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As diverse as NYC’s bike network is, the world is full of fabulous places to spin your wheels. Meet three cities that are home to unexpectedly awesome urban trails.

Magazine Beach

Grenada is graced with unspoiled beaches and turquoise water, but stunning shorelines are only part of the story. This Caribbean island packs a punch of diversity into its diminutive size. It’s blessed with colorful flora, fauna and locals who…

Quebec Carnival

If you’ve never experienced Québec Carnival, this is the year to go. Since first taking place in 1955, the fête has evolved to become one of the greatest winter celebrations in the world. Here are the 10 best things to do during…

Thirty miles off the shore of Cape Cod sits Nantucket, a dreamy panorama of cranberry bogs, windswept bluffs and lighthouses. Crowds flock to this nautical paradise in summer, but savvy travelers know that fall is the prime time to…

New France Festival

If you don’t have a lot of time for travel this summer, combine a variety of adventures into one fabulous week at Quebec’s Les Fetes de la Nouvelle-France (New France Festival), August 6-10, 2014. From a trip back in…

Amelies French Bakery

“Charlotte is whatever you want it to be,” slurred a jovial, former New Yorker I met at The Thirsty Beaver my first night in town. Throughout my weekend I continued to collect equally vague albeit surprisingly accurate mantras. Another was,…

Outer Banks - lighthouse

When the dunes roll up on either side of the road and sand begins to spill onto the shoulder, you’ve arrived. With the Atlantic to the east and the Pamlico Sound to the west, the ride down Highway 12…