Wyoming. In the northeast corner of the state, it stands out from the surrounding landscape, rising nearly 1,300 feet above the Belle Fourche River.
For all the appeal that Atlantic City may have for gamblers as a beach destination, the resort town has one chronic flaw: Every year, summer ends.
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'What does New York mean to you?" I ask my husband, as we sit in a knot of traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike. He stops drumming the steering wheel. "Seinfeld, Saturday Night Live, Woody Allen," he says, then pauses and adds, "Walt Whitman."
NEW YORK - "Skyscraper Museum? Sorry, no. Ask that guy over there. He might know where it is."
After hearing four variations on that theme, I approached a female construction worker in a neon-pink hard hat. "Sure," she said, "right there," and pointed around the corner, past a line of people waiting to board the Circle Line boat to the Statue of Liberty, to a building at Lower Manhattan's 39 Battery Place.
NEW YORK - It is a cold, overcast afternoon on the Lower East Side. The streets are almost empty. The buildings seem dusty. A man's dark overcoat swings eerily in the breeze on a hanger at the entrance of a used-clothing store.
NEW YORK - I missed Mario Batali by two hours when I sat down at one of his tables. The man himself had just been in Otto to pump up the staff, and his taste for lusty Italian permeated the place like fresh anchovies in the bagna cauda.
Question: I recently made a reservation for a van ride from New York to Newark airport through SuperShuttle. I called hours in advance of my scheduled pickup and was given a confirmation number by phone.
Inquirer reporter Tom Belden blogs about the frustrations and joys of travel by road, rail and air in and out of Philadelphia, at http://go.philly.com/roadwarrior.
10 for the Road
You can plan now to attend these weekend events, which will take place within a few weeks and are within a day's drive of Philadelphia.
What a U.S. dollar buys (in commercial trades; consumer rates may be lower)
Country Jan. 18 Year ago
Australia (dollar) 1.27 1.34
Austria (euro) 0.77 0.83
Someone once asked me, as we were riding in a Manhattan-bound 1 train, about the looming classical dome perched atop a steep, wooded hill. Situated in Gotham's least glamorous borough, the Bronx, it stands out.
When New Orleans' levees surrendered to Katrina's floodwaters a year-and-a-half ago, familiar places in that city were cast in strange, even bizarre, roles.
Time and money may be in short supply for many younger travelers. Each month, Hip Trip brings you advice on how not to waste either.
It's getting ugly out there for Americans.
Across the globe, anti-U.S. sentiment has grown in recent years, according to government studies, surveys and reports from travelers.
MAPUTO, Mozambique - My wife and I were walking down a quiet street in this capital city when we realized it felt different from the other cities we'd visited during our two-month African voyage.
OBERSALZBERG, Germany - Is a mountain evil because it inspired an evil man?
For more than a half-century, Obersalzberg has lived under the shadow of its most infamous former resident, Adolf Hitler.
One fear that vacationers have is of getting sick in a foreign country. Will you be able to find a qualified doctor? Can you find one who speaks English?