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The 20 Best Mountain Towns in America

Does your idea of a dream getaway have you waking up to a mountain vista, skiing down pristine slopes, trekking tree-lined trails, or simply …

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18 Reasons Blue Ridge Parkway is the Most Spectacular Place to Experience Autumn

There is no better place in the country to take in the fall foliage.<p>The Blue Ridge Parkway, part of the National Park System and located in North Carolina and Virginia, is more than just a 469 mile road—there's a ton to see and do along the way. Here's why there's no better way to take in …

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14 Fall Road Trips for Seeing the Best Fall Foliage — and a Whole Lot More

There is more to see in the fall in the U.S. than just leaves changing color (although those are worth seeing, too). As the weather cools and gets …

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The Best Places to See Fall Foliage in the United States

1 of 21<p>Bar Harbor, Maine<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 21<p>Ozark National Forest, Arkansas<p>3 of 21<p>Catskill Mountains, New York<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 21<p>Stowe, …

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What It Looks Like To Run Along America’s Iconic Route 66

Last summer, Salomon sponsored athlete Max King decided to embark on what he called a “running holiday.” With only his running pack and his two feet, …

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Crazy Horse Mountain Memorial

Reviewed by<br>Dawn G. Johancsik<p>Road Warrior<br>• 51 Reviews<br>• 48 Helpful<p>July 21, 2014<p>Rated 5.0<p>I wasn't sure as to what to expect. This is a phenomenal memorial …

The Hidden Restaurant In Pennsylvania That's Surrounded By The Most Breathtaking Fall Colors

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Tips For Solo Motorcycle Touring

Tips For Solo Motorcycle Touring<p>Heading out on a long distance solo motorcycle tour? We’ve got tens of thousands of solo long distance miles under …

15 Motorcycle Touring Tips that’ll Transform the Way You Travel

Being well prepared for a motorcycle trip can turn a bad trip good and a good trip great. But learning all the tips and tricks to save time, stay …

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Ara and Spirit: Life Under the Stars

<i>“Sometimes those who don’t socialize much aren’t actually anti-social. They just have no tolerance for drama, stupidity, and fake people”</i><p><i>Very</i> …

Smoky Mountain Motorcycle Rider

A scenic motorcycle ride on an abandoned road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.<p><b>Lake View Drive</b> in <b>Great Smoky Mountains National Park</b> was …

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Treehouses, Caves and Witch Hunts, Oh My: 10 Unique Weekend Getaways

You could go anywhere for a weekend getaway, but few destinations east of the Mississippi River beat the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. With …

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How Much It Costs to Take an Epic 2,400-mile Road Trip on Route 66

"If you ever plan to motor West, take the highway that is best."<p><i>This story originally appeared on Money.com.</i><p>Back in the 1940s, Nat King Cole was …

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Southwest Road Trip of a Lifetime

Sedona<p>Although Sedona is best known (and frequently lampooned) for its spiritual vibe, it’s not as if the town, with its galleries, upscale …

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The Amazing, the Inexplicable, Orange Show in Texas

Roadside America is filled with unique oddities from giant balls of twine to extravagant kitschy Mexican rest-stops. Each of these unique places were …

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Enjoying the day hanging out near the creek.

10 Gas Station Foods Across the Country That Are Worth the Detour

While you may think of Slim Jims, Twinkies and watery coffee as three of the only gas station food options, some remarkable food and drink is coming …

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The 10 Most Beautiful Towns In Virginia

Floyd County, Virginia | ©Donnie Nunley/Flickr<p><b>Staunton</b><p>Staunton was first settled in 1732, and the town served as the capital of Virginia in June of …

How to Save Money on Gas During a Road Trip

By Steph on August 19, 2017 in Money Savers, Road Trip, Top 10's, Travel Tips with 0 Comments<p>Who doesn’t love a good road trip?<p>That wonderful feeling …

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2 Weeks on a Motorcycle (NV, AZ, CO, WY, SD, MT, ID, UT)

After months of planning and waiting to take this trip the day has finally arrived! I’ve been able to whittle down the clothes I need to take into a …

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How Much It Costs to Take an Epic 2,400 Mile Road Trip on Route 66

"If you ever plan to motor West, take the highway that is best."<p>Day 1: Touch down in Chicago<p>For your first day of the trip, fly into one of Chicago’s …

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PA Rt 220 - The Endless Mountains

Having lived in Pennsylvania nearly my entire life, I must confess, I have tended to set my eyes on the south when it comes to travel. However, …

Why You Don't 'See' Motorcycles on the Road

As illustrated by the SUV driver who nearly ran me over.<p>The late-model Ford Escape and I arrived at the intersection in my neighborhood at about the same time. I recognized the driver, a nice guy whose kids play with mine. I brought my Honda CB1100 to a stop and waited. So did he. Which was …

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Driving the Most Seductive Road in the World

The Blue Ridge Parkway attracts millions of visitors each year. Most come in search of scenic splendor. What they also find along the way is the nearly forgotten fun of driving.<p>When I was a child growing up in North Carolina about an hour away from the Blue Ridge Parkway, nothing made my blood run …

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6 Do's and Don'ts for Keeping Cool on the Road

6 Do's and Don'ts for Keeping Your Cool on the Road<p>As I’ve mentioned before, I’m an ATGATT guy (All the Gear, All the Time). But as temperatures …

Easy riding: exploring the USA by motorcycle

Becky OhlsenLonely Planet Writer<p>Maybe the best decision I’ve ever made in my life was to go along with a bunch of friends on a two-week, 3000-mile motorcycle trip from Portland, Oregon, to Knoxville, Tennessee, on tiny vintage bikes and shoestring budgets. We took the smallest roads through the …

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Appalachian Backroads

Discover the <b>beauty</b> of southwestern Virginia’s majestic mountains…<p>From the breathtaking scenic vistas along the mountain ridges to their cradled, lush …

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