Jennifer Thompson Quinton

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7 Spots for Storm Watching

Travelers typically beseech the weather gods for blue skies and sunshine, but some people live for a little drama every now and again -- it often makes for a better story -- and for those types there's storm watching. Herein, seven spots across the globe where Mother Nature tends to put on a</b> …

Mad Max

Getaway to One of America's Prettiest Small Towns

It's rather plucky of Edenton to call itself "the Prettiest Small Town in the South," but this North Carolina town's claim to the title has a pedigree. In recent years <i>Forbes, Frommers, Smithsonian</i> and <i>Coastal Living</i> has ranked Edenton among the prettiest, the best, and the most charming of America's …

New England

The 15 best hotels in Mexico

We recently published a list of the best hotels in the world, and several of the top properties are in Mexico.<p>So we decided to focus on just the best hotels in Mexico.<p>To create this list, we aggregated five notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites: Travel + Leisure's …


There Are No Roads in This Town, Just Waterways

Giethoorn, Holland is the kind of city that storybook scenes are made of. Here's why: There are no roads. Instead, the entire city is linked by a …


12 destinations where you can stay in a 5-star hotel for less than $200 a night

Our friends at curated a list of major destinations around the world where visitors can stay at a five-star hotel for under $200 per night.<p>The bulk of the cities are in Europe, with a few in Asia.<p>Keep scrolling to see where you can treat yourself without breaking the bank.


7 incredible Japanese destinations that tourists haven’t discovered yet

Japan is often known by tourists for its most popular attractions, like Mount Fuji, the cities of Tokyo and Kyoto, and its amazing shrines and temples.<p>But there's a lot more to the island nation than that.<p>We took a look at a Quora thread that asked, "what are some of Japan's best kept secrets," and …


The USA’s top historical sights

A lot of people think of the United States as a young country with little in the way of history. Sure, the country’s only been a country since 1776, but before that there was the colonial period and before <i>that</i> there were centuries of Native American cultures. And, of course, there's its more modern …


Kick Back Like a Samurai at the World’s Oldest Hotel

More than 1,300 years in business, and not one bad Yelp review.<p>Tucked into the South Japanese Alps lies Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan, the world’s oldest …


The ultimate New Mexico road trip itinerary

THIS 1,411-MILE ROUTE takes you to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites and as many national monuments, art and historical sites unique to New Mexico, …


15 Amazing B&Bs Worth a Plane Ticket

<i>By Paul Lee Cannon for</i><p>Your B&B bucket list has arrived. The following U.S. inns are spectacular bases from which to explore national parks, big cities, sleepy beach towns and mountain forests. The inns offer outstanding accommodations in choice locations -- but the properties …

Blue Mountains

Savannah: Love at First Sight

At first light, I have her all to myself, aside from one lone jogger and a trash collector. I start to feel the lure of Savannah, Georgia, that sweet sickness that the French call le mal doux. I need to sip her slowly, like a dry martini. I take a deep breath and etch her memories in my mind's eye. …

Clint Eastwood

From Refugees to Rape Victims: Tackling Victim Blaming

The relentlessly bleak media coverage of recent weeks has shown a depressing theme of victim blaming. What makes people do this?<p>Like millions of others, I’m sure recent media coverage will be the kind I will never forget. Along with the heartbreaking coverage of the refugee crisis, I also found …

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