Punta Cana, here are our top 10 recommendations.