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June 7, 2015
Ziplining provides stunning views in all seasons. (Photo: The Gorge Zipline)
In any season, few Appalachian vistas can rival the views from the mile-high Blue Ridge Parkway, which connects Virginia’s Shenandoah highlands with North Carolina’s Great Smokies. When I visited, the freshly unfurled leaves of oaks and maples were green. The flowering tulip poplars appeared yellowish-green. Pollen fluff floated on air through the slanting sun. In the distance, bluish layers of the mountainsides were festooned with flowering white dogwood and blooming pink redbud.
May 12, 2015
Barren beach landscape. (Photo: Fotolia)
You may find yourself planning a second visit to Iceland before the first one even ends.
May 4, 2015
A view of the rugged woodland of the Dahlonega Plateau in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
Creating the beautiful par-72 Currahee Club course required powerful bulldozers—and chutzpah.
April 27, 2015
A giant beehive, which was designed by UK-based artist Wolfgnag Buttress.
A spectacular world’s fair will begin a six-month run in Milan, Italy on May 1.
April 27, 2015
Local street food, arancini balls.
Palermo’s Hippest Restaurant
April 20, 2015
Sunset view from the deck of a yacht.
The task of buying a yacht is much like assembling a jigsaw puzzle: all the pieces must fit together perfectly. Here’s help.
April 10, 2015
You’d undoubtedly want to take the long way home if you were driving one of the cars BJT previewed at the recent 2015 New York International Auto Show.
March 31, 2015
The Lisa Marie, a Convair 880, is named for Presley’s daughter.
Elvis Presley's airplanes, the Lisa Marie and Hound Dog II, are for sale and are expected to go for $10 to $15 million.
March 18, 2015
SentryWorld Hole 16
A two-year renovation of Wisconsin's SentryWorld yields a much-improved public course.
March 12, 2015
Chef Mark at Ritz Carlton, Orlando
Some of the world’s best hotels and resorts have joined the farm-to-table movement, growing and producing food, wine and beer right on their property.

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“I guess an airplane is pretty decadent, right? But if anyone has a problem with that, tell them to go f--k themselves, because I will live in that trailer [I own] in Alabama before I give up that f--kin’ airplane. That airplane is, hands down, the greatest luxury a human being could have. There’s nothing that f--king beats it. F--k a yacht. ”

-musician Kid Rock, when asked to name his most decadent purchase