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

Insider's Guide to Big Bend National Park

Named for the large, lazy turn in the Rio Grande river, Big Bend National Park defies expectations with lush flood plains, tree-covered mountains …

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America's Happiest Seaside Towns

<i>This story originally appeared on Coastalliving.com.</i><p>10. Hermosa Beach, California<p>What began as a Southern California train stop has blossomed into a …

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8 Under-the-Radar Hotels in Canada We Love

Canada is the world’s second-largest country, geographically speaking. Maybe that’s why its smallest hotels seem like such discoveries—jewel-like accommodations embedded in spectacular natural settings, or luxurious lodgings slipped in urban pockets so discreet even locals might miss them. As our …

Hotels

An offbeat Orlando road trip guide for weirdos

4.5<p>6805 Visitors Cir, Orlando, FL, US<p>Orlando is home to iFLY Orlando, a human body flight simulator. In other words, it’s an indoor skydiving tunnel …

Road Trips

Extraordinary landscapes: Mono Lake's Tufa Towers in California

Looking for unusual things to do and sights to see in California? A natural wonder that should be on your California travel must-do list is the …

List-Worthy

8 Best U.S. National Park Road Trips

With just a fleeting month left of summer, we're itching to fit in one final (read: blowout) trip. With scenic coastal vistas, monolithic canyons, …

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Hiking the dangerous and beautiful Angel's Landing Trail

An intrepid hiker earns her wings on one of Zion National Park's most famous hikes<p>On precipitous hikes, particularly in sections where single file is …

Zion National Park

Hikes and hops: The best hiking trail and brewery pairs in Illinois

Nothing pairs better with the sounds and smells of nature than a cold beer—or room temperature brew, depending on the recommendations of the brewery at hand.<p>We picked out the best hiking paths in Illinois and paired them with a brewery close by to motivate you to get to the end of the trail. Grab …

North America

Cruise coastal cliffs along Chuckanut Drive Scenic Byway

The Pacific Northwest has a reputation for being an outdoor lover's paradise for a good reason: Just look! Lush temperate rainforests, misty …

Road Trips

Take a ride down South Jersey's version of Route 66: The White Horse Pike

The White Horse Pike is almost 60 miles of fill-it-up, fast food, farmlands, pinelands, and wetlands, a fast-moving smorgasbord of suburbs, small …

Philadelphia

My Southwest Road Trip Itinerary

Road trips were a big part of my summers growing up and they are some great memories that I still cherish. Road trips are a great chance to see the …

Road Trips

15 Best Romantic (Weekend) Getaways in Missouri

While many don’t think of Missouri when the time comes to go on a romantic vacation, they really should.<p>This centrally located state boasts both a …

Travel

8 Offbeat Road Trips That Will Change Your Perspective on Travel

With so many amazing sights to see across the country, it’s hard to know what destinations are worth burning rubber to get to. Will that new museum …

It's a Wonderful Life

This 180-mile Road Trip Is the Best Way to See Canada’s Stunning Coast

Sitting on the rocks at dusk while the tide creeps toward shore and specters of fog hang over the Port of San Juan, I watch a juvenile bald eagle …

Road Trips

A Perfect Wine and Waterfall Road Trip through the Finger Lakes

What happens when you combine four campsites, five state parks, five wineries, and 50+ waterfalls into a five-day road trip? A kind of crazy, but …

Road Trips

Skyline Drive

Drive your passenger car on a road that ascends and follows the top of a high razorback ridge overlooking Cañon City. Enter this one-way, paved road …

Road Trips

Things to Do in Oregon: Umpqua Lighthouse State Park & Oregon Dunes

Today’s ships have so many navigational aids we may take lighthouses for granted. Over the centuries, though, they’ve saved countless lives — and the …

National Parks

The 6 best road trips on Vancouver Island

There aren’t a lot of roads to choose from on Vancouver Island, if you don’t own a four-wheel drive. Dusty, bumpy logging roads dominate much of the …

Road Trips

Best West Coast Road Trips

With summer gas prices hitting a 12-year low, there’s no better time to take a classic American road trip. Here are seven of our favorite West Coast road trip itineraries, including where to stop, where to stay, and what you’ll see along the way.

Road Trips

10 Essential Stops On Your Alaskan Road Trip

The Alaska Highway, snaking between Dawson Creek, British Columbia and Delta Junction in Alaska, is celebrating its 75th birthday this year. Also …

Road Trips

The Resort at Port Ludlow Will Make You Forget It’s Monday

Have you ever considered visiting the state of Washington? Of course you have, and there’s more than one reason to do so, apart from that quick stop …

Travel

D.L. Bliss State Park, Lake Tahoe

We’ve been exploring Lake Tahoe a lot this summer, and one of our favorite stops so far has been to D.L. Bliss State Park, 7 miles south of Tahoe …

Adventure Travel

National Lighthouse Day: Here’s a guide to NC’s seven coastal lighthouses

North Carolina’s seven lighthouses that once protected sailors from the dangerous coastline now serve as landmarks and destinations for residents and …

North Carolina

Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Reviewed by<br>Aimee DeGroat<p>Road Warrior<br>• 18 Reviews<br>• 20 Helpful<p>August 12, 2014<p>Rated 5.0<p>You can hike down in and see the White House ruins for free ( the …

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100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America, According to OpenTable

Today, OpenTable released their list of the most scenic restaurants in America—that is, the restaurants with the best views skylines, landmarks, or …

Restaurants

7 Places In Illinois Way Out In The Boonies But So Worth The Drive

A .8-mile hike through the Shawnee National Forest will bring you to one of the most peaceful places in the state. Visitors enjoy exceptional views …

We Challenge You to Do This Ice Cream Road Trip in a Single Day

If you scream for ice cream (and don't we all?), you can experience all the cold treats that the great state of New York has to offer in a single …

Road Trips

The Best East Coast Road Trips

Perhaps more than any other form of exploration or self-discovery, the road trip is deeply embedded into the American imagination. And with gas prices still hovering on the lower side, there’s no better time to take a classic American road trip. Here are seven of our favorite East Coast road trip …

Road Trips

Park it: See the colors in these three state-run gems

Summer's heat soon will switch to crisp autumn days, when Midwest leaf-peepers go on alert, watching for the first change to fall colors. Why not witness the unfolding display in the region's state parks, where tax dollars support the visitor's experience?<p>Three fine parks come to mind, each with …

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