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Luray Virginia: Caverns and Cool Places
Luray Caverns, the largest cavern in the Eastern U.S., deserves its ranking as a top tourist attraction. The cathedral-like chambers with their millions of intricate and massive formations have been amazing visitors for decades. But those aren't the only cool places at the caverns complex.
Maui's Best Beaches for Families
Maui offers some of the best beaches for families in Hawaii. With more than 30 miles of sands, families have lots of options. The key is to know where to go for what ambiance. Wailea offers scenery and service, Kihei has public parks, and Kaanapali caters to see-and-be-seen teens.
Maui's Best Beaches Surf, Kiteboard, Windsurf
On Maui, locals know the best beaches for adventure: Jaws for professional board surfers, Ho`okipa for expert windsurfers. At both those beaches, watch the experts; never get in the surf. Come to Kanaha Beach to learn kiteboarding.
Miami, FL, North Beach: 10 reasons to visit
Miamiís North Beach, or NoBe, is a just-under-the-radar, family-friendly area that stretches from 63rd to 87th streets, fanning out from the beach to the Normandy Isles area of Biscayne Bay. With fewer crowds than other areas, wide beaches, parks and good restaurant's, it's time to visit.
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.
New Zealandís South Island Adventures
To experience the alluring scenery of Fiordland National Park on New Zealandís South Island, we hiked the trails of the Milford Track and cruised deep into Milford Sound.
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.
Phoenix & Scottsdale summer adventures
Take advantage of summerís low rates to enjoy adventures in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona. Plan carefully and you can stay out of the mid-day heat and still explore the attractions.
Planning a Destination Wedding
Turks & Caicos' Grace Bay Beach, on Providenciales, with its 12 miles of sugar soft sands, fulfills any brideís dreams of a beach wedding. During a scouting trip with my son Matt and his fiancťe Christina, we discovered that planning a destination wedding is its own type of adventure.
Puerto Rican Arts and Coffee
San Juan keeps surprising us. Two urban finds we recently discovered are the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, dedicated to the islandís visual arts and Finca Cialitos, a historic area cafť devoted to serving Puerto Rican coffee picked according to standards the owner learned at his grandfatherís farm.
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