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New era in U.S.-Cuba relations set to take off

MIAMI — The United States and Cuba will enter a new era Wednesday with a one-hour flight over the Florida Straits that will make it easier and cheaper for Americans to visit the long-isolated communist nation.<p>JetBlue is scheduled to fly the first regularly scheduled, commercial flight between the …

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5 Epic End-Of-Summer Glamping Spots In The US

<i>Photo by A Cruising Couple. All other photos courtesy those mentioned.</i><p>We recently returned from one of our favorite glamping spots in Costa Rica: …

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These countries have the most powerful passports in the world

Traveling can be stressful. From applying for visas to going through customs, there are a lot of hoops to jump through.<p>But it looks like German and Swedish citizens have the easiest time traveling.<p>Passport Index ranked Germany and Sweden as having the most powerful passports in the world.This means …

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20 Packing Hacks For Women Travelers

Ladies, we all know how overwhelming it can be to pack for a vacation, let alone a lengthy backpacking adventure halfway across the globe. It always begins the same way: an empty suitcase or backpack and a closet bulging with treasures of lace, silk and cotton. First, you snatch all of your most …

Engagement Rings

15 reasons why Indonesia should be your next holiday destination

To Obamas have been on holiday in Bali. Their itinerary has included rafting down the Ayung River and visiting the Jatiluwih rice terraces, after which they are expected to visit Jakarta, the Indonesian capital. Here are 15 reasons to follow them to the vast archipelago.<p>1. There’s chaotic …

12 Stops on the Ultimate Fall Foliage Road Trip

There’s no better way to, er, fall into fall than by viewing the colors of the season. (Well, that and football games. And hot apple cider.) You …

A Data Scientist Has Mapped The Ultimate National Parks Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary!<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

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17 Trips to Take Before Your Kids Are All Grown Up

They grow up so fast—so make sure each summer off really counts. These family vacation ideas, from touring Washington, D.C. to going on a safari in Botswana, appeal to both kids and adults—and create vivid memories long after the kids leave the house.<p>Watch the Northern Lights in Alaska.<p>The largest …

National Parks

Is this America's most underrated national park?

The alarm buzzes angrily: it is four o’clock in the morning. Although my body protests, I get up and, a few minutes later, start driving through the darkness. I am not the only one: a line of headlights is slowly moving along the winding road up Cadillac Mountain, the easternmost peak in the United …

The ultimate US road trip? Scientist devises nerdy tour of 47 national parks

In a month that the US National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday, a road trip fanatic has devised a remarkably nerdy way to see each and every one in a single epic holiday.<p>Randy Olson, a data scientist at the University of Pennsylvania, has used a combination of genetic algorithms and …

Photo Cascadia Blog

Archive for the ‘Fall Color’ Category<p>Monday, February 5th, 2018<p>It feels like during any given season we as nature photographers spend time chasing …

The Only National Park Road Trip Map You Will Ever Need

If you want to experience national parks with the fervor of an absolute maniac, you can dive into this awesome interactive map to its conclusion. Or, …

6 Amazing, Best End-of-Summer Road Trips

A road trip is the perfect way to wrap up your summer. Whether you prefer to travel by bicycle, motorcycle, or car, here are a few budget-friendly road trips you should enjoy before summer comes to a close.<p><b>End-of-Summer Road Trips by Bicycle</b><p><b>San Juan Islands, Washington</b><p>For the eighth year in a row, …

Off-the-Beaten-Path: The Weekender's Guide to Outdoor Adventure around Los Angeles

Los Angeles. City of Angels, City of Dreams, and for the West Coast, City of Cities. Los Angeles is an old city, a new city, and a large city. Almost …

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The Best Travel Guides for Your Next Vacation

Planning a vacation is supposed to be fun, but it can get overwhelming real fast. With so many amazing things to do and a limited time to do them, …

Puerto Rico

8 Great Lesser-Known National Parks (and the Hidden Gems Within)

Sure, you’re familiar with the Grand Canyon’s larger-than-life vistas, Yosemite's dazzling waterfalls and granite domes, and the Great Smoky …

National Parks

10 Europe road trips that should be on your bucket list

The next time you head to Europe, consider applying the classic American road trip formula to your vacation abroad. Hitting the road in Europe is a great way to get off the beaten tourist path and spontaneously discover small villages, regional cuisine and friendly locals. And you’ll surely find …

European Travel

Driving holidays in France: the Gulf of Lion

June 15, 2015 at 12:43 PM<p>The Gulf of Lion is a vast area of France spanning the Spanish Border up to Hyères - 20km (12 miles) East of Toulon.<p>In this …

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Four Canadian Waterways To Explore Before Summer Ends

Devoting time to the outdoors is part of daily life in Canada — right up there with stealing maple syrup and thirsting over the hot PM. Point being, the spirit of exploration courses through the veins of our northern neighbors, like the country’s many rivers.<p>Check out this list of some of the most …

A Wimp's Guide To Camping

I am not, by any definition of the word, a camper. I don’t do tents. I don’t do bugs. And I definitely don’t do peeing in the woods. So you can only …

Wild Scandinavia: adventure without breaking the bank

With some of the largest remaining tracts of true wilderness in Europe, Scandinavia and Iceland offer a multitude of adventure opportunities and, if you head off the beaten track, they can work out a lot cheaper than you might expect. The centuries-old tradition of <i>allemansrätten</i> (every man’s right) …

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America’s Most Attractive Cities 2016

Aug. 18, 2016 — Oscar Wilde never visited Houston, Texas, but he might as well have. “Crying is for plain women,” he reportedly quipped. “Pretty …

Travel

Jason Statham’s Giant Shark Movie ‘Meg’ Had A Ridiculously Complex Journey To Screens

It seems strange that Hollywood hasn’t already made a movie where Jason Statham fights a giant shark, which is more or less the plot summary of <i>Meg</i>, a movie that just cast Rainn Wilson as the well-meaning billionaire who unleashes said giant shark by mistake. But <i>Meg</i> is a movie with a decades-long …

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'Ben-Hur' Review: A Remake Disaster of Biblical Proportions

Latest version of the chariot-racing New Testament epic is one old-school cinematic car wreck<p>The last of the summer's movie epics is a digitalized …

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Welcome back to the jungle: Axl Rose finds his snake hips as Guns N' Roses regains its edge at Dodger Stadium

The sideways crab walk. The snake-hipped shimmy. The headlong dash from one end of the stage to the other.<p>Leading the partly reunited Guns N' Roses he's been on the road with since April, Axl Rose brought his full arsenal of moves to Dodger Stadium for the first of two hometown shows as part of the …

Somebody Needs To Hire Ryan Lochte To Write Movie Reviews Professionally

Roger Ebert's shoes have finally been filled.<p>Ryan LOVES movies.<p>More specifically, he loves <i>tweeting</i> about movies he is watching, or has already watched, or plans on watching. All of these tweets are very, very good.

The Icefields Parkway

One of the main reasons we wanted to visit Alberta was to drive the Icefields Parkway, one of the worlds most scenic roads. In fact, National …