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Epic National Park Hiking Trails

Whether your idea of a hike involves hardcore boots, trekking poles, and backcountry maps, or a pair of sneakers, water bottle, and paved trails with …

This Travel App Is Better Than The Window Seat

How many times have you been on a plane and wondered exactly which town or city you're gazing at down below? Well now, there's an app to help with …

How to Fly on a Private Jet for $109

Public charter operator JetSuiteX wants to deliver a private jet–style experience for the cost of a commercial flight.<p>Affordable private jet travel? It's the way of the future, if California-based JetSuite has anything to say about it. The private jet company has carved out a niche as a “value” …

The Best Outdoor Restaurant Patios in Los Angeles

July 9 at 5:15 p.m.<p>June 22 at 11:58 a.m.<p>June 4 at 1:54 p.m.<p>May 21 at 11:58 a.m.<p>May 10 at 6:48 p.m.<p>November 14 at 6:56 a.m.

Newly redesigned 'INRIX Traffic' app is the perfect marriage of GPS and machine learning

Today, INRIX is launching its completely redesigned GPS app, INRIX Traffic. The app uses machine learning to better plot your routes in addition to providing turn-by-turn navigation with maps from OpenStreetMap (OSM).<p>The app uses smart algorithms to take most routing decisions out of your hands …

Machine Learning

Honeymoon Inspiration: Taste of the Grand Circle, an Epic Southwest U.S. Road Trip

If the idea of wide open spaces, national parks, and unforgettable scenic vistas sounds like an incredible vacation, why not plan an epic road trip for your honeymoon? Las Vegas, Zion, Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon, Route 66 — for an adventurous honeymoon with Southwestern twist, it doesn't get …

Road trip? Route 66 still holds historical, poetic power

Road trip?<p>This is the time of year here when that phrase can be a call of the wild for those of us who yearn to escape the drudgery of our daily lives, break the routine, just take off. Those two words suggest the unexpected, the excitement, the freedom of it all, even if the nation's interstate …

7 Easy Nature Hikes in Metro Phoenix

White Tank Mountain Regional Park features plenty of gorgeous and accessible nature walks.<p><b>White Tank Mountain Regional Park: Waterfall Trail</b> <br>It might …

Hiking

15 Best Restaurant Patios for Outdoor Dining in Metro Phoenix

We love the bright red shades at Ocotillo.<p>Jacob Tyler Dunn<p>The sprawling complex that is one of Phoenix's hottest restaurants, Ocotillo didn't forget …

The 17 best Chinese restaurants in America

Beyond our biggest cities, seeking out the best Chinese restaurants in America can be like looking for needles (or better yet, noodles) in a …

Must-try Italian restaurants in Chicago for pizza, pasta and more

1<p>Photograph: Nick Murway<p>Restaurants, Italian<p>Osteria Langheicon-chevron-right<p>Regional Piedmontese cuisine is Osteria Langhe's focus, and that means …

Review: Swift & Sons — Best beef Wellington ever — and other prime stuff

In the past year or so, we've seen a number of legitimate chefs apply their talents to the American steakhouse, and the results have been better than we might have hoped (had we known that chef-driven steakhouses were about to become a thing).<p>First there was Doug Psaltis, creating magic with RPM …

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10 Best Hook-Up Bars In Los Angeles

Our favorite bars to meet someone new. [ more › ]

Los Angeles

A Visit to the Fascinating Malibu Hills Steakhouse That Time Forgot

The younger Runyon inherited the Old Place in 2009 after the death of his father, Tom, a fiction writer and occasional Hollywood actor who …

Grab a drink 'cause baby, it's cold outside.

Your perfect barstool is the one directly in front of the bartender in Aspen. Or, maybe that’s not your barstool after all. You prefer a high-backed …

West Indies

10 Best Winter Hikes in Metro Phoenix

<b>Miner’s Needle Loop at Superstition Wilderness</b> <i><br>Distance: 9 miles round trip<br>Level of Difficulty: Moderate to Intermediate<br>Average Time: 5 hours</i><p>This loop …

16 Excellent Bars For Outdoor Drinking In Los Angeles

From dizzying rooftop views to hidden backyard patios, here are the best bars for outdoor drinking. [ more › ]

Great Tiki Bars That Take You Far, Far Away

A haven in Palm Springs, Bootlegger Tiki is getting a lot of notice for its pristine décor (bamboo ceiling, blowfish light fixtures)—and expertly …

How to sign up for TSA PreCheck

It's like a security speed lane that will get you through the airport and onto your plane faster.<p>Here's how to sign up for the service.<p>The first step is to read the eligibility requirements.<p>Basically, as long as you're a permanent resident or US citizen, and haven't been convicted of any crimes, …

Flying

Natural Atlas

Luke's Lobster review: Less is a lot more

People of a certain age yearn for "simpler times," when music was two verses and a chorus, television was three channels, and a cheeseburger didn’t come gilded with Perigord truffles and a glazed doughnut.<p>As a working food writer, I like “bigger-better-more” as much as the next gourmand, but …

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16 Breweries in 60 Miles: An Epic Beer Run on California's Hops Highway

The Hops Highway. A 60-mile stretch of Highway 78 just north of San Diego, where travelers can find some of the country’s best beers being poured in …

Road Trip: The Southwest's Four Corners

Witness the sculpted horizons of the southwest, where man-made boundaries mean nothing to the rugged lands.<p>The Four Corners is far too prosaic of a name for the strikingly beautiful territory that respects no man-made boundaries in the southwestern United States.<p><b>Overview</b><p>Long before some surveyor …

Scenic drive: Sedona's Dry Creek Road

The backcountry west of Sedona is a land of contrasts, a place where salmon- and cream-colored cliffs reach into azure skies and remnants of ancient …