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How to Visit One of America’s Geographic Oddities: Point Roberts, Washington

Here at <i>TPG</i>, we’re big fans of extremes and geographic oddities. No visit to Florence is complete without swinging by the microscopic nation of San …

Weird

The Best Peaks in America

Sometimes, the best mountain is the closest one. We asked BACKPACKER readers for the top peaks* in their states to help you find a climb near you. …

Hiking

5 Great Blended Scotches for $30 or Less

Sipping on a budget? This quintet will satisfy your palate without hurting your wallet.<p>Whisky snobs who turn up their noses at blended Scotch are …

Whiskey

You Won't Believe This Gorgeous Island Is Just Off the Coast of Michigan

In the age of globalization, it’s increasingly difficult to find a place that feels wholly unique. But off the coast of Michigan is a secret hideaway …

Native Americans

Hike the Stony Man Trail, Shenandoah National Park

Stoney Man is a short, easy hike with some of the best views in Shenandoah National Park. This is a close hike for those staying at the Skyland …

The 8 Most Underrated American Road Trips

There is so much more than purple mountains majesty and amber waves of grain.<p>By Sarah Ashley<p>You’ve gotten your kicks on Route 66. You’ve wound through Highway 1. So how do you take another quintessential American summer vacation without repeating yourself? Good thing this country is not lacking in …

National Parks

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Airstreams, cabooses and teepees, oh my! Our guide to KOA's koolest kampsites

<i>This post is brought to you by our very good friends at KOA!</i><p>Glamping; some people love it, others think it defeats the purpose of camping entirely. …

Sugar Camp Scenic Byway is home to a rad adventure on Lake Taneycomo

Table Rock Lake also offers lots of beauty and fun on the water. A favorite spot to visit on the lake? Moonshine Beach State Recreation Area. It's a …

How one song saved an entire Route 66 town

Like most Route 66 towns, Winslow was basically bypassed completely when I-40 came rolling through the southwest. The main streets of town, once …

RVs

The 6 Best Road Trips to Take in Europe

Its open roads might not share the same pop culture status as some of the iconic U.S. highways, but Europe is home to some incredible drives that …

European Travel

Things to Do in Mesa, Arizona

Mesa's story is one of mysterious Indians, Spanish expeditions, early American explorers, Mormon migrations, a diverse community, and continual …

Jesus

North America's 10 Best River Trips

There's a place for vacations that include museum tours and visits to the childhood homes of famous people, but sometimes you need to feel your heart …

Hiking

Honestly, We Can't Believe These Stunning Colorful Lakes Are Real

If I'm being totally honest, it doesn't take much to give me the travel bug. Whether it's the promise of getting outside and exploring a gorgeous …

National Parks

Travel: the ultimate New Zealand wine road trip

Take a 10-day road trip through five of New Zealand's best wine regions on the country's South Island, including Marlborough, Nelson and Central …

New Zealand

10 Best Beginners Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Hiking is the perfect way to experience Rocky Mountain National Park. These five beginner hikes in the park are sure to please, as they provide both …

Hiking

8 COLORADO BACKPACKING EXPERIENCES THAT SHOULD BE ON YOUR BUCKET LIST

We Coloradans know that when June comes along, and the summer sun finally melts the high alpine snow, the Rocky Mountains are the only place to be. …

Australia Road Trips to Add to Your Bucket List

Australia is one of the best places in the world for a road trip. I would love to go back to Australia and do a long road trip so I asked my fellow …

Australia

A Complete Guide to the 15 Best Whisky & Scotch Glasses

There comes a point in every true whisky drinker’s life where he puts down the shot glass and picks up the snifter, Glencairn, or tumbler instead. …

Whiskey

Here's how to vacation on your own private island

The Lodge at Sea Island expertly combines intimate charm, upscale, resort-style accommodations, and lots of privacy since it only has 43 rooms. That …

Food & Dining

Romancing the Golden Isles: A lovers' guide

Being over 900 years old, Lover's Oak is said to be the rendezvous spot of Native American lovers. It's rumored that people have kissed their true …

Discover Hidden Gems in the Golden Isles

With all the awe-inspiring landscapes and unique adventures available in the Golden Isles, it’s hard to know where to start. The locals have weighed …

Sea Turtles

Experience Southern soul & culture on this dreamy beach trip

As one of three piers on the Georgia coast, the St. Simons Island Pier is a special experience for those in search of the culture of the Golden …

Soul Music

Can't-Miss Stops on Your I-95 Road Trip

The Perfect Georgia Coast Road Trip<p>From scenic beaches and wild marshes to quaint coastal towns and historic plantations, the Georgia coast is a …

Road Trips

10 Amazing Waterfall Hikes in North Carolina

Beaches, valleys, forests, and mountains...North Carolina truly has it all. To help you beat the heat during these summer months, we've compiled a …

Hiking

A One Week Itinerary for Road Tripping New Zealand's South Island

Late September of last year, my Dad and I embarked on a week long road trip of New Zealand's south island. We departed Los Angeles shortly after …

The Ultimate Road Trip Through Eastern Tennessee's Waterfall Haven

Situated between Knoxville and Nashville, Tennessee lies a region of the Appalachian foothills that is dotted with beautiful state parks full of …

Hiking

7 Small Towns in the U.S. to Visit This Summer

Phoenicia, Taos, and Ojai? Been there, done that, already ’grammed it. It’s time to add a new small U.S. town (defined here by having a population of …

National Parks

Bojangles: Mid-Atlantic and Southeast from Regional Fast Food Chains We Wish Were National Gallery

Dreamstime<p>Regional Fast Food Chains We Wish Were National Gallery<p>You can access a McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, or even a Taco Bell fairly easily …

Los Angeles

Templeton Rye whiskey has 'come home' to Iowa, founder says

Templeton, Ia. — Templeton Rye’s new $35 million Iowa distillery signals a homecoming for the company, which traces its roots to Carroll County's …

Whiskey