Each week, Yahoo Travel pits rival destinations against each other to determine once and for all which is the best. With the New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals about to face off in the World Series, we look at the two cities locked in a heated series rivalry: New York City vs. Kansas City. The Case for New York City: Honestly, is there really a competition here? Everything is bigger and better in New York City. It’s home to the federal reserve, businesses are born here every day, and it’s a hub for creativity. This is literally a city people write songs about. In New York, sports are a way of life. Sure, the Yankees have dominated baseball with 27 World Series titles, but that doesn’t mean that Mets fans have jumped on the Bronx Bomber bandwagon.
In New York, you’ve got the timeless classics such as the Cock and the Tool Box and Marie’s Crisis. Which brings us to San Francisco, the reigning and defending grand dame of gay-spun innuendos, whether it’s Orphan Andy’s diner, Specs In The City eyeglass shop, or the bar called Moby Dick.
Draw a line due south from New York City to the eastern tip of Cuba, and everything east of that line is generally considered the Eastern Caribbean. The ports of the Eastern Caribbean will wow you with their beauty and diversity.
Depending on which state you’re in, Williamsburg is the land of either bearded and braided hipsters or Colonial history lovers. This Brooklyn nook has been known as a creative haven for artists, its walls lined with graffiti.
Up this week are the two states that host spring training baseball: Arizona and Florida. Arizona is perhaps the perfect place to go catch some spring training baseball. In Florida, you’ll get an oppressively humid, staggeringly spread-out, and culturally vacant theme park atmosphere for the games.
The selection committee has spoken and picked its top-seeded teams for each bracket of the NCAA men’s basketball championship. The sports blogs are filled with analysis of championship potential of each of the No. 1 seeds: Kentucky, Villanova, Duke, and Wisconsin.
As the Patriots get ready to crush the Seahawks, this is the perfect time for the rest of the world to crush on Boston. Sure, the rainy city across the country brought us such gems as Chihuly, grunge music, and crack coffee — but from seafood to style (yes, style), there are so many reasons why good ol’ Beantown wins over gloomy and sad Seattle.
Each week, Yahoo Travel pits rival destinations against each other to determine once and for all which one is the best. Up this week are two Chinatowns: San Francisco vs. New York City.
And just when I thought I couldn’t feel any more like Meryl Streep today, someone goes and asks me to choose between Provincetown, Mass., and Key West, Fla., two of the most charming, quaint, adorable, occasionally risqué, and gay towns on Earth.
There is a simplicity and self-confidence that Wyoming could never match, not with its bi-polar obsession over ranching on one side and those fancy pants ski slopes on the other. Plus, Montana’s got the Yellowstone River, the last free-flowing undammed river in the Lower 48, one of the greatest trout streams.
This week, our challengers are two Scotland destinations: Glasgow and Edinburgh. With a nail biter of a referendum that nearly established an independent Scotland, the world just got a crash course in this small country’s enormous sense of national pride. The outcome sated the 55 percent who voted no, but the nearly even divide reminded onlookers that although Scotland is united by borders, brogue, and a love of haggis, attitudes among its citizens are starkly different.
Each week, Yahoo Travel pits rival destinations against each other to determine once and for all which one is the best. Today, an Italian-flavored Smackdown: Florence vs. Rome.
Each week, Yahoo Travel pits two rival destinations against each other to determine once and for all which one is better. Up for battle this week are Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks.
Each week, Yahoo Travel pits rival destinations against each other to determine once and for all which one is the best. Up this week are two Texas rivals: Houston and Dallas.
Up this week are two of the Mediterranean’s most famous islands: Ibiza and Mallorca. — but Ibiza’s traditional Mediterranean charm, UNESCO-protected Old Town, and innumerable accessible-only-by-boat calas (cays) are the island’s real draw. Add a picturesque mountainous interior landscape and a seemingly endless selection of breezy seafood restaurants, and you’ve got the perfect island for a summer retreat.
The Case for Minneapolis by Mary Armstrong Oh, Minneapolis, you multifaceted metropolis on the prairie: home to big business, progressive politics, a thriving indie and hip-hop scene, a cornucopia of trendy restaurants, and people who embrace the work hard/play hard ethic. We like to think of ourselves as the more cosmopolitan of the Twin Cities. St. Paul, yonder across the Mississippi to the east, is nice and all, but it’s kind of a sleepy big town, in our humble opinion. Still, we’re a little uncomfortable with the whole “smackdown” idea. ...