Uncut: Chattanooga, Tennessee

For Money magazine’s September 2014 issue, I wrote about top leaf peeping destinations. Here are more tips on what to see and do in Chattanooga, Tennessee in October, when the fall foliage is at its best. Chattanooga, Tennessee This small city in southeastern Tennessee, divided by the state’s namesake river and surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains, struts its stuff in the fall when densely wooded areas are drenched in crimsons and gold. Head to Stringers Ridge Park, just outside of town, where the Cherokee hike-and-bike trail leads to a scenic... Read On →

Uncut: The Eastern Townships, Canada

For Money magazine’s September 2014 issue, I wrote about top leaf-peeping destinations. Here are more tips on what to see and do in the Eastern Townships, located in Quebec, Canada, when the fall foliage is at its best. The Eastern Townships, Quebec This pastoral countryside 20 minutes north of the Vermont border is reminiscent of New England. Still, it’s distinctly Quebecois thanks to friendly French speakers, Canadian flags, and meals that end with raw-milk cheeses. Make North Hatley, located on the banks of Lake Massawippi, your jumping off point to explore the dozens... Read On →

Uncut: Istria, Croatia

My story on affordable Europe is now out in Money magazine’s August 2014 issue. You can read the online version of the article here. As is always the case when I write feature stories, sections are trimmed and cut for space. This was the case with my coverage of Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula.Travelers headed to Croatia should definitely add this northern peninsula to their itinerary. Below, I’ve included a handful destination highlights: Why Now: While Croatia is already a popular destination amoung travelers—especially Europeans—it’s Istrian peninsula is still blissfully under the... Read On →