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Forbes Magazine Names America's Most Miserable Cities

Every year, Forbes Magazine crunches numbers and comes up with what it deems the "most miserable" cities in the U.S. This year's list holds a few surprises. But first, here's an explanation of the method: We compiled our rankings by looking at the 150 largest metropolitan statistical areas in the...

By Christina Talcott | February 12, 2009; 03:46 PM ET | Comments (1)

Latest Lists: Beer Bars, Best Beds ... and Bedbugs

Right in the middle of our wintry weather come those things that warm the hearts of travelers -- "Best of" lists! For beer lovers, Draft magazine's Best Beer Bars in America list features more than 200 bars across the U.S. Tripadvisor has a two-fer, both its Travelers' Choice 2009 awards,...

By Christina Talcott | January 30, 2009; 10:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

Celebrate These 2009 Anniversaries

Today I came across a list on SmarterTravel.com of the big anniversaries in 2009. Among them are the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII's ascension to the throne and Baltimore's celebration of Edgar Allan Poe's 200th birthday. The one that really stuck out for me, though, is this one: Nov. 9-10...

By Christina Talcott | December 12, 2008; 02:14 PM ET | Comments (1)

Great Places in America: 2008

Earlier this month, the American Planning Association named its picks for Great American Places. There are three categories, Neighborhoods, Streets and Public Places, and while some of them are obvious (New York's Central Park as a great public place), some are intriguing and can serve as a guide to travelers...

By Christina Talcott | October 29, 2008; 10:39 AM ET | Comments (6)

That's the Ticket: Small-Town Drama This Summer

Summer's here, which means lots of things, including the start of the summer theater festival season. Recently I heard from Gary Cole, from the Theater of the American South, about his festival of new plays in Wilson, North Carolina, which ends this coming weekend, June 1. The festival, which takes...

By Christina Talcott | May 28, 2008; 12:01 PM ET | Comments (4)

Top Destinations for 2008: You Tell US

Lonely Planet just came out with its much-anticipated (well, I like it) list of hot travel destinations for 2008. And I, for one, am feeling a little deflated. I mean, last year's top destination, if I recall correctly, was China; the year before that, the wonderful Croatia. New Zealand, another...

By K.C. Summers | January 8, 2008; 07:29 AM ET | Comments (102)

Santa, Are You Reading?

In a shameful misuse of my blog platform, I'd like to recommend a wonderful movie for the holidays: "The Life of Reilly," a documentary about the life and times of the game-show fixture and "Tonight" show staple that has absolutely nothing to do with the holidays -- or with travel...

By K.C. Summers | December 3, 2007; 12:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Local Airports: Zagat Weighs In

Is Dulles the new BWI? Just a few years ago, ranting about BWI was a common practice, but since it's multi-quadrillion-dollar makeover, many of the complaints have gone away. And now comes the 2007 Zagat Survey on airports, in which BWI and Reagan National are clear favorites over Dulles. According...

By John Deiner | November 23, 2007; 07:23 AM ET | Comments (22)

We're No. 6!

Can't have too many travel blogs, right? Well, as a matter of fact, you sooo can. And obviously you've got great taste in travel blogs if you're reading this one. But to help travelers figure out which online musings are most worthy of their time, the folks at IgoUgo, which...

By K.C. Summers | October 22, 2007; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Anti-Orlando, Anti-Vegas Travel Wish List

The National Trust for Historic Preservation just released its annual list of "America's dozen distinctive destinations" -- alternative vacation spots across the country that will never make the travel industry's Top 10 list, but are lovely examples of beautifully preserved towns and cities, and definitely worth building a vacation around....

By K.C. Summers | March 7, 2007; 01:11 PM ET | Comments (3)

 

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