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Cities That Surprise: Detroit, Michigan

You can take the girl out of Michigan, but I’m not so sure you can ever take the Michigan out of the girl. I never thought this would be the…

Claire Hannum | May 20, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Cities That (Sort Of) Surprise: Boston, Massachusetts

Not like I remembered!

Megan Reynolds | May 6, 2015 - 9:00 am

Cities That Surprise: St. Augustine, Florida

As the oldest continually occupied city in the United States (settled in 1565!), St. Augustine, Florida is full of stories to tell. It has all the benefits of a close-knit…

Claire Hannum | March 10, 2015 - 10:00 am

Cities That Surprise: Lyon, France

Lyon, France is often referred to as “Little Paris,” but after spending a few days there last month, I would like to propose some other potential nicknames that more accurately…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | November 13, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Cities That Surprise: Las Cruces, New Mexico

“Cities That Surprise” highlights places across America that defied or exceeded our expectations, for whatever reason. Today, Carrie Murphy explains why Las Cruces, New Mexico, should be on your radar!

Carrie Murphy | July 31, 2014 - 10:30 am

Cities That Surprise: Madison, Wisconsin

“Cities That Surprise” highlights places across America that defied or exceeded our expectations, for whatever reason. Today, Rebecca Vipond Brink tells us why Madison, Wisconsin, is not to be missed!

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 16, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Cities That Surprise: Astoria, Oregon

Astoria, Oregon, sits at the mouth of the Columbia River, smack dab between Oregon and Washington, just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean. Judging by location alone, you’d think…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | February 19, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Cities That Surprise: Sedona, Arizona

Disclaimer: if you’re averse to anything considered “New Age,” Sedona may not be the right vacation spot for you. Strike that, everyone should go there.

I grew up…

Ami Angelowicz | January 7, 2014 - 2:40 pm

Cities That Surprise: Rochester, New York

“Cities That Surprise” highlights places across America that defied or exceeded our expectations, for whatever reason. Today, Allison Sass tells us why under all that snow, Rochester, New York is

Allison Sass | November 25, 2013 - 10:00 am

Cities That Surprise: Hilo, Hawaii

Here’s the thing about Hilo. If you’re looking for a Waikiki-postcard-style Hawaiian vacation, don’t go to Hilo. I know this firsthand because I moved to Hilo in 2006 to spend…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 25, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Cities That Surprise: Columbus, Ohio

Welcome to a semi-regular new travel feature on The Frisky! “Cities That Surprise” highlights places across America (and maybe around the globe?!) that defied or exceeded our expectations, for whatever

Ashley Knierim | August 15, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Cities That Surprise: Chattanooga, Tennessee

Welcome to a semi-regular new travel feature on The Frisky! “Cities That Surprise” will highlight places across America (and maybe around the globe?!) that defied or exceeded our expectations, for

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 1, 2013 - 10:00 am