Albany, the state capital of New York, is nestled between the Catskill and the Adirondack Mountains, 152 miles north of New York City. Take a trip back in time on some of the same rails built over 100 years ago to help people escape to the wilderness of the New York mountains from the hustle and bustle of industrial cities. Considered the birthplace of the American vacation, travelers flocked to the region armed with one of the first wilderness guidebooks, “Adventures in the Wilderness; Or, Camp-Life in the Adirondacks,” published by William H.H. Murray in 1869. Trains were soon built to transport wealthy vacationers to the Adirondack Mountains.
At just over 700 square miles, Maui is the second-largest Hawaiian island. Thanks to Maui’s world-famous beaches and magnificent sunsets, Conde Nast Traveler readers have voted the island the “Best Island in the U.S.” for more than 20 years.
The American Southwest evokes images of cowboys, gold rushes and the stark contrast between the mountain peaks of the southern Rockies and the deserts and canyons carved by the Colorado River.
California is synonymous with cruising down the Pacific Coast Highway and spending time soaking in the sun on one of the hundreds of beautiful beaches in the state.
Germany, a country full of diversity with a rich cultural history, produced renowned artists, from Goethe to Beethoven.
The Finger Lakes area is a 9,000-square-mile region between Syracuse, New York, and Rochester, New York.