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47 Of The Best Ways To Spend Summer In America

From finding the best private swimming holes to partying at summer festivals like Burning Man, here are the best things to do in the U.S. this summer.<p><i>Did we miss one of your favorite things to do in the U.S. in the summer? Add it in the comments!</i>

National Parks

Best Romantic Summer Getaways (PHOTOS)

Imagine sipping Argentina's finest wines with the snowcapped Andes in the distance. Sailing the fjords of Finland while the midnight sun shines down. Or taking in a live opera under the stars in the high desert of Santa Fe, New Mexico.<p>These stirring scenarios have one thing in common: a gorgeous …

7 Tips for Whitewater Rafting

<i>Whitewater rafting along the Pacuare River in Costa Rica is a fun and challenging experience.</i><p>The first thing I need to declare is that I'm a wimp. Even though I traverse the Americas as a travel writer, I'm not the type of person that you normally see enjoying the most exotic and breathtaking forms …

70 Cities You Can Visit on the Cheap If You Know When to Go

© Bastos - Fotolia.com<p>You can save $193 a night on your next vacation to Miami Beach by simply traveling in September instead of March. It's that easy!<p>Hotel search trivago.com analyzed the average price per night for hotels in 70 of the world's most popular cities over the past year and found that …

Your Perfect Cali Road Trip: San Francisco to Monterey

San Fran, Muir Woods, Point Lobos. We did it all and more. Photos by Tess Falotico.<p><i>By Tess Falotico for Fathom</i> | <i>See the redwoods. Shop local designers and thrift shops. Eat everything, spend nothing. Drive 232 miles in a week. We did it all and more. Without going insane. Fathom's Tess Falotico</i> …

Top 10 Beach Drinks

Top 10 Beach Drinks from National Geographic.<p><b>Piña Colada, Puerto Rico</b> <br>The pineapple, coconut, and rum slurry known as piña colada had been popular in the Caribbean for at least a hundred years before Ramon "Monchito" Marrero, a bartender at the Caribe Hilton’s Beachcomber Bar (now called Oasis Bar) …

The most popular travel photos from last month: http://on.natgeo.com/1rmElBm This photograph was taken at the summit of Tin-Merzoug in Algeria by Evan Cole.

The Top 50 Cities To See In Your Lifetime

Buena Vista Images via Getty Images<p>With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at minube.net with a simple goal: find the greatest destinations on Earth. From the great ancient capitals to the modern …

European Travel

Alaska: Hike Lost Lake

<b>Find your bliss in the Land of the Midnight Sun by backpacking one of the most scenic trails on the Kenai Peninsula.</b><p><b>What Is It?</b> This 15-mile moderately challenging point-to-point route begins at mile post 5 on the Seward Highway and climbs 2,000 feet. After the first 7.5 miles, you’ll link up with …

Summer skies: Fireworks to fireflies | CNN Travel

Best Adventure Travel Destinations 2014 (PHOTOS)

As dawn breaks over the savanna, your guide signals a stop. Through the trees ahead, you see the outline of something <i>very big</i> ambling through the underbrush. When the elephant -- a 10-foot-tall, 12,000-pound bull--finally steps into the clearing and looks your way, your heart races, and for a …

6 Ways to Be a More Sustainable Traveler

Reduce your impact on the planet, support local economies, and protect wildlife.<p>The United Nations designated 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development—an opportunity to raise global awareness about how responsible tourism can act as a vehicle for positive change.<p>The three …

The Last Best American Beach Towns

What makes a superior beach town? I’ve thought about that often, usually while gorging on steamed clams with butter or pedaling a bike along a seawall.<p>America does beaches extremely well, a point I didn’t begin to realize until my 20s, when I tried to sunbathe on a jam-packed stretch of Spanish …

7 Extreme and Adventurous Vacations for the Manly-Man to Book Now

Sometimes us guys just need to be guys, and a number of vacations offer ample opportunity to partake in activities that seem well-suited to the rougher-around-the-edges sex. We've searched around the globe to find some of the most enriching and men-approved vacations available today. And, while …

Six West Coast Destinations for Yoga Lovers

When planning a vacation, it can often feel like you have to choose between a relaxing trip and an adventurous one. But it doesn't necessarily have to be an either/or scenario -- especially when you incorporate yoga into your West Coast vacation in North America. Yoga is a long-praised way of …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

Hiking

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Coastal Destinations Rated

Travel<p>See photos of the top-rated islands, coastlines, and beaches in Traveler's annual survey of experts.

Sustainable Tourism

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10 Medical Reasons Why a Woman Might Be Prescribed Birth Control

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that a closely held, for-profit company can deny employees health insurance coverage for contraception if it conflicts with the employers' religious beliefs. Since the majority of businesses in the U.S. are closely held companies, the ruling has the potential to …

7 Surprising Skin Habits You Might Want To Consider

Photographed by Erin Yamagata.<p>Our skin-care rituals tend to begin and end in our bathrooms. We wash our face, throw on some moisturizer, and we're …

Skin Care

Get Bikini-Ready With 11 of Hollywood's Favorite Juice Fasts

Prepping for a summer at the beach? A juice fast will help get you in tip-top shape! We all need a good cleanse as the weather heats up, and whether …

This Map Shows You Where the Best (and Worst) Stereotypical Guys Live

Photo: Lulu<p>Want a guy you can bring home to mom? Head to D.C. But be careful—he may just #HitItAndQuitIt. At least according to this map full of wonderful dude stereotypes, brought to you by the team behind the app Lulu.<p>Lulu is kind of like Yelp for guys. It lets women give ratings to their male …

What Your Post-Sex Behavior Says About You

<i>This post was originally published on July 3, 2014.</i><p>That's the stereotypical way we tell it: In straight couples, guys sleep after sex and women just …

25 Icons Who Travel in Style

Let these 25 vintage icons inspire your jet set style.<p>Let these 25 vintage icons inspire your jet set style.<p>Getty Images

#theLIST: 10 Retro Swim Looks to Recreate

Get inspired by the swim style of these iconic beach babes and bombshells.<p>Get inspired by the swim style of these iconic beach babes and bombshells.

Grace Kelly

6 Things That Happen to the Body Without Enough Water

The Institute of Medicine suggests women drink about nine cups of water a day, which may leave you wondering whether that's actually worth all the trips to the bathroom. We went straight to the studies to debunk the hydration hype.<p><b>1. You're more likely to have health problems.</b> Higher water intake …

Wellness

Are You Addicted to Shopping?

A scientific exploration...<p>For a fashion girl, uttering the words "I have nothing to wear," or "I spent next month's rent at the Manolo Blahnik sample sale," aren't so out of the ordinary. With the ability to shop online, on your iPhone, and now even on Instagram—not to mention that there seems to …

Something Old, Something New: Wedding Traditions Explained

The British Royal Mint reveals the truth behind "Something Old, Something New..."<p>We're all familiar with the rhyme "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue", but did you know that the original ending was "and a silver sixpence for your shoe"? And what exactly does it all …

Natural Ways to Protect Yourself from the Sun

Natural tips for summer sun exposure<p>The other day I was walking down a shady street. As I got to the corner there was a small area where the sun was shining. I took a moment to stop and feel the warm sun on my face. I closed my eyes and imagined being at the beach and feeling a nice warm breeze. I …