Jenny Ritchey

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10 "Hidden Gems" You'll Love This Summer!

From Yosemite to the Everglades, the U.S. boasts world-famous landmarks. But we're also a land of virtually undiscovered stretches of parkland and …

10 Ways to Earn Frequent Flyer Miles Without Boarding a Flight

In the mood to travel? Wait, scratch that—in the mood to travel for free? Boarding a plane and jet setting off to a new country is notoriously …

7 Gorgeous Alternatives to National Parks

Update: Nature Find is still a great tool to find national, state, city parks and other sites to connect with nature.<p>This past Sunday I decided to go …

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

9 Great Outdoor Adventures for Fall

Winter may be for snow sports, and summer for swimming, but there is no shortage of outdoor activities for adventurous travelers come fall. Forget …

10 Under-the-Radar Gems Around LA

10 Best Multi-Day Hikes in the National Parks

U.S. national parks are packed with overnight treks that offer epic views and impressive climbs. These ten are the best of the best.

National Parks

10 Airports With Awesome Amenities

While traveling is ultimately about getting from point A to point B, there's no harm in wanting to have an enjoyable experience along the way. Airports around the world are making the journey more fun with upscale restaurants, entertaining activities and a whole host of unique amenities. From yoga …

Florida’s 5 Best Boutique Hotels

Florida’s coastlines are cluttered with massive resort-style hotels, many of them chains, and draw little inspiration from their unique landscape, …

Top Chef Brian Malarkey’s 10 Favorite U.S. Restaurants

You may know Brian Malarkey from his appearances on <i>Top Chef</i> and <i>The Taste</i>, but this eccentric chef is now cooking up some new buzz in Los Angeles. He …

The Hot 10: The Best New Restaurants in America in 2013

The Hot 10 is here! See all of Andrew Knowlton's picks for the Best New Restaurants in America of 2013<p>Thirteen must be my lucky number. That's how many <i>Bon Appetit</i> restaurant issues I've worked on (see the 2016 edition here). My role has changed over the years, from spell-checking Kokkari Estiatorio …

Food & Dining

Here Is a List of the Best 50 Bars in the World

Cocktail industry publication <i>Drinks International</i> has just unleashed its 2013 list of the <b>World's Best Bars</b> — determined by "the most influential and knowledgeable bar industry professionals on the planet" — during a (live-Tweeted) ceremony in London. For the second consecutive year, London's …

Top 10 experiences on Hawaii's Big Island

Island fever may happen elsewhere, but it's almost unheard of on Hawai'i. The aptly named Big Island is fantastically diverse, with miles of highways and - better yet - byways to explore. From age-old fishing villages to modern mega resorts, from snow-capped peaks to sandy beaches, you'll …

America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

5 awesome and affordable American drives - TODAY.com

Monty Combs / Today<p>A woman stops to take a photo of the fall foliage Oct. 17, 2013, along the bridge over Green Mountain Creek on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Grandfather Mountain in Linville, N.C.<p>Every corner of the U.S. — including yours! — offers a bold, beautiful road trip that rolls out an …

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

National Take a Hike Day: 20 Great American Hikes

At some point, November 17 came to be known as National Take a Hike day. While we’re not sure if that refers to telling some to "get lost" or …

7 Beach Resorts that are Affordable AND Awesome

Most of us have to stick to a budget when we plan a vacation, and we know that considering a hotel's value is just as important as considering its …

Insider Secrets of Hawaii

The historical sites of Oahu. The out-of-this-world volcanic landscape of the Big Island. And of course the beaches! Here are 20 tips for visiting …

6 of the World's Best Budget Airlines

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>Travel can be an expensive hobby -- you have to figure out where to stay, what do see and do, what to eat, and more importantly, how to get there, and all without breaking the bank. Flying can often be the priciest part of the …

Best national park lodging for winter visitors

<i>Editor's note: A previous version of this article incorrectly listed two lodges, the Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park and the Many Glacier Lodge in Glacier National Park, that are closed in winter.</i><p>Whether you want to be immersed in the winter season or escape it, The Active Times has …

5 Reasons to Go to Lake Tahoe this Winter

Straddling California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe is a year-round destination. But it really comes to life in the winter, as the go-to spot for winter …

7 Best Warm Weather Trips Without a Passport

As we reach the final months of the year, the idea of a winter getaway to somewhere sunny—the Caribbean, Mexico, the Pacific—sounds sweeter and …

21 Roads You Have to Drive in Your Lifetime

There’s nothing like a road trip to really experience a country. From coastal highways and dizzying mountain passes, to scenic routes through …

7 Quirky American Winter Festivals

Got cabin fever? Just because the temperature is dropping doesn’t mean the outdoorsy fun has to stop. Take a page from these weird and wacky …

Top 10 Peaceful Winter Getaways

5 National Parks in the USA That Should Be On Your Travel List

5 National Parks in the USA That Should Be On Your Travel List America’s National Parks are filled with natural treasures that deserve appreciation. …

Best Budget Destinations for 2014

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Jamie Beckman, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Conditions are perfect for visiting these near- and far-flung, culture-rich locales: Price-wise, 2014 is their year. Dipping hotel rates, new attractions, and some perennially affordable sights and eats make these …

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

14 Destinations For Your 2014 Travel Bucket List

The new year is rapidly approaching and we're making resolutions and wish lists for the year of travel ahead.<p>If you crossed some adventures off your 2013 travel bucket list, surely you'll need some new additions. Check out these awesome, under-the-radar destinations you should add to your list for …