Chris Colin

Contributing Writer, Via

Coit Tower overlooks downtown San Francisco at dawn.

22 Essential Things to Do and See in San Francisco

San Francisco beckons with iconic culture, tech, and vistas. Here are 22 ways to explore the city.
water cuts through grasslands just outside of Las Vegas in Clark County Wetlands Park, image

Top Las Vegas Attractions and Secret Gems

See two sides to Las Vegas—both of which are sure to wow.
Hawthorne Bridge crossing the Willamette River into downtown Portland at night, picture

Best City for Visitors: Portland or Seattle?

A lover of both Pacific Northwest cities sets out to find the essence of each.
Forested road outside Albion River camp.

California's Highway 128: Visiting the Anderson Valley

Travel in picturesque serenity from Cloverdale to Albion through a tree-lined “tunnel to the sea.”
picture of the Colosseum in central Rome, Italy.

Rome or Florence? Here’s Why You Should Go to Both

Just a 90-minute train ride apart, Rome and Florence offer different experiences in one vacation.