Stepping Out

By Erika Mailman Portland is a city so steeped in individuality that a TV show lovingly poking fun at it has lasted eight seasons: the hilarious, Emmy-winning Portlandia. Visiting Portland provides a chance to be a little offbeat, so branch out and try a new cuisine...

By Kyana Moghadam Located on the edge of Lake Michigan and surrounded by rivers, Milwaukee was shaped by its nearby bodies of water—one reason it became the beer capital of the United States. To get to the heart of the city, look no farther than the Milwaukee...

By Kandia Johnson [caption id="attachment_6461" align="alignright" width="380"] Brass band in front of St. Ouis Cathedra[/caption] The best vacations should include a touch of everything—culture, adventure, and relaxation. The city of New Orleans delivers on all fronts. The Big Easy promises a spectacular combination of beautiful architecture, mouth-watering...

by Erika Mailman Chicago’s big, with a vibe of being muscular and solid and proud. Skyscrapers—both modern and of a fantastical 19th century architecture—rise above the stiff winds coming off Lake Michigan. City dwellers are midwestern friendly. Add in a downbeat of jazz and a riverboat cruise,...

April Kilcrease Anchored by the cities of Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina’s Triangle region is known for its high concentration of college campuses, high-tech companies, and southern charm. The area blooms in the spring. Locals bike and walk tree-lined trails. Branches explode with goblet-sized magnolias....

By Kandia Johnson If you’ve got business in what may be this country’s most multimonikered city—Chi-town, also known as the City of Broad Shoulders, the Windy City, Second City, and That Toddlin’ Town—be sure to make time to play as well as work: Chicago’s beguiling leisure...

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