No longer is it enough to simply lace up your running shoes and pant your way through a marathon.
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From Denali to Mount Rainier to Mount Washington, the U.S. is full of majestic, towering peaks that have long challenged people to climb them. This story is not about those.
Long distance trails inspire contradictory tales of solitude and camaraderie, pleasure and pain. The idea of covering thousands of miles on foot is itself barely believable. Perhaps that’s what makes these adventures so memorable.
Yosemite is one of the most popular national parks, especially in summer and fall, when it is difficult to find parking spots at viewpoints and attractions. But winter is a different story. In this season, when Yosemite becomes a winter wonderland, the crowds melt away.
Fun winter activities abound in Brian Head, Utah, from skiing and snowboarding to tubing and snowmobiling. Or perhaps you’d enjoy a sleigh ride around town or a pleasant evening around the fireplace.
See Cuba before it changes. Check out the Expo in Milan. And if you’re heading to New York City to see the view from 1 World Trade Center’s observatory (scheduled to open late spring), take the subway to Queens and see if you can figure out why it topped Lonely Planet’s “best in the U.S.” destinations for 2015.
A city once wracked by drug violence has undergone massive social and economic transformation, and it’s now known in tourist circles for spectacular Christmas light displays that veil churches, buildings, parks and even the Medellin River with glittering cascades of color.
Along the Virgin River between the Zion Canyon Visitor Center and Canyon Junction are some of the best areas for viewing fall colors. This may be the last weekend to enjoy the changing of the season at Zion National Park in Southern Utah.
One of the nation’s largest national parks at 3.4 million acres, Death Valley often overwhelms visitors with its dramatic distances and stark beauty. Though summertime brings blazing temperatures, this desert preserve enjoys temperate autumns, mild winters and pleasant springtimes.
From fine arts to rugged hikes and a deeply revered history, Prescott, Ariz., offers a wealth of activities and sights for visitors.
Ski season officially started in Colorado a week ago with the opening of Arapahoe Basin. Other ski areas plan Halloween-themed openings next weekend.
I learned an important lesson from a food blogger in Kansas City: Talking about barbecue in these parts may involve “fightin’ words.”
In a ramshackle old building in Budapest, tourists pay to be locked up in a room and try to escape by solving a series of mysterious clues, opening locks and finding their way out.
Money really does grow on trees in autumn in New England, and all six states are raking it in. Officials say tourists will spend upward of $3 billion to catch a glimpse of the red, yellow and orange hues — and the windfall is steadily rising as the economy regains strength.
Exhibits include dog paintings, dog sculptures and displays about famous dogs. But what really makes this St. Louis museum unique is the visitors: Dogs are welcome, and curators aren’t worried about the canines knocking things over or making a mess.
The first thing you encounter at a new contemporary art show at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is the “Mom Booth,” where a woman in an apron sits at a table. She’s a real mom who gives advice, hugs and maybe a scolding.
There is one thing that the people at Willamette Valley Vineyards want you to know about their annual grape stomp. It is a very important point, one they make several times.
For all its indulgent luxury reputation, port’s origins are backbreakingly earthy, stemming from rocky, steep terroir that couldn’t be more different from the gently rolling hills of Bourgogne, Chianti and Napa.
Let’s not call this a “beer run.” That has such a… Friday night frat boy connotation. Let’s instead call this a “beer journey.” The ultimate beer journey. For the ultimate cult beer.
Louisville touts itself as the gateway to bourbon country, and for many visitors the restaurants and bars are part of a day-night bourbon experience.
Naples gets a bad rap for crime and grime, and it’s true the city does have some gritty edges. But there’s plenty to enjoy here: amazing pizza, impressive architecture, a rich and carefully preserved history - all set on the turquoise curve of the Bay of Naples. Here are five ways to get a slice of Neopolitan life for free.
The Verde Canyon Railroad provides a scenic adventure through spectacular canyons in a wilderness area along the Verde River near Sedona, Ariz.
Out-of-towners and locals alike have shown enormous interest in sites connected to the Sept. 11th attacks. More than 700,000 people from all 50 states and 131 countries have been to the National Sept. 11 Museum since it opened May 21. More have come from New York than any other state, but the museum also hosts so many international tourists that you can’t even identify all the languages being spoken.
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