North & Central America

Best Towns 2013: Bozeman, Montana

People who’ve migrated to southwest Montana sometimes say that they didn’t find Bozeman so much as it found them.

Best Towns 2013: San Diego, California

Indeed, seasons don’t mean much in San Diego, where hundreds of miles of trails, ample coast, and some 6,000 farmers with heirloom offerings make the living pretty sweet.

The Best Town in America 2013

After a lengthy voting process and much debate, we named Park City, Utah as 2013’s Best Town in America. Now, take a glimpse inside the little rural paradise that has us head over heels in...

Best Towns 2013: Waitsfield, Vermont

People come to the Mad River Valley as much for what it lacks—traffic, noise, pretention—as for what it offers: the Green Mountains out the back door, the Class II–III Mad River, and the great local...

Road Trip Surf and Turf: Virginia Beach to Savannah

When the humidity hits, there’s only one way to beat it: keep the ocean in sight. From Virginia Beach head for the Outer Banks (Interstate 64 East to Highway 168 South to Route 158), which...

The 5 Best Lake Getaways

With sites like, it’s easier than ever to rent a sweet place on a spectacular body of water. These five classic lakes offer the perfect blend of...

The Ultimate Alaska Road Trip

Alaska is inherently intimidating, which is why so many people are willing to cough up a small fortune to see the state’s greatest landscapes by bush plane. But if you fly into Anchorage and...

Fireworks on the 4th: Where to Watch

Fourth of July fireworks, in and of themselves, are pretty awesome, but add in a paddle, a big hike, or a view of volcanoes and they get even better. America. F yeah.