Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner
Melissa is a writer based in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, Glamour, and Teen Vogue, among others. She's currently at work on a forthcoming novel.
The Best Solo Outdoors Trips to Take This Summer
From cycling through the Redwoods to surfing in Montauk.
The Best Hikes in Sedona, Arizona
From the red rock trails of Chicken Point to the jaw-dropping walk across Devil's Bridge.
High Museum of Art
A high point (pun very much intended) of classic and contemporary art in the Southeast.
The 11 Best Beaches Around NYC
You don't even have to leave the boroughs.
Managing to do Southern decadence in an understated way.
America's Lesbian Bars Are Dwindling—This Project Wants to Change That
The Lesbian Bar Project is on a mission to keep the few American lesbian bars afloat through the pandemic.
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Close to Atlanta but feels so much farther away.
Atlanta History Center
Architecture, art, and history.
It Took Visiting the Wildest of Places to Overcome My Fear of the Outdoors
Alaska's Denali National Park is surprisingly set up for the outdoor-averse.
My Queer Experience at a Resort Designed for Straight Couples
Most couples resorts are designed specifically for a man and a woman.
16 Best Things to Do in Dublin
Irish joy and sense of humor are alive and well in Dublin, from its bars to its bookstores.
St. Stephen's Green
This exquisitely manicured park in Dublin City Centre dates back to a time when open space were at a premium.
Why St. Louis Needs to Be Your Next Weekend Getaway
A burgeoning food scene and friendly locals are attracting a growing number of tourists to the Gateway to the West.
Pat Liddy's Walking Tours of Dublin: Docklands - The New Old Dublin
By revealing overlooked parts of Dublin, this tour illustrates how the city's history and present weave together.
George’s Street Arcade
Ireland's oldest market has been around since the 19th century, yet it offers all you'd want from a modern-day flea market.
The Irish Dance Party
If observing Irish culture from afar isn't doing enough, this show—really, a giant party—will have you on your feet.
You're never more than a few feet from a rainbow flag or some loose sequins—debris from the night before.
Temple Bar Book Market
At this outdoor weekend market, book vendors sell new and used novels, art books, rare biographies, and other literary treasures.
One of Dublin's two main pedestrian shopping areas, Grafton Street is a car-free area paved with charming bricks.
Irish Whiskey Museum
This whiskey-themed museum is comprised of a whiskey bar, historic exhibits, a tasting room, and a souvenir shop.