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Exploring the subjects and experiences that fuel the desire to travel.
New Brunswick’s coastal communities live with the pulse of the ocean, which provides an unforgettable experience.
Two Californians explore three national parks in their home state.
Rich culture, great seafood and lively music distinguish this Nova Scotia journey from all others.
On the “Mother Road,” you’ll find welcoming smiles and the guardian angel of the trail.
Ontario’s largest provincial park influenced some of Canada’s most iconic art.
A father and daughter bond while photographing the Milky Way.
Willow City Loop ranks high as a bucket-list drive for wildflower lovers.
The barrier island reminds us of the joy of living life in the slow lane.
This road trip takes you on a musical journey through southwest Virginia.
The second largest canyon in the United States is nicknamed “The Grand Canyon of Texas.”
The "World’s Aquarium" is so full of marine life, it almost defies belief.
Ghost town’s heartbreak creates colorful characters.
Canada’s capital brims with worthwhile pursuits in a gorgeous setting.
The only national park in the Northeast has stunning fall scenery and unique carriage roads.
Hot Springs National Park features Bathhouse Row and the first brewery in a national park.
Taking three days to complete this three-hour drive isn’t uncommon; there’s a lot to see.
The All-American road traverses slickrock and features a petrified forest, a beautiful waterfall and gourmet dining.
Pack your shorts, T-shirts and sandals and head for somewhere warm that you can cruise with the top down.
A road trip on the Overseas Highway brings visitors to the homes of sea turtles, endangered deer and Ernest Hemingway.
Lovers, families and risk-takers converge at a water wonderland.
A former university student explores British Columbia’s largest city — and finds spontaneous adventure.
The classic novel "Anne of Green Gables" is set here, but that's only part of the island's allure.
If you’re willing to stop and take some time, you’ll find gems along this infamous highway.
Book a flight, rent a car, drive to a marina and board a boat.
A weekend road trip through Illinois farmland leads to classic diners, drive-ins and big city splendor.
The Kennedy Space Center is the big draw, but it’s not the only reason to visit.
The Sunshine State’s west coast features a succession of beautiful spots perfect for a coastal road trip.
Just a 50-mile drive from Chicago, America’s 61st National Park has much to offer.
Road trip continues through the northern California redwoods and on to sunny SoCal beaches.
Traveler’s long-awaited road trip starts in Seattle and winds through the Northwest.
Take a scenic drive from Quebec City to see whales.
The most underrated state in the U.S. deserves our attention.
New California residents try camping, glamping and a destination hotel, all in one road trip.
Drive beyond the Old City walls to discover the joys of rural Quebec.
A day trip to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area provides a welcome contrast to the glitz of the Strip.
The iconic saguaro cactus is a symbol of the Southwest.
Town embraces its connection to UFOs and little green people.
Food, attractions and friendly community draw visitors to British Columbia’s capital city.
Choosing the “old road” opens up a world of appealing characters and beauty along the “Main Street of America.”
A dozen spas pamper guests with mud baths, massages and mineral pools.
A national park and nearby parkway offer stunning views of the ancient Appalachians.
From buried Cadillacs to monster-size steaks, this Panhandle town offers a true taste of Texas.
Visit log homes, churches and other buildings from the early 1800s on a relaxing 11-mile road trip.
Old-world charm and exquisite landscape merge for a South Carolina drive like no other.
A St. Louis native shares her list of must-see spots in her hometown.
The leisurely road trip takes drivers through America’s South.
The Southern city features lush gardens, beautiful beaches and rich architecture.
Visit the Southwest’s most otherworldly natural attraction.
Relax, dine and play in the area’s charming coastal towns.
From A (Acadia) to Z (Zion), national parks offer ideal destinations for a weekend trip or longer vacation.
Hike, swim or just enjoy the views on this rural road trip.
An easy road trip takes you from a world-class city to a top national park.
The city has grown from a sleepy town to a vibrant destination.
A trip from Denver to Montana shows off the vast and varied scenery in the U.S.
Visit the ruins of a 19th-century mansion or venture to a swamp filled with cypress trees.
Native American land inspired an iconic art form.
Mount Hood, Smith Rock and Crater Lake are high spots of the state’s interior.
See more of the island’s natural beauty at Rincón, Culebra and Vieques.
Even if you don’t catch a thing, you can still savor the experience.
Soak in the hot springs, ride the narrow-gauge railroad or stay in a cozy lodge during this road trip.
Canada’s smallest province has the largest concentration of lighthouses.
The remote area in the Gulf of Mexico is a prime spot for snorkeling and diving.
Geological wonders offer clues to Wyoming’s distant past.
The city thrives on its casual vibe, lively clubs and rich music history.
If you don't want to climb, families and non-hikers can still find plenty to do near Colorado fourteeners.
Whether searching for casual dining or something more upscale in Colorado, satisfying meals are easy to find.
The route through the Medicine Bow Mountains features fly-fishing, camping and more.
Fans of “liquid gold” can set up tasting tours at wineries and shops.
Each spot along the coast of Lake Michigan has a distinct appeal.
This Canadian hot spot welcomes newcomers all year long.
Don’t just talk about going the long way; take it.
New Brunswick’s resort town is a great getaway for a family vacation or romantic weekend.
It’s a fun day trip from the Canadian hotspot, but don’t expect solitude and tranquility.
Tips on what to see, do, eat and drink on your next visit.
From roaring waterfalls to colorful trees, the park is a year-round spectacle.
Communities on the Crooked Road welcome visitors to the nine-day summer festival.
Whether your kids are animal lovers, science fans or adventurers, the city has many options to explore.
When visiting, be sure to finish a meal with a piece of gooey butter cake.
From beaches to farmers markets, visitors celebrate the town’s local treasures.
You’ll feel like royalty at this unique winery in Napa Valley.
Try snowboarding, dogsledding, biking or a scenic drive in one of these memorable locales.
Chefs find innovative ways to prepare the state’s specialty.
A former college athlete shares some memorable trails.
Explore the trails of Southwest Virginia with easy day hikes.
Preserved ruins in New Mexico hint at what life was like hundreds of years ago.
The drive from Olympic National Park to San Francisco features spectacular views of towering forests.
A pie lover eats her way through the Hoosier state.
A back-roads investigation of the Hoosier state’s spooky side.
A road trip through the Badger State reveals culinary gems for everyday folks.
Solitude and stunning vistas prevail in one of America’s least visited parks.
From po’boys and jazz to barbecue and blues, take a food-driven road trip between America’s Southern sister cities.
People are discovering the origins of their food.
From New Orleans to the Northeast, one foodie sets out to explore the sweet beyond.
Maine’s inlets, bays and islands hold countless wonders and mysteries.
This scenic region runs north from San Francisco through Redwoods National and State Parks along Highway 101.
From camping to biking to hiking, there's plenty to do on Cumberland Island. Check out our favorite activities.
Find out which Louisville restaurants are shining stars in the ever-growing food scene, from Southern classics to Kentucky bourbon.
A couple looks for romance in a Danish-themed town.
There’s plenty to see and do in Madison, but if you have an extra day or two you might want to explore the surrounding area by car.
These spots satisfy your cravings before and after your stay on Cumberland Island.
PeopleView all articles
Intimate accounts of people and their unique bond with travel.
No particular plan made for the perfect vacation.
Six family members immerse themselves in nature and attempt to bond.
During a road trip up the coast, five residents share their passion for the Pacific.
A photographic journey along an iconic mountain range on the West Coast brings healing and much more.
Two empty nesters seek a new beginning in Quebec, Canada.
During the cold-weather months, the park offers spectacular scenes of wildlife.
A close encounter with these gentle giants makes for an unforgettable adventure.
A trip to the Kennedy Space Center embraces the past and celebrates the future.
Curiosity and a rental car are all that’s needed to gain a sense of self.
A workaholic who dreads weekends and a wanderer constantly in motion explore Canada’s Sea to Sky Highway.
A look into the reasons we explore, and what drives us to stand on summits.
Crater of Diamonds State Park is the only publicly accessible diamond site.
A whale watcher dedicates nearly four decades to an unanticipated passion.
For the past 25 years, Connie Gelb Otteman’s family has crisscrossed Colorado's high country on a mad mission to climb all 58 14,000-foot peaks.
Once stricken by grief, a world traveler returns the gift of kindness on the way to Big Sur.
A loose travel itinerary allows discoveries around every turn.
An adventure-loving couple takes a more luxurious route to celebrate their anniversary.
A couple soaks up Oahu’s charm on a romantic getaway.
A personality fueled get-together brings out cameras, spreadsheets and Moscow Mules.
A couple takes a break from their hectic lives to visit Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
A world traveler explores southern Vancouver Island and looks for a place to call home.
Parents and grandparents help nurture children’s interests on their family vacation.
A world traveler reconnects with her California roots.
A hometown girl from Madison tells you why you should visit the Badger State.
From lush gardens to breathtaking beaches, the South Carolina city is a visual paradise.
Bandon, Yachats and Cannon Beach make perfect bases for exploring the coast.
A former college runner comes back to the sport after a six-year hiatus.
Generations Connect on the Ski Slopes of the White Mountains.
Each resort has its strengths and its own vibe.
Lincoln, New Hampshire, features great lodges and shops.
The Love family embraces winter in Colorado to experience a new adventure.
Cold weather creates chances for unique family adventures.
A devoted hiker shares his favorite Colorado climbs and explains why each one is special.
College friends reunite in a desert wonderland with a deepened appreciation for each other.
She rekindled the flame in Washington, D.C., and then found the best joints in town.
The Hawaiian island’s tropical embrace offers a memorable vacation in paradise.
Baby back ribs, pulled pork, chicken, turkey and brisket satisfy smoked-meat urge.
Backyard-barbecue fanatics and serious road-warriors can take their passion for wood-smoked meats to the next level.
For almost half a century, a group of high school buddies have bonded on the water.
After 50 years of enjoying the water, our author reveals his favorite river journeys.
Missouri’s newest state park has a lodge that makes a great base for exploring.
After a childhood accident, one traveler conquers her fear of the slopes.
After suffering loss, a lifelong traveler reconnects with relatives and creates lasting memories.
The Big Apple offers plenty of scenic spots to train.
All the destinations are beautiful and within a day’s drive.
Northern Indiana is home to a host of businesses that produce coveted handmade products.
Explore the mountains with some new furry pals.
Adam Alexander shares what he loves about his home in North Haven. Read about what he's learned from living on the tiny island in Maine.
People form travel friendships at home while pursuing personal passions.
An apparel designer and architectural artist learn to appreciate their home by spending time away.
A self-taught biologist campaigns to preserve wilderness on Georgia's largest barrier island.
For a community like Haines — population 2,508 at last count — the best way to really understand it is through its people.
Trek through the Southwest results in coveted Stetson.
A mother and daughter share a road trip to Salt Spring.
Vancouver’s proximity to the mountains offers adventure any time of year.
Sharing one of Wyoming’s scenic gems is particularly satisfying.
A college road trip to Washington, D.C., offers a chance to reflect on life.
PassionsView all articles
Exploring the subjects and experiences that fuel the desire to travel.
Riding waves renews joy and restores confidence after a bad mountain fall.
Hawaii’s natural beauty is the perfect setting to slow down.
Visitors come from around the world to find seashell treasure.
Utah's first national park spawns creativity in visitors.
More of the birds spend winter in Illinois than in any state outside Alaska.
A trip to El Yunque National Forest can teach tourists about resiliency and the importance of preservation.
The small town welcomes 500,000 birds and those who come to see them.
Protect your gear and yourself from freezing temperatures.
Vancouver’s diverse food scene perfectly reflects the multicultural nature of the city.
West Texas' dry climate and sparse population create ideal conditions.
Soak, relax and rejuvenate in this charming West Virginia town.
If your time is limited, here are the must-see stops during your visit.
Challenging drive leads to beautiful vistas and simple food.
Enjoy the vibrant colors of the city at one of these scenic spots.
Nearby Captiva and Fort Myers also offer chances for lasting memories.
Good photos require passion — and patience.
A writer hops into a car to discover New Orleans' reputation as the “City of the Dead.”
Visitors who yearn to relax can find many ways to pamper themselves.
A Canadian writer recalls her fruit-foraging childhood.
The Canadian province is an unlikely source for world-class sparkling wine.
Tall sailing ships, good food and historical walks are among the highlights of a visit to this charming Nova Scotia town.
From Bay St. Louis to Ocean Springs, local artists create world-class ceramics.
Discover great places to eat and browse pottery in New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast.
Pottery lessons are a fun way to relax and get creative on the Gulf Coast.
Surf town has a mix of delicious dives and stellar fine dining.
No matter which you choose, the Hatch chile delivers big flavor.
Coffee purveyors in the desert city provide a haven for communities.
Head to Northeast dairy country for some of America’s finest cheeses.
Legendary resorts ensure a relaxing journey.
Oahu and Maui both offer beautiful stretches of sand.
Adventurous activity reminds author of childhood spent in Russia.
Glamping is a more luxurious form of traditional camping that still allows you to connect with nature.
Chocolate has been building to its coffee moment.
One hat typifies the connections made through buying and selling old items.
From outdoor activities, to sustainable farming and top-notch seafood restaurants, the Seattle area offers visitors a unique flavor of the Northwest.
Globe hunting at flea markets is just part of the travel adventure.
Art, music and restaurant scene offers weekend fun.
Pizza lovers flock to farm in Arkville, New York.
Head back to nature and visit Growing Heart Farm in Pawling, New York, to investigate the growing trend of the farmhand vacation.
Travel in Ohio to explore the fascinating relationship between edible bugs, gourmet food and future sustainability.
On road trips, she joyfully embraces the paranormal; he’s a skittish believer.