From sea to shining sea, the USA is set to celebrate its last weekend of summer with picnics and parades, fireworks festivals and art shows. Load the barbecue with apple wood chips, give your sunglasses a good polish, and raise one last toast to summer 2011. It sure has been an interesting one.... Read More
The relentless coal-devouring “iron horses” that redefined land travel during the Industrial Revolution are now considered a romantic and experiential relic from the past. Aside from AMTRAK and modern commuter trains of the East coast, North America’s remaining railroads are strictly scenic—which is not necessarily a bad thing. Without having to worry about things like commuter service and freight hauling, railway revivalists can find and explore those epic pockets of natural beauty, like Verde Canyon pictured here, that highways don’t touch and humans can never reach on their own two feet.... Read More
With summer at its brightest turn, the East Coast resort towns and summer colonies are in full flourish—and will continue to be through late autumn. Sailing, swimming, chowder cookoffs and art festivals will give way to leaf-peeping and harvest fairs all over New England and farther south. For visitors from the rest of the world, here's a visual guide to a few favorite East Coast summer gems.... Read More
Stuck at your desk? Tired of looking at news about record-breakingly hot/humid/hail-storming summer weather? We've got your escape. From natural waterslides in the tropics to thundering walls of "smoke that thunders," waterfalls around the world remind us that, while heat might define the summer, water is the substance that comprises the world.... Read More
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