Each of the 385 rooms in the Grand Hotel is decorated differently. Photo © Lembi Buchanan/123rf.

Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel

The iconic Grand Hotel, a gracious edifice built on a scale appropriate to its name, has become practically synonymous with Mackinac Island. One of the last vestiges of the bygone Gilded Age’s opulence, it’s one of the largest summer resorts in the world, operating from early April through late October.

The Ohai Trail awards hikers with panoramic vistas of the island’s North Shore.

West Maui Hiking Trails

There aren’t nearly as many hiking trails on the West Side of Maui as you might expect. Much of the access in West Maui is blocked by private land or lack of proper trails. Nevertheless, the hiking options in West Maui offer their own sort of beauty, from stunning coastal treks to grueling ridgeline hikes.

Thanks to its protected status as a marine preserve, the reef at Hulopo‘e Beach Park is in better shape than other places in Lana‘i.

Lana‘i Snorkeling

Lana’i snorkeling is some of the best in Hawaii thanks to a protected marine reserve. Here’s where to go, including types of local marine life commonly spotted and snorkeling tips for each location, as well as available charters and what they offer.

The Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park, New York.

Cycling Hudson Valley in 6 Days

In a six-day tour, riding 35-45 miles per day, you can cover the length of the Hudson River Valley, hitting key sights, vistas, and attractions on both sides of the river. This suggested itinerary starts in the town of Hudson, in the Upper Hudson River Valley.

Kona Brewing Co. is a local brewpub serving fresh steak and seafood, all with a twist—their signature brew is incorporated in some way into most of the recipes.

Best Places to Eat in Southeastern O‘ahu

Southeastern O‘ahu is home to several stand-out eateries. Expert author Kevin Whitton highlights where to enjoy local specialties such as shave ice and plate lunch along with other casual and fine dining options.

Maui Ocean Riders offers the opportunity to witness little-seen areas of Lana‘i, such as Polihua Beach.

Lahaina Snorkeling Charters

Snorkeling charters in Lahaina run the gamut from small inflatable rafts to massive two-tiered catamarans. Since it’s important to match the tour company to the type of experience you want, here’s a summary of all Lahaina’s providers, including what they offer, prices, and scheduling.

Enjoy a true island experience of live music at Hotel Moloka‘i.

Entertainment on Moloka‘i

Most of the entertainment on Moloka‘i is of the live music variety, and that usually means that it’s going to be traditional island music played in a kanikapila style. Witnessing a live jam session can be captivating and a true island experience.

Waterfall in Porcupine Mountains State Park in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Where to Go in Upper Peninsula Michigan

With no shortage of beautiful, engaging places to visit, it’s hard to know where to go in Upper Peninsula Michigan. Here you’ll find summaries of all the major areas, highlighting local draws such as natural wonders, cultural experiences, long-time visitor favourites, and more.

Waterwheel at a mill in Sleepy Hollow, NY.

Hudson Valley Day Trips from New York City

A Hudson Valley day trip is a great way to experience the area without a large time commitment, making it especially appealing to those weekending in New York City. Each of these trips start at Grand Central Station, so don’t worry about renting a car.