United States

United States

Thanks in part to its wide-open landscape and sprawling interstate system, the United States has maintained a long-term love affair with the automobile. The romance certainly hasn’t waned over the years, as more cars were sold in the United States in 2015 than during any other year in history. Many of those sales were pragmatic vehicles like Crossover Utility Vehicles, but you don’t have to cover many miles to encounter far more interesting autos. So hit the highway and take the exit for these motor-friendly metropolises! Portland Oregon Portland may conjure up images of farm-to-table brunch spots and thick-bearded Millennials…
Be sure to check out these famous sandwiches on your next trip, which are must-tries whenever you visit their region of origin. 1. Chicago's Italian Beef The Windy City draws large crowds for deep-dish pizza and Chicago dogs, but the Italian beef is a long-time local favorite. Thinly sliced seasoned beef is piled high on an Italian sub roll, dredged in gravy or au jus, and topped with hot or sweet peppers. You can find these bad boys at a local dog stall down the street from your Chicago hotel or other street-food style restaurants around the city. 2. North…
Headed to Chicago? Let's take a look at some of the best boutique hotels located in and around town for all budgets. W Chicago Lakeshore View from the W Chicago Lakeshore. Photo via flickr by micahb37 Located right in the heart of Chicago, the W Chicago Lakeshore is the premiere lakeside hotel in the Windy City. Recently completely a $38 million dollar renovation, the W Chicago is now more stylish and comfortable than ever before. Their stylish rooms are immaculately decorated with a funky fresh modern design that will instantly impress every guest with a sense of style. Want more?…
Oakland is a diverse city that has much to offer visitors. Unsure where to stay? If you seek excitement or action then head on up to Berkeley. However those in the mood to relax or being lured to the water might want to stay on the riverfront right in the heart of Oakland. Hotel Durant One of Oakland's best suburbs is Berkeley and right in the heart of it all is the green-certified Hotel Durant, near the University of California Berkeley. Offering stylish, comfortable rooms at an affordable price, there is no better place to stay than the Durant when…
There’s nothing under the sun that captures the imagination quite like outer space. With the discovery of water on Mars, the meteoric rise of Matt Damon’s new film, “The Martian”, and the impending release of the new Stars Wars flick, the universe has been, well, everywhere lately. Back here on the earth, the closest most of us mere mortals will come to outer space is a visit to one of America’s NASA-run Space Centers: the Johnson Space Center, located in Houston, TX, and the Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral, FL. We wondered, which Space Center location's vacation price is…
Chicago may be synonymous with “deep dish,” but there’s more to this city than thick crusts and mounds of cheese. In addition to striking architecture and gorgeous sunsets, the Windy City boasts a smorgasbord of good eats. 1. Chicago-style Hot Dog What cheesesteaks are to Philly, the Chicago-style hot dog is to the Windy City. The best versions start with a Vienna Beef Natural Casing dog, lay it down in a steamed poppy-seed bun, and top it with yellow mustard, diced white onion, relish, thin tomato wedges, a layer of crunchy dill pickles, and a couple of sport peppers. You’ll…
Colors are changing and the temperature is dropping, which means it's time for a quick trip before the winter comes and the holiday season begins. Best Western Plus Robert Treat Hotel Want to visit New York City but not sure you want to be in the heart of the chaos? Then the Best Western Plus Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, just a few miles from NYC, is the place for you. This location is especially convenient for road-trippers and people with an RV, as they offer free on-site parking, and there is plenty of public transportation nearby to get you…
Amsterdam was once a place where college kids and marijuana aficionados flocked in order to enjoy herb out in the open, eliciting no more than a glance from passersby. But the times, they are a-changin'. Now that marijuana is legal in five U.S. states and the District of Columbia, American pot smokers need not cross the pond for the experience. According to Hipmunk airfare search data, Amsterdam has fallen from the #7 most-searched international destination in 2014 to #10 in 2015. We speculated it has something to do with domestic cities like Denver and Portland (both of them) joining the…
When visiting Los Angeles, I always struggle with where to stay — downtown, Hollywood, or the suburbs? The first two are closer to the action, the third is more relaxing — and more affordable. After countless trips, I've finally settled on Long Beach and Palm Springs. The former is great for staying busy around Los Angeles and Palm Springs is where to head when you want to slow things down and relax. Consider these greater Los Angeles hotels for your next trip to the area. Long Beach Sunset. Photo via flickr by Ronnie Pittman. Vagabond Inn Convention Center Long Beach…
Lake Tahoe is one of the most gorgeous destinations in the western half of the united States. It lies in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and separates California from Nevada. One glimpse and you will fall instantly in love. Tucked away on the southeast corner of the lake just across the state line is the aptly named town of Stateline, Nevada. This sleepy little bump in the road has a population of only 842 people but is home to some amazing boutique hotels and resorts. Plus because they are in Nevada, most of these lodging options do include casinos. Harrah's Lake…

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