WASHINGTON — If the weather is perfect, say a temperate day in spring or fall, with a gentle breeze and a few clouds in the sky to break the glare of the sun, then the National Mall is a lovely place. But look at how locals use it the rest of the year: People flock to benches along the edges…

It was August 2017, and Sonya Pevzner stood on a small ledge, halfway up Washington’s imposing Mount Shuksan. With eight hours of climbing in the rearview mirror, only a single belay pitch stood between her and solid ground. Nervous jitters coursed through her body, leftovers from the stress…

A 30-foot-long, red and yellow cloth dragon with daggerlike white teeth blocked our way as my wife, Shirin, and I strolled down Singapore’s famed Orchard Road, a tree-lined boulevard known for its upscale stores and hotels. Drums beat rhythmically as a dozen men maneuvered the undulating dra…

Many of the beach cottages and bungalows that once filled the town of Rehoboth Beach, Del., have long since given way to modern, multilevel homes that are hulking by comparison. Weekly rentals go for $10,000. At the Tanger Outlets on the Coastal Highway, visitors can pick up bangles at Alex …

Why not celebrate summer with a little fresh air? Our country boasts a bounty of beautiful scenery: soaring snowcapped peaks melt into burnt orange slot canyons before fading into thickly forested mountains shrouded in a cornucopia of colorful explosions. Scenic campgrounds are scattered thr…


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