In 1887, when the last Golden Spike was pounded into the tracks in Ashland, Ore., and the iron horse officially encircled the nation, the Railroad District was the bustling hub of the Rogue Valley. The area was bristling with railroad workers, Chinese immigrants, gamblers and hustlers of all stripes, looking to make their fortune in the Wild West.
A lobster claw the size of an iPhone 5 sits perched atop my lunch, completely obliterating any chance I have to see the quarter-pound of chopped lobster meat, lightly dressed with mayo and tucked into a split-top hot dog bun that's been ever-so-gently griddled with butter on either side. The lobster roll at Quoddy Bay Lobster, an industrial-looking blue aluminum shack on the eastern lip of the United States, isn't my first - you can find them now in seafood restaurants all over the country - but it's certainly the freshest, most delicious version I've ever had.
There are few places more sublime than sunny San Diego, with its intoxicating mix of surf-frothed beaches, trendy cafes and, of course, Balboa Park. That 1,200-acre swath includes 16 museums, more than a dozen gardens, multiple theaters and the San Diego Zoo. And this year, the park is celebrating its 100th birthday.
Whether you're taking the kids on a day trip or a trip around the world, if you're bringing a smartphone or tablet, you'll want to be sure you have these great apps for getting them involved and engaged in your travel adventure.
The Blue Ridge Music Center, at Milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Galax, Va., begins its summer Saturday night concerts May 30 – an inexpensive and impressive weekly showcase of mountain music.
To tip or not to tip? That is the question. Tipping in the U.S. is fairly black and white, but the rules get complicated - and incredibly varied - when traveling abroad. If you don't know the guidelines, you're likely either throwing away money or overlooking the people who rely on your tip as part of their income.
Coming to Florida theme parks in 2016: A 200-foot roller coaster at SeaWorld that will be the tallest in Orlando. The reincarnation of King Kong at Universal Orlando. A ride based on "Frozen" at Epcot. A new light show at Disney's Animal Kingdom. A major attraction at Busch Gardens, details still under wraps.
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