Perched at the southern end of Grand Traverse Bay some 250 miles northwest of Detroit, Traverse City is prized for its trails, beaches, cherry orchards, a burgeoning arts scene and nearby Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. In recent years, the area has developed a nationwide reputation as a foodie haven for farm-to-table restaurants featuring local fruits, veggies, cheeses and wines.
Seven of the 10 largest U.S. airlines have rolled out a premium economy offering, which often includes extra legroom and perks such as free food or priority boarding, all for a fraction of the first-class price. We’ve rounded up the premium economy options for you.
To hear the locals tell it, downtown Tulsa, Okla., known years ago as the oil capital of the world, hit the skids when much of the oil business began migrating to Houston in the 1980s. So Tulsa time needed a jolt, and a gaggle of movers, shakers and entrepreneurial spirits set about to make it so.
Dog beaches account for a tiny fraction of the thousands of miles of U.S. shoreline, but they are treasured by pet owners and their pooches. Beaches where unleashed dogs are allowed complete freedom are typically fenced, offer drinking water and showers for dogs, bags to pick up dog feces and trash cans.
The Little Conemaugh River blew through the embankment that formed a lake and swallowed Johnstown, Pa., ultimately killing 2,209 people. Elias Ungers farm is now the site of the National Park Services Johnstown Flood National Memorial in South Fork, Pa., about 14 miles upriver from Johnstown.
Youll have to shell out as much as $25 per day to wheel around Portland, Ore., but dont fear. Theres much to do on the cheap in a city where living thrifty is living well.
The Kansas City Star’s Travel Photo Contest is open to amateur photographers of any age who are residents of Missouri or Kansas.