American Vacation

By Jim Potts | Scenic Travel Destination and Itinerary Ideas in North America

This 116-year-old luxury resort may look like a European castle, but it's actually tucked away in the mountains of New Hampshire

The Omni Mount Washington Resort in New Hampshire is "one of the original grand resorts of New England," according to Suzanne Joyella, a representative for the resort.<p>With its "stately guest rooms, sensational dining, full-service spa, skiing, and 27 holes of golf," the resort offers something for …

New Hampshire

10 of the Best Fall Hiking Tours in the U.S., According to TripAdvisor

Let me tell you why fall hikes are the best. You get all the sunshine of summer without the heat, so you can wear your best leggings without worrying …

Lifestyle

Why autumn is the best time for a trip to the Boundary Waters

Paddling across White Iron Lake, I looked up at the sky, cloudless and blue. Then I glided around a bend and spotted them: a pair of slim maple …

Canoeing

5 Perfect Fall Road Trips in Michigan

Upper Peninsula Drama: 75 Miles<p>The rugged beauty of the Upper Peninsula doesn’t announce itself subtly. It comes with daunting rocky cliffs that wall …

Lake Superior

Painted Hills Unit is rock star of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument (photos)

The Painted Hills are on just about everyone's "must see'' list for Oregon. Travel Oregon helped cement that position by placing the hills on its ''7 …

10 Warm, Cheap, Amazing Places for Retirees to Visit Right Now

Winter still has a firm grip on most of the country, but the good news is that it’s not too late to book a warm-weather escape. Retirees have the …

Tampa Bay

The Coziest Restaurant in Every State

The German word gemütlich loosely translates as "cozy"; but, like many German words, it means so much more. It has been said that its English …

Dining Rooms

Incredible Footage Of Acadia National Park In Autumn

Take in the beautiful diversity of Maine's rugged coastline.<p>Acadia National Park is one of the most visited parks in the country and for good reason. …

National Parks

14 Fall Road Trips for Seeing the Best Fall Foliage—and a Whole Lot More

1 of 14<p>Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountains<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 14<p>Rhode Island's Pint-sized Charms<p>3 of 14<p>New York's Finger Lakes<p>Advertisement<p>4 of …

Mississippi River

Out of This World: Unique National Parks You Must Visit

With astonishing features, these distinctive, unique national parks are truly out of this world.<p>There are certain places that seem to belong to …

National Parks

Our 7 Favorite Fall Backpacking Trips

If you tend to put away your camping gear for the long haul as fall rolls around, you’re missing out on one of the best backpacking seasons. Why? Because in autumn, the heat, mosquitos, wildfires, and vacation crowds have all died down, and you stand a chance at having fall foliage, butterfly …

Trails

Fun Things to Do in Anchorage

Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, offers a variety of fun things to see and do throughout the year. In addition to outdoor recreation and scenic …

Anchorage

Top Ten Free Attractions and Things to Do in the Southeast U.S.

The Southeast U.S. is generally a budget friendly destination with an abundance of reasonably priced accommodations and sightseeing options. Visitors …

National Parks

The Sweetest U.S. Small Towns to Visit This Fall

From Alaska to Vermont, these lesser-known destinations are perfect in autumn.<p>The air is getting crisper, the leaves are starting to turn, and …

National Parks

The Best Weekend Getaways To Go On This October

Used up all your vacation time? Problem solved.<p>Fall is one of the best times of year to travel. It's shoulder season, meaning the summer rush is over, but peak winter tourism hasn't kicked up yet. The weather is usually temperate in most places, and hotel prices are at some of their lowest. But …

National Parks

Ghost towns and cosmic cowboys: Welcome to wild west Texas

<b>In the heart of Texas’s Chihuahuan Desert, Terlingua is a wilderness paradise for cosmic cowboys and outdoor adventurers alike—but you’d be forgiven</b> …

National Parks

6 Bay Area Hikes Into History

Long before Marin County became one of the wealthiest enclaves in the nation and the South Bay earned the name Silicon Valley, the Bay Area was a …

Abandoned Buildings

The 12 Most Overlooked Landmarks in America

From Mt. Rushmore to the Statue of Liberty, the United States is chocked full of significant sites, though not all are household names. Scroll on for …

New Mexico

Chicago's Magnificent Mile: The Complete Guide

Chicago's Magnificent Mile relishes in its reputation as the Midwest's answer to Beverly Hills' Rodeo Drive or New York's 5th Avenue. Located on …

Water

You Can See Thousands of Monarch Butterflies at This National Park in Canada

This is not some magical wonderland — it’s just a gorgeous park in Canada.<p>Visitors to Point Pelee National Park, along the shores of Lake Erie, can …

National Parks

National Park porn: The often unseen beauty of Kings Canyon

More than 75 years after becoming a national park, Kings Canyon still can't climb out from under Yosemite's shadow.<p>"Beautiful place, but it's no Yosemite" seems to be the general consensus.<p>Like Yosemite, Kings Canyon has exquisite glacier-carved cliffs, dramatic peaks and a stunning valley. John …

National Parks

14 Stunning Fall Foliage Train Tours in the U.S.

<i>Aaaah</i>, fall. The time of year that's all about enjoying the cool, crisp air, watching the world transform into a canvas of brilliant colors, and of …

New Hampshire

Have You Ever Stayed in an Off-the-Grid Backcountry Hut?

Get yourself into one of these hidden gems. Here are some of our favorites from Washington to Colorado.<p>Dotting the American West from California’s …

National Parks

12 Midwestern rental homes perfect for fall

Fall means sweater weather, crunchy leaves, bonfires and family time. Take the season to explore the great outdoors while temperatures are crisp and the summer crowds have dispersed. We've rounded up 12 rentals available on popular home-sharing websites that are perfect for an autumn weekend …

Dining Rooms

Roadtripping Through the Land of Enchantment

Santa Fe

Tonto National Monument Upper Cliff Dwelling

This 40-room dwelling tucked within a cliff was built by the basin's prehistoric residents.<p>You’ll find much more than cacti and desert critters at …

National Parks

A Guide to End of the Season Camping along Guanella Pass

With the end of summer rapidly approaching, there are only a few weeks left to complete your summer camping bucket list. Nestled in between the …

South Park

AutoCamp’s glamping Airstream trailers are coming to Yosemite

Good news, campers. AutoCamp, the glamping experts from Santa Barbara and the Russian River Valley, are bringing their luxuriously shiny Airstream …

National Parks