Articles by David Farley

How to Travel Better

How a Bike Tour in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula Pedals Travelers Toward a Regenerative Future

As we pedaled out of Valladolid, Mexico, with the sun just starting to sizzle, tour guide Leonardo Perez informed my group of the magic yet to come — that during our five-hour bike excursion, we’d…
Weekend Getaways

Visit London, England’s Buzz-Worthy Attractions and Hidden Gems Over a Three-Day Weekend

Is London the world’s greatest city? There’s plenty of evidence pointing to yes. After all, this is a place where tradition meets innovation, where you might find a centuries-old shop next to a shiny new…
Eat + Drink

Learn the Surprising Origins of Comfort Food Around the Globe

As I sat in the hip Lisbon restaurant Cantinho do Avillez, I took one of the battered and fried green beans that sat on a plate in front of me — filled with an old…
Tips + Trends

Seeking Seaside Serenity? Summer in Split, Croatia Is a Coastal Dream

Dubrovnik may capture the lion’s share of attention when it comes to seaside Croatian cities, but for travelers seeking to experience Croatia’s exuberant soul, Split is a must-visit. This central Dalmatian city’s denizens practice something…
Weekend Getaways

Discover Food, Art and Culture in Minneapolis, Minnesota’s ‘Mini Apple’

When a reporter asked Minneapolis native Prince Rogers Nelson why he continued to live in Minnesota even after becoming a global superstar, the Purple One responded: “It’s so cold, it keeps the bad people out.”…
Weekend Getaways

Spend 72 Hours in Lafayette, Louisiana, the Heart of Cajun Country

Lafayette is in the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun Country — and has the zydeco honky-tonks and the bayou-to-table cuisine to prove it. The city is steeped in the culture of the Acadians, with two villages…
Weekend Getaways

Experience the Sophisticated, Beachy Vibes of Naples, Florida

In the 1880s, newspapers and magazines reported the aesthetic parallels between southwestern Florida and southern Italy. Not long after that, someone described the bay that this Florida town sits on as “surpassing the bay in…
Weekend Getaways

Find 3 Days of Healing Waters and Hikes in Hot Springs, Arkansas

Hot Springs, Arkansas, is like the little town that could — while its name gives away one of the main draws, there are plenty of other surprises to be experienced. The town sprang up around…
Weekend Getaways

Hike, Bike and Soak Up Moab, Utah’s Desert Wonderland on a Weekend Getaway

Most people see Moab, Utah as a mecca of outdoor recreation — and this tiny Utah town, with a population of fewer than 6,000 people, lives up to its adventurous reputation. Wedged between two national…
Weekend Getaways

Rev Up the Excitement in Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan, used to get a bad rap. Two decades ago, the city was virtually empty, devoid of urban life, as many residents had flocked to the suburbs and entire neighborhoods sat empty and crumbling….