Sampling the Sierra Nevadas

| |Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

An off-the-beaten-path tour of the Silver State offers a sleepy slice of cowboy culture plus the bucket list attraction of wild horses.

Salt Lake City’s coffee craze

| |Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Utah is known for its powdery slopes, but it’s brewing up interest for coffee-lovers, too.

Heading south to New Zealand for adventure

| |Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

Thrill seekers travel year-round to South Island for bungee jumping, hiking, wine tasting and horse racing — and marveling at the magnificent views.

The itinerary: Poppy power in London

| |Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

Also, tough luggage for pro travelers, Broadway’s family-friendly pitch and a Thanksgiving travel forecast.

Mom surrenders to string of battlefield tours

| |Sunday, Nov. 09, 2014

Led by her son’s passion for history, a writer realizes that battleground visits have added depth and meaning to family vacations.

Visiting the ghost stations of Berlin, 25 years after the wall fell

| |Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

On the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, these stops along the city’s transportation system are now vibrant neighborhoods.

Remembering prairie life at Kansas park

| |Saturday, Nov. 08, 2014

The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve protects acreage that is among the last 4 percent of America’s vanishing tallgrass.

The itinerary: Utah’s ski areas get ready for season

| |Saturday, Nov. 08, 2014

Also, Washington, D.C., prepares for Lincoln anniversary, Disney park doffs its sorcerer’s hat, and Elvis memorabilia goes to London.

The itinerary: Get cozy in Asheville, N.C.

| |Monday, Nov. 03, 2014

Also, a museum for dog lovers, CNN.com’s top “meat” cities and snow business in Colorado.

Cheat sheet for scenic Seattle

| |Saturday, Nov. 01, 2014

There are lots of things to see and do when visiting Pike Place Market Historical District. Here’s how to make the most of your time.