North & Central America

America's Best Cities: Cincinnati, Ohio

KEY STATS 2.1 million: Population (metro)$106,000: Median home priceB-: Multisport grade1 million: Pounds of goetta a German dish consisting of pork,...

America's Best Cities: Portland, Oregon

KEY STATS 2.2 million: Population (metro)$248,000: Median home priceA: Multisport grade2 million: Number of volumes at Powell's, the largest bookstore in...

America's Best Cities: Austin, Texas

KEY STATS 1.6 million: Population (metro)$182,000: Median home priceB-: Multisport grade92: Number of annual music festivals held in town...

America's Best Cities: Atlanta, Georgia

KEY STATS 5.3 million: Population (metro)$115,000: Median home priceB-: Multisport grade 0:Net carbon emissions generated by the Corner, a part of...

The Best Small Towns

Salida, Colorado Think of Salida (pop. 5,000) as a ski hub without a resort—the nearest hill is the underrated, overpowdered Monarch Mountain, 20 minutes away. Which...

Bristol Bay Fishing Lodges

Sportfishermen have been coming to Bristol Bay since the 1930s, drawn by rivers clotted with five species of salmon, not to mention grayling, arctic char, and trophy rainbow trout that can reach...

Hitchhiking in Wyoming

FEW FORMS OF TRAVEL can be as frustrating, or as serendipitous, as hitching rides. This is particularly true in the sun-baked, windswept, thinly populated place that is Wyoming....

Return of the Road Trip

Last year in these pages I said the road trip was dead. Is it OK if I say the opposite now? Yes, the road trip has revived. In fact, it's fine! We Americans respond to the price of...

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