American Vacation

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

The Most Beautiful Place in Every U.S. State

Think of this as your starting point to the most epic cross-country trip ever.<p>If you've ever done a road trip across the U.S., you've probably stepped away thinking: How can <i>one country</i> look like that? No state is the same, and each has its stars, the kind of sights that make you catch your breath …

National Parks

Texas' Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Texas is a state full of amazing natural attractions. However, one of the most amazing — as well as historically important — natural attractions in …

National Parks

48 Hours in Grand Teton National Park

0<p>SHARES<p><i>DAY ONE</i><p>Breakfast in the Mural Dining Room<p>Start the day with breakfast at the Mural Dining Room in Jackson Lake Lodge for a delicious breakfast …

National Parks

Fab Family Vacations Within 6 Hours of LA

Families that live in the greater Los Angeles area have a spectacular choice of kid-friendly getaways within a day's drive, from beach towns to …

Road Trips

Frontenac County, OntarioMason cabin, a 160 sq/f...

<b>Frontenac County, Ontario</b><br>Mason cabin, a 160 sq/f hike-in backcountry wilderness retreat on 576 pristine acres. Available to rent.Designed and built …

24 of the Most Scenic Places to Camp in the United States

Take a road trip from coast to coast, and you’ll find beautiful sights in every state in the U.S.<p>One of the best things about traveling around the …

Hiking

The Perfect Northern California Road Trip Itinerary

If you are on the hunt for the perfect Northern California road trip itinerary, we have got you covered. Northern California is hugely diverse and …

Hiking

13 underrated small towns in the South you need to roadtrip to

The American South is home to incredible cities like New Orleans, Atlanta, Charleston, and Nashville. But some of the greatest gems can be found in …

Gulf Coast

Private Pool House with Amazing Views!

DnA<p>Hosted by DnA<p>Los Angeles, California, United States · Joined in March 2015<p>We are a young professional male couple. Living, working and playing in …

Health Care Industry

12 Hiking Destinations You'll Want to Add to Your Bucket List

The best travel advice always comes from people with firsthand experience—and that's especially true when it comes to hiking trips. When you're going …

Hiking

These State Parks Have All the Beauty of National Parks — and None of the Crowds

From Hawaiian waterfalls to Florida beaches to a real life fern gully, put these gorgeous preserves on your must-visit list.<p>Every year from Maine to …

National Parks

This Is The Most Beautiful Place In Illinois

Conde Nast Traveler has named the most beautiful place in every state. See what location gets that designation in Illinois.<p>UTICA, IL — Summer is …

Hiking

14 Jaw-Dropping Hikes in Banff National Park for All Levels – Page 2

Easy Hikes in Banff National Park<p>1. Johnston Canyon Trail<p>Waterfalls meet narrow stone gorges in this beautiful and easy hike, which is perfect for …

Hiking

The 15 Best Places to Visit in Florida

1 of 15<p>Anna Maria Island<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 15<p>Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island<p>3 of 15<p>Seaside<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 15<p>Pier 60, Clearwater …

Fort Lauderdale

Detours worth taking on your next road trip

Moody Marin County<p><b>The route:</b> From San Francisco, take U.S.101 north over the Golden Gate Bridge to the California 1/Stinson Beach exit. Take Shoreline Highway to Panoramic Highway to California 1 and Stinson Beach. Head south on California 1 to Muir Beach, then east to the 101.<p><b>Miles:</b> The loop …

Hiking

Minnesota abounds with resort vacation options

Minnesota bursts with vacation possibilities. There are more mom-and-pop operations than you can shake a s’more stick at, plus the usual lakeside …

Lake Superior

The Best Lighthouse Getaways

1 of 20<p>Point No Point Lighthouse<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 20<p>Inn at Cuckolds Lighthouse<p>3 of 20<p>Rose Island Lighthouse<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 20<p>Point Cabrillo Light …

New England

A Weekend Adventure Guide to Crested Butte, Colorado

<i>Check out more photos from the weekend on my website!</i><p><b>Camping</b>: Variety of camping on Slate River Rd. - primitive and uniformed (Oh Be Joyful) …

Hiking

The 14 Most Beautiful Cities in the U.S. Will Take Your Breath Away

We're huge fans of international travel. London, Paris, Hong Kong, Rome, Rio, Tokyo, Tel Aviv… These are just some of the faraway destinations …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Beartooth Highway is fearsome fun, whether you're driving it or skiing it

It’s safe to assume, I think, that any road named after a grizzly bear’s fang will inevitably lead to adventure.<p>Beartooth Highway, a 68-mile ribbon of pavement snaking across an otherworldly 11,000-foot plateau along the southwest Montana-northwest Wyoming border, lives up to the ferocity of its …

National Parks

Disconnect in these A-frame tiny cabins in the Catskills

The Catskills area will soon welcome the Eastwind Hotel, a 1920s bunk house that has been converted into a gorgeous boutique hotel and accompanying …

Outdoors

Lee's Ferry and Lonely Dell

This isolated outpost was once the only place to cross the Colorado River for hundreds of miles.<p>For much of the history of the United States, …

National Parks

Five Underrated Southern Lakes

Spend your next vacation exploring one of these refreshing watering holes<p><b>Caddo</b><p><i>LOUISIANA/TEXAS</i><p>Just enough sunlight streams through the cypresses rising out of Caddo Lake, a swampy ecosystem straddling the Louisiana–Texas line, to render the scene surreal. The area around the South’s largest natural …

North Carolina

The 9 Best Train Rides in Northern California

Northern California is a railroad buff’s paradise, as there are many steam and diesel locomotives still in operation today. Your choices range from …

Northern California

Everything to Know About Atlanta

Georgia's cultural hub offers a park-laden cityscape, influential music scene, and a new, greenway for walkers and cyclists.<p>The capital of Georgia is the Southeast’s geographic funnel, a famously open-minded intersection, and a headquarters during the civil rights movement. In Atlanta, where there …

Travel Photography

The Untamed Heart of Lake Jocassee

Cool Blue Ridge waters feed this secluded lake—and the soul<p><b>LAKE:</b> Jocasse <b><br>LOCATION:</b> Oconee and Pickens Counties, South Carolina <b><br>SIZE:</b> 9,000 acres <b><br>SHORELINE:</b> 75 miles <b><br>ELEVATION:</b> 1,100 feet<p><b>WHY WE LOVE IT:</b> The kayak settles on a pebble-sand beach, with the sound of a contented sigh. Behind you lies Lake …

Hiking

10 of the Best Hiking Trails in Zion National Park

Towering orange cliffs, smoldering red mountains and topaz-blue waters greet ardent hikers in Zion National Park. From the spine of vertigo-inducing …

Hiking

Golden Gate Canyon State Park: The Complete Guide

You don’t have to venture deep into the mountains to enjoy a mountain getaway. There’s a state park a short drive from Denver and Boulder that has …

Hiking

The Best Day Trips From Houston

Less than an hour from the coastline and a short drive from the Texas Hill Country, Houston is the perfect launching point for a the day trip. Here, …

Wine Cellars