Celebrating America’s Melting Pot

To celebrate Independence Day, here are some vibrant, living destinations from sea to shining sea where you can experience firsthand the diversity of America’s melting pot.

Summer Produce on the North Carolina Coast

In North Carolina, we pay plenty of attention to our backyard gardens and farmers markets, to thirst quenchers both hard and soft, and, of course, to setting a table that’s more feast than meal. Here are some ideas for using summer produce in food and drink recipes.

Kayaking the Potomac River

Viewing the city from inside a 40-pound shell of fiberglass could be intimidating, but instead it offers welcome perspective. Learn more about Michaela Riva Gaaserud’s experiences on the Potomac, as well as how you can start paddling yourself.

10 Budget-Friendly Maui Travel Tips

Just because Maui is a popular travel destination doesn’t mean it has to be expensive. Author Kyle Ellison shares 10 travel tips for experiencing paradise on a budget.