Getaways

Our Five Best Travel Stories of the Year

Escape the atrocities of 2017 through travel.

12/06/2017 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Travel

Floating Away in Quito, the City of Clouds

Encountering upended expectations, fascinating contrasts, and terrifying taxi rides

12/04/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Getaway to La La Land

Is It Too Soon to Love L.A. Again?

A traveler makes his peace with Dodger town.

11/27/2017 By Scott Vogel

Airport Anxiety

How to Breeze Through Airport Security Like a Pro

Wear slip-on shoes, keep the bling at home, and more tips.

11/20/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

Oh, the places you'll go

Bahamasair Flights Off to a Festive Start

Courtesy a smartly scheduled morning flight, passengers were splashing in the islands’ famed turquoise waters by lunchtime.

11/17/2017 By Scott Vogel

Hydrating

Will the MVP Altuve or Kershaw Curveball Be Served at the JW Marriott?

World Series stakes are particularly high for hotels in Houston and Los Angeles.

10/26/2017 By Beth Levine

It's Not Halloween!

Where to Celebrate Día de los Muertos Across the City

From fun runs to ballet folklorico, these are the seven Day of the Dead celebrations to seek out this year.

10/26/2017 By Anita Gomez and David Montalvo

Travel Tips

Every Traveler Should Make a Bucket List—Here's How

Writing down your list—and getting creative with it—will bring your dream adventures that much closer to reality.

10/26/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

Travel

How I Survived a Russian Sauna

The best way to describe the building is a cross between Abe Lincoln’s childhood home and Club Med, if such a thing is possible.

09/25/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

Travel

Why It's a Great Time To Go To Belarus Now

Prices are low, a visa is not required and you’ll have a unique experience in a one-of-a-kind country. What are you waiting for?

09/22/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

Travel

Pop Art, Pierogis and Other Surprises in Pittsburgh

Here's what the city is all about: Taking the ordinary and turning it upside down and calling it art.

09/21/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

Travel

Sedona Is a Surprising Desert Destination

Rock out in Arizona’s scenic wonderland.

08/21/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Travel

Seeking Ghosts of Summer Past in San Francisco

A journey to discern the San Francisco of myth from the San Francisco of reality at a time when misplaced nostalgia is all the rage

07/18/2017 By Scott Vogel

The High Life

This Summer's Guide to the Coolest Mountain Getaways

It’s hot, Houston. Head for the hills—no, make that mountains.

06/21/2017 By Catherine Matusow, Katharine Shilcutt, Cindy Hirschfeld, and Melissa Fields

The High Life

Take a Road Trip to Arkansas's Marvelous Ouachita Mountains

Mount Magazine offers the highest elevation in the Ouachitas—and it's less than a day's drive away!

06/21/2017 By Catherine Matusow

The High Life

10 Things You Must Do, See, Experience and Eat in Telluride

This is your bucket list for a cool Colorado town brimming with summertime fun.

06/21/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

The High Life

Tackle the Biggest Bike Park in the Rockies in Angel Fire

The New Mexico town popular with Texans offers thrills beyond skiing in the summer.

06/21/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The High Life

Park City Isn't Just for Snow Lovers

Ski towns are almost as popular during the summer as they are when the snow flies—and this Utah destination is no exception.

06/21/2017 By Melissa Fields

Editor's Note

The Delicious Sensation of Trading Houston's Heat for Higher Altitudes

"I felt so far removed from the boiling cauldron that is the Bayou City in summertime, but I knew that the mountains were exactly where I wanted to be."

06/21/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Texas Beaches

The Local's Guide to Galveston Island

Where to find the least-touristy beaches, cheapest beachfront views, and the Gulf Coast-iest gumbo.

06/14/2017 By Peter Holley