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Fun Facts About All 59 U.S. National Parks

Uncover lesser-known secrets about these iconic landscapes.<p>Plenty of people still think the National Park system is, as writer Wallace Stegner put it, “America’s best idea.” Over the last year alone, its 84 million acres were visited over 331 million times. But this vast network still has plenty of …

The best camping spots in every state for a cheap summer vacation

Numerous studies have found benefits to spending time in the outdoors: better concentration, elevated mood, even faster healing and improved sleep patterns.<p>But camping isn't just a prescription for dealing with urban angst and anxiety. It's also a joy in its own right — an excuse to go to bed …

National Parks

Budget-conscious camper gets you van life for $60K

Price includes both a new van and the conversion<p>The current popularity of camper vans can’t be overstated. There are months-long waiting lists for popular models like the 4x4 Mercedes Sprinter, and new van conversion companies popping up every week. But two factors make fancy adventure vans out of …

RVs

The Top 12 Attractions in Fort Myers, Florida

Known as the gateway of Southwest Florida, Fort Myers has been a major tourist destination for decades. Way back when, Thomas Edison and his good …

Fort Myers

The Best Places to Travel in May

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São Paulo

5 California Road Trips That'll Make You Fall in Love With the Golden State

Like many born-and-bred Californians, I would choose Joan Didion as my fantasy dinner guest and I feel more at home in my car than pretty much …

Travel

17 All-Inclusive Resorts That Definitely Don't Suck

The pros of an all-inclusive vacation are pretty straightforward: you don't have to lift a finger, carry a wallet, or make a single decision more …

9 Things to do with Kids on a Spring Staycation in Traverse City

Is a vacation or staycation in Traverse City on your mind this spring? The kids have been cooped up at home long enough. Spring Break is a popular …

Up all night in Norway: land of the midnight sun

Midnight. Morning. A shard of sun cuts through the cloud. Due north, not east, from my lighthouse. Gulls scream below us as they circle Flatøy fyr, our uninhabited island near Nordskot, northern Norway. We are on our own here for a few days, just me and the photographer Howard Sooley. We are 300km …

European Travel

10 Reasons to Visit Dublin (That Have Nothing to Do With St. Patrick’s Day)

Bart Kowski/Getty Images<p>Since its founding by vikings well over a thousand years ago, Dublin’s fortunes have waxed and waned with each successive …

The Grand Tour of Switzerland

Though relatively small in size—roughly equal to New Hampshire and Vermont combined—Switzerland packs a big punch. It’s home to a dozen UNESCO sites, a topographic diversity that includes palm trees and glaciers (not to mention four languages to call them by), and some of Europe’s most modern …

Not Sure Where to Travel Next? #MyDomaineTravels Has All the Answers

The world isn't short of incredible new vistas and far-flung beaches, but bucket lists can get overwhelming. Too many choices don't always make life …

Tell Us Your Amsterdam Tips

There are things to do in Amsterdam besides buying weed! It’s a beautiful, bikeable city with canals, with famous museums like the Anne Frank House, …

Van Gogh Museum

Chattanooga beats Nashville again, at least in the eyes of Lonely Planet

It's happened again: A high-profile media outlet has named a Tennessee city a must-visit spot — and it's not Nashville. Lonely Planet released its …

Loneliness

The Best Ways to See Europe in Just 10 Days

If there’s one thing that Americans get shafted on (there’s not just one; there are loads), it’s vacation days. A 10-day trip will probably eat up a …

European Travel

Top Road Trip Essentials

Flying may get you to your destination quicker, but you'll miss out on the stunning scenery below the clouds and hidden gem attractions that are best …

Germany’s Most Underrated City Is the Place to Go in 2018

They're calling it "Mainhattan."<p>For its central location, Frankfurt is known as the “Gateway to Europe" — and travelers often only pass through, …

European Travel

Are These the Coolest Small Cities in America?

In the ever-increasing quest to "live the dream," one travel blog rated their favorite small cities with fewer than 100,000 residents. And municipal …

Rhode Island

This Is the Best Place to Live in Every State

MONEY finds the sweetest spots.<p>What’s the best place to live in your state? It should be someplace that pairs strong economic and educational …

Demographics

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12 Once-in-a-Lifetime Camping Sites

More than 700 miles of trails wind through Montana’s crystalline lakes, jagged mountain peaks, and ancient glaciers. Go now, before they vanish …

10 Must See-Spots from California to Utah

Road trips like the ones from Los Angeles to San Francisco, or California to Las Vegas have been done time and time again. While trips like those …

Road Trip: Route 66

Get your kicks on Route 66 and experience the ultimate all-American road trip from Illinois to California.<p>They say driving Route 66, the iconic 2,400-mile road connecting Chicago with Santa Monica, sneaks us into a bygone America, an era of neon signs and mom-and-pop diners. This waits for us, just …

Ireland

The green countryside, lively pubs, and friendly residents make Ireland a perpetual favorite for visitors. Farm-fresh cuisine and Guinness from the …

Ireland

Vermont Fall Foliage 2017: How to Experience the Best of the Season

A leaf-peeper's guide to the Green Mountain state.<p>Year after year, autumn creeps in at Vermont’s northern border, painting the state a fall foliage storybook of reds, oranges, and yellows. It’s the type of stuff that beckons travelers from across the globe, and rightfully so: Three-quarters of …

New England

Dos and don'ts in Ireland

For some, Ireland is the land of saints and scholars, a peaceful isle of rolling hills and lilting music. It is all of that and more, but it’s also a place of quirks and odd habits, full of raucous, irreverent people and nonsensical transportation systems. So how to navigate this little island at …

The Reykjavik Travel Guide

Iceland's capital Reykjavik is a beautiful city for all sorts of travelers. It is always a great feeling looking forward to your next vacation, …

Amy Bizzarri's book visits 111 unusual Chicago places

Earlier this year, while battling a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer, doing her best to raise two children as a single mom and trying to complete her third book, Amy Bizzarri spent time in some secret corners of the city.<p>“Undergoing cancer treatment is, let’s say, not at all fun and it …

The 22 most beautiful places in the world

Oia, Santorini, Greece<p>Berlin Harald Braun<p>All of the Greek islands are undeniably beautiful, but head to the hillside town of Oia for some of the best …

National Parks