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16 Adventures in Texas’ Hidden Hill Country

Roads usually serve a utilitarian purpose: to get people from point A to point B. But in the Hill Country, you might suspect that a road was paved …

Mobile Passport Will Get You Through Customs and Immigration in Under 60 Seconds

Think Global Entry is quick? The Mobile Passport app is even faster.<p>Around the <i>Condé Nast Traveler</i> offices, not having Global Entry is a badge of shame. What kind of travel editor wouldn’t want to make re-entering the U.S. as easy and seamless as possible? Well, this kind. Six years after the …

Flying

Life-changing Trips for Couples

One of the best parts of being in a relationship is having a built-in travel buddy, and one of the best parts of traveling with that built-in buddy …

Country Lifestyle

The U.S. Flooded One of Houston’s Richest Neighborhoods to Save Everyone Else

“Next contestant, come on down.” On Oct. 6, in a bright courtroom in downtown Houston, Susan Braden, chief justice of the U.S. Court of Federal …

Extreme Weather

11 Trips You Need to Take As Soon As You Retire

You've got all the time in the world and all the world to see. Start planning.<p><i>Originally appeared on Travel + Leisure</i><p>No more waiting for your annual …

Ho Chi Minh City

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 …

The Top 10 Road Trips in America

Looking to fulfill that dream of the Great American Road Trip? These are 10 routes you absolutely cannot miss.<p>Of all the wonderful traditions that …

Hiking

Best Yellowstone Hotels, Cabins, Camping, and Restaurants

There are 12 campgrounds in Yellowstone. All campgrounds welcome RVs. You can also camp in the backcountry with a permit. Also see camping on the way.<p>…

The Shortest Route to the Most Beautiful Place in Every State

There's a song they play during the seventh-inning stretch at baseball games, and it isn't called "America the Mediocre." The wonders of this country …

National Parks

50 Adventures in 50 States

From hiking volcanic cliffs to racing down snow-capped mountains, take a look at the greatest adventures across the country.<p>Adventure enthusiasts from all over the world travel to the United States to explore stunning national parks, trek iconic trails, and immerse themselves in America’s vast …

I bought a Costco vacation — here's why the retailer has completely changed how I book travel

"You can buy a vacation through Costco?" I was asked at least a dozen times in recent months.<p>My answer: Yes, and it's incredible.<p>I only became aware of Costco's travel deals in May, when a friend suggested checking out the warehouse store's website while planning an upcoming vacation.<p>I was amazed …

Flying

Florence – 18 things to do in a weekend – video

Florence is so packed with delicious art and architecture that it would take a lifetime to see it all. Of course there are some unmissable …

See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

How to Watch Every Major 2016-17 College Football Bowl Game Online

ESPN's got a stranglehold on the action.<p>Big college football bowl games like the Rose Bowl are traditionally held on New Year’s Day—but not this …

College Football

How to Travel to Cinque Terre

The dramatic scenery and laid-back lifestyle of Italy’s Cinque Terre has made this small area a must-see, on par with Florence, Rome, and Venice. Our …

Italy

50 Best Places to Travel in 2017

The 50 destinations that made our list this year include one of France’s lesser-known wine regions, America’s next big dining spot, and a buzzy Greek …

Travel

Browse & Download 1,198 Free High Resolution Maps of U.S. National Parks

I cannot, and do not wish to, imagine the U.S. without its National Park system. The sale and/or despoliation of this more than 80 million acres of …

Road-tripping through Hill Country: Texas’ up-and-coming vineyards

One of America’s great unsung wine regions lies right in the heart of Texas. Hill Country may be better known for barbecue, but its rich soil has proved ideal for producing top-quality vineyards. There are currently over 70 wineries scattered across the hilly, Mediterranean-like landscape, which …

Wine

6 Great National Parks for Fall Hiking

There's no better time of year to get outside.<p>Autumn is the perfect time to visit any of America's national parks, as crowds tend to be at a minimum, the weather is fantastic, and the change of season brings a wash of color to many of these iconic settings. If you're looking to explore a park this …

RV Destination: National Mall and Memorial Parks

The United States has called Washington DC its national capital since 1800. To this day, the District of Columbia and the National Mall remain a …

The Best Sleeping Pads for Backpacking and Car Camping

We slept on 15 different sleeping pads on a total of five car-camping and backpacking trips, as well as on the floor in our own living rooms, before …

Backpacking

The Best Mediterranean Cruises

Get a whole new perspective on this historic—and beautiful—region.<p>Cruising isn’t only for travelers seeking a leisurely way to flit between Caribbean …

Mediterranean

Your Guide to the Heart of America Road Trip

Tire pressure’s good, the tank is full, the radio is tuned to your favorite station, it’s time to hit the road. Road trips are what RVs were designed …

America's Best Overlooked Spots for Weekend Trips

The United States is a huge country with more beautiful, interesting, and exciting places than you could ever count -- but it tends to be the same …

The 15 most romantic getaways in America

Years after your post-nuptial trip at one the best honeymoon destinations in the U.S., you and your significant other might want to escape for a …

8 of the most memorable drives in the West

In national parks throughout the West, rangers and traffic engineers work long hours to nudge travelers out of their cars and onto trails — or at least onto shuttle buses and other less polluting alternatives. But the dramatic roads that the National Park Service carved out in the early 20th …

The Best Day Trips From Houston

Less than an hour from the coastline and a short drive from the Texas Hill Country, Houston is the perfect launching point for a the day trip. Here, …

Texas

7 Lesser-Known Fall Foliage Destinations You've Never Visited But Should

These colorful, under-the-radar fall vacations are guaranteed to soothe your spirit.<p>Nothing says autumn like a long, leisurely drive through Mother …

10 National Parks You Should Visit This Fall

Celebrate 100 years of epic, rugged American wilderness.<p>One of America's greatest assets is its diverse and massive landscape. Luckily for us denizens, the National Park Service protects some of the most awe-inspiring terrain in all 50 states (as well as in American territories such as the Virgin …

National Parks

16 national parks to visit in Texas

Texas treasures<p><b>The National Park Service turns 100 this year.</b><b><br>From Big Bend to South Padre, here are 16 sites</b><b><br>to visit in the Lone Star State.</b><p><b>By Pam</b> …