Once the bright yellow words “Black Lives Matter” appeared on two blocks of downtown Washington, D.C.’s 16th Street — now known as Black Lives Matter Plaza — heading toward the White House, similar inspiring messages began popping up across the country.
Following the lead of the nation’s capital, cities all over America now boast street art inspired by the movement that you can check out on your next visit. Or, plan a road trip to see more than one.
Along Brooklyn’s Fulton Street, the bright yellow painting of the words “Black Lives Matter” followed by wide, thick stripes is difficult to miss.
Visitors and locals to this uber popular city can now find “Black Austin Matters” painted along Congress Avenue (between 6th and 9th streets), heading to the Texas State Capitol.
On the West Coast, Oakland, California’s, “#Black Lives Matter” street art covers three blocks of 15th Street in wide, spaced-out text.
In solidarity with LGBTQ+ and Black communities, the words “All Black Lives Matter” in a rainbow of colors appeared on Hollywood Boulevard, and may stay for the foreseeable future.
In San Francisco, volunteers painted “Black Lives Matter” along Fulton Street (between Webster and Octavia streets) in the now iconic yellow hue.
In Seattle, the words “Black Lives Matter” can be seen in all sorts of fun colors and patterns along East Pine Street. The neighborhood near Cal Anderson Park is known as the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest territory and continues to see ongoing protests and demonstrations.
Click here for even more displays of artistic expression on walls over the world, including the George Floyd mural in Minneapolis. Check out stunning murals everywhere from Manchester, England; Idlib, Syria; and Athens, Greece; back to New York City’s Union Square, and dozens more places across the United States.
THERE’S NO DOUBT 2020 HAS BEEN AN UNPRECEDENTED year for the travel industry. As borders begin to reopen and destinations, hotels and airlines around the world prepare to welcome travelers once again, we’re celebrating travel and looking to the future as we congratulate the winners of our eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards. This annual survey honors the best in the world of leisure and lifestyle travel, awarding goods, services, destinations, hotels, airlines and cruises.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
THE BEGINNING OF AUTUMN in America offers a time to savor the last precious moments of summer against the countryside’s mosaic of reds, yellows, oranges and purples. Before long, the chill of winter will enter the air and the trees will grow barren. This is not news to most of us. Indeed, leaf peeping has become ubiquitous. Most states have 24-hour toll-free hotlines to keep you informed of nature’s progress ... and then there’s the traffic. It seems the entire population of New York City and Boston climbs behind the wheels of cars on congested New England roadways. Thus we’ve tried to avoid the mainstream routes so you can truly appreciate the kaleidoscopic splendor. After all, a fall foliage road trip provides more than a mere drive. It also incorporates picking apples, tasting cider and hot doughnuts and leaving your vehicle behind to take a much-needed scenic walk to a lonely waterfall, where autumn’s colors reflect off the water.
My husband and I enjoyed an impromptu Saturday dinner at The Farm & Fisherman Tavern & Market. Located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, the restaurant specializes in seasonal farm-to-table dining. There is a second location in Horsham, Pennsylvania.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.
Travelers arriving at Vilnius International Airport in Lithuania will find themselves walking along a trail of pink spots on the floor — dubbed “cold pink” by the country as it matches the distinct color of the country’s national šaltibarščiai soup. The trail ends at a 10-foot replica of the famed dish.
Finding a beachfront Punta Cana all-inclusive resort for all ages can be daunting when you want to take home great memories with loved ones but also experience a sophisticated escape. Now, you can have both thanks to a new resort: Finest Punta Cana.