Despite the rain, Seattle seems more connected to its natural environment than any other city in the U.S. Ethereal mountains playing hide-and-go-seek on the horizon, wild blackberry brambles hugging trees on the side of the road, and water, water everywhere give this city a fairytale charm, as if Mother Goose herself built the set. Though she didn’t plan for the notoriously bad traffic, you really don’t have to fear getting caught in the crush. The city comprises more than 100 distinct and comfortably walkable neighborhoods, with those of most interest to tourists clustered around the downtown area. You can park and hoof it (just ignore the rain) to many of the city’s most interesting attractions. read more »
One day in early 1969, a 16-year-old black high school student from Queens named David Smikle decided to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which he had never visited. He’d heard on the radio that people were upset about an exhibition there, “Harlem on My Mind,” and he wanted a firsthand look. read more »
With the inhumanity of Middle America’s summer heat wave behind us, it’s time to get reacquainted with how glorious a visit to the Windy City can be. Fall is the perfect season to visit Chicago. With sun, moderate weather, fewer crowds with the kids back in school, and gorgeous, golden leaves in Grant Park, visitors will find themselves in a cozy, autumnal spirit quickly.
Football fans and music fans alike can delight in the NFL’s pre-game performances by Mariah Carey and No Doubt that kick off this year’s football season on September 5. The Grammy award-winning artists are set to perform at Rockefeller Center just before the season opener between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. read more »
Visiting Boston and seeing the wonderful attractions there? If you have a spare afternoon—and an interest in any or all things maritime—consider an excursion to nearby Salem, Mass., where you can discover nearly four centuries of sailing history. read more »