Articles by Laura Kiniry

At the foot of North Idaho's Bitterroot Mountains sits Wallace, an incredibly resilient, Old West mining town.

The 15 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2021

From Alabama's music capital to the self-proclaimed 'center of the universe,' these American towns are calling your name

Steam hides a vendor stirring mulled wine with sea buckthorns at a Christmas market in Svobody Square, Kharkiv, northeastern Ukraine.

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This Holiday Season, Travel With Your Nose

The scents that you find most comforting can help you feel like you're on the road, even when you're not

With air temperature at -17 degrees Celsius and water at 1 degree Celsius, Finns take a dip in an unfrozen hole of water after a sauna session in Vaasa, Finland.


What Americans Can Learn From Winter-Loving Cultures

With large indoor gatherings off-limits, the Covid-19 pandemic is giving everyone more reason to stay outside

A Galápagos tortoise specimen from the California Academy of Sciences

How an Expedition to the Galápagos Islands Saved One of the World’s Largest Natural History Museums

A soon-to-be digitized and publicly accessible collection of specimens helped resurrect the California Academy of Sciences

From wineries to llama farms, a growing number of private lands are opening up to RV and tent camping.


Taking a Road Trip During the Pandemic? Consider Camping (Legally) on Private Land

These five sites will help you find the perfect spot to avoid the summer crowds

FARMstead ED pairs visitors with onsite and educational hands-on farm experiences throughout California's San Luis Obispo County.


Small Farms Find Creative Ways to Attract Visitors During the Coronavirus Pandemic

From curbside produce pickup to reservation-only classes, farms are adapting to make ends meet

Even the approximately 60 A&W Restaurants nationwide that already offer carhop services are seeing an increase in business.


The Timely Return of the Drive-In Restaurant

During the COVID-19 pandemic, carhop service is making a comeback. Is it here to stay?

Pat's King of Steaks cheesesteaks (left to right): pizza cheesesteak, steak with provolone and onions, steak with cheez whiz and onions and the steak with mushrooms, onions and cheez whiz topped with hot peppers.

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Far From Home? These Regional Comfort Foods Can Be Shipped to Your Door

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a surge in nationwide shipments of specialities from legendary restaurants

The ever-growing list of 1,000 Places Where Women Made History currently includes everything from homes where pioneering women once lived, buildings where specific events that involved them occurred, and where women-led accomplishments happened.

Women Who Shaped History

Crowdsourcing Project Aims to Document the Many U.S. Places Where Women Have Made History

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is looking for 1,000 places tied to women's history, and to share the stories of the figures behind them

Cooking as a First Language has hosted Moroccan, Bangladeshi, Ecuadorian, South African and Caribbean dinners, among others.

These Supper Clubs Are Using Food to Cross Cultural Divides

Cooking classes in a growing number of cities are teaching U.S.-born residents to embrace their immigrant neighbors

Olive oils for sale at The Spanish Table at Seattle's Pike Place Market.

Is Paying a Premium for European Foods Worth It?

New tariffs on certain wines, spirits, olive oil and cheeses from Europe have us wondering how much place really factors into taste

The Most Anticipated Museum Openings of 2020

Slated for this year are new institutions dedicated to ancient Egyptian, the Olympics, African American music and the Army

A view of the Feitsui Reservoir and Oolong Tea Garden in Taipei, Taiwan

How to Tea-Taste Your Way Through Taiwan

Experience Taiwan's tea culture through these museums, plantations and tea houses

Downtown New Canaan

The 15 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2019

From Neil Armstrong's hometown to the heart of Oklahoma's Osage County, these towns are ripe for exploring this year

Erfurt's Christmas Market

Could Erfurt Be Germany's Most Magical Christmas Town?

A Christmas pyramid, a 65-foot tree, a 14th-century bridge and a market serving mulled wine and drinking chocolates are among Erfurt's festive offerings

Writers’ Resort, Sevan


Tour Armenia's Enduring Soviet-Era Architecture

Armenia's unique flavor of Soviet Modernism combined socialist design ideals, classical stonework and pink volcanic rock

Wild Bilberry.


Mapping Armenia’s Edible Landscape, One Wild Bilberry Bush at a Time

The 1000 Leaf Project aims to document Armenia's hundreds of edible plants and mushrooms with help from local residents

A carpet making master class run by the Getik Bed and Breakfast in eastern Armenia.


Artisan Master Classes Hope to Draw Travelers Into the Armenian Countryside

A local NGO is working with farmers and craft makers to develop new cultural tourism offerings in Armenia's scenic Gegharkunik region

The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2018

From Oregon Trail stops to Mister Rogers' original neighborhood, these towns are worth seeing this year

HAYP Pop-Up Gallery


From Astrophysical Observatories to Abandoned Factories, Art Pop-Ups Are Taking Over Armenia’s Unusual Spaces

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