How is it that a shroud of fog can transform an already charming oceanside town into a place of mystery and mystique?

What's that old line about the Smithsonian being 'America's attic?' France's attic is being run by The Louvre, with remnants from the Middle Ages onward.

A favorite movie, High Society starring Grace Kelly, was filmed in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1956. It tells the sad story of Gilded Age mansions going down with the wrecking ball, a way of life gone forever. Fortunately, The Preservation Society of Newport County stepped in to rescue, preser…

It will always be known as Ground Zero, that hallowed ground in New York City's lower Manhattan where almost 3,000 perished in the 9/11 attacks. 

Off we went to the charming California town of Paso Robles, located on the Salinas River, halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Built in 1911 by Robert Goelet, heir to an immense real estate and banking fortune, this Italianate property, less than 50 miles from New York City, rests atop a rolling hill on 3,000 acres, overlooking Glenmere Lake.

Astoria is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies. It remains today a quaint town steeped in maritime history and land expedition lore, beautifully balancing its storied past with contemporary restoration.

The Hudson Valley extends 150 miles above the tip of Manhattan. It’s vast, beautiful and legendary, and filled with limitless outdoor experiences and breathtaking places to visit. 

About 150 miles from Miami, the drive is a combination of congested, junky and impressive, especially when approaching Florida's Seven Mile Bridge. The journey sets one up for Key West, a 'no-shoes, no-shirt, no-problem' kind of place.

New York's Times Square, which sees more than 360,000 pedestrians every day, is the most visited place in the world. With the proper mindset, a well thought-out plan and a hotel reservation, this crazy destination should be on everyone’s bucket list.