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Richmond, VA, Art Lovers' Getaway
Richmondís Virginia Museum of Fine Arts surprised us. After a $150 million expansion, the facility blooms with new galleries, a sculpture garden and two eateries. With more than 545,000 square feet on 13.5 acres, the revitalized museum makes Richmond an art loversí getaway.
New York City Weekend
Discovering lesser-known New York City gems and also revisiting favorite treasures describe our best New York City weekends. On a recent Manhattan adventure, we explored Carl Schurz Park, dined at Toloache, stayed at Affinia 50 and returned to the amazing Museum of Modern Art.
Dog sledding, Skijoring, ME
Dogs add excitement to winter adventures in Maine. The Telemark Inn offers sled dog outings, mushing packages, snowshoe excursions and skijoring. The country lodge, located in Western Maine on the edge of the White Mountain National Forest, serves as the base for New England Dog Sledding.
Winter in Yellowstone National Park
Our favorite time to visit Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, is winter. After all, the worst thing about Yellowstone National Park is the summer crowds and the best things are the wildlife and the geothermal features. In winter the former are gone and the latter remain.
Do naked travelers have more fun? Apparently, they do, say its devotees. When you take your clothes off, they say, you also shed your psychological baggage. Thatís why one of the biggest groups of new converts to frolicking au naturel arenít svelte twentysomethings, but women 45 and older.
Discover the New Roanoke, VA.
A former railroad headquarters, Roanoke, the largest city in Virginiaís southwest, moves with a new energy. Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, Roanoke offers a weekend getaway that combines interesting shopping and good food.
How to Survive a Major Airport Delay
When an airport closes due to a widespread storm, knowing what to do to salvage your trip is essential. As a result of a blizzard along most of the East Coast one winter, we found ourselves at a Florida airport on a Sunday morning, amid the crowds and confusion, with a ticket and no flight home.
Explore Art in Taos, New Mexico
Taos, New Mexico, known for its historic Pueblo, towering mountains and plunging Rio Grande Gorge, lures art lovers too. At the Millicent Rogers Museum and the Harwood Museum as well as in adobe walled galleries admire historic and contemporary southwestern art.
Tips for Traveling with Teens
After years of traveling with two teenagers, Iíve discovered some ground rules for great vacations with these painfully hard-to-please offspring. Iíve also come to value these getaways.
The islands of the Bahamas lure vacationers with palm-tree lined sands, top resorts and bountiful reefs teeming with rainbow colored fish. You can also explore aspects of the rich Bahamian culture in Nassauís art museum and listen to indigenous music on the out islands.
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