Kona, on the west coast of the Big Island, should be enjoyed like the coffee growing in its volcanic earth: slowly. But should you only have time for the espresso version of Kona, here are the best things to do in Kona in one day. Read more
In all the conversations that I’ve ever been a part of or overheard, pertaining to Atlanta, the city always seems to be the setting of terrible traffic, highway shutdowns after one inch of snowfall, bad local sports teams, or crime. I had never heard anything very glamorous. But one of the city’s overlooked gems is its green space. The best parks in Atlanta not only run through the city’s heart, but can be found in all corners of this urban jungle, which by the way does have quite a lot of charm.
We have long held that there is both outer and inner beauty. Usually these terms are reserved for describing humans; but it’s worth extending this quality to certain buildings, especially those at the forefront of the green movement. Read more
The famed statesmen Benjamin Franklin wore many hats. He was a philosopher, diplomat, printer, scientist, and civic planner. But if you pay a visit to the newly revitalized Benjamin Franklin Museum in Philadelphia, you’ll not only respect the man more, you’ll appreciate the clever ways of his odd imagination.
In an effort to have the museum appeal to children and adults, the collection offers an array of artifacts and Franklinisms, (though it does not go into any great depth, which Marissa appreciated), and it attempts to provide visitors with a hands-on experiences and even a few laughs. Read more
When you only have a limited time for vacation, why spend the majority of it driving to your activity of choice? The White Mountains of New Hampshire are a winter junky’s paradise, but there are certain hotels situated at the foot of adventure. Here are the best hotels in the White Mountains for skiers, snowboarders, and cross-country riders. (Plus two bonus accommodations for the less nimble: historians and beer drinkers.) Read more