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

A Spicy, Greasy, Cheesy, Boozy Southwest Desert Tour

The American Southwest may look like a massive desert, but it’s hardly desolate. Nowhere else in the country can you find such an inspiring constellation of cool cities so perfectly spaced from one another. That’s what makes it ideal for the ultimate food-driven road trip. Do like I do and fly into …

Texas

13 incredible views you'll only find in North Carolina

1. The Blue Ridge Parkway<p>The Blue Ridge Parkway, a 469-mile scenic drive winding through the mountains of North Carolina and Virginia, is made of the …

Road Trips

Meet America's most enchanting (and hidden) natural escape

There's nothing quite like a retreat into nature. Whether you're looking to fill your days with fishing and boating, hiking, or even just relaxing …

Nature

Taylor River Lodge

17 Rooms<p>1/10<p>Crested Butte, Colorado<br>United States<p>Get directions<p>website<p>Condé Nast Traveler earns a commission on sales resulting from clicks on links in this post.<p><i>Editor's Pick: Hot List 2017</i>

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The 5 Most Jaw-dropping Swimming Holes in the United States

It’s easy to assume that travelers need to trek to Thailand or some undiscovered South American waterfall to find the perfect swimming hole. But, …

National Parks

The Bas-Saint-Laurent – Gaspésie Tour | Road Trips and Getaways | Québec maritime

Travel Itinerary<p>With an architecture that was influenced by shipbuilding, the villages in the <b>Kamouraska</b> area are among the most beautiful in the …

Paris

Arizona Happy Trails: A Road Trip

<b>Arizona Happy Trails</b> is a themed road trip itinerary featuring the state’s <b>Coronado Trail</b>, <b>Salsa Trail</b>, <b>Fresh Foodie Trail®</b>, <b>Apache Trail</b>, and much …

RVs

1 epic itinerary for your trip to Montana

SOME ROAD TRIPS start with a frantic airport, frenzied lineups for rental cars, and countless miles navigating through busy interstates with a rental …

RVs

The Best Hikes in America

As famed writer Wallace Stegner once said, America’s national parks are “the best idea we ever had.” And with warmer weather approaching, now’s the …

National Parks

Hike Apache Falls

Added by Brian Cahill<p>Apache falls are one of Arizona's best kept secrets. Hidden in the heart of the Salt River canyon the falls are an incredible …

The 46 Best Coastal Towns in America

There are not one, but two beaches where wild horses roam free.<p>While a shore vacation may involve the same types of R&R (enjoying a lovely view, …

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10 of Canada's best lesser-known national parks

To mark its 150th anniversary, Canada is offering free entry to its stunning national parks. But which to pick? We select 10 lesser-known wildernesses<p>Canada has vast swathes of unspoiled nature, from coasts to mountains to tundra and frozen Arctic deserts. While some of these spectacular landscapes …

National Parks

Around Lake of Bays: An Iconic Drive in Muskoka

<b>A tour around Lake of Bays has always been a delightful exploration of ‘Muskoka’s wilder side.’</b><p>Before there were roads surrounding it, steamships …

Travel

12 great bike rides in, around, or between cities

Ideal routes for urban cycling and sightseeing<p>For many cyclists, spring means finally being able to bike again, a chance to return to a pedal-powered commute and explore. Cycling, especially bike sharing, offers some of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to check out new neighborhoods or …

Urban Planning

Hobbit House in Port Orchard, Washington

For fantasy fans living in the U.S., traveling to New Zealand to see the hobbit houses of the Shire created for the <i>Lord of the Rings</i> movies is no …

New Zealand

25 Best Beaches in New England

New England is well known for its beaches – and for good reason. New England is where you can see some of the most beautiful sunsets, visit a …

Beaches

Pipiwai Trail to Waimoku Falls

The Road to Hana is one of those quintessential Maui activities that, along with whale watching or watching the sunrise from Haleakala, every visitor …

Trails

6 awesome places in Michigan you've probably never heard of

IT’S EASY TO THINK of Michigan as just another “Midwestern” state, but dig a little deeper and it’s clearly anything but. For starters, it has the …

National Parks

Riding Historic Route 66

A “serendiculous” adventure along the Main Street of America.<p><i>I think I’ll ride Route 66 this year.</i> This ribbon of highway, once The Mother Road, Main …

Road Trips

The best US tours to explore all of America

Though organized tours can cost a fair amount of money on the outset, considering what you and your travel companions will save on transportation …

National Parks

Travel Bar Harbor: The Best Places to Play, Eat, and Stay in Maine’s Easternmost Outpost

Bar Harbor is one of Maine’s most iconic seaside towns. Tourists travel from around the globe to sleep in its generations-old B&Bs, climb Acadia …

Maine

25 Photos That Will Make You Want To Hike The Pacific Northwest Trail

The Pacific Northwest Trail is the newest of the national scenic trails in the United States, and it is arguably the most rugged. The demanding route …

Trails

Andrew Peacock travels 280 miles on the Colorado River, descending through the Grand Canyon.

Below the rim<p>16 days in the Grand Canyon<p><b>“There is nothing quite like it… a deeply entrenched water corridor… through a desert wilderness of</b> …

Adventure Travel

Rediscovering Historic Florida

Call him the original Florida tourist: This year marks the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de León's arrival to the land he called La Florida, "the …

Badlands National Park

<b>Badlands National Park: A Scenic and Wildlife Photography Paradise</b> <b><br>by Irene Hinke-Sacilotto</b> <b><br>www.ospreyphoto.com</b><p>Badlands National Park is a terrific …

National Parks

A quick guide to Colorado’s national parks — because entry is free this weekend

If the National Parks system is “America’s Best Idea,” as Ken Burns’ 2009 documentary series called it, National Park Week can’t be far behind.The …

National Parks

10 Reasons To Raft The Grand Canyon

As spectacular as the Grand Canyon is from the top, there’s nothing quite like the Grand Canyon from the river.<p><b>Millions of people visit the Grand</b> …

National Parks

Top Things to do in Miami

Miami is such a fascinating city of old and new, funky and creative, traditional lifestyles, Latin inspired neighborhoods to the popular Art Deco …

Miami

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