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The Most Romantic Destination in Every State

1 of 51<p>Alabama — Cheaha State Park<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 51<p>Alaska — Mendenhall Ice Caves<p>3 of 51<p>Arizona — Emerald Cove<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 51<p>Arkansas — …

Matt Damon explains the obnoxious requirement for filming in a Trump building

Movies that want to shoot inside one of Donald Trump's buildings must feature him in a shot, Matt Damon says.<p>The actor explained the truly obnoxious …

Here’s why the USB port built into your car charges so agonizingly slow

There’s a USB port on the center console of my 2015 Mazda3, right beneath the stereo — it’s really well located. Get in the car, plug in your cell …

State of wonder: where to find Oregon's best landscapes

Oregon is a natural stunner. The state's glorious coastline alternates between rugged cliffs accented with stone sentinels just offshore to miles-long sandy beaches perfect for a relaxing stroll. Inland, landscapes vary from craggy gorges to coniferous forests to salty playas. Then there are the …

Where to find the Algarve's best beaches

The coast of the Algarve in southern Portugal is a seemingly endless series of some of Europe’s finest beaches. They are seriously spectacular stretches of sand: the climate and atmosphere are Mediterranean, but this is the Atlantic so good waves and watersports are available alongside more sedate, …

7 Beach Destinations You Haven't Tried Yet

When going to a new destination, many of us stick to the beaten path; we'll go where the other tourists are going for the first time around. But once you've been to Cancun, or Montego Bay, or any other well-touristed beach spot, you may be more interested in heading somewhere a tad more …

Budget Trips to Napa: Save Your Money for the Wine!

Stomp season may have commenced in September, but it's still prime harvest time in Napa. Despite the recent earthquake that rocked area hotels and wineries, most are up-and-running once again and where there's wine, there will be people (friendly ones, at that). This weekend in particular will be …

Should You Be Planning a Trip to the Caribbean #OneHappyIsland?

<b>By Nicolle Monico</b><p>If you would have told me a year ago that I would be traveling to Aruba in 2014, I wouldn't have believed you. Don't get me wrong, I travel frequently and have plans to explore every part of the world; but the small Caribbean island of Aruba? It was nowhere near the top of my list …

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10 Luxury Islands That Are Surprisingly Affordable

We've never had such a good excuse to ditch the real world.<p>We always thought our living-on-an-island dreams would stay forever plunked on a Pinterest board, but now, there's reason to believe that actually living on a luxury island is totally possible.<p>The folks at Samujana Retreats and Residences …

Maine: Hike and Canoe Baxter State Park

<b>Walk one of the park’s newest, toughest trails, then enjoy an easy lake paddle.</b><p><b>What Is It?</b> Looking to get off the beaten path and avoid the crowds in one of Maine’s most heavily visited state parks? Try the Traveler Mountain Loop. It’s a lung-busting, 10.6-mile circuit that includes three separate …

Hiking

Land of arches: Travel guide to Moab, Utah

ON A RECENT THREE-WEEK ROAD TRIP to Southern Utah, my partner and I based ourselves in Moab for a week to explore the area. At the end of the trip, I …

National Parks

Cambodia's 7 best islands | CNN Travel

Orange Is the New Black's Uzo Aduba: How I Learned to Love My Teeth's Gap

Uzo Aduba, star of Orange Is the New Black, used to dream of a Hollywood smile. Now she has the career she always wanted ... and didn't have to change a thing.<p>When I was little, I didn't smile much. Don't get me wrong. I was a happy kid, but I couldn't stand the space, dead center, in between my …

Empathy

National Geographic Travel

A Better Way to Roast Sweet Potatoes

<i>Every other Thursday,</i> <b>Gena Hamshaw</b> <i>of the blog</i> <b>Choosing Raw</b> <i>shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: If you're not roasting your sweet potatoes in coconut oil, you should start. Tonight.</i><p>I don’t think I need to sell anyone on sweet potatoes. They’re nature’s idea of …

Recipes

California's best coastal walks

From its wild and rocky coast in the north to the south coast’s vast, sandy shores, the California coastline lures many to walk along the edge of the continent to gaze at the ocean. Sweeping coastal views are blocked in many cities, but wide-open hiking spaces abound nearby where anyone willing to …

Top scenic drives around Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s famous landscape doesn’t suddenly end at the park fence. Enveloping the park kernel is a protective cushion of national forests and wilderness areas that offer almost as much scenic splendor as the park itself, but without the crowds and the entry fee. Heading to Yellowstone? See the …

National Parks

Top 10 reasons Belgium isn’t boring

Late British comic Bob Monkhouse used to joke ‘I went to Belgium once. It was closed.’ Little understood, riddled with Eurocrats, somehow <i>between</i> places – all these impressions have contributed to Belgium’s dull rep. But dig a bit and you’ll find that Belgium is actually fascinating. Here are 10 …

A guide to the eateries of Spain

Restaurants have been a part of Spanish culture for centuries. Indeed Spain is home to the oldest surviving restaurant in the world. According to the Guinness book that would be Sobrino de Botín (established 1725) just off Plaza Mayor in Madrid. Botín is merely the oldest and you’ll find many other …

Barcelona

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

From skulls to sewers: the darker side of Paris

Paris basks in its reputation as a glittering capital of fashion, art and culture – but it also has the power to bewitch visitors with more macabre sights.<p>Peer behind the glamour of the French capital to discover the best of its underground wonders and grisly history.<p>Les Catacombes<p>Beneath Paris’ …

France

Europe’s hot springs: 20 of the best spots for a soak

Sliding into a bathtub after a long day is one of life’s little luxuries, but there’s nothing quite like the restorative buzz garnered by a dip in a proper thermal pool. From Iceland’s idyllic Blue Lagoon to Switzerland’s most chic spa, here’s a rundown of some of Europe’s best hot springs.<p>Blue …

24 free things to do in San Francisco

Contrary to what you might expect from such a well known, tourist-heavy city, San Francisco quietly delivers a lot for the money. Many of its hotels offer comfort and location for a third of the cost of a comparable New York or London hotel; public transit is part of the fun (cheaper Market Street …

Travel

Island-hopping down Central America’s Caribbean coast

You don't always need suitcases full of cash to enjoy the Caribbean Sea – cradled in its western corner lie a number of idyllic island groups that are surprisingly easy on the pocket. Here's our guide to navigating this captivating region sure to bring out the adventurer in you.<p><b>San Blas Islands,</b> …

Five family-friendly destinations you may not have considered

Everyone knows travel changes once kids come into the picture. Suddenly you have to plan around naps, easily accessible rescue centers for soiled-underpants and whining backseat drivers. What they don’t tell you is how much fun it can be, and that it doesn’t have to be limited to timeshares on …