Maine offers adventure for the unpretentious
TAKE IT FROM a flatlander: Maine is full of quirks. Let’s start with the lingo. ‘Bout as useless as
Vermont's waterfront jewel
Vermont — in particular Burlington — is like a movie set. There’s a scene around every bend, and a closing shot along every horizon.
Suffering through winter to celebrate the lake life
Lake life in Minnesota is as essential to the state’s identity as pond hockey and the gerbil tubes connecting downtown skyscrapers.
Dunes, dudes and the Blue Angels
Around 2 p.m., I can see and hear the F-18 Super Hornets throttling up. The heat waves from the engines ripple through the air, blurring the hangars like muddy bokeh. Smoke billows high. Showtime has arrived.
The haunted homesteads of Nebraska's prairie
Ripping up state Highway 92, this house came out of nowhere. It was startling — its starkness and pale tones and grim facade.
The true silent movie star
Monument Valley is one of the few scene stealers not found in Hollywood, but its majesty and grandeur remains a true A-lister.
Youthful energy permeates this Kansas college town
If the university is the heartbeat of the town, then Massachusetts Ave. is the artery that serves it. Buildings dating back more than a century are now chic restaurants, law offices and boutiques.
This Colorado town isn't on your bucket list. But it still has the funk.
Parts of Greeley are having a renaissance, while others seemingly missed their invitation to the new boom town.
Day Tripper: Crystal Cove State Park is paradise amidst the bustle
CALIFORNIA IS FULL of well-known beach towns and home to the most-photographed thoroughfare in the world, the Pacific Coast Highway.
Searching for the 3:10 to Yuma
There’s a lot of juxtaposition in this town. It’s part historical road-trip stop, part functioning regional hub, part military town and — mostly — a relic of the western dream.