Explore Maui’s lush rain forests from the air and the ground with a new helicopter tour that visits the east side of the Hawaiian island.Read more
Eating your way through Las Vegas? Here’s a new gastropub from two “Iron Chef America” alums that celebrates unrestrained pleasure in the form of distinctive cocktails and plates.Read more
Explore the desert scenery and less well-known historic and archaeological treasures of Jordan on a 12-day tour offered by Exodus Travels.
The itinerary includes visits to the ancient cities of Bethany, believed to be the place where Jesus Christ was baptized; Madaba, known for its mosaics; and Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage site where participants will have two days to explore.Read more
The apples have bounced back in Oak Glen, one of Southern California’s premier growing regions. Trees are full and shops are full of fresh fare after two years of disappointing harvests tied to the drought.
“We’re good,” Nina Foster, vice president of the Oak Glen Apple Growers Assn., said by phone. “This year, we have a bumper crop.”Read more
There are easier viewpoints to reach in Yellowstone. But if your heart and legs are up to it, take the Brink of the Lower Falls trail along the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. The trail of switchbacks down to the falls is 3/8-mile long with a 600-foot drop — slow going on the way back up.Read more
Las Vegas channels its inner Munich this week with a string of Oktoberfest events. Whether you crave German beer or food (or both), Vegas embraces the Bavarian harvest celebration more than ever.
First off, Germany’s Crown Prince Ludwig (later King Ludwig) hosted the first Oktoberfest in Munich in 1810. It’s now a festival that draws 6 million visitors to the Bavarian city each fall.