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JUNE 2010

June is gearing up to be hot and humming. has an abundance of great ideas to make it extra happening, from lists on where to get the best meals to top travel tips to fun car lists, father's day gifts and more good stuff.

Best Pizza, Father's Day Gifts and Top Golf Resorts


Dig into our compilations for Best Outdoor Dining near you, Best Restaurants for Cheap Eats near you, and Top 10 Pizza Restaurants in the U.S. Then find out what's cooking on the culinary scene with the help of our restaurant news and features. Be sure to get up-close-and-personal with our rating system to see how we determine a restaurant's stature!


Looking to get away this summer? Whether you crave a relaxing spa escape, fancy a round of golf or are seeking to amp your adrenaline, we have researched hotels in categories that range from Top 10 Spa Hotels Worldwide to Top 10 Golf Resorts in the World and Top 10 Extreme Hotels in the World. The latter includes stays in Neolithic caves in Italy and ice-carved lodgings in Canada. For additional travel ideas, take a look at our news, features and specials.


June 20 is Father's Day and we have scoured the market for great suggestions. Our Top 10 Father's Day Gifts range from a cool Swiss Army cologne to an extravagant speed-barrier-breaking driving experience, and a Pop-friendly travel escape to the picturesque Maryland shore.


The big guy will also appreciate some manly pampering at The Lodge at Woodloch in the Poconos. Here, he can enjoy rugged luxury at a woodsy retreat, such as a Delaware River Stone Massage or the resort's Outdoor Adventure Program offering mountain biking, river rafting and hiking. For more spa adventures, consult our list of Top 10 Destination Spas in the U.S. featuring, among other great locales, the popular Fitness Ridge.


With the mercury mounting this month, it's the perfect time to go topless. Check out our Top 10 Convertibles and another cool list, the Top 10 Fun-to-Drive Cars. Our car of the month is the Jaguar XJ, a new-age high-performance luxury sedan.

French Open 2010

If you're enjoying Tennis Channel's coverage of the French Open, you're probably in the mood for some French cuisine.  You can taste a little bit of Paris right here in the United States with the network's "Tennis Uncorked" restaurant partnership this spring. The campaign pairs the channel with fine French eating establishments in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami and Washington, D.C.  Specially selected French restaurants in these markets (anywhere from four to a dozen, depending on the city) are helping to celebrate Tennis Channel's round-the-clock coverage of the two-week French Open, tennis' largest and most prestigious clay-court competition.  The restaurants are featured on

You may find yourself thinking of "Tennis Uncorked" when you're perusing the wine aisle at your local grocery store, too.  Trimbach wines is partnering with Tennis Channel and the restaurants, as is French television channel TV5Monde.

There's plenty more we have for you online, including our Top 10 Action Movies, this month's health feature on Fennel, our blog, 72-Hour Vacations to Seattle and New Orleans, Business Travel Guides to destinations all over the globe and more.

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Enjoy your June. See you next in July with all things BBQ!

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