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Road Trip: Cherohala Skyway, Tennessee and North Carolina

Follow a mile-high ridge in the Unicoi Mountains for amazing views of mountains, foliage, and waterfalls.<p>Crossing the Tennessee–North Carolina border and the crest of the Great Smoky Mountains, this 42-mile (68-kilometer) long byway climbs to a mile (1.6 kilometers) above sea level. It winds …


Adventure Town: Asheville, North Carolina

Plan a long weekend getaway with our Asheville adventure guide, featuring great outdoor escapes, where to stay, and where to eat.<p><b>Pop. 72,231</b><p>Asheville’s outdoor enthusiasts come together for the festivals, markets, and bohemian art and music scenes in this Blue Ridge Mountains hot spot.<p>PLAY<p>Trek the …

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Travel 365: A stunning sunset over Scotland's Ring of Brodgar—part of the UNESCO World Heritage site called the Heart of Neolithic Orkney. http://on.natgeo.com/1nXR5Yu Photograph by Jim Richardson, National Geographic

Discover China's History Along the Great Wall

One of the world's greatest feats of engineering reveals the ingenuity of the ancients.<p>"The Great Wall impresses everyone who sees it for the first time, from children to adults, from the general tourists to scholars,” says Henry Ng, the manager of the World Monuments Fund’s China projects. “The …


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<b>Steve Waters</b> Lonely Planet author<p>Leave the bright lights and tourist delights of Esfahan and Shiraz far behind to track down these astonishing millennia-old relics among the dusty wilds of ancient Persia. From snow-tipped northern crags to scorching southern deserts, you’ll traverse eroded volcanic …