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48 Hours in Philadelphia: The Ultimate Itinerary

48 Hours in Philadelphia: The Ultimate Itinerary

Ideal for a quick getaway, Philadelphia offers culture, history, and an abundance of fantastic food options throughout the city. With world-class museums, lively neighborhoods, and historical pubs, there is an abundance of fun and intriguing things to see, do, and taste in the City of Brotherly Love. If you are lucky enough to have 48 hours in the city, check out some of these great restaurants and fascinating destinations. Read more.

Honolulu’s Iconic Halekulani Resort Opens a Boutique Hotel Across the Street

Honolulu’s Iconic Halekulani Resort Opens a Boutique Hotel Across the Street

Growing from a collection of beachside bungalows in 1917 to an elegant, VIP-favorite resort set on a prime stretch of Waikiki Beach, Halekulani has helped define luxury in Honolulu for decades. For 30 of those years, the ownership of the resort has also overseen the Waikiki Parc Hotel across the street, a more modest offering that lived in the shadow of its famous sister. Now, following a year-long, multi-million-dollar renovation, that property has been transformed into Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani—a boutique-style spot fueled by the luxury expertise of the Halekulani brand.

31 Airplane Snacks that are TSA-Friendly, Delicious, and (Mostly) Healthy

31 Airplane Snacks that are TSA-Friendly, Delicious, and (Mostly) Healthy

Everyone knows that flying while famished is simply not a fun way to travel. When you’re preparing for a flight, it’s always a smart idea to plan for the moment when hunger strikes. Most airlines’ (and some airports') food offerings are too pricey, less than exciting, or just not available. Savvy travelers know that when it comes to eating on airplanes, it’s best to BYOS: bring your own snacks. Getting hungry? This handy guide will help you choose and pack an assortment of delicious and travel-friendly snacks to satisfy airborne cravings! And while most of them are healthy, we threw in a few treats in case you need a little travel stress relief.

The 2019 Summer Beach Reads You Won’t Want to Put Down

The 2019 Summer Beach Reads You Won’t Want to Put Down

What’s better than losing yourself in a great book on the beach (or in your backyard)? Anyone seeking summertime book suggestions should be thrilled with the multitude of captivating book releases in 2019—there are some seriously fun summer beach reads that you won't want to put down. We've rounded up our favorite eclectic and addicting titles and paired them with the best places to turn pages. This summer, choose one of these new books to enjoy while you’re soaking in the sunshine. Get them on Amazon while they (and the summer sun) are hot.

E-Bike Across Oahu With Pedego Waikiki

E-Bike Across Oahu With Pedego Waikiki

After he got hooked on riding an e-bike a few years ago, avid cycling enthusiast Michael Robles opened e-bike store Pedego Waikiki in 2018. From his centrally located shop, he takes riders on two-wheeled sightseeing adventures across the island on Pedego e-bikes.

Surf's up! 10 of the best beaches for beginners to catch waves

Surf's up! 10 of the best beaches for beginners to catch waves

Published in USA Today

Ready to catch some waves? You’ll need some practice before you can get barreled, do aerial tricks or perform cutbacks. Check out these great surfing spots across America that are ideal for beginners. These scenic coastal destinations feature beautiful beaches, friendly crowds and an overall fun wave-catching experience

These 10 restaurants are elevating Park City's culinary scene

These 10 restaurants are elevating Park City's culinary scene

Published in USA Today

In Park City, Utah, new restaurants and creative menus are arriving on the scene, along with inventive chefs who are adding their own unique style to the area’s gastronomic offerings.

Chef Zane Holmquist is the vice president of food and beverage operations at the luxurious Stein Eriksen Lodge in Deer Valley. He explains that the dining options in the area have been enhanced greatly in recent years and the restaurants offer exceptional menus all year long.

Peek inside Italy's newest luxury hotel, run by a world-famous chef

Peek inside Italy's newest luxury hotel, run by a world-famous chef

Published in USA Today

Situated just outside of Modena, in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, is the luxurious Casa Maria Luigia, a stunning country inn surrounded by picturesque gardens, lovely fountains and art sculptures. But what makes this bed and breakfast so special isn’t just the gorgeous countryside and the artsy, posh ambiance.

Chefs at sea: What it's like to run a restaurant on a cruise ship

Chefs at sea: What it's like to run a restaurant on a cruise ship

Published in USA Today

For many cruise passengers, dining is an essential part of the voyage. And cruise ships today serve up quality culinary options that provide guests with enriching experiences onboard.

For the expert (and celebrity) chefs who create the menus for these literal moving feasts, having a restaurant at sea affords an array of opportunities, as well as challenges (think safety, space and sourcing concerns). Here, they offer their perspectives on creatively cooking at sea.

Where to hit the culinary jackpot in Atlantic City

Where to hit the culinary jackpot in Atlantic City

Published in the New York Post

Like a hot shooter at the dice table, the Atlantic City restaurant scene is on a proverbial roll. Whether you crave a taste of classics from “Boardwalk Empire” or a modern meal from a culinary superstar, this shore town runs the gamut when it comes to gastronomy.

10 of the best places to eat in Palm Springs

10 of the best places to eat in Palm Springs

Published in USA Today

Known as a favorite Southern California desert escape, Palm Springs has recently become a culinary oasis as well.

Gabriel Woo, chef at the Barn Kitchen says, "It is a very exciting time for the Palm Springs food scene. As the area introduces more events and activities to draw a variety of experience-seekers, the food scene is becoming more chef-oriented, leading to diverse cuisines at the helm of talented, industry-conscious, socially involved individuals."

Hikes for your next vacation: Scenic treks in National Parks across the United States

Hikes for your next vacation: Scenic treks in National Parks across the United States

From leisurely strolls to strenuous treks, national parks across the USA provide plenty of reasons to break out those hiking boots and start exploring. These outdoor natural playgrounds offer everything for fun day hikes or rugged adventures, including wildlife sightings, dramatic scenery and lots of bucolic calorie-burning experiences.

Plan your summer beach vacation: Legendary Boardwalks in the USA

Plan your summer beach vacation: Legendary Boardwalks in the USA

For passionate beachgoers, summer vacation is synonymous with oceanfront boardwalks that offer stunning views of the dunes, beaches and crashing waves. Featuring fun amusement rides, eclectic shops, cool cafes, live music and carefree summertime traditions, these boardwalks have become popular destinations with their own sun-soaked personalities, characterized by the sweet and salty combined aromas of fresh popcorn, cotton candy, French fries, pizza and other delectable and local treats.  

Retro vibe intact at refurbed Queen Kapiolani

Retro vibe intact at refurbed Queen Kapiolani

Published in Travel Weekly

The newly refurbished Queen Kapiolani Hotel in Waikiki exudes a cool, casual vibe. Open, airy and light-filled, the lobby of this recently renovated property welcomes guests with a fresh ambience enhanced with ocean breezes and bright Hawaiian artwork.

Greek Classics: Embrace island time on Santoríni, Crete and Rhodes

Greek Classics: Embrace island time on Santoríni, Crete and Rhodes

Published in Global Traveler USA

With so many picturesque and enchanting Greek islands to choose from, it can be a bit daunting to select just one charming locale for a getaway. Of the 227 inhabited islands in Greece (of nearly 6,000), these three favorite destinations offer unforgettably authentic yet diverse experiences: Santoríni, Crete and Rhodes.