Touring the Sandy Lowlands: Barbecue, Antiques, and More

Between the Triangle and the beaches are a band of small towns like Wilson which continue to be culturally vital, architecturally interesting, and full of good places to browse for antiques and to gobble up barbecue. Here’s a quick look at the Sandy Lowland’s towns and state parks.

Spectator Sports in Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta sports fans are among the most lukewarm in the United States, at least with regards to professional sports. (College football, on the other hand, is a different story.) Learn more about which sports are popular in Atlanta and where to see them played.

Signs of Spring: Arizona’s Cactus League

The satisfying crack of a wooden bat. The scent of hot dogs wafting by on a warm breeze. Spring arrives mid-February in Arizona, when 15 Cactus League teams take the field at 10 ballparks across the Phoenix area.

An All-Star Baseball Road Trip

For those of us to whom summer means hot dogs, apple pie, and baseball games, the recent Major League All-Star Game was a significant milestone. Marking the midway point of the season, the All-Star Game put baseball back in the national spotlight, a place where “America’s Pastime” has only been a part-time player for many years. But while attendance and viewing numbers for Major League Baseball have been overtaken by rival sports like basketball and football, there is one world where baseball still hits a clear home run: its extended family of local baseball teams that make up the Minor Leagues.

Spring Awakening in Washington DC

The temperatures hit nearly 80 degrees in Washington this week, and with the warming trend came an annual migration: flocks of school groups, families, international travelers and conventioneers descending on the National Mall and its environs to enjoy what is inarguably the city’s finest season.

Spring Fever Starts Now—Batter Up!

The almost ritual pilgrimage to Arizona and Florida in late-winter when Major League Baseball starts its Spring Training season is an annual rite as quintessential as peanuts and Cracker Jacks.