April Kilcrease is a writer and editor based in Oakland, Calif.
Art classes offered in memorable locales give travelers of any talent level a richer sense of place.
A 13-foot bronze statue of a Tyrannosaurus rex towers at the Tate Geological Museum in Casper, Wyoming.
Just north of downtown Portland, Ore., a neighborhood of former warehouses opens up to reveal a culinary hot spot.
Ride a snow machine through icy tunnels at Spencer Glacier near Anchorage and Girdwood, Alaska.