You don't have to be affluent to fly off to your weekend getaway anymore -- with the rise of discount flyers like JetBlue and Southwest Air, second-home buyers have expanded their target areas outward.
Americans taking to the roads during the July 4 holiday weekend are almost certain to encounter a traffic bottleneck somewhere, but the biggest is likely to be west of Portland, Oregon, the American Highway Users Alliance said Thursday.
Thirty-five years ago, as fighting raged in Vietnam, a group of hippies and 400,000 of their soul mates converged on a dairy farm in New York state for three days of frolicking in the spirit of peace, love and music.
New York City's Inn at Irving Place may perfectly embody the notion of an intimate urban oasis. Its location in the historic Gramercy Park area, inconspicuously wedged between the commercial intensity of midtown Manhattan and the gritty and hip neighborhoods farther downtown, makes it a sort of enclave within an enclave.