As the deep frost starts to fade and the rivers pick up speed, Alaska turns into a beautiful respite from the sultry weather in the contiguous 48 states. -- By Grant Martin
If scenes from "The Wire" are the only images that come to mind when you think of Baltimore, it's time to reevaluate. The city has its own culture and a lively arts scene, plus there are several events happening this summer that are worth the trip. -- By Libby Zay
Now that travel to Cuba is easier for Americans, Havana’s romantic colonial atmosphere and dynamic arts scene beckon summer visitors for the 11th Havana Biennial. -- By Jessica Marati
Hawaii's Big Island is a tropical paradise blessed with ideal weather, even during the summer months, and incredible scenery. With increased flights to Kona getting there is now easier than ever. -- By Elizabeth Seward
Hungry for some culture this summer? Skip the jet lag, high exchange rates and long museum lines in Europe for one of North America's most cosmopolitan and best warm-weather destinations: Montreal. -- By Jeremy Kressmann
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