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  With wide streets designed for horse-drawn carriages, Nite Rodeo, and authentic touches of the Old West everywhere you turn, Cody is more than a gateway town to Yellowstone. This Wyoming frontier town, founded by the legendary William “Buffalo Bill” Cody, offers visitors a surprisingly walkable, authentic western experience. Learn about the area’s wild history at […]

While fresh mountain air and enticing slopes are appealing to most intrepid adventurers, ski resorts aren’t always the easiest places to get to without a car. If you’re looking for a ski destination you can do sans vehicle, Tahoe South makes it easy to hit the slopes and get in some turns. If the mountains […]

With its dramatic scenery, Santa Fe appeals to travelers seeking bold beauty. Art appreciators are attracted to this section of Northern New Mexico like bees to honey, thanks to a wealth of world-class museums and hundreds of galleries. For the outdoor adventurer, Santa Fe presents the ultimate getaway. You can cycle and ski all morning […]

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For travelers looking to score a holiday bargain, Cyber Monday is becoming a post-Thanksgiving tradition that rivals turkey and football. Here are some of the eco-aware hotel and resort discounts we’ve uncovered.

Chicago’s commitment to decreasing its environmental footprint is visible all over town. City Hall’s green roof, 315 miles of bike paths, a comprehensive bike share and excellent public transportation links make it the apple of the eco-conscious tourist’s eye. Yes, it’s cold and windy in January (and February and March and maybe even April) but […]

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 leading-edge legalization of […]

Buffalo Bill at the Oklahoma City National Cowboy Museum

Oklahoma City has spirit. The official home of cowboy culture and some of the most creative cocktails we’ve ever seen, this Midwest metropolis will impress anyone looking for an exciting slice of contemporary Americana. Easily combined with neighboring hotspots Dallas and Tulsa, Oklahoma City is quickly becoming a can’t-miss capital with a rising cool factor. […]

In the far Northwest corner of the contiguous United States, sandwiched between the Salish Sea and the North Cascades, lies the small city of Bellingham. A unique blend of gritty fishing town and hippy college town, Bellingham is above all an outdoor lover’s paradise. Mountain bikers, skiers, snowboarders, kayakers, hikers, trail runners – they all […]

Escaping to Omaha for a weekend offers a city steeped in youthful exuberance. Mainstream art is interwoven with street art and greasy spoon eateries are enjoyed alongside one of America’s finest restaurants. In fact, Omaha is worth visiting just for the experience of eating at The Grey Plume. Coupled with newly opened bike paths and […]