Southern Coastlines, Cuisine and Estates in Savannah and Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia, may be located in different states, but when it comes to coastlines, cuisine and estates seeped in Southern charm, the borderlines begin to blur.
LIFE ALONG THE SEA
Both Savannah and Charleston hold a rich history as port towns, and the charming, uneven cobblestone roads provide a tactile feel of life in the 1700s and 1800s.
Savannah is known as America’s first planned town, with street grids and public squares, 22 of which still emanate their own unique personality and tribute to history. ... read more
Experience History just Outside Washington, D.C.
Once you begin exploring the ornately lined streets of Washington, D.C., it’s clear that one site (say, the Capitol tour) leads to another (like the Library of Congress). With so many monumental sites screaming for attention, visitors might overlook some of the lesser-known highlights outside D.C., but so many are worth the extra effort to experience.
AMERICA’S HISTORIC TRIANGLE
Though Williamsburg is a bit of a drive — about 150 miles — it’s well worth the trek. In fact, America’s Historic Triangle is the most logical place to begin any tour of our nation’s history. ... read more
Unique Washington, D.C. Tours
Rich Smithsonian museums, moving memorials in the National Mall and the lavish Capitol: All of these are obvious tourist landmarks in Washington. But D.C. holds plenty of sights less traveled. Here are just a few:
PHOTOGRAPH WITH THE FINEST
Ensure crisp shots of D.C. by joining a Washington photo safari. Photographer David Luria was trained in Paris and shoots architecture for a Washington Post publication. He customizes his safaris for anyone, from point-and-shoot cellphoners to advanced photographers.
His Monuments & Memorials workshop offers the perfect overview of Washington, D.C., ... read more
Ice Castle Imaginings
This water, frozen yet shape shifting in time, transforms into anything you want it to be. It is dangerous, sensual, magical, psychedelic, opulent, gruesome, cold, hard, melting, warm. The longer you look, feel into it, the more it becomes.
I enter through the thick archway, shards of hanging icicles dangle over my head, glass glistening, calling me deeper into its mystery. It becomes a place where I lose myself for hours, watching the clouds sift over Buffalo Mountain and darken this man-made ice castle in Silverthorne, Colorado. Shadows shift among the nine towers of 20-foot ice columns, which will continue to grow throughout the season, until they stand 40 to 50 feet high by April, leaning into one another and forming tunnels...
The Two Faces of Mammoth
If you’re lucky, Mammoth Mountain will give you a glimpse of its two faces while you’re there: snowy and sunny.
We visited Mammoth in late February, just in time for a winter storm, which added up to 30 inches in 24 hours. The beauty of Mammoth is that when it dumps, it doesn’t mess around. Flakes are big, and often wet, and wind whips, filling in the same line you just skied while you sit on your next chairlift ride. And sometimes lifts, especially the higher ones, close.
On our blustery day, we hid out at chair 22, a gem located in Canyon Lodge, one of the three base areas. The trees protected us from the wind, and the low visibility ensured our fresh tracks – over and over again.
The next day, the sun came out, the upper lifts opened, and, truthfully, carving turns all day in the deep snow ... read more
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Kauai may be small, but it takes months to explore the island. To begin experiencing it, check it out from air, land and sea. Fly, swim, snorkel, bike, hike, zip: Kauai holds all your summer adventure.
"The Garden Island" describes Kauai perfectly, not just because of its lush land, but also because gardens yield plenty of variety — just like Kauai. Though the island's small, it offers mountainous jungles, a drier canyon and of course, a sea of fun.
These guys are a riot — and they’re not hard on the eyes either. The guides on Captain Andy’s Sail and Snorkel Tour obviously enjoy their jobs: Their humor crests greater than any waves — and those can get pretty big, too. We’re not talking stupid, must-be-drinking-to-even-smirk puns, just good, clean fun. And the tours are educational, without going overboard. The 55-foot catamarans are the most comfortable and versatile way...
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The Wild Animal Sanctuary
The Wild Animal Sanctuary is a labor of love. It rescues abused and abandoned animals throughout the U.S. and Mexico, providing them with 720 acres of grassland to recuperate and thrive. Unlike a zoo, where animals are more confined, visitors have the opportunity to see the animals ramble around in more natural habitats.
Walk along elevated observation platforms to watch large cats, bears and exotic animals rest, run and play. A 7,000-square-foot round-house allows recent rescues to adjust before moving into the open-air habitat.
The sanctuary is the oldest and largest nonprofit in the nation dedicated exclusively to rescuing captive exotic large carnivores. Parents love that, and kids just love seeing more than 290 tigers, lions, bears, leopards, mountain lions and wolves. You might see tigers swimming in a lake, African lions strutting through tall grasses or packs of wolves running free in one of their 5-acre regions. ... read more
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