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Red Rocks
Top Things to Do in Denver

The pioneer spirit of the West is alive and well in Denver. Tattooed hipsters flock to Colorado’s capital for the very reason their cowboy-hatted great-grandparents once did: there’s a sense that change is possible. Innovation is everywhere, from its groundbreaking bike share program to its rapidly expanding public transportation network to the recent legalization of marijuana. Despite Denver’s multitude of urban delights, no visit to the Mile High City is

St. Augustine
The Best Things to Do in St. Augustine, Fl

St. Augustine is our nation’s oldest city. Founded by the Spanish in 1565, a 21st century visit will immerse you in the melting pot of cultures that have enriched this quaint locale for nearly 450 years. But don’t get the idea that this venerable town is frayed around the edges. Nightlife, unbeatable restaurants, cultural attractions and an array of ways to exploit the glorious waterways keep the pace brisk and

The Field Museum
Top 10 Things to Do in Chicago with Kids

Chicago is loaded with urban moxie, but it isn’t brash or in-your-face. Think big city with a dash of Midwest humble.  This metropolis has plenty of fast-paced mojo, but its touch of modesty makes it a fabulous city to explore with kids. World-class interactive museums, an inner city amusement pier and scores of skyscrapers are all part of the kid-approved cityscape. Add gutsy public art, accessible mass transportation and kid-perfect

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Fun Things to Do in Cleveland, Ohio: The Brooklyn of the Midwest

Cleveland, Ohio: Home to baseball’s Indians and football’s Browns, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and more recently, home to urban farms, a burgeoning bike culture, microbreweries and restaurant menus full of locally-sourced foods. Cleveland, the city that solidified its place in movie history as the filming location of holiday cult classic, A Christmas Story, is an idyllic destination for eco-minded, car-free travelers. And with more than $2 million

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Calgary Activities: Going Local and Car-Free in Western Canada

So you think Wrangler jeans and 10-gallon hats can never look trendy? In Calgary, the locals make cowboy threads look effortlessly chic, as if they stepped off the page of a Ralph Lauren ad. The city’s traditional, western-infused spirit goes surprisingly well with the contemporary vibe that exists here, where the median age of its one million-plus residents is under 35. If you’re interested in the arts, indigenous history, local ingredient-based dining,

Island Sailing
Things to Do in Naples, Florida

With its white sand beaches, crystal blue waters, and laid-back locals, Naples, Florida, is a different kind of coastal town in the Sunshine State. Sitting along the Gulf of Mexico on the eastern tip of the peninsula, Naples is far from the wild streets of Miami and Spring Breaking crowds of Panama City and Daytona. The city has a reputation for being an upscale retirement community, but families and younger

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Things to do in Torino, Italy

Torino is a Northern Italian city far enough off the Rome-Venice–Florence tourist triangle to feel authentic and undiscovered. It has an elegant air, with the prerequisite Duomo, breathtaking baroque squares, and effortlessly chic inhabitants. The city is also compact enough to navigate with ease. If you think Italians and their cars are conjoined twins, Torino’s efficient public transportation and successful bike share program will change your mind. In a country known