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The Best National Park in Every U.S. State, Mapped

In case you didn't know already, this year, America's National Park Service is 100 years old — and to celebrate, we're disclosing a few of the …

Expert Tips on the Best Las Vegas Has to Offer

Mildred Schneidman, a concierge at Aria, packed up her truck and moved from Pasadena to Las Vegas after the Rose Bowl Parade in 1994. Here she shares …

The ultimate California road trip: a Golden State adventure from San Francisco to San Diego

One of the best holidays of my life was a road trip across the United States when I was 19. I loved the movement and freedom, and the intoxicating vast spaces of America. But there was nothing luxurious about it. We travelled in a Ford Tempo and subsisted largely on mysterious meat products bought …

2018 Balloon Festivals in the USA (Calendar & List View)

2018 Balloon Festivals in the USAHot air balloon festivals are held annually, throughout the year, all over the USA and the world. We have updated …

Festivals

420-Friendly (Weed Legal) Travel Guide

Marijuana Tourism in “Weed Legal” StatesOn April 20th, 2014, (or “420”, a slang term for marijuana linked to 1970s youth and drug culture in northern …

10 Best Beaches in Hawai'i

1 of 10<p>Holopo'e Beach, Lāna'i<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Hāmoa Beach, Maui<p>3 of 10<p>Punalu'u Beach, Hawai'i<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>Hāpuna Beach, Hawai'i<p>Advertisement<p>…

Local Legends: The 20 Best State Parks In America

When it comes to natural spaces across the United States, the National Parks get all of the glory. And while its true that they are some of the best …

22 Best US Islands

Fire Island, N.Y.<p>Fire Island, a barrier island parallel to Long Island is a popular summer vacation destination. Accessible by shuttle ferries, water …

How to Stay in a U.S. National Park for Free

The National Park Service has programs that'll let you live among nature for free.<p>If you’re hearing the call of the great outdoors, the National Park …

Carmel & Monterey: Top California Destinations For Wine, Food & Relaxing

<i>Enjoying A Pair Of Coastal Travel Paradises</i><p><i>By Kevin Wilkerson, PubClub.com Travel Blogger</i><p>When a traveler thinks of California, the palm trees of the …

Soar to Great Heights in the 7 Best Mountain Towns in America

There are few vacations more head-clearing than a mountain getaway. Between the blasts of crisp alpine air and the breathtaking scenery—dense …

Incredible Winter Camping Destinations in the USA

Winter CampingWinter camping is growing in popularity and is available in locations all across the USA; however, with that popularity comes the need …

Autumn Colors in the Smokies

Alum Cave Trail Bridge<p>Alum Cave Trail begins its ascent by winding alongside Alum Cave Creek through stands of autumn-adorned trees. We hiked 2.2 …

Hiking

Civil War Road Trip: 5 Battlefields to Visit

The farms and pastures of rural Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania may look peaceful today, but 150 years ago they bore witness to the American …

War

Road Trip Diaries: 5 incredible places to visit between Washington and Virginia Beach

The road from Washington to Virginia Beach, Virginia, is a path through early American history: the monuments on the National Mall, George …

Virginia Beach

Can You Name the States in These Surprising Pictures?

That picture above? The one with jagged, cliff-like sand dunes overlooking vast blue seas? That, of course, is . . . Indiana. The flat Midwestern …

New England

9 images that prove Alaska is the most epic road trip in America

Alaska is huge. It’s twice as big as Texas, the next largest state. And contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t snow there all year long. So if you’ve …

Family Friendly Day Trips from San Francisco

There’s a lot to see in San Francisco, there’s no doubt. But, should you decide to venture outside the City by the Bay, here are some of the best …

My weekend plans: driving 1,790 miles and 33 hours

I know that I travel in ways that many people would find ridiculous. Much of this stems from my bucket list goal and desire to visit all 3,143 …

Where to ski within a (mostly) 3-hour drive of Chicago

Growing up in Lake Forest, snowboarder Kody Madro spent many winter days riding the slopes and doing tricks in terrain parks at nearby resorts, like Wisconsin’s Tyrol Basin and Wilmot Mountain. Starting at the tender age of 3, he also vacationed with his parents in better-known snow country, like …

Journey Along the Lincoln Highway

Boston's Great Northern Border Town Road Trip

Good fences, so we’re told, make good neighbors—but a good bridge can take that pearl of wisdom to a whole new level. Such is the case north of …

New England

Road Trip: Laguna Beach to San Diego, California

Mile 0 | Laguna Beach: Beach Walk<p>Nothing is more beautiful than Laguna Beach in the off season, so take advantage and take a 1.3-mile walk from Main …

Boondocking in Sun Valley, Idaho

Idaho continues to blow my mind. How does this place exist without a bigger reputation for exploring? It really is the US’ best kept secret, but I …

The 20 Most Charming Towns and Small Cities in California

<i>TravelMag set out to find the most charming towns and small cities in California. Check out our survey results below for the scoop on the oft</i> …

The 10 Most Drivable National Parks in the U.S.

National Parks

Road trip: National parks, Native American lands and the Grand Canyon

We found it impossible to stay on our road-trip schedule. Everywhere the eye landed seduced the photographers into stopping for a quick shot.<p>We …

10 Things to Do in Fall in San Diego

With a year-round average temperature of 70 degrees, we can still enjoy the outdoors in San Diego in fall. The beaches are less crowded and the sun …