Every few years, the West Virginia legislature attempts to privatize state parks, officials say. This year, that attempt can be veiled in Senate Bill 485 – a complex bill that extends private leases from 25 to 50 years, removes all legislative scrutiny, as well as any restrictions on types ofRead More →

Lonely Planet has partnered with the San Juan-based travel community platea to provide comprehensive guides, curated lists and insider tips for your next trip to Puerto Rico. Stretching over a picturesque coastline and bathed in tropical sunshine all year round, San Juan has all the attributes of a city whereRead More →

A staff member from Pittsburgh, Pa., Took it upon themselves to collect data on the city’s public trails during the pandemic to improve access to local infrastructure and public planning. Experts are constantly exploring what equity-focused urban planning looks like. For example, a recent California project launched a website toRead More →

Extreme nights in SaarlandThe German language has some wonderful words, ranging from wegbier (“Beer to drink on the way”) for hamsterkauf (“Panic buying”). Another to add to this lexicon is waldeinsamkeit: a feeling of being alone and of finding inner peace in the forest. Arguably travelers can no longer becomeRead More →

Built along rolling hills and a lazy river, Cincinnati promises urban adventures for everyone. The Queen’s City has some of the best parks in the country, and it’s a key hub for Ohio’s ever-expanding trail system. Cincinnati is the starting point of the epic Ohio-Erie Multi-Use Trail, connecting Cincinnati toRead More →

Drive the High Road from Santa Fe to Taos for the beauty and seclusion of remote landscapes. The 56-mile-long High Road winds through historic villages and past the Santuario de Chimayo, a church famous for its healing land. We shopped at the galleries featuring pewter artwork, straw sconces, statues ofRead More →