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Three family-friendly road trips in the USA

Coast to coast, there’s endless fun for anyone road tripping with kids in the good, ole US of A. If you’re hitting the road this year with your family, here are a few trips - straight from Lonely Planet's <i>Best Trips</i> series - guaranteed to keep everyone entertained. Research and itineraries by Ryan …

California's best coastal walks

From its wild and rocky coast in the north to the south coast’s vast, sandy shores, the California coastline lures many to walk along the edge of the continent to gaze at the ocean. Sweeping coastal views are blocked in many cities, but wide-open hiking spaces abound nearby where anyone willing to …

12 Tips for Reading Yelp and TripAdvisor Reviews

Yelp and Trip Advisor have become our go-to web sites for finding reviews of restaurants, hotels and tourist attractions. They are usually pretty accurate but it's important to weed out the reviewers whose opinion you shouldn't trust. Here's how we look at TripAdvisor and Yelp reviews:<p><b>Watch the</b> …

World's best national parks | CNN Travel

What hotels won’t tell you

How clean and safe is your hotel room? Quora respondents gave us the inside scoop on some of the industry’s most enlightening – and sometimes scary – secrets.<p>A hotel may serve as your home away from home while travelling – but even the most luxurious accommodations are rarely as hygienic, private …

My Ode to the Summer Road Trip

When summer arrives, I think of road trips. This is partly because the summer road trip is one of those life-defining rites of passage, at least for Americans, and partly because it’s the season in which my most memorable road trips have taken place.<p>After my wife and I got married, but before we …

Essential Road Trip Wisdom

A good road trip involves a certain amount of improvisation. But the best ones require the right strategy and a few essentials. These eight pieces of advice will start you on the right path.<p>1. Arm your phone<p>The best app for a long haul is Roadtrippers, which will plan your route, estimate fuel …

Unusual places to stay in the USA

We all know that lodging can make a break or vacation, but staying somewhere truly unique – a tipi, say, or a giant bird's nest, or even spending the night underwater – can turn a humdrum holiday into an unforgettable trip.<p>The USA's entrepreneurial spirit knows no bounds, and it's frequently …

10 of the best waterfalls across the United States | CNN Travel

8 places for fantastic fossil finds | CNN Travel

6 Ways to Hack Your Travel

<i>Our Saavy Traveler series for tips and tricks to travel like an expert.</i><p>Travel can be tricky. There's a lot to plan -- where to stay? what to see? what to eat? -- and everything costs money. Lots of it. Even the most frugal individual can find themselves (and their wallets) overwhelmed by something …

Burning Man 2013: The Scene

Among the most talked-about installations at Burning Man 2013 was "Church Trap," descibed as "an interactive wonderland for the religiously …

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