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FL: The Gulf Coast of Florida

FL: The Gulf Coast of Florida

If you are looking to take a beach vacation without leaving the country, consider Naples, Florida.  Every time I visit Naples, it seems to grow tremendously with new condos, major retail chains and restaurants. more
NY: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Heights

NY: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights is sometimes referred to as “America’s first suburb,” but since Brooklyn was a large city before becoming a borough of New York City, the description isn’t quite apt—though the sentiment behind it is understandable. Perhaps it’s safer to say Brooklyn Heights was an early refuge from the tumult of Manhattan, something that remains true today. more
Paul Bennett
NY: NYC's West Village

NY: NYC's West Village

If you want a night out in NYC's hippest neighborhood, you've got many choices these days but one that is a sure bet is the West Village.  Whether you are on a date or out with the girls, this neighborhood has something to offer. more
Josie Vacanti
VT: A Bit of History in Southern Vermont

VT: A Bit of History in Southern Vermont

rachaelray.com site visitor, Carol Ann Musser, sent us this lovely story about her trip to Vermont: Like so much of New England, Vermont has numerous historical sites worth visiting. One place in particular combines beautiful scenery, architecture, and gardens: the Hildene Estate in the Green Mountains of southern Vermont. more
Carol Ann Musser
Basque Country: A Culinary Expedition

Basque Country: A Culinary Expedition

A recent trip my fiancé and I took to the Basque country was supposed to be devoted to surfing—immersing ourselves the ocean, not in sightseeing or dining, was the goal of the journey. But after a few dips in the icy and surprisingly calm Atlantic, surfing didn’t seem like such a good idea, so we packed and left our little oceanside village to indulge in what the region is famous for: its cuisine. more
Karoline H.

Arthur Avenue in The Bronx: The Real Little Italy

If you want to find the real Little Italy in New York City, head on up to Arthur Avenue in The Bronx. While Mulberry Street in Manahattan has some great restaurants, the San Gennaro Festival and a vibrant atmosphere, Arthur Ave. more
Josie Vacanti
AK: An Alaskan Cruise and a Rekindled Friendship

AK: An Alaskan Cruise and a Rekindled Friendship

Traveling is a great experience on so many fronts, and it has been part of my life for many years. I love to see new places, meet new people, and learn a few things along the way about history, food—or even how to use a digital camera. more
Rachel Cala
VT: Southwestern Vermont: More Than Just Maple Syrup

VT: Southwestern Vermont: More Than Just Maple Syrup

One of the best features of living in Albany is relatively close proximity to New York City, Montreal and Boston…not to mention the Adirondacks, the Hudson Valley and the Berkshires.  All of these places (Albany included) have great restaurants, but for the most other-worldly experience, the nearby area around Dorset, Vermont (near Bennington) tops the list. more
Giovanni Battista
CA: A San Franciscan in New York: Coffee

CA: A San Franciscan in New York: Coffee

On a recent foggy morning I parked my rental car at the top of Union Street on Telegraph Hill and walked back down. I was breathing quickly, as if I’d just done a stint on the treadmill at the gym. more
Paul Bennett