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Neighborhood Guide: East Passyunk, Philadelphia

When you talk to Philadelphians about hot neighborhoods, two names will be on their lips. One is Fishtown. The other is East Passyunk. Since they might be confusing to a non-local, let’s get some semantics out of the way. First, pronunciation:...Show More Summary

Britain's 13 Most Magical Harry Potter Sites

The U.K (and especially London) is full of magical spots that featured heavily in the Harry Potter books and films. From the rocky shores of Scotland to Oxford University, here are 13 places in Britain where Harry Potter comes to life.—Ellin Stein

World's 18 Best Water Parks

Adrenaline knows no language barriers at the world’s best water parks. The limits of physics and gravity are tested on a global scale as water parks around the world race to build the tallest, fastest, and most thrilling attractions....Show More Summary

A Foodie's Guide to Lobster Rolls

With hundreds of lobster shacks lining its 3,500-mile coastline, Maine is lobster roll mecca during the summer season. However, all along the East Coast, each state has its own take on the lobster roll. Nothing beats the feeling of celebrating...Show More Summary

10 Stylish Hotels for Under $150 A Night

Who said you have to sacrifice style for savings? That's definitely not the case at these 10 awesome big-city hotels across the United States, each of which is small on price, but big on personality and appeal. We scoured the nationShow More Summary

6 Reasons to Visit Aspen in the Summer

Through summer and into early autumn in Aspen, the melted snow reveals lush mountains ripe for exploring. There’s plentiful shopping for the jetsetting international crowd, but numerous outdoor activities coupled with art and great food...Show More Summary

Long Weekend in Osaka, Japan

Whereas Tokyo is a city of politics and restraint, Osaka embraces excess with a “work hard and play harder” attitude. The city is a place to be entertained, its citizens reveling in the joy of eating and drinking. Two of the most commonly...Show More Summary

Chicago's Best Rooftop Bars

The most coveted tables this summer are on Chicago’s rooftops, with their views of Lake Michigan’s glittering shoreline, the Chicago River, Millennium Park, and the Windy City’s famous architecture. Settle in for a bird’s-eye view of...Show More Summary

10 Hotels with Extraordinary Turndown Service

Turndown service is a hallmark of five-star hotels and resorts, with water, slippers, and a simple piece of chocolate or mint. Not so at these 10 properties that go the extra mile to surprise and delight guests at bedtime. Edible or not, these creative treats are a memorable way to end the night.—Amber Gibson

5 Winery Hikes in Sonoma County

Sonoma County enchants visitors with rolling hills, green pastures, coastal hideaways, charming historic towns, and of course, plenty of wineries and wine-tasting rooms. Beyond winery tours and tastings, some vineyards host hikes and adventures, which are the perfect way to further explore the terroir. Show More Summary

Everything You Need to Know About Global Entry

If you travel frequently, streamlining the process is essential to getting in and out of airports (and to wherever you're going) as quickly as possible. For domestic and international travelers, Global Entry has made clearing security and customs much easier, allowing you to skip the lines at both. Show More Summary

London's 18 Most Magical Harry Potter Sites

For every Harry Potter fan, a trip to London is a dream come true, and with the Cursed Child play premiering on July 30, there’s never been a better time to head to London and experience the magic yourself. From the iconic Platform 9 ¾ to the lesser-known pedestrian streets, here are the top Harry Potter sites in London.—Ellin Stein

5 New Books to Read on Your Next Vacation

The Hopefuls Jennifer Close Set in Washington, D.C., this book tells the story of a young couple during the Obama years. It’s a perfect depiction of the political rat race in D.C., as well as a brutally honest portrayal of marriage. On...Show More Summary

Where To Drink In NYC Right Now

New Yorkers often love their local watering hole, but there are too many choices to remain loyal to just one bar. From creative cocktail dens to boisterous beer halls to intimate wine bars, here are the hippest drinking establishments in New York City right now. — Jessica Colley Clarke

A Weekend Guide to Atlantic City & Ocean City

The closest shore point to Philadelphia is Atlantic City, a town with a beleaguered reputation but a lot of charm if you know where to look. AC occupies the northern end of Absecon Island, which counts the ritzier beach communities of Ventnor, Margate, and Longport as neighbors. Show More Summary

25 Stunning National Park Vistas

If these 25 astounding vistas tell us anything, it’s that America’s beauty is a fierce kind. There are the alien landscapes of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and the trickling glacial promontories of Denali and Glacier National Park. Show More Summary

How to Celebrate Bastille Day in the U.S.

The French celebrate their national pride this week, and while it is probably best experienced partying with firefighters at a traditional Bals de Pompiers (Fireman’s Ball) in gay Paree, you don’t have to be in France or French (or even...Show More Summary

America's Most Iconic Carousels

While amusement parks consistently wow visitors with record-breaking speeds and new technology, carousels tap into our collective nostalgia, hearkening to a simpler time of a bygone era. Generations converge on the spinning platforms as horses gallop, organs blare, and brass rings descend. Show More Summary

Long Weekend in Montauk

Montauk just isn’t like other beach destinations on Long Island. Sure, it has white-tablecloth dining, posh boutiques, and lovely places to sip a martini. But unlike the Hamptons, this town has the naturally salty flavor of a windswept...Show More Summary

Neighborhood Guide: Fishtown, Philadelphia

Like so many other neighborhoods in so many other American cities, Fishtown, Philadelphia, is in the throes of full-blown renaissance. Fishtown 2.0 unofficially got underway in 2003, when a bar/restaurant/live music venue called Johnny...Show More Summary

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