mel collins

558 Flips | 17 Magazines | 6 Likes | 1 Following | 40 Followers | @melzee13 | Keep up with mel collins on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “mel collins”

Best Fall Trips 2014

The end of the bustling summer tourist season kicks off one of the best times of the year to travel. Whether you’re up for adventure, relaxation, or something in between, check out our editors’ list of 10 best fall trips for inspired ideas. —Maryellen Kennedy Duckett

6 Reasons Why You Should Visit Colorado in the Fall

We love it when the days get shorter and the air turns crisp. But you haven't truly experienced autumn until you've visited Colorado.<p>Punches of roasted red popping against the crystal gray Rocky Mountains will do more than bump your Instagram photo likes. Your soul will sing as you step into an …

Gunsight Butte, A Pretty Place You've Never Heard Of

You've <i>got</i> to check this butte out.<p>Rising high above the surrounding landscape, Gunsight Butte is without a doubt one of southern Utah's most beautiful plateaus. Surrounded by Glen Canyon's Lake Powell, the majestic rock formation appears to rise out of the water and makes for some pretty gorgeous …

America's Best Fall Bike Rides

<i>Courtesy VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations</i><p>The golden season before the trees relinquish their leaves is a short but glorious one. And one of the best ways to experience autumn's fiery plumage is on the saddle of a bike, while the crisp breeze whispers by and the blond sunlight glances down. After …

Your National Park Pictures

See beautiful photos of U.S. national parks—taken by fans like you—in the National Parks by National Geographic app.

mishroom wishes

Tiny Off-the-Grid Homes We Love

Photo: Graypants, Inc./Hide and Seek<p>The latest in coffee-table inspiration comes from the newly released <i>Hide and Seek</i>. The book is a compilation of unique, well-designed, escape-from-reality cabins we lust over. These structures aren't lavish: instead, they're dedicated to simplicity and the …

Tiny House Listings

How to Rent a Car on Vacation

Though renting a car can seem easy, it's important to know a handful of basic, but important facts--age restrictions, insurance coverage options, discount codes--before you get started to make sure there are no surprises when you pick your car up or drop it off at the end of your trip. Here's our …

13 Reasons Banff National Park Is The BEST Place To Be This Fall

As the world's third-oldest national park, Banff is a well-protected, well-loved zone of wonder in the Canadian Rockies. The sprawling wilderness offers glacial lakes, towering mountain crags, a quaint town and nearly 1,000 miles of hiking, biking and horseback trails.<p>There seems to be something …

Olive Garden Selling 7 Weeks of Pasta for $100, but You’ll Have to Move Fast to Get It

Twenty bucks says college students around the U.S. will be racing to their computers at 3 p.m. ET this afternoon. Why? Because Olive Garden, purveyor …

10 Beautiful Resorts On American Lakes

<i>By Laura Carroll, CNTraveler.com</i><p>These gorgeous lakeside retreats are perfect for a fall getaway.<p>The 10 Best Small Cities in the U.S.<p>12 Travel Mistakes We All Think We're Too Smart to Make -- but Do Anyway<p>How Not to Look Like a Tourist in Paris<p>Follow Conde Nast Traveler on Twitter: …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

@spicymuffin

Travel Photo of the Day

Each day, CNN producers select a user-submitted photo to be our Travel Photo of the Day. Click through the gallery above to see stunning shots from around the world, and be sure to come back every day for a new image.<p>Have a gorgeous travel photo of your own to share? Submit it for the gallery at …

Road Trip: British Columbia, Canada

This tour has a bit of everything: first-rate museums, strait crossings, and spectacular scenery.<p>From western Canada's waterfront cities to the Coast Mountains' glacier-draped heights, this tour has a bit of everything—first-rate museums, strait crossings, and spectacular scenery mixed with history …

Western Canada

Karen’s Studio

Karen is a professor who lives with her daughter in a beautiful two-bedroom, one-bath home in Berkeley, CA. Karen needed an independent home for an …

The 20 Best Beaches In America

Because nothing quite says "summer" like sand between your toes, salty air, and the lullaby of waves crashing on shore, we set out to find the best beaches in the U.S.<p>For this list, we looked at six notable beach rankings compiled by travel experts, vacationers, and water quality researchers and …

Road Trip: Cherohala Skyway, Tennessee and North Carolina

Follow a mile-high ridge in the Unicoi Mountains for amazing views of mountains, foliage, and waterfalls.<p>Crossing the Tennessee–North Carolina border and the crest of the Great Smoky Mountains, this 42-mile (68-kilometer) long byway climbs to a mile (1.6 kilometers) above sea level. It winds …

Hiking

31 can't-miss U.S. beaches | CNN Travel

America's Best Cities for Fall Travel (PHOTOS)

Even bears prefer Chicago during the autumn.<p>"It's cooler, the trees on Michigan Avenue are turning colors, and it's a great time to visit Brookfield and Lincoln Park zoos," says Lillian Polz, the head of a Chicago marketing firm. "The animals that were lethargic during the summer -- like the bears …

Make The Most Of Your Open Floor Plan With Ikea Room Dividers

Whether you want to gain some privacy for your living room work station, to separate the seating area from the bedroom or to put a wall between the …

The World's Most Beautiful Coastal Drives

<i>By Laura Dannen Redman and Rachel Coleman, CNTraveler.com</i><p>We asked, you answered: After rounding up the best coastal drives in the U.S., Australia, and Ireland, you responded with your favorite ocean roads around the globe. Time for a road trip...<p>The 10 Best Small Cities in the U.S.<p>12 Travel …

Tiny House RV, Bill would like your thoughts on this tiny/small house...http://tinyhouseblog.com/?p=33304

A Surfer and His Dog Explore Northern California

Retracing familiar steps.<p><i>Lost Coast Trail.</i><p>Many people don't seem to go down the path already traveled, often times seeking new adventure when previous ones that brought memories of joy and happiness await their return. People continually seek new things. As they should. After all, how else to …

Majestic Bus