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Cincinnati presents a healthy dose of urban pleasures yet is light on big city stress. Its residents are proud of their working class traditions, but not bound by them. Locals are loudly supportive of their beloved pro sports teams,…

Palm Beach is a sophisticated town with a robust social circuit. Home to glamorous estates and professional polo players galore, you’ll see your share of women wearing Lilly Pulitzer dresses and men rocking the sockless loafer look. But that’s just…

If you think Texas is nothing but Sunbelt sprawl, a visit to the Houston Museum District may change your mind. This urban zone is home to a whopping 20 museums and cultural gems, all within a cozy 1.5-mile radius….

Does all this frigid weather have you dreaming of warmer shores? Say goodbye to the Polar Vortex and hello to Florida palm trees. Naples goes by the moniker Paradise Coast but it could easily be called the Culinary Coast….

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…

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…

Ann Arbor II

Ann Arbor, Michigan is the quintessentially cool Midwest college town, intelligent with just a hint of granola around the edges. It combines small-town charm with amenities that you might think exist only in big cities. Though the year-round population…

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…

Skiing at Vail

Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Vail, Colorado is home to world-class skiing, snowboarding and general luxury vacationing. By day, this cozy mountain town is alive with myriad international tourists ducking into coffee shops or whooshing down…