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Best Towns 2009

Healthy. That's the word we kept coming back to. And we don't mean a fit or skinny population; we're talking about a city's cultural vibrancy, economic well-being, and overall quality of life. Presenting our picks for the 10 best cities in America, from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Plus: Our 10 favorite small towns.

Kyle Dickman, Sam Moulton, Ryan Krogh, Jeremy Spencer, Justin Nyberg, Alicia Carr, Caitlin Meredith, Charles Bethea, Ivan Miller, and Sean Brander
Jul 20, 2009

The New American Road Trip

At some point after puberty and before mortgage payments, that summer ritual our parents used to make us do became something we couldn't do without. And the rules have changed. Cars are faster, highways are better, and there's cool stuff—really cool stuff that doesn't involve buffets or Dollywood—just about everywhere. Stop sitting on those vacation d

May 28, 2007

Into the Flow Zone

Go overboard this summer on 32 of North America's wildest waterways

Peter Heller, David Cates, Stephanie Gregory, Cristina Opdahl, Sam Moulton, Philip D. Armour, and Tom Bie
Jul 1, 2001