One of the world’s tiniest countries offers the allure of royalty, churches, medieval prison cells high up in the Ligurian Alps with a Riviera view.
The world’s first year-round ice bar, carved entirely from ice, finds fans who knock back neon-hued juices and vodka concoctions in a über-nippy setting
Big-name courses in some of the most scenic country around attracts pros, celebrities, and everyday golfers.
A Glen Rose, Texas, animal sanctuary home to hoofstock, birds, wolves, rhino, cheetahs, and other exotic animals offers an African safari experience at considerably less expense than leaving the continent.
As one of the world’s oldest centers of civilization, Istanbul is the site of a succession of religions and cultures, all of which have left their imprints on the city’s architecture and culinary riches. Greek, Persian, and Arabic delicacies are all represented, plus regional specialties from every corner of Turkey.
Unless you’re a historian and/or employed by TiVo, which is the only tech-industry company headquartered here, chances are you’ve never heard of Alviso. Fully incorporated in its Gold Rush-era heyday, now an unincorporated neighborhood of San Jose, this sleepy sloughside secret sports the Bay Area’s lowest elevation.
It’s is a living, breathing museum of money and the moneyed and a bit hard to take seriously, even though it’s awash with arts, culture, shopping, and entertainment in a truly beautiful Mediterranean setting.
The Ellis Island of the West offers glimpses into history, outstanding natural vistas accessed via a 5-mile hike through an immigration station, Fort McDowell, Quarry Beach, a Coast Guard outpost, and Nike Missile base.
Silicon Valley was born of two fathers in a Palo Alto garage. A few more of its garages later morphed into Fortune 500 companies, and its office parks now bear names the entire world knows: Apple, Google, Yahoo, Facebook, HP, Oracle, LinkedIn. Even if you can't work for these companies, a high-tech stroll through the region otherwise known as Santa Clara Valley still offers plenty to see and do.
Renowned as the cultural heart of Japan, Kyoto's temples, shrines, and palaces are resplendent in every season, but the soul of a culture is revealed in its food. Sampling Kyoto's culinary specialties provides cultural insight and gustatory delights.