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June 2016 City of the Month Havana, Cuba

Havana is an enchanting and captivating city, with the twists and turns of its compelling history and rich culture in the surprising diverse …

April 2017 City of the Month Charleston South Carolina

Historic Charleston is bursting with Southern charm and hospitality and is the oldest and second-largest city in South Carolina. The city feels a bit …

South Carolina

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Okinawa, Japan

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Chicago, Illinois - Michigan Ave

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Phoenix, Arizona

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Interview: Fairytale Photos Showcase the Beautiful Diversity of the Oregon Landscape

Model-photographer duo Victoria Yore and Terrence Drysdale are known for their whimsical way of looking at the world. Their fairytale project <i>Follow Me Away</i> previously featured Yore as a traveler who approached beautiful landscapes with a palpable sense of wonder and curiosity. This unquenchable …

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Africa with Safari and Mount Kilimanjaro

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10 Must-Do Hikes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Within a day’s drive of 2/3 of the U.S. population lies 520,000 acres of some of the oldest mountains in the world. The Great Smoky Mountains …

Hiking

This is the quietest square inch in the US

GORDON HEMPTON IS AN “ACOUSTIC ECOLOGIST” who has spent more than 30 years traveling and recording sound. Through his research, Hempton has …

Rock On: 11 Lesser-Known Geologic Wonders in National Parks

From mysterious gliding rocks in Death Valley to fossils of some of the most ancient life forms in Glacier, here are 11 lesser-known geologic …

Top 10 US mid-Atlantic national and state parks

The eastern states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland offer green spaces with stunning peaks and waterfalls, as well as wonderful wildlife<p>The Delaware river forms part of the border between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In the 1960s the Army Corps of Engineers proposed building a dam …

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10 Best Campgrounds in the Parks

There are few better traditions in the United States than taking to the road and pulling into a national park campground for a few nights of adventure. Of course, the parks can be crowded, so the best spots to pitch a tent are off the beaten trail, where they immerse you a bit deeper into the …

Badlands National Park Is Ready for Its 8K Closeup

Pop quiz: In which state is Badlands National Park located? Tick…tick…tick…<p>If you didn’t say South Dakota, you’re probably not alone. The park is …

9 vintage National Park Service posters that will inspire you to get outside

Some of the best places for those restorative expeditions are the national parks, which all together include 84 million acres of protected land spread out across the country, in all 52 states.<p>This week or weekend is the perfect time to go, as entry to those parks is free through April 24 as part of …

National Parks

Head to the Border to See Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park is a beautiful area that offers different landscapes from the northern national parks. This massive park lies on the border of …

Ten Awesome Bridge Crossings in Olympic National Park

In Olympic National Park, bridges serve many functions. They obviously help us cross rivers, keep out feet dry and get us from Point A to Point B, …

Hiking

A Brief Guide to Hot Springs National Park

If you’ve never visited Hot Springs National Park, let me attempt to explain what it’s like. Hot Springs is like when you’re on a road trip and you …

Hot Springs

Fabulous Things to Do in Acadia National Park

Acadia has the bragging rights to be created as the first eastern national park in the U.S. It can be found in the beautiful state of Maine, with its …

Hiking

If You Want to See Thousands of Fireflies Light Up at Once, Head to the Great Smoky Mountains

There's never a bad time to visit a national park—it's an unforgettable experience, even during the winter. But from the end of May through the very …

The Best of Death Valley National Park

<i>Friends share a moment atop the Mesquite Dunes at Death Valley. Credit: Jonathan Irish</i><p>With names of iconic locations like Badwater, Funeral Mountain, the Devil's Golf Course, and <i>Death</i> right in the name of the parkland, it's clear that this landscape on the California/Nevada state line was a torment …

National Parks

Dear travelers to Colorado: Here’s 8 things you should know before you come here

1. Be careful with our edibles.<p>There is a science behind the dosage on edible cannabis products. Eat too much and your peaceful buzz can quickly turn …

Cannabis

Where to Stay in Milan: How to Choose the Right Neighborhood For Your Visit

So, you want to visit Milan? Impeccable choice. Though it has traditionally been considered the “boring business capital” of Italy, travelers are …

Italy