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March 2014

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Atlanta for Romantics

If you’re looking for a romantic getaway, Atlanta is a wonderful place to go. As a large city, it offers a multitude of world-class accommodations, cultural events and sights, yet it’s diverse and quirky enough to allow for a truly unique experience. What you and your partner choose to do depends, of course, on who you are as a couple – what you most enjoy together, what your ideal date would be – but whether you opt for cozy and intimate, lavish and luxurious, or simple and inexpensive, Atlanta is a delightful setting for your romantic experience.

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5 Places to See Spring Bloom

5 Places to See Spring Bloom While it can be wonderful to head to your local public park or enjoy the flowers and freshly cut grass in your own backyard, winter-induced cabin fever may have left you itching for a road trip. Right now, there is no better time to hit the road and see spring burst into bloom! Here are some of our picks for places that will put the “spring” back in your step and bring you in-tune with nature and the new cycle of warmer weather. read more »

Toronto's Ethnic Buffet

When I tell my friends in Toronto how much I love their city, they often say, “Really?” I always assume they imagine I’m just trying to be gracious, or perhaps — with characteristic Canadian modesty — they’re reluctant to acknowledge how easy their city is to love. But they also have a great deal of justifiable civic pride, and a clear sense of why Toronto is such a special and unusual place to live and visit. There’s more to this understated city than many people might realize. read more »

Spring Is in the Air in New York City

Winter was rough. In fact, this year’s onslaught of snow, slush and way-too-wicked weather was nothing short of ridiculous. Thank goodness spring is here. In fact, it starts today! And, as in seasons past, that means the alleged “concrete jungle” known as New York City actually begins to blossom. From street-friendly flower carts to Central Park, this city blooms with a cacophony of color in some of the most unexpected spaces and places. Here’s a quick guide to a few of the best spots in New York to tip toe through the tulips and other verdant gardens. read more »

'Bike Sharing' Programs Popping Up All Over Cities

Traffic snarls, vague directions and unexpected one-way streets plague many a city traveler, and put a damper on precious vacation time. Instead of succumbing to road rage, take advantage of the public bike programs springing up in CityPASS destinations across North America. For a fee – $5 per day in Toronto, $6 in Boston and $10 in New York – these programs let you borrow bikes from docking stations strategically located throughout the central district. Designed with city cruising in mind, the bikes generally have rugged step-through frames with baskets or luggage racks, upright handle bars, responsive hand brakes, adjustable seats, three speeds, and the appropriate reflectors and safety lamps. read more »

How to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Chicago

Many cities throughout the United States have formal Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations, but none more bizarre and exciting than Chicago. Complete with marching bands, bag-pipe players, ceremonial services, contests, parties and a variety of Irish festivities, the Windy City adds one additional element to this day that certainly spreads the holiday cheer. For almost 50 years, a group of privately funded St. Patty’s advocates have been pouring 45 pounds eco-friendly vegetable dye into the Chicago River to turn it a shimmering shade of emerald green. The dyeing of the river draws nearly 400,000 viewers each year, allowing spectators to revel in the colors of old Saint Patrick. read more »

Move Your Feet, See the Sights, and Contribute to a Good Cause: Philly Charity Runs

Philly is known for quite a few things, including history, cheesesteaks, and great attractions, but did you know that it's also known for charity? If you’ve got an altruistic spirit and an interest in feats of human endurance, Philadelphia has plenty of opportunities for residents and visitors alike to turn out and contribute to some great causes. Even if you’re not interested in racing, these are all fun ways to stretch your legs and see the sights in Philly. read more »

Seeing Sights and Staying Warm in Seattle: Indoor Attractions in the Emerald City

Staying Warm in Seattle It may be known for its rainfall, but if you’re planning a trek to Seattle, don’t let that put a damper on your fun! There are plenty of unique Seattle attractions to make your visit to Jet City an enjoyable one. Here are a few of our suggestions for indoor activities that will allow you to stay warm and dry in the Emerald City while letting you experience some of the best of the Northwest. read more »

5 Easy Ways to be a So Cal Spring Break Hero

Is this the year you’ll do something truly memorable as a family? Thinking back to my youth, few excursions sparked a level of anticipation as high as when my mother and nana took my brother and me to Disneyland®. I still recall the dizzying array of characters and costumes, the rides and, frankly, how CLEAN everything was. It was a huge upgrade from the sketchy carnival barkers and rickety rides at the transient, parking lot fair back home. It was a true, family adventure. read more »

Gauguin: Metamorphoses Opens at MoMA on March 8

Gauguin: Metamorphoses is the first major monographic exhibition on Paul Gauguin (French, 1848–1903) ever presented at MoMA, and the first major exhibition to focus particularly on the artist’s rare and extraordinary prints and transfer drawings and their relationship to his paintings and his sculptures. Approximately 160 works, including some 130 works on paper and a critical selection of some 30 related paintings and sculptures, will be on view from March 8 through June 8, 2014, in The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art Special Exhibition Gallery. Featuring loans from many different collections—national and international, public and private—the exhibition offers an extraordinary opportunity to see these works brought together. Many have rarely if ever been shown in the United States. read more »

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