You probably knew the Alamo was in San Antonio. You might have known it served as an 18th century Spanish mission before it became an army garrison and battle site.
In Alberta's high country, where the Trans-Canada Highway unfurls between Banff and Lake Louise, the Rockies march shoulder to shoulder flanking the road, peaks bristling, glaciers sparkling. The place looks so good in summer it's practically a traffic hazard.
If your in-flight wish list includes designer cutlery and food with Michelin-starred provenance, take note. As airlines eye the success of the private-jet industry and re-invest their profits of the last few years, many have decided to woo celebrities, top executives and the ultra-wealthy by...
The Canadian Rockies get tons of snow every winter, which makes for amazing scenery in the town of Banff and powdery thrills at its neighboring ski and snowboard resorts.
About halfway between San Antonio and Austin, Texas, a born-again ghost town called Gruene harbors perhaps the oldest dance hall in Texas.
Plenty of coastal American cities have big aquariums. And plenty of global big cities have enormous Ferris wheels. Seattle belongs to both clubs, and once you're on the water, it’s just a short stroll from eels to wheel.
The Alamo might be smaller than a lot of people expect, but it's right in the heart of San Antonio, a couple of blocks from the River Walk. So even if you've forgotten it, you might find yourself there.
The most famous building in Texas is smaller than you expect, and it's about as pretty as your average California mission. In fact, it was once a mission, though these days it stands across the street from an unholy row of Ripley's and Guinness tourist operations. You can cover it in about...