It's time to take full advantage of fall travel season — the leaves are turning, it's not hotter than a goat's butt in a pepper patch and chefs' autumn menus are in full swing. Live it up in some of the Northeast's most luxurious digs, then hit Asheville and work your way down to Nashville (we totally ran those stories the same week so they'd rhyme in this roundup).

In this week's Italian knowledge, you'll need to memorize these 9 pasta shapes, put together a genuinely authentic antipasto spread and yes, obtain a personal pizza-maker. Normally we'd never endorse something so useless-sounding, but…well, you'll see. It's gadget time. Here are this week's most popular stories.