Kristine Kopecky

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10 All-American Summer Road Trips

Drive, We Said<p>There's nothing more American than hitting the open road with the windows down, the music up, and a cooler full of beer in the backseat (you know, for later). Sure, the game has changed a little—smartphones have all but rendered guidebooks and crumpled maps obsolete—but one essential …

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13 incredible Utah adventures you’ve probably never heard of

EXPLORING UTAH HAD BEEN on my bucket list for 10 years. Once I started mountain biking and climbing, I knew it was a place I had to visit. This was …

Family-Friendly Hiking in America’s National Parks

Finding the right hike for children can be tricky: The trail needs to be safe and not too strenuous, yet interesting enough to keep the young folks’ attention. As a bonus, it would be nice if the hike stimulated them to want to learn more about the place. America’s national parks abound in good …

Ten memorable ways to see the United States

<b>See the USA’s tallest peak from the sky</b><p>Climb to the top of Mount McKinley without the trek, and see the mountain and Denali National Park from 21,000 feet, with a plane tour of the area running from the edge of the national park six times a day. With every seat on the craft a window seat, it’s the …

America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

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Jamaica's top 10 travel experiences

Jamaica’s lovely landscape – with its crystalline waters, lush banana groves, and sheer mountains – combined with its confident, yet cool reggae demeanor, makes Jamaica an ideal destination for those looking for stunning scenery and a big dose of local culture. Pack your bag and head down to this …

Travel news roundup: wilderness Scotland and visa-free Kazakhstan

Plus: What's cooking in Copenhagen, dinosaurs at the Eden Project and foot-pampering on the move in Japan<p><b>Escapism</b><p>This new, romantic one-bedroom lodge on Scotland's remote Knoydart peninsula is accessible only by foot or boat. Knoydart Hide, near Inverie, offers sleek accommodation in an unspoilt …

A guide to Portugal’s Alentejo region, home of Europe’s finest beaches

Forget Ibiza. Forget the Riviera. In fact, forget the Med altogether. Portugal’s Alentejo region is lined with glorious beaches – but not many people seem to know about them<p>It’s 7pm on a balmy Saturday night in June, and I have just ordered my first Sagres beer in I Cervejaria, a restaurant in …

Top 10 views in Rio de Janeiro – in pictures

‘On the eighth day,’ say the locals, ‘God created Rio’ – and it’s hard to disagree. It’s a city where tropical rainforests, beaches and monolithic cartoon-like mountains collide to form one of the most distinctive landscapes in the world. Whichever way you look, there are breathtaking views…<p>• More …

Sizing Down Food Waste: What's The Worst Thing To Toss?

Sometimes I feel like a broken record at home: "Let's eat the leftovers for dinner, so they don't go to waste,"<p>But inevitably, Sunday night's pasta and meatballs get tossed out of the refrigerator to make way for Friday night's pizza.<p>Now scientists at the University of Minnesota offer up another …

2 Tragedies in Under 5 Months. Where Does That Leave Malaysia Airlines?

The second tragedy to strike Malaysia Airlines in less than 6 months could mean deeper losses for the carrier known around the world for missing …

Manhattan's Skyline Will Look Dramatically Different By 2020

One57 — the long-awaited, 90-story residential skyscraper that cost $1.4 billion to build — is almost finished, and Extell's Nordstrom Tower will eventually rise a vertigo-inducing 1,775 feet (including the tower's spire), making it the tallest residential building in the world.<p>There are also …

Nurse 'posed with axe he planned to use to behead 14-year-old girl'

Dale Bolinger, 57, denies charges of arranging to meet and groom the girl, who he met online and whose identity is not known<p>Nurse Dale Bolinger posed with the large axe he allegedly planned to use to behead a teenage girl before eating her.<p>The father-of-four bought the three-foot handle weapon from …

North Korea appeals to White House to halt release of US comedy film

'The Interview', released later this year, tells the tale of a group of journalists tasked with assassinating Kim Jong-un<p>Pyongyang has written to the White House to demand that President Barack Obama intervene to halt the release of 'The Interview', a Hollywood comedy blockbuster that pokes fun at …