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Your favourite US national parks – and how to visit them

This week's winning entry<p>A taste of the Old West in Big Bend<p>Big Bend National Park in Texas is well off the tourist trail, unheard-of by many Americans and miles from the nearest settlement. It is a green desert landscape, dotted with exotic vegetation that thrives in a dry climate. Century plants …

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The Other Pacific Coast Highway: Seattle to San Francisco

That PCH route from San Francisco to Los Angeles gets all the attention, but it’s not the only West Coast drive that should be on your map. A road …

The Most Beautiful Places in All 50 States

An American-made must-see list.<p>America is full of incredible sights, both natural and manmade, but not all sights are created equal. Dive into our list of the most beautiful places in all 50 states, and you might just find the perfect spot for your next adventure.

Avoid the crowds at these under-the-radar National Parks

The National Parks System is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the United States. Millions of visitors come from all over the world to …

Escape to the country: the best US cities for outdoor adventure

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