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7 of the Best Food Trucks in America

<b>DEL POPOLO, SAN FRANCISCO:</b> What the Golden Gate is to bridges, so <b>Del Popolo</b> is to San Francisco food trucks. As in: This is no dented, jerry-rigged …

Food Trucks

Chicago Foodie Road Trip: Cross State Lines for Good Grub in Madison

<i>This article originally appeared on Marriott Traveler, to read more articles visit here.</i><p>In a state where cheese rules, fried cheese curds will always …

There’s Never Been a Better Time for Music in Atlanta. Here’s Why.

We hear that Cleveland rocks, but we’d like to throw in a vote for Atlanta, too.<p>Sure, when it comes to the music industry, cities like New York and …

Where Cottages Are Really Mansions: A Breezy Visit to Gorgeous Newport, Rhode Island

Once the playground of Astors and Vanderbilts, and still a mecca for yachties and sun-seekers from around the world, Newport, Rhode Island boasts the …

The Coolest Brooklyn Neighborhoods You’re Not Sick Of Hearing About: A Guide to Red Hook and Gowanus

Brooklyn is the go-to example of a hip, revitalized locale. But while the comparison may be overused, plenty of this developing borough is not.<p>Whole …

Planning the Ultimate Green Picnic: A Guide for City Folk

Throwing an urban, green picnic? It ain’t no picnic. (Well, actually…) Seriously, though—to make sure your chowing and chilling <i>al fresco</i> is as …

How Local Can You Go? Explore Sacramento’s Trendy Midtown

Midtown, Sacramento is trending. It helps that the neighborhood—America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital—embraces an ethos of loca-<i>everything</i>, from …

A California-Casual Guide to San Diego’s Eclectic North Park Neighborhood

When it comes to neighborhood popularity contests in San Diego, what would North Park be? Our guess: the unassuming art and music student that still …

Sustainable Transportation Goes Electric: How Québec Is Helping To Power New England

There are many things you expect to find while walking Boston’s Freedom Trail—the Massachusetts State House, Paul Revere’s grave—but a diplomatic …

Vancouver Plans To Be The Greenest City In 2020, And Here’s How They’ll Do It

With millions of people moving from the suburbs into cities around the world, it’s hard to imagine not having a parking spot for your car. Years ago, …

Houston: We Have An Energy Solution

A CITY ON THE MOVE<p>Sustainable growth isn’t just a perk; it’s essential for a city like Houston, which has led the nation in job recovery since the …

Your Quick-Hit Guide to Twin Cities State Parks

Despite winters that are notoriously harsh, cold, long, and dark, (should we keep going?) Minnesotans are legendary for their refusal to hibernate, …

Hiking

The Future’s Coming Fast: The Latest Driverless Car News

<b>GOOGLE'S DRIVERLESS CARS ARE ALREADY HERE:</b> Mention "driverless car news" and Google is likely to be the first association that comes to mind. It's no …

Your Personality Will Swipe Right On 1 Of These 8 Chicago Day Trips. (Which Will It Be?)

Summertime means road trips. And in the Chicago area, there are tons of destinations to choose from, which is why we took a note from science and put …

8 Cool DIY Home Projects That Turn Your Apartment Into An Art Studio

<b>GROW-YOUR-OWN:</b> For many of us in the city, a private, urban garden is an impossible luxury...but that doesn't mean you can't nurture your own tender …

Street Style

Hidden Pittsburgh Gems, Already Instagrammed For You

An aging stone clock tower, walls of fresh scaffolding, a skyscraper banked by blue skies and a puff of cloud. This is the Pittsburgh revival seen …

Carsharing

Sweet Potato Waffles And A Pop-Up Beach: A Local’s Guide to Denver’s RiNo Art District

For many locals, Denver’s River North Art District (better known by its zoological nickname, “RiNo”) still falls off the radar. Long an industrial …

The New Age of Office Culture: Coworking Spaces Bring You Community (And Better Coffee)

It’s a buzzword so omnipresent that it barely even buzzes anymore: startup. What began as a small movement of home-grown, self-started, …

Startups

Activist Gardening Is A Thing, and It’s Helping Lots of People

Most thoughts about gardening typically veer on the side of the practical (trowels, fertilizer, gloves) or the romantic (blooming flowers, blossoming …

7 Urban Gallery Walks for Budding Culture Vultures

<b>OLD CITY, PHILADELPHIA:</b> With its old-timey architecture and quaint little streets, Old City in Philly is already a tempting proposition for urban …

Bike-Friendly Design for Car-Centric Cities

You’ve heard it (or said it) time and time again: “I would bike to work if it weren’t so dangerous.” Researchers at MIT mapped out bike crashes in 23 …

Northern California

5 Advancements in 2014 That Will Shape the Cities of Tomorrow

City living is an adventure, each and every day. The people you pass, the sights you see, the energizing ebb and flow — there’s simply nothing like …

How Once Gritty, Industrial Pittsburgh is Leading a Renaissance of Reuse

Mention “Pittsburgh” to those only familiar with its old reputation, and face lines are bound to frown. Iron City. Steel City. Pittsburgh’s nicknames …

Andy Warhol

The Urban Trend San Francisco Started, Waaaay Before Tech Start-ups

San Francisco is a city that embraces change. Starting as a bustling Gold Rush town, it adapted when the 1906 earthquake struck, initiating a massive …

San Francisco

Uprise Art For the People

Art collecting may sound like a daunting hobby to pick up. The sticker shock alone at a Manhattan gallery might be enough to send you to Target for …

Compostwheels Turns Trash into Treasure

Composting is something many of us would love to do if we weren’t grossed out by the thought of keeping organic waste (ahem) in the backyard. …

What Can You Learn From This Knucklehead (About Philanthropy and A Few Other Things)?

Twenty-four year old Ted Gonder wants to even the odds for future generations. As the co-founder of Moneythink, he recruits and trains college …

Sit! Stay! Speak with Poverty Pets’ Lisa Yearwood. (Good Boy!)

As founder of Poverty Pets, a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to pet owners unable to afford veterinary care, Lisa …

What If We Asked People to Give Up Their Cars? We Did in D.C. Watch What Happened

Kicking your car to the curb might seem daunting, but these D.C. Zipsters have it all figured out. Melissa, Kate and Logan, three of the four winners …

Sax in the City: Meet San Francisco’s Awesöme Orchestra

If you hear the word “symphony” and picture tuxedo’ed players in a pit, you’re not alone. That’s what makes San Francisco’s Awesöme Orchestra so, …