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How I Became the Queen of the Hills with We Hate Tourism Tours Lisbon • Addie Abroad

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European Travel

Lisboa

Bom dia! I have to admit Lisbon was not love at first sight, it took me a while to feel the city.<p>The first thing I noticed, it seemed to be full of …

12 Top-Rated Hiking Trails in California

California is a hiker’s paradise, with an incredible diversity of landscapes. The nature sites are so sublime that simple descriptions only hint at …

The Most Beautiful Hikes on Kauai

The thing about Hawaii is, almost everywhere you look is beautiful. Made up entirely of volcanic islands, the state has a wonderfully diverse …

The 10 Museums Every Traveler Should Visit in the U.S.

10. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Titusville, Florida<p>Besides its impressive displays, which range from astronaut artifacts to the Saturn V …

The 10 Coolest Neighborhoods in America Right Now

Avoid the tourist traps.<p>Tourist traps are a dime a dozen in big cities, but many popular urban destinations have up-and-coming neighborhoods that …

10 unique ways to experience the Grand Canyon

Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park is nothing short of a natural spectacle. Millennia have carved a geological masterpiece rising 7,000 feet above …

National Parks

10 great stops along the Great Lakes

Although the Great Lakes make up the world’s largest body of freshwater, the inland seas are often overlooked. “They’ve got unbelievable history and they’re not overly touristed,” says Thomas Shevory, who recounts his bicycle journey circling the five interconnected lakes — Superior, Michigan, …

Lake Erie

The Best Mac 'n Cheese in Every Single State

You know you need this.<p>October 26, 2017<p>Macaroni 'n cheese has been America's sweetheart since 1937. This creamy, cheesy, "carbo loaded" goodness …

Take a Literary Tour of the U.S. with These 50 State-Set Books

<b>Alabama</b><p>This Pulitzer Prize winner from Harper Lee is one of the great American novels. Fifty years after its publication, its ruminations on race, injustice, and morality remain as relevant as ever, and crusading attorney Atticus Finch is one of literature’s finest characters.<p><b>Alaska</b><p><i>The Call of the</i> …

Quick Weekend Getaways for Girlfriends, Kiddos, and Couples

For many of us, it’s not a true vacation unless we’re getting out of dodge for at least a week—but in reality, a 72-hour respite in a fantastic …

The Most Romantic Destination in Every State

1 of 51<p>Alabama — Cheaha State Park<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 51<p>Alaska — Mendenhall Ice Caves<p>3 of 51<p>Arizona — Emerald Cove<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 51<p>Arkansas — …

The 15 Best Places to Visit in Florida

The Sunshine State is dotted with seaside gems, and these destinations are must-visits for every style of traveler. Here are the 15 very best places …

Top 5 North America Festivals Worth Checking Out in 2018

Rolling into this December, it is fair to say that 2017 was a helluva a year. It always gives me hope through the chilly days when spring and summer …

Festivals

The Best (and Worst) Times to Visit the Grand Canyon

Arguably the most well-known national park in the United States, the Grand Canyon now attracts some six million visitors every year. People travel …

National Parks

Hidden tunnel could lead to Mayan 'entrance to the underworld'

<b>(CNN) —</b> This month, archaeologists in Mexico will begin excavating a secret tunnel thought to lead beneath a pyramid built by the ancient Maya.<p>The tunnel was sealed off centuries ago by the Maya, but archaeologists plan to clear it in order to reach a hidden "cenote" -- an underwater cavern that …

Archaeology

Snorkelling in Caye Caulker, Belize

Caye Caulker is the definition of “go slow” and no wonder, as the main activities on the island are sun tanning, snorkelling, diving and eating …

Eight off-the-beaten-track ways to see Costa Rica

While Mexico has long been the star of Central America, it’s time for Costa Rica to take its turn in the spotlight.<p>The tropical destination stands …

Central America

Top 10 stops for Central America first-timers

The green cufflinks between North and South America, these seven compact countries would be easy to skip on a map. Yet they represent a complex web of cultures, ancient ruins, tropical wildlife and adventure.<p>For starters, try climbing lava-gurgling volcanoes with perfect cones that poke above the …

Top five nerve-shredding road trips in Costa Rica

Renting a car in Costa Rica is costly and can even be dangerous if you're not prepared for what's to come. It’s also ridiculously good fun. Some of the most interesting, little-explored destinations are only accessible by car, and for the adventurous traveler, there’s simply no substitute for the …

Guatemala. Who Knew?

Lake Atitlan in Guatemala was a place I had always longed to visit. In images, majestic volcanoes rise from the edge of inky waters; the lake appears mysterious, haunting. The deepest lake in Central America, Atitlan had been described by friends as a vortex, a portal, the bellybutton of Mayan …

Our Expert Guide for Newbies to Costa Rica's Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio, a small peninsula on the Pacific coast side of Costa Rica, is one of the most visited and biologically diverse areas in the country. …

Central America

The 10 Best Beach Hotels in Costa Rica

If you're heading to Costa Rica, you'll likely want to spend some time on those gorgeous beaches. Whether on the Pacific or Caribbean side, hotels …

Central America

Neutral Buoyancy: 7 Days in Belize

“Dolphins!” someone shouted and Captain Jack, his dreadlocks poking out of the back of his baseball cap pivoted our dive boat, the Mulac, around and …

Feeling Fortunate in La Fortuna // Things to Do in La Fortuna, Costa Rica in Two Days

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21 Ways To See America For Cheap

The night is warm, the sun is setting, the PBR is flowing, and suddenly you find yourself with a burning and insatiable urge to explore the great United States before summer runs out.<p>Trust us: The classic cross-country trip of your dreams -- whether you've got a week in the car or a couple days by …

23 free things to do in Washington, DC

Accommodation aside, Washington, DC, is one of the most, er, capital-friendly cities in the world. From performances in the Kennedy Center to tours of the White House, and the Smithsonian's free museums and galleries (and zoo!), you can spend weeks having fun without spending a dime.<p>Tick off our 23 …

The 11 Greatest Foodie Cities In America

Let's be honest, the best part of vacation is the food, especially when you're in a place with a local delicacy, which is often the case in cities across this great land.<p>Whether known for a specific dish, renowned for high-class restaurants or praised as the donut capital of the planet, these great …

The 36 Best Things About Hawaii (Yes, Really)

Two years ago, HuffPost Hawaii was launched to put the spotlight on the Islands, not just as a postcard, but as a community, as Arianna Huffington said at the time. And from the very first story listing vital Hawaiian words to live by to the many insightful blog contributions along the way, we have …

5 Days in the Denver Area

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Hiking