Alyssa Konermann

Alyssa Konermann

Alyssa Konermann has hitchhiked through rural Thailand; lived next to the beach in Goa, India; danced to folk music in Las Pampas and to club music is Buenos Aires; road-tripped around Morocco on some winding mountain roads she should not have survived; eaten from a communal pot of snails in Barcelona—and is always planning her next trip, even if it’s just a weekend eating in NYC. A freelance writer and former editor at Cincinnati Magazine, the adventure she’s currently on is pursuing a graduate degree in creative writing.
Photo of the beach in San Diego.

15 Free Things You Can Do in San Diego

From La Jolla Cove to Liberty Public Market and the Chicano Park Murals, San Diego is stuffed with free outdoors excitement, art and other attractions.

Bird's-eye view of Lombard Street in San Francisco.

15 Free Things You Can Do in San Francisco

From Mission Dolores Park to Lombard Street and The Antique Vibrator Museum, San Francisco is heaped in free tours, tastings and other attractions.

Photo of downtown Baltimore, including the Inner Harbor.

15 Free Things You Can Do in Baltimore

From The Walters Art Museum to the George Peabody Library and Edgar Allan Poe’s grave, Baltimore is brimming with free museums, tours and other attractions.

Photo of the Philadelphia skyline from a park outside of downtown.

15 Free Things You Can Do in Philadelphia

From Independence Hall to the Philadelphia Art Museum and Bartram’s Garden, Philly is dense with free museums, tours and other historic attractions.

Photo of the cathedral in Florence, Italy — the most cultured city in Europe.
Studies & Insights

Ranking the Most Cultured Cities in Europe

Smart travelers build their itineraries around landmarks like museums, historic sites, churches and cathedrals. Here we rank the most culturally compelling cities across the Old Continent.

An Amtrak train weaves through fall foliage in New England.
Studies & Insights

The Best Fall Foliage Train Routes in North America

These are the top 10 train routes to travel in autumn, based on average price during the season, trips per day, and other key factors.

Photo of a wine glass perched on a rail overlooking a vineyard.

The Perfect DIY West Coast & East Coast Wine Tours Are Under $300 Each

Whether you prefer East Coast or West Coast grapes, these two itineraries hit the country’s premier wine regions by bus and train travel.