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A Guide to Badlands National Park

Got Mount Rushmore on your bucket list? Stop at Badlands on the way.<p>At first blush, “it doesn’t sound like the best place to go,” admits Christine …

National Parks

24 of the world's most incredible natural phenomena

National Parks

351 Amazing Places that Aren't National Parks

Yes, we’re crazy about our 59 National Parks. but the Park ­Service manages 351 other worthy properties, so follow our road map, pack a beach towel, and ditch the masses.<p>10 of the Most Iconic Monuments Across the U.S.<p>Besides serving as the entrance to the big red bridge, it incorporates Alcatraz …

National Parks

30 Cooling Cucumber Salads for Your Next Summer Cookout

Grilling out? Beat the heat with these quick and easy cucumber salad recipes.<p>1 of 31<p>Easy Cucumber Salad Recipes<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 31<p>Cucumber, Onion, …

Healthy Eating

11 Ingredients That Can Help Speed Up Your Metabolism

Looking for a way to boost your metabolism? Adding some magic ingredients to your recipes could be the answer.<p><b>Black tea</b><p>You may already be well aware …

Nutrition

8 Fall Foliage Train Rides You Need to Plan ASAP

Hop aboard and let someone else do the driving while you leaf-peep.<p>Take a half or full-day trip on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad, a National …

Trains

The 7 Best Things to Do in Yosemite National Park in the Spring

Legendary naturalist John Muir wrote this about Yosemite in spring: "Now is the birth-time of leaves; the pines are retassled, and the oaks are …

National Parks

Road Trip Guide: Traveling Cross-country on U.S. Route 6

What to know before you hit the road.<p>If you dream of taking a cross-country road trip from the Pacific to the Atlantic, then you should definitely …

Hiking

The 10 Best Beaches in National Parks

Far from the tourist traps of popular oceanfront destinations, these are some of America's best beaches—wild, beautiful, and accessible.<p>From the coconut palm-fringed bays of the Virgin Islands to the chilly wind- and wave-carved Olympic Peninsula coast, some of America’s best beaches are protected …

National Parks

The Best Tennessee Distilleries You Can Drive to From Nashville

The perfect summer day should always include sunshine, good music, and a tall cold drink, especially in Tennessee. In 2009, after decades of being …

Whiskey

50 state road trip: Landmarks that represent each state

What best represents a state? Is it a historic building, or a scenic natural phenomena? How about something the state is best known for? Any and all of these criteria come into play when coming up with a landmark that represents each state.<p>Of course, no one building or monument could possibly cover …

Hot Springs

This List Of The Top Tourist Attractions In Every Country Is Actually Super Fascinating

A vacation somewhere new is a great chance to explore and find your own path, stumbling upon unique, hidden gems along the way, and seeing things …

European Travel

Not Your Parent's Road Trip: How To Do The Pacific Northwest The Right Way

<i>Read Part 1: Los Angeles to Sonoma</i><p>From Sonoma, you can take the time to drive along the coast and hit stops like Redwood National Park – which is what just about everyone does – which is why I recommend making a b-line (with one quick detour to Crate Lake) for your first stop: Sisters, Oregon.<p><b>The</b> …

RVs

This is Jimmy Buffett’s Legendary Margarita Recipe

<i>To celebrate summer, we’re asking the season’s most iconic superstars to share their warm-weather secrets. Here, Jimmy Buffett—whose musical,</i> Escape …

Jimmy Buffett

Watermelon Salad Recipe

Step 1<p>Combine watermelon and tomatoes in a large bowl. Sprinkle with salt, and toss gently to combine; let stand 10 minutes.<p>Step 2<p>Combine arugula, …

Recipes

Get your kicks on Route 66 with these supercool roadmaps

If you were thinking of taking to the highway on your next holiday in the US then these supercool road trip maps might give you some inspiration.<p>The nine minimalist routes were designed by illustrator Ilias Sounas and give eight different options for an excursion across America. They come from …

Key West

40 of the most underrated travel destinations around the world

1/<p>Bergen, Norway<p>While often overshadowed by Oslo, the Norwegian capital, Bergen — the country's second-largest city — has plenty to offer.<p>From the …

European Travel

10 Best National Park Hikes

The United States is a beast of a landmass. With nearly three million square miles of land in the lower 48, and over 3.7 million counting Alaska and …

Hiking

Watermelon Summer Salad Recipe

"This is a recipe I stumbled upon one hot lazy afternoon. Don't be scared by the ingredients, they work together to make a very tasty and refreshing …

Recipes

50 Affordable Wines You Can Always Trust

Sometimes wine is daunting, and the fact that vintages change every year is one of the reasons. Was 2014 better than 2015? Worse? How are you …

Wine

5 Experts on the Best Wine You Can Buy at Trader Joe’s — Shopping

Trader Joe's is one of my favorite resources for everyday wines. Good, inexpensive wines are hard not to love. But I never would have guessed that …

Wine

7 Summer Dinner Ideas to Keep on Constant Rotation Through September

As much as we love the leafy spinach, hearty artichokes, and crunchy sugar snap peas that fill the produce aisle in spring, summer produce is where …

Cooking

4 Days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

California is fortunate to be home to nine national parks (yes, nine!), more than any other state.<p>With such a plethora of natural and national …

National Parks

The 10 Best National Parks in the U.S.

A few are even free.<p>From swampy marshes to soaring canyons, from pristine glaciers to scorching deserts, America’s national parks encompass nearly …

National Parks

Our Best Caprese Recipes

At it's core, caprese is an Italian salad composed of fresh mozzarella cheese, juicy tomatoes, basil and a little bit of olive oil. While the classic …

Italian Food

Avoid These 19 Foods if You Want to Lose Weight

Losing weight requires a mix of eating nutritious foods, cutting calories, and being physically active, but if your kitchen is stacked with …

Nutrition

You need to drive America's 10 quietest roads

Baseball, cookouts and days at the lake are some of America's favorite summer season pastimes, but there is no rite of passage greater than the …

National Parks

The 22 best US national parks to escape the crowds, chosen by experts

It has the glacier-fed alpine lakes, the steep mountain peaks. What it does not have: crowds<p>'It’s the Tetons without the handrails', a local guide once told me<p>This poet’s hike is about magical transformations by the light of the moon, not distance<p>'Climb the mountains and get their good tidings,' …

National Parks

Grilled Vegetable Salad with Feta

Cut the stalks off the fennel bulb. Remove about 1/4 cup of the fronds from the stalks, chop the fronds, and reserve. Cut the fennel in quarters …

Grilling

14 of the Most Beautiful Seashores in America’s National Parks

Bordering lakes and oceans, these protected areas showcase the beauty of America's coasts.<p>The national seashores and lakeshores across North America …

National Parks