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7 Things You Didn't Know About America's National Parks

A short list of NPS lore that will impress at your next dinner party.<p>Nearly <b>11 million people</b> visited the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2015. …

United States

This 1916 Guide Shows What the First Road Trips Were Like – Phenomena: All Over the Map

A cross-country road trip is a quintessentially American experience. From Jack Kerouac to the Griswold family, millions have loaded up the car and hit the open road. It’s always an adventure, but in modern times it’s a relatively tame one: The roads are paved, signs point the way, and Siri always …

Maps

Top 10 Most Visited National Parks

Outdoors

The 100 Best American Movies in Film History

To make this list—which I’m absolutely sure will be totally definitive, with no need for anyone to ever debate it, right?—critics from around the …

List-Worthy

'My God! It Can’t Be!': Memorable Moments at America's National Parks

Writers recall tales of grandeur, humility, and stupidity at their favorite national parks.<p>You’ve probably car-camped in one with your family, …

Nature

Europe's 28 best hidden seaside resorts

Europe

Rome, Italy is seen from above. @airpano, a Russian photography group, traveled with drones to some of the world's most famous cities, creating panoramas at night time like this one. (Airpano/Caters News Agency) #itsamazingoutthere @ Colloseum

The Ultimate Guide to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Travel tips for visiting the Smokies:<br>-Hiking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, and more are all fun activities within the park, but it's also …

Adventure Travel

Impress your date at these romantic Vegas restaurants

Hey, guys! This is your two-week warning. Valentine’s Day is fast approaching so if you don’t have a dinner reservation yet, you’d better get on it. …

Restaurants

How to do Vegas in your 20s, 30s, & 40s

It’s safe to say that Vegas is a lot of fun no matter how old you are, but the experiences are very different depending on your age. Some of you …

American West

10 of our favorite Instagram spots in Vegas

Stop acting like you haven’t deliberately staged an Instagram shot. We all have. Whether or not you want to admit it, it doesn’t change the fact that …

American West

What’s up, insomniacs! Here are fun things to do in Vegas at 2 a.m.

You already know you can party through the late night hours at the Strip’s biggest megaclubs. And unless you’ve never set foot in Vegas, you know …

American West

Parking 101: An insider's advice on how to navigate Las Vegas garages

Parking in Las Vegas can be a crapshoot. And like playing a game of craps, it helps to have a system.<p>I often am asked about how to park at major …

‘Tis the season for outdoor dining in Vegas

It’s officially spring and while in some parts of the world you might still be shoveling snow or wearing heavy jackets, we have absolutely perfect …

Restaurants

6 Apps for Making the Most of Your Vacation

Image via Findery<p>With summer just around the corner, you're doubtless dreaming of running off to the perfect vacation retreat. Whether you're angling …

Travel Technology

From the Ferris wheel to 'The Skyline': How would you ignite Chicago tourism?

You pass tourists on the street every day, chattering in the world's languages, eyes ablaze with curiosity, gawking at the many wonders of Chicago. And, of course, inquiring haltingly where to find the best deep-dish pizza, or some tavern called Billy Goat's, or that park with the big silver bean. …

Chicago

Is Providence really the coolest city in the US?

PROVIDENCE — “You wanna get blasted on yip?” the young man with weirdly symmetrical hair inquired.<p>I barely had time to ask the important questions …

U.S. Travel

How to Vacation in Paris on a $1,000 Budget. (Including the Flight. Yes, Really.)

<i>What’s your dream vacation?</i> Glamour <i>asked 1,000 women that question—and then had 13 top travel bloggers plan your most-wanted trips, all for under $1,000! This week, we present everything you need to know about planning your best getaway ever. The final stop: Paris, France</i><p>Paris is the city you most …

Paris

The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day with a batch (or two!) of these soft, gooey cookies, just like Mom used to make. Our classic, perfect chocolate chip cookies have a tinge of caramel flavor and are studded with chocolate goodness. Tip: Use a small ice cream scoop to form balls of dough, …

Recipes

Sights and Bites: Portland, Oregon

American West

America’s Best Secret National Parks

When Fred and Debbie Koegler told friends they were taking their two boys to spend Christmas in a national park, everybody assumed they’d be surrounded by rocky peaks and pine trees in some snowbound mountain lodge. Quite the contrary. Instead, they spent the holiday south of the equator on a …

Outdoors

The 20 Most Beautiful Places in California

Traveling through California is like getting a crash course in America's natural beauty: the windswept deserts, Redwood forests, rocky coastlines, …

California

New Orleans: A Weekday Destination

Overflowing with fun and food, New Orleans isn't just a locale for a weekend trip. Follow this itinerary for your best week in the Big Easy.<p>Enlarge<p>“How you doin’, baby?” asks a waitress, and immediately, hopelessly, you’re wheels-up in love with New Orleans. It’s not just her words; it’s the lilt …

Travel

Make Your Pizza on Flatbread—and Grill It

While we patiently await a summer of fresh tomatoes, we've partnered with Muir Glen Organic to share springy recipes that use one of our favorite weeknight mainstays: canned tomatoes.<p>Grilled flatbread pizzas sound fancy, look smart, and taste even better. They're easy to prep for in advance (and …

Pizza

Badlands Bighorns

New York City

15 brilliant places you probably didn't know existed in London

There's so much more to London than big clocks, dildo-shaped skyscrapers, bridges and old Victorian tat. Ditch Zone 1 for a day and go explore …

London

Day Tripper: Paris, France

I’ve been visiting friends in <b>Paris</b> for more than 20 years. Well, I always say they’re in Paris, but they actually live in a little town called Ballancourt about an hour south of the city on the RER D commuter line.<p>After crossing the Seine, the train clangs through suburb after suburb—and then, …

Paris

Atlanta's 10 Hottest Rooftop Restaurants and Bars

<b>5 Seasons Westside:</b> The Westside outpost of this local brewery offers its own beers (and more than a few others as well). At night, the deck gets …

Food & Dining

Some of the Best Things to Do in Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park- The First Eastern Park<p>Acadia has the bragging rights to be created as the first eastern national park in the U.S. It can be …