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The Best Nude Beaches in California

When going nude on California's beaches, there's often a wide chasm between expectation and reality -- but that's more of a "nude beach" thing than a …

California

I've Been to 26 Countries in Europe—These Are the 5 I Always Recommend

My first trip to Europe was a heady mix of excitement, nerves, and total awe. At 19, I wandered the streets of Le Marais wide-eyed, marveled at the …

European Travel

40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

Home repair is learned over time<p>Clean Dryer Vents or Waste Energy and Risk a Fire<p>A plugged dryer vent will cause your dryer to run inefficiently, and …

Home Improvement

100 Essential Skills Every Backpacker Should Know

Before the TripMake a firestarterEasy Dryer lint and candle wax in a cardboard egg carton compartment (poke a bit of lint out of the wax for a wick). …

Backpacking

15 grilling tools with a cult following—and why they’re worth it

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Once the weather …

Cooking

The Corner of California You’ve Never Been to Has Junipers, Waterfalls, and Unbelievably Starry Skies (Video)

“Where the West still lives.”<p>California is full of clichés. Sandy beaches line the coast, the ocean waves dotted with surfers. Hollywood starlets …

National Parks

50 Honeymoon Hotels by State: Honeymoon-Worthy Hotels In Every State

Not every honeymoon has to add a stamp to your passport. Some of the most exotic, jaw-dropping and memorable sights in the world are right here in the 50 states. Even if you don’t have the time—or desire—to go overseas, or the budget, there’s an idyllic option for you in America. After all, …

Mississippi River

Why are kids so bored, impatient, and fragile these days?

<b>Kids' social, emotional, and academic functioning has been declining for years, which suggests we need a new approach to parenting.</b><p>A friend of mine, …

Parenting

See 30 Amazing Places in North America

From stunning natural vistas to grand urban landscapes, from Canada to the Caribbean, these breathtaking photos transport you across the continent.<p>Home to nearly 600 million people, North America's immensity is matched only by its diversity. Simmering volcanoes, dazzling architecture, open …

National Parks

11 Must-pack Items, According to Full-time Travel Writers

Courtesy of Nordstrom<p>Naot ‘Bounty’ Sandal<p>Last August, I set out on a yearlong trip around the world via Remote Year. Knowing I would only have one …

Shopping

All Aboard the "Most Scenic Train Ride in the World"

Rolling rice fields, terraced tea plantations, sprawling mountains blanketed in vegetation, buffalo-peppered farms, indigenous villages... I’d read …

A local’s guide to Chicago: 10 top tips

Traditionally overshadowed by coastal powerhouses New York City and Los Angeles, Chicago is on the rise, with a record 55 million visitors in 2017 – and new direct flights from the UK with Norwegian and Wow making the US’s third-largest city more accessible. While visitors tend to congregate around …

Travel

30 of Vietnam's most beautiful places

<b>(CNN) —</b> Thanks in part to its serpentine shape and lengthy coastline, Vietnam is home to wildly diverse landscapes.<p>Traveling around the Southeast Asian country, you'll be surrounded by photogenic scenery -- from lush rice terraces in northern Sapa to the white sandy beaches of Phu Quoc.<p>Vietnam's …

Vietnam

Here’s Why Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Is the Outdoor Hub of the Midwest

From waterfalls to single tracks, unlikely adventure abounds in the Upper Peninsula.<p>“Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has always been a mini-Alaska to me,” …

11 Best Countries That Actually Love Having American Tourists

One of the strangest sensations when traveling abroad as an American is the heightened sense of your American-ness. That I’m-from-anywhere accent you …

This man did a 22,000 mile road trip of North America — these are the 25 spots he says you can't miss

Weird Seattle: Seattle's Oddities and Unusual Attractions

While Portland to the south has a reputation for being weird, Seattle has its own weird side to be proud of. Aside from a diverse and sometimes …

13 Places Where You Can See the Bluest Water in the World

1 of 13<p>Egremnoi, Greece<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 13<p>Crater Lake, Oregon<p>3 of 13<p>Con Son, Vietnam<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 13<p>Devil’s Bay, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin …

35 Quirky Hotels Around The World

From converted airplanes, trains and silos to ice caves and giant animals, these hotels are pretty special.<p>Many hotels promise guests a one-of-a-kind hospitality experience, but for the most part, they tend to offer the same standard fare.<p>Still, if you’re looking for some more out-there …

National Parks

10 great hidden-gem parks and campgrounds

As spring approaches, popular campgrounds across the country are already selling out with travelers making reservations months in advance. But some equally wonderful sites seem to always have room, says Jessie Johnson and Matt Schneider, authors of <i>North Carolina Adventure Weekends</i> (Menasha Ridge, …

National Parks

The 16 Most Beautiful Places in Europe Will Take Your Breath Away

Complete with fairy-tale castles, picturesque seaside retreats, otherworldly natural parks, and charming cities, Europe is full of striking places to …

The 15 biggest differences between French and American parenting

There are few things that the mythos of the French lifestyle — which purports that everything the French do, from eating to wearing clothes to putting on weddings— hasn't touched.<p>It also extends, unsurprisingly, to parenting. And, as it turns out, there are a few distinctive differences in …

Bay Area beach properties are available for under $100,000—with one big catch

How would you like your own little piece of beachy paradise, all for a fraction of the usual sales price? It’s easy. All you have to do is buy a piece of land; hire an architect to create a drawing of your dream home; wait months (or years) for those plans (or whatever they turn into in order to …

This inexpensive cross-country train route is *begging* to be your summer road trip

Sure, summer still feels about as far away as the next total solar eclipse, but it’s definitely not too soon to start planning a dreamy road trip. …

15 LA Landmarks That Even Locals Should Visit

In a metropolis as massive as LA, it’s hard to see all the local treasures no matter how long you’ve lived here -- especially since it takes a stupid …

28 Delicious Dishes Around the World for $5 or Less

Despite the zigzagging American stock market, the developed world is in the midst of a return to luxury. Restaurants in the U.S. are going formal …

Svart Powerhouse Hotel

Floating at the foot of the Svartisen Glacier, the Svart Powerhouse Hotel is the first of its kind above the arctic circle. The hotel's main goal is …

The World's Most Romantic Adventures

You're guaranteed to get some action on these heart-racing trips.<p>Grab your partner, lace up your matching boots, and summon your wild kindred spirits to take on these romantic adventures around the world.<p>Whether you prefer unmatched access to Earth’s most interesting species, a wintry cross-country …

Hiking

28 Perfect Dates Around the World

Whether or not you celebrate Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14 in the U.S.), it's always advisable to have a great date-night idea in your back pocket. To …

12 Top-Rated Hiking Trails in California

California is a hiker’s paradise, with an incredible diversity of landscapes. The nature sites are so sublime that simple descriptions only hint at …