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Atlanta to Appalachia: My unlikely journey from urban gridlock to country living

At the moment, I’m driving my pickup truck through the Appalachian Mountains to the home of an Amish farmer who’s building me a chicken coop with built-in WiFi. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Seven years ago, I was living…

How to Love Your Car

The bond between man and machine goes back decades, and there’s a good reason for that: Your car is a valuable asset that deserves plenty of attention, maintenance and protection. This month, it’s time to show your car some love….

Santa Barbara is for nature lovers, too

I knew about Santa Barbara mostly via a film fave of mine, the cult classic, “Sideways.” In the Oscar-winning film, there’s lots of talk about wine, plenty of wine tasting, and some eating and romance-gone-wrong as well. Upon my recent…

Airbnb gives cancer patients one less thing to worry about: A safe place to sleep

The road just got a little easier for people who have to travel for critical medical treatment — and for those who take care of them. In an announcement made this week, Airbnb will offer free accommodation for cancer patients…

Cherry blossoms will paint Washington, D.C., pink

The cherry blossoms are on the verge of springing to life in Washington, D.C., and these fresh blooms offer the perfect frame for some of the nation’s most historic buildings — like the Jefferson Memorial seen in the photo above…

This undersea restaurant in Norway will moonlight as an artificial reef

Underwater restaurants are often heavily romanticized. For many, the term evokes an eatery that’s legitimately submerged under the sea, most often with a glitzy, glass-encased dining room that’s one part submarine, one part Spago Beverly Hills. These sub-oceanic joints are…

Visit the Arctic's most cosmopolitan city

For an increasing number of travelers, the Arctic has changed from a place to avoid into a desirable destination. Several cruise ships will be taking travelers around the Arctic Ocean in the coming years, and eco-resorts have been gaining popularity…

10 secret spring break beaches in the Caribbean

Away from the crowds, but not the sun Travel fever sets in during spring break season — even if you aren’t a high school or college student. Perhaps you just want to head somewhere warm to escape the winter weather…

This is why they call Ireland the 'Emerald Isle'

Farms turn the Irish countryside into a quilt of green and gold When MNN’s Catie Leary visited Ireland, this was one of her favorite locations in the journey. “This photo shows the vibrant pastures and croplands of Roughgrange, a farm…