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Itinerary: One-Day Family Staycation in Downtown NYC

This leisurely outdoor family staycation in downtown New York includes biking, shopping, hiking, relaxing, and picnicking. It also has great photo spots for the NYC skyline, parks, and…

Why Santa Monica Pier is a Destination for Everyone

The Santa Monica Pier has been one of LA’s most popular attractions for a hundred years. For many Angelenos, the Ferris wheel on the pier next to the…

Your Complete Guide to Visiting Universal Studios Hollywood

Thrill rides and stunt shows, the Simpsons and Harry Potter — Universal Studios Hollywood has it all. If you’re a fan of theme parks and planning a visit…

La Brea Tar Pits: LA Like You’ve Never Seen It — Prehistoric

Dire wolves aren’t just a mythical Game of Thrones animal — they used to roam around this area now known as Los Angeles. So did mammoths. You can…

10 Stops on the JFK Conspiracy Theorist’s Tour of Dallas

Dallas is known for a few things: cowboys, money, and the most recent presidential assassination in U.S. history. That last one might be downer, but it’s also an important…

Yes, Los Angeles Has a Battleship: All Aboard the USS Iowa

Visiting a navy battleship probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when talking about a trip to Los Angeles, but there is one ship you should…

The Grove and Farmers Market: An LA Landmark With Flavor

When you think of must-see landmarks on your travels, a shopping mall rarely makes the list. But if you’re planning a trip to LA, no visit is complete…

California Academy of Sciences: 6 Reasons You Need to Visit

One moment you’re standing in a tropical forest and the next you’re whizzing past Jupiter and Saturn. A minute later, a T-Rex towers over you, and a giant…

Why the Fort Worth Stockyards Are Famous (And What to See)

If you only have a single day in Fort Worth, Texas, I know exactly where you should go. Head on over to the Fort Worth Stockyards. This isn’t…

A Behind-the-Scenes Guide to Broadway in New York

Times Square. The Theater District. The Great White Way. Broadway. All of these names have something in common: the highest level of theater and entertainment in the world,…

The Eiffel Tower Carousel: Cost, Snacks, and Carnival Fun

As if seeing — or climbing — one of the most iconic monuments in the world weren’t enough to fulfill a Parisian afternoon fantasy, you can top off…

Shopping at the Quincaillerie, a French Hardware Store

One of the best things about Paris — among the approximately one-billion-best-things-about-Paris — is that actual old-school shops aren’t at all considered ironic or kitschy. Parisians shop at…