Destinations

Photo of the Day: September Surfing on Lake Michigan

Photo of the Day: September Surfing on Lake Michigan

Why, yes, it is possible to surf on the Great Lakes, including Lake Michigan. But doing so means braving not-so-great weather. This week, as fall ushered in high winds and life-threatening conditions, Chicago Tribune captured the scene as surfers donned wet suits and headed out into the waves. According to Sleeping Bear Surf & Kayak:…

Hawaii’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Slated to Be Removed

Hawaii’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Slated to Be Removed

Although officially off-limits since 1987, Hawaii’s famous Ha’ikū Stairs, have become a favorite landmark for thrill-seekers. But they have also become a liability for the City of Honolulu, which cannot provide the infrastructure or security to maintain the so-called “Stairway to Heaven.” CNN reports that on September 8, the Honolulu City Council voted unanimously in…

Georgia’s Ocmulgee Mounds May Be America’s Next National Park

Georgia’s Ocmulgee Mounds May Be America’s Next National Park

Georgia’s Ocmulgee Mounds is home to one of the U.S. National Park Service’s (NPS) largest archaeological collections and dates back millennia. Now the landmark, currently classified as a national historical park, could become the USA’s newest national park, as well as the first one in the state of Georgia. Conde Nast Traveler reports on what…

‘Block by Block’ Tracks the Hidden Histories Behind the Street Names of Washington, DC

‘Block by Block’ Tracks the Hidden Histories Behind the Street Names of Washington, DC

A new exhibition highlights the people behind some of the capital city’s roadways, plazas, and parks. The city, which is shaped like a diamond, except where it meets the Potomac River on its southwest side, is organized by geographical divides centered on the U.S. Capitol and the White House, using mathematical principles employed by the original designer,…

The Tetons’ Ever-Changing Beauty: A 45 Mile Hike Through the Wyoming Range

Mile for mile, the Teton Crest Trail is among the most scenic multiday hikes to be found anywhere in America, encompassing mountain passes, epic ridgelines, dense forests, glaciers, snowfields, endless alpine scenery, towering peaks, glacially carved canyons, a constant array of wildflowers, breathtaking mountain lakes and an abundance of wildlife, including moose, bighorn sheep, mule…

A Guide to Dining in Eugene, Oregon, by ‘Crying in H Mart’ Author Michelle Zauner

A Guide to Dining in Eugene, Oregon, by ‘Crying in H Mart’ Author Michelle Zauner

Restaurants and markets serve as settings through crucial moments in the book: Shopping with her mother at Sunrise Market, her argument with her mother as a teenager at Cafe Seoul, sobbing in the dining room at Marché after her mother’s funeral. As much as Crying in H Mart is a story about love and grief, it is…

Happy Birthday, Los Angeles

Happy Birthday, Los Angeles

The city of Los Angeles was founded on September 4, 1781, by a diverse group of 44 settlers (pobladores). They called the city El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula (English: The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of Porciúncula). Today, the historical heart of Los Angeles…