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

Fall Foliage Tours in the U.S. and Canada

While we love our fall foliage road trips, it's nice to experience autumn outside the box. From swinging tree-to-tree on an aerial adventure course in Stowe to gliding over the Finger Lakes in a two-seat sailplane, check out our favorite lesser-known ways to experience fall splendor across North …

Road Trips

The most scenic train routes in the U.S.

Keep the romance of riding the rails alive<p>Although train travel is often cheaper than flying, it’s certainly a leisurely and scenic way of getting from point A to point to point B—if you have the luxury of time, of course. Below are eight scenic train routes across the United States—some on …

Trains

Road Trip Diaries: 6 incredible stops between Boston and Portland, Maine

With golden-sand beaches to complement its classic lobster pounds and clam shacks, quaint fishing villages, antique shops and picturesque …

England
Adventure Travel

America’s Amazing Rail Trails

<i>PHOTO: Bikepacking on California's Bizz Johnson Trail. (photo via Flickr/Jeff Moser)</i><p>What do you do with a railway line after the train stops coming …

Road Trips

8 Best Road Trips Through Colorado

Colorado has it all when it comes to spectacular scenery, and these road trips will allow you to experience some of the best it has to offer. Get …

Road Trips

The best scenic stops along Montauk Highway - Curbed Hamptons

Driving the entire length of the Hamptons along Montauk Highway probably isn’t something people would go out of their way to do, considering traffic can get serious and a single-lane highway isn’t exactly the most efficient drive. But if you find yourself along Montauk Highway for longer than …

Hamptons

8 Great Things to Do in Charlottesville Virginia • McCool Travel

Charlottesville Virginia is one of the most historic areas of the United States, home to three of the first five US Presidents. Charlottesville is …

North America

8 stunning places to see the best fall foliage

As leaves change their hues from bright greens to warm reds, oranges and yellows, leaf peepers head out in droves to witness this annual transition …

Road Trips

20 Inns and B&Bs with Stunning Views of Fall Foliage

England

The Most Popular Airbnbs in Every US State, Mapped

If you read our previous article, '8 Awesome North American Road Trips, Mapped,' you may have already decided to ride a Mississippi riverboat in St. …

Travel

US 80 - Dixie Overland Highway

16mi • 00h 24m<p>4.5<p>102 W Hall St, Savannah, GA, US<p><b>Click</b> to find bookable tours and activities here<p>A stroll through Savannah's Forsyth Park, with its …

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8 amazing state parks worth a visit in Massachusetts

A TOUR OF Massachusetts’ state parks, from the mountains in the west to the beaches in the east, highlights the varied history and terrain of one of …

Here's where to look for the best fall foliage in east Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — In 2016, the fall foliage wasn't great in eastern Tennessee.<p>The eight-month-long drought and hot summer combined to make east Tennessee's usually spectacular fall foliage show as lightweight as a leaf in the wind.<p>“It was very short because we didn’t have any moisture,” said Wayne …

Road Trips

Killington, Vermont Shamrock Tour®

Wandering the roads, rolling mountains, and quaint villages of Vermont is a treat made extra special by the fireworks of fall foliage. But on this …

Road Trips

9 epic ways to explore Juneau, Alaska

JUNEAU, ALASKA is a little town of 30,000 people which is visited by over a million people a year. However, most of the visitors come via cruise ship …

National Parks

Snapshots of Mount Evans Scenic Byway, America's Highest Road

OutThere Colorado Galleries<p>Colorado Ghost Towns<p>20 Photos<p>The Top 35 Colorado Must-Sees<p>35 Photos<p>Colorado Fourteeners<p>57 Photos<p>Discover America’s …

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Six of the prettiest New England towns for leaf peeping

BENNINGTON, VERMONT: PURE AMERICANA<p>With its independent bookstores, good-vibes cafe, and two craft brewers, downtown Bennington has all the trappings …

England

Top 20 Fall Hikes

Maroon Bells, Aspen, CO<p><b>Popular for a reason:</b> Colorado’s most photographed landscape is even better in living color, when the distinctive symmetry of …

Road Trips

An Insider's Guide to the Million Dollar Highway

The Million Dollar Highway, a two-lane blacktop between Durango and Ouray, is part of the 236-mile-long San Juan Skyway that squiggles through the …

Colorado

The Best Day Trips to Take From Portland, Oregon

01 of 08<p>Cannon Beach and Seaside<p>The Oregon coast is one of the finest vacation destinations in the Northwest and it’s easy to get to from Portland …

Oregon

The Coulee Corridor National Scenic Byway: It's Amazing!

The 150-mile Coulee Corridor National Scenic Byway runs from Othello north to Omak, following Washington State Highways 17 and 155. Along the way …

National Parks

50 States of Quirky and Cool Museums

Sure, it's easy to find an art museum or a history museum or even a space museum anywhere in this country, but did you know there's a museum entirely dedicated to mustard? Or to the evolution of the kazoo? Yeah, those are real museums, and you can learn more about them ahead. We pulled together a …

Museums

Musical Highway

If drivers cross the rumble strip on this stretch of Route 66 at just the right speed it plays "America the Beautiful."<p>Most rumble strips alert …

Road Trips

The 8 Best Destinations in the U.S. for Viewing Fall Colors

Somehow, we’ve managed to get through not one, but two seasons this year and we are on well our way to the third -- fall. With fall comes a lot of …

National Parks

Alaska Road Trip Offers A Rare Look At The Last Frontier

If you <i>really</i> want to see Alaska, you need wheels.<p>Most visitors come to the Last Frontier on a cruise ship or a plane. A motorcoach picks them up at the airport and delivers them to a hotel, to an airstrip or a national park, and they only see a small sliver of this state.<p>It's a beautiful sliver, to …

Road Trips

Great Smokey Mountains NP: Must-See Day Hikes on the Appalachian Trail

Commonly voted a favorite spot along the Appalachian Trail​, Great Smokey Mountains National Park (GSMNP) is a hiker’s dream. ​​The trail through the …

National Parks

Visit These Must-See Attractions in Washington State

01 of 10<p>Olympic National Park, a unique and diverse wilderness preserve, is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an International Biosphere …

National Parks

See The World’s Purest Waters at Crater Lake: In Stunning Photos

At a depth of 1,943 feet, Crater Lake lives up to its name as the deepest lake in the United States, and the ninth deepest in the world. It’s tucked …

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