Open Road

They Say Life’s a Journey, Not a Destination. They Lie.

Traveling the 1,600 miles from Houston to Los Angeles by train is not for the faint of heart. Or for anyone.

02/20/2017 By Scott Vogel

Starry Eyed

Food Fight: What's the Difference Between One Michelin Star and Two?

Comparing and contrasting Alice Ristorante and Seta in Milan.

02/13/2017 By Alice Levitt

For What Ails You

When is Liqueur Medicine? When It's Imbibed at the World's Oldest Pharmacy

Dominican monks began sharing their elixirs with the public in 1612 at Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella in Florence.

02/09/2017 By Alice Levitt

Travel

There's Much More to Memphis Than Graceland

Visit the city where three Kings exerted an enormous influence over our nation's history and music.

02/08/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

Travel

3 Reasons to Book That Alaskan Cruise Right Now

Even if you're cruise-averse, a ship-based trip to the northernmost state might change your mind.

01/31/2017 By Bryce Dodds

Travel

Visiting the Affordable and Amazing Azores

These stunning Portuguese islands are one of the best-kept secrets in the Atlantic.

01/24/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

Family Guide to Florida

The Houstonian Family's Guide to Florida

Pack your bags, Houston. The Sunshine State beckons.

01/24/2017 By Bill Wiatrak, Craig Pittman, and Jamie Portwood

Family Guide to Florida

Living History: Spending a Day in St. Augustine

The oldest continually inhabited city in the U.S. isn't just interesting for the adults.

01/23/2017 By Jamie Portwood

Family Guide to Florida

7 National Parks in Florida Your Kids Will Love

Heaven on earth awaits in the most unexpected of places.

01/23/2017 By Craig Pittman

Family Guide to Florida

The 5 Best Florida Beaches for Families

"There are no bad beaches in Florida," says Dr. Beach ... but these are his favorites.

01/23/2017 By Craig Pittman

Family Guide to Florida

5 Cool New Theme Park Rides in Orlando

Baby, we were born to ride.

01/23/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

Travel

New York City's First Foods and Where to Find Them

You haven't eaten a Reuben (or a hot dog, or Baked Alaska, or eggs Benedict) until you've eaten the original iterations in the Big Apple.

01/20/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

Travel

4 Reasons to Budget for a Trip to Billings

Montana's Magic City may be the farthest destination from your mind when planning your next vacation, but maybe it shouldn't be.

01/13/2017 By Bryce Dodds

Travel

Finding a Spiritual Motherland in Punta Mita, Mexico

Every journey south of the border feels like coming home.

01/05/2017 By Loreta Kovacic

Travel

Vacationing on a Budget? Seek Out Southern New Mexico

Whether it's hiking in Dripping Springs, relaxing in hot springs or sledding sand dunes, there's something for everyone near Mesilla.

12/21/2016 By Kyndall Krist

Travel

10 Places to Recreate Your Favorite Rock 'n' Roll Album Covers

From the Giant's Causeway to Death Valley, our list of the spots every classic rock fan should seek out.

12/20/2016 By Bill Wiatrak

Travel

Tucked-Away Telluride Should Be on Every Texan's Winter Bucket List

From fire festivals to majestic mountain vistas, there's something for everyone in this so-pretty-it-can't-be-real village.

12/12/2016 By Bill Wiatrak

Travel

Can You Keep the Cal-a-Vie Life Going Forever?

Seeking a new way of being in the California hills at a Houston-owned luxury resort.

12/08/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Travel

5 Reasons to Take that Trip to Tucson

It's not always easy to get there from Houston, but The Old Pueblo is worth the flight.

12/06/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Travel

Don't Neglect Napoli When Planning that Italian Getaway

From amazing ruins to beautiful coastline, you'll be blown away by what Naples has to offer.

11/28/2016 By Bill Wiatrak