Next time you're thinking about escaping to the Sunshine State, don't focus your fun solely on the likes of Miami, the Keys or Orlando. Florida has much more to offer. From dude ranches to alligator farms to one-of-a-kind exhibitions, there's something extraordinary to entertain you off the beaten path. Here are some ideas to get you going:
Jonathan Dickinson State Park
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Ireland is a tiny island, but its historical importance and stunning beauty are enormous. At just over 32,000 square miles, it's roughly 174 miles at its widest and is comparable in size to the state of Indiana. Dublin, the capital, is the only city in the country with more than a million inhabitants.
It's a relatively quick flight from the New York area, just six or seven hours. Ireland's...Read more »
There's more to the historic New England city of New Haven, Connecticut than its famed Neapolitan-style apizza (though darn, that's good) and Yale's Ivy League pedigree.
From the '60s through the '90s, New Haven witnessed an economic decline and a rise in crime. But thanks to municipal programs like Project Storefronts, the hardscrabble town's downtown business district is being revitalized,...Read more »
When planning that next getaway, schedule an earlier-than-ever airport arrival, and leave plenty of time between those connecting flights. Not because of long security lines, but rather to check out all the amazing food offerings being served up at airports across the country.
We've compiled a list of some tasty ways to spend that extra travel time at various national airports, starting with...Read more »
Head uptown, and don't stop until you're in medieval Europe. That's the experience that The Cloisters museum and gardens have offered tourists and city-weary New Yorkers for 75 years.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrates medieval European art and architecture at this 4-acre campus at the northern tip of Manhattan, home to thousands of pieces mostly dating from the 13th century to the...Read more »
There's no yellow brick road, but if you follow the little blue signs, they'll lead you to the close-by and wonderful land of oenophiles -- also known as the Connecticut Wine Trail (ctwine.com).
With 25 wineries dotting the landscape, palate-pleasing libations are just a short drive away. So hop in the car -- make sure you designate a driver -- and wind your way up the trail for a day trip...Read more »