Articles by Meredith Bethune


Ditch Highways for Hiking Trails and Hit Houston’s Great Outdoors

Houston is known for many things — top-notch restaurants, experimental bars, world-class art museums and a newly revitalized downtown. The country’s fourth-largest city doesn’t exactly inspire images of the great outdoors, though. It’s known more…
Tips + Trends

From Neo-Gothic to Glass and Steel, Roam Manchester’s Patchwork of Neighborhoods

Manchester is often called the world’s first industrial city, but today thriving shops, restaurants and bars have moved into all those now-empty warehouses. Old meets new in this vibrant English city where ornate neo-Gothic buildings…
Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.’s Street Art Guide

Since the end of the 1960s, Washington, D.C., has been home to a vibrant street art scene. Today individual artists and organizations regularly cover city walls with colorful creations (one organization, MuralsDC, has produced more…

Exploring the Kid-Friendly Side of Amsterdam (Yes, It Exists)

Famous for its epic nightlife and legendary tolerance, the term “kid-friendly” doesn’t exactly spring to mind when planning a trip to Amsterdam, typically considered a playground for adults. Yet the Dutch capital’s sometimes seedy reputation…
Washington, D.C.

Explore Art After Dark in Washington, D.C.

It’s probably no surprise that Washington, D.C. is home to some of the very best art museums in the country. Admission is free at most of them, and some are even open late. It’s the…
Tips + Trends

6 Tips for Surviving a Road Trip on Germany’s Famous Autobahn

It’s obvious you’ve crossed the border into Germany when driving along European highways. A welcome sign isn’t even necessary. Suddenly, Audis, BMWs and the occasional Porsche roar by at speeds over 100 miles per hour….
San Antonio

Go Big (Don’t Go Home!) on 4 Epic San Antonio Road Trips

San Antonio lies deep in the heart of Texas, as the famous song goes. It’s practically synonymous with both the Alamo, that famous shrine to Texas independence, and the lively Riverwalk filled with restaurants, bars…
Washington, D.C.

Dig Into the Best Eats in D.C.’s Mount Vernon Triangle Neighborhood

You’ll find good eats and inventive drinks at Espita Mezcaleria. (Photo: Courtesy of Espita Mezcaleria) The capital city’s dining scene is on fire right now. Long gone are the days when D.C. was limited to…
Tips + Trends

Get Canadian Rocky Mountain High on This Road Trip

Canada — O, Canada — land of red-jacketed mounties and gravy-soaked poutine, you might think. But there’s more, so much more. Point your car true north for a true mix of outdoorsy and urban pursuits…