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Top scenic drives around Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s famous landscape doesn’t suddenly end at the park fence. Enveloping the park kernel is a protective cushion of national forests and wilderness areas that offer almost as much scenic splendor as the park itself, but without the crowds and the entry fee. Heading to Yellowstone? See the …

National Parks

Road melts at Yellowstone National Park | CNN Travel

National Geographic Travel

Oregon's secret surprises

Known primarily for the quirky city of Portland, Oregon is a mostly rural state that holds a landscape diversity to rival anywhere in the US. Big hitter destinations like Mt Hood, Crater Lake, Cannon Beach and the Columbia Gorge get heavy fair-weather traffic but there are plenty of other amazing …

This Secret Slice Of Oregon Coast Is The Most Beautiful Place You've Never Heard Of

Picture this: Twelve miles of forested park. A rocky, rugged coastline dotted by secret sandy beaches. Seaside prairies. Three-hundred-year-old Sitka spruce trees.<p>Turns out heaven IS a place on Earth, and it's called Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor.<p>Located on the southern Oregon coast …

100 Places to Visit in Canada This Summer

Canada is the second largest country in the world. From St. John’s, Newfoundland to Victoria, British Columbia it’s roughly a distance of 7,400 …

Canada

Canada's top 10 beaches (two are in Toronto)

One smells like molasses. Another was a Playboy pick. We asked writers across the country to share their favourite sandy spots. They're not necessarily the most beautiful, but they're tops for overall experience. Here they are, in no particular order

4 Great Canadian Road Trips

Summer is the best and brightest season to explore Canada’s vast expanses by car. Slush has melted off the highways and byways (well, most of them), …

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What to Pack: Vancouver, BC

This striking city is jam packed in more ways than one. Its natural beauty astounds from every angle with a mountain range on one side and the …

Canada Wildlife Travel Guide | Travel For Wildlife

Few countries on earth evoke a sense of rugged wilderness like Canada. It is a vast nation (only Russia is bigger) that stretches from the northern …

Cognitive Science

5 Tips for the Perfect Summer Road Trip

Summer has practically become synonymous with road trips, both as a way to save money on airfare and to have some fun-filled adventures on the road. …

San Francisco Highlights: Halfway to the Stars

<i>For 16 consecutive years, Conde Nast Traveler has voted the City by the Bay as the one of the best cities in the U.S.</i><p>Its golden sun seemed to be shining just for me as I landed at San Francisco's International Airport. I was eagerly awaiting my visit but I had only a few days to explore and …

Travel

Roll up for Vancouver’s revamped night market

Change is in the air at the Chinatown Night Market as new food trucks meet hip-hop karaoke and a Street Fighter II tournament in a thick slice of local hipsterdom.<p>Obscure action figures and blingtastic cell phone covers have been staples of Vancouver’s Chinatown Night Market for 17 years. But while …

Western Canada

10 Insider Travel Tips for Exploring Vancouver with Kids

Stanley Park, Vancouver BC<p>Urban parents swear by the beaches in Kits and Stanley Park, but a favourite for wilder adventures is lesser-known Rocky …

Exploring Maligne Lake (Jasper, Canada) | Travel Wonders of the World

Maligne Lake boasts superb alpine views and imposing glacial green-blue colouring<p>Narrow Maligne Lake runs over 22 kms in length with boat trips …

National Parks

The best of Vancouver for free

Western Canada’s biggest metropolis is routinely named as one of Canada’s most expensive cities for residents. But for budget-conscious Vancouver-bound travelers – as well as belt-tightening locals – there are plenty of ways to save a buck here and still have a great time.<p>Alfresco allure<p>No cash is …

Wishing all ewe moms a Happy Mother's Day this Sunday! Bighorn and lambs by Terry Bilton Photography A grizzly and cub search a berry bush (bottom) by Mike Baum

When is the best time to visit US and Canada's National Parks?

When is the best time to visit the National Parks of the US and Canada? You might think the answer would be one of the summer months. But when we looked at the 'best time to go' picks by Lonely Planet guidebook authors for the most visited and best-known parks in the US and Canada and stacked them …

National Parks

Road Trip Through Canada - 6 Stops Along The Way

Canada is a huge country with some of the most varied and beautiful landscapes in the world, something that many people miss out on as they tend to …

Hiking

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 …

Finding Hidden Gems in California: Half Moon Bay

By definition, gemologists are qualified to identify and evaluate gems. I pride myself on finding the hidden gems of California family vacation spots. While I am fortunate enough to reside on the west coast, I am on a lifelong mission to vacation in my backyard and then share these hidden …