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Virginia’s Pastoral Retreats

Virginia may be for lovers, as the commonwealth famously claims on its license plates, but it’s also for travelers eager to experience the simplicity of the country life.<p><b>Here are three rural paradises worthy of enthusiastic praise:</b><p><b>> The Inn at Little Washington</b> (Washington, Virginia; from $460, …

10 Best U.S. Train Trips to Take This Fall

Though it is often not the most expeditious means of travel, train rides are as much about what you see along the way as where you're going. During …

America’s 10 Best River Towns

The best river towns in the U.S. have a natural exuberance, a playful energy not unlike the bubbling water that flows through them. Maybe it’s the …

Europe’s Top Surfing Spots

While it may not have Hawaii, Santa Cruz or Bali, Europe is filled with great surfing spots, and some may even surprise you. These 15 surfing …

Cevennes National Park, France

<b>Name:</b> Cevennes National Park <b><br>Location:</b> France <b><br>Date Established:</b> 1970 <b><br>Size:</b> 353 square miles (913 square kilometers)<p>Did You Know?<p><b>• Peaks to Plains</b> In Cevennes National Park low mountains flow smoothly onto the plains of Languedoc, creating a patchwork of rocky heights, grasslands, forests, and farms. …

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The Best Coastal Drives in the World, Part I

These are the kind of drives you plan trips around—from Australia’s Great Ocean Road to California’s Highway 1.<p>Causeway Coastal Route, Northern Ireland<p>Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Oregon's Wizard Island Is Shrouded In Ancient Mystery

Call us muggles, but we've never seen an island so magical.<p>Wizard Island is actually an ancient volcanic cinder cone in Crater Lake, Oregon. The floating wonderland -- which sits in the deepest lake in the United States -- was once the site of elaborate Klamath Indian rituals.<p>Now, it's an eerily …

Hideaway hotels you can't reach by road

Leave your Samsonite above the wardrobe and your car keys on the dresser, you won't be needing either on this trip around some of the planet's more access-challenged accommodation. Travel light, wear sensible shoes, and take some deep breaths...<p>Hotel Pilatus-Kulm, Lucerne, Switzerland<p><b>Access:</b> …

Kauai's Na Pali Coast Inspires Adventure

I’m motionless all but for the rhythmic kicking of my fins, left and then right.<p>Levitating in a sea of blue my gaze is transfixed ahead.<p>Three …

The call of the Canadian wild

Canada’s remote Yukon Territory inspired Jack London’s famed 1903 Call of the Wild – and draws travellers today with wild landscapes and memories of rough-and-tumble adventures.<p>It was a hot afternoon in July when my shuttle bus stuttered to a halt on the dusty banks of the Yukon River. I squinted, …

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Oregon's secret surprises

Known primarily for the quirky city of Portland, Oregon is a mostly rural state that holds a landscape diversity to rival anywhere in the US. Big hitter destinations like Mt Hood, Crater Lake, Cannon Beach and the Columbia Gorge get heavy fair-weather traffic but there are plenty of other amazing …

Best South Pacific islands: Guide for every activity, interest | CNN Travel

Dreamiest Private Island Resorts

Ever had an itch to ditch the mainland? Make like Robinson Crusoe or Tom Hanks (with a little less roughing it, of course)? If so, we’ve rounded-up our favorite private island resorts that you don’t have to travel too far to get to—many of them from our annual Readers’ Choice Awards—and organized …

Road Trip: Shipwreck Coast, Michigan

Behold the power of Lake Superior from a string of quiet roads along the upper peninsula.<p>Driving Michigan's lonely northern shoreline is almost like being on the water itself. "The lake is the boss," says a retired commercial fisherman who has lived eight decades along the shores of Lake Superior. …

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Road Trip: The Black Hills of South Dakota

Let the stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife of South Dakota surprise your senses.<p>The southwest corner of South Dakota surprises with stunning landscapes, rich history, and abundant wildlife.<p><b>Overview</b><p>For East and West Coasters, South Dakota is squarely within flyover country. But when ground …

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10 Beautiful Resorts on North American Lakes

Burnt out on the beach? Our favorite lakeside lodgings run the gamut from rustic cabins to lavish suites, and provide no shortage of outdoor action.

World's most amazing travel experiences | CNN Travel

Five cool California food festivals to visit in September

After<p>Labor Day, California hunkers down for wine harvests and food festivals around the state. Spend time tasting and sipping at these five events near and far that make a nice weeklong or weekend getaway.<p>--Sacramento's Farm to Fork Celebration Sept. 13-28 starts off on a poignant and important …

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The Most Dangerous Trips in the World

From bungee jumping into volcanoes to swimming with millions of jellyfish, these activities should be on every daredevil's bucket list.<p>Half Dome

Top 10 Historic Trail Drives

Three hundred years of U.S. history come alive along these ten roadways.<p><i>From the October 2010 issue of</i> National Geographic Traveler <i>and the National Geographic book</i> Drives of a Lifetime<p><b>Three hundred years of U.S. history come alive along these ten roadways.</b><p><b>George Washington Memorial Parkway, …

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American Samoa Is The Empty Slice Of Bliss You've Been Craving

Would you believe there's a virtually empty, incomparably lush, incredibly quiet and awesomely unplugged tropical escape that's technically a part of the United States?<p>No, it's not Hawaii. This is American Samoa, and you've kind of been ignoring it.<p>American Samoa is an unincorporated U.S. territory …

Sailing by the stars in the Cook Islands

A trip onboard a Polynesian canoe is no ordinary sailing adventure. With only the stars and moon to navigate by, you sail using the traditional skills of Pacific islanders<p>We are on the deck of the 22-metre Marumaru Atua as it climbs, creaks, and dips in the ocean swell. A star compass is carved …

The World's Dreamiest Private Island Resorts

<i>By David Jefferys,CNTraveler.com</i><p>These incredible private islands are open to vacationers, for a price.<p>See even more private island resorts at CNTraveler.com<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 …

Photo du Jour: The Hand of God

Swimming out into the water with a waterproof camera in hand, Greek photographer Costas Masseras captures the country’s islands in miniature, the …

Climbing On Mount Denali

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Forget the Big Five – visit Ethiopia's wonderful wildlife instead

It’s a long drive from Addis Ababa to Bale Mountains National Park. Long, but absolutely glorious – past donkeys, sunny fields, hills, plateaus, red dirt paths and traditional circular houses painted in upbeat shades of purple, green and blue. It’s the kind of drive that lulls you into a trance as …

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Take the plunge: the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua

Travelers routinely describe the tour of the 27 waterfalls at Damajagua as ‘the coolest thing I did in the DR.’ It's hard to disagree. Guides lead you up, swimming and climbing through the waterfalls. To get down you jump – as much as 8m – into the sparkling pools below.<p>Today it’s mandatory to wear …

Terrawatch: The crash that splintered Earth's crust

One of the things that distinguishes Earth from other planets is its plate tectonics. But how did this moving jigsaw surface begin? New research suggests that a 3.26 billion-year-old asteroid impact may have kick-started the process.<p>The impact crater has long since gone (recycled by plate …