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The Cheapest Destinations (and Months) for a Summer Trip to Europe

Want to go to Europe without breaking the bank this summer? The secret is in where you go, and when.<p>School’s (almost) out for summer—which means it’s …

Air Travel

The Top 15 Beaches on the East Coast

Great Point, at the easternmost end of the island of Nantucket, is one of the most secluded beaches in the world. That's because you need a 4x4 and a …

Virginia Beach

A Library Card Will Get You Into the Guggenheim (and 32 Other Places)

Do you have a New York City library card? If so, you can now go to the Whitney Museum, the Guggenheim and 31 other prominent New York cultural institutions for free.<p>These institutions, which also include the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and MoMA PS1, have partnered with the New York …

Museums

10 of the Most Unique Urban Farms in NYC

New York City is a bustling metropolitan of skyscrapers, subways, and cabs, best known for its dazzling skyline, scintillating night scene, and …

Aquaponics

10 medieval dates you need to know

Don't know the battle of Bosworth from the battle of Bannockburn? Confused between Magna Carta and Domesday Book? We've got you covered. Here we …

World History

Getty Museum buys illuminated 700-year-old Bible

“The Rothschild Pentateuch will be the greatest High Medieval Hebrew manuscript in the United States," says Timothy Potts, director of the J. Paul …

Museums

The most beautiful vacation spot in every state

1/<p>ALABAMA: Little River Canyon<p>Rob Hainer/Shutterstock<p>The Little River Canyon provides gorgeous views as well as recreational activities for visitors, …

National Parks

The 10 Best Island Getaways in National Parks

Travel<p>When you need to cross the water to get away from it all, head off to these beautiful retreats across America.<p>Solitude, romance, adventure, excitement—all these words and more come to mind when travelers think of island getaways. The National Park System encompasses hundreds of islands, some …

National Parks

The 9 Best Boutique Hotels to Book in Paris in 2018

Ah, Paris. The beautiful City of Love's siren call is heard not only by honeymooners, but families, friends, fashionistas and foodies the world …

France

We answer all your questions about the new 'glamping' on Governors Island

You no longer have to trek hours to the Hudson Valley to sleep in a tent. The glamping hospitality group, Collective Retreats (which has locations in …

Hudson Valley

E.B. White's Essay 'Here Is New York' Is Almost 70 Years Old, But It's Still One Of The Greatest Love Letters To NYC

Much has been written on the city of New York. It's the eternal backdrop for rom-coms and financial thrillers, the source of Harlem Renaissance …

Literature

Where is the real Jay Gatsby mansion from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby?

<i>Citizen Kane</i>’s Xanadu fell into disrepair before it was ever finished. Hogwarts is now a tourist trap in Florida. Even Eloise’s quarters at the Plaza …

How NYC's Financial District Became America's Most Alluring Restaurant Market

The former AT&T headquarters is famed for its 50 Doric Botticini marble columns, rising to a 40-foot-high ceiling. In this spectacular but …

World Trade Center

The Best Happy Hours In Manhattan - New York

PHOTO: Shannon Sturgis<p>Every day, you show up to work ready and able to tackle whatever comes your way - or to look productive enough not to get …

8 Iconic NYC Bakeries We Hope Never Die

Sometimes we’re all about hunting down whatever splashy new treat is trending on Instagram, but it’s hard to beat a classic, really damn good …

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Raise a glass to nostalgic decadence with classic cocktails and live jazz at Fine & Rare

Every bit of flare and fancy at Fine & Rare harkens back to Old New York, from the midcentury-style Chesterfield sofas to the Art Deco wallpaper to …

Grand Central Station

This Spectacular Park Is One of L.A.'s Most Undervalued Retreats

As you motor along the freeway-like stretch of La Cienega Boulevard that weaves through Baldwin Hills, it’s the barren hilltops dotted with rusted …

Hiking

The Most Romantic Small Towns in Europe

We know you love Paris, Venice, and Florence. Problem is, so does every other couple in the world. This Valentine’s Day—or on a romantic weekend away—seek out the quiet romance of these secluded small towns across Europe instead. This article was originally published in February, 2017. It has been …

European Travel

3 New Books About Unusual, Life-Defining Female Friendships

If we’re lucky, we get that one life-changing friendship. For some, it happens in childhood; for others, it occurs in the college years, when self-discovery is paramount. There are even those who find that connection later in life when they need it the most. Friendships like these are deep, but …

Books

In Florence, Finding the Legacy of One of Literature’s Great Couples

They were an unlikely couple: he a young writer, dashing and ambitious, she a highly lauded poet six years his senior, a middle-aged invalid whose father kept her housebound. But when Robert Browning sent Elizabeth Barrett a fan letter in January 1845 — “I love your verses with all my heart, dear …

Italy

Hamilton’s New York Haunts

Like many immigrants to the United States, Alexander Hamilton reinvented himself in New York City. His haunts in and around Manhattan were the backdrop to his spectacular triumphs, trials — and death. Here are some of the addresses he frequented:<p><b>Federal Hall, 26 Wall Street</b><p>This spot was the first …

George Washington

11 Lavender Cocktails to Sip This Season

With its subtle floral notes and distinctive purple hue, lavender is sprouting up in seasonal drinks across the country like wildflowers in a field. …

London museums: The weird and wonderful you have to visit | London Evening Standard

Thanks to thousands of years of history, intriguing characters and plentiful British quirks, London is basically a colossal cabinet of …

England

How the East Village Turned Into NYC’s Hippest Chinese Dining Destination

In the East Village, you can now get Hunan-inspired <i>mifen</i> rice noodles, Cajun-Chinese spicy crawfish boils at $15 per pound, Hong Kong-style clay pot rice, and homey bowls of Taiwanese beef noodles — all within the same half-mile radius. And most of these restaurants weren’t even here just two years …

East Village

The 60 Most Scenic Drives in America

Plan the road trip of the lifetime with these spectacular journeys that highlight all the beauty America has to offer. From shorelines to mountain …

Hiking

New York's North Fork comes into its own

<b>(CNN) —</b> Less than 100 miles from New York City by way of the heaving Long Island Expressway, the North Fork is like a sigh of relief.<p>It's a palpable shift even if you opt for the Long Island Rail Road, which pulls passengers from a harried Penn Station toward the harbor-side Greenport Station, its …

Farm-to-table

Is This France's Most Picturesque Town?

There's no arguing that France is home to some of the most beautiful cities in the world. From stately chateaus to lush meadows of lavender, the …

France

Banksy is back with 9 new fiery murals in Paris

A load of new Banksy murals have popped up in Paris, France, in the past week.<p>The works — which are Banksy's first in the French capital — have been …

Streetwear

French Countryside Dining at Demarchelier

For the past 25 years, French Bistro <b>Demarchelier</b>, located near Central Park, serves French countryside classics to locals and …

Dining Rooms

The Infrared Sauna and Detox Spa Guide | Goop

When we’re looking to complement a full-on detox, or invest in some next-level self-care, this is where you’ll find us: spas with lymphatic massages, …

Wellness