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Exploring the subjects and experiences that fuel the desire to travel.
The Phenomenal Bay of Fundy
New Brunswick’s coastal communities live with the pulse of the ocean, which provides an unforgettable experience.
Driving California’s Majestic Mountain Loop
Two Californians explore three national parks in their home state.
Cabot Trail Drive is a Quest for the Best
Rich culture, great seafood and lively music distinguish this Nova Scotia journey from all others.
Nostalgic Route 66 Road Trip: Santa Monica to Albuquerque
On the “Mother Road,” you’ll find welcoming smiles and the guardian angel of the trail.
Algonquin Park Scenic Drive
Ontario’s largest provincial park influenced some of Canada’s most iconic art.
Road Trip to Dark Sky Parks in Utah
A father and daughter bond while photographing the Milky Way.
Texas Bluebonnets in Bloom
Willow City Loop ranks high as a bucket-list drive for wildflower lovers.
Anna Maria Island Evokes Memories of 'Old Florida'
The barrier island reminds us of the joy of living life in the slow lane.
Traveling the Crooked Road
This road trip takes you on a musical journey through southwest Virginia.
Palo Duro lives in the Grand Canyon’s shadow
The second largest canyon in the United States is nicknamed “The Grand Canyon of Texas.”
Meeting Wildlife in the Sea of Cortez
The "World’s Aquarium" is so full of marine life, it almost defies belief.
Crossroads of Terlingua
Ghost town’s heartbreak creates colorful characters.
Ottawa Abounds With Historical Attractions
Canada’s capital brims with worthwhile pursuits in a gorgeous setting.
Acadia National Park Fuels Photography Passion
The only national park in the Northeast has stunning fall scenery and unique carriage roads.
Hot Springs, Arkansas, is a Relaxing Getaway
Hot Springs National Park features Bathhouse Row and the first brewery in a national park.
Solo Traveler Drives Icefields Parkway in Alberta, Canada
Taking three days to complete this three-hour drive isn’t uncommon; there’s a lot to see.
Utah's Scenic Byway 12 is a Masterpiece
The All-American road traverses slickrock and features a petrified forest, a beautiful waterfall and gourmet dining.
9 Epic Winter Road Trip Destinations to Escape the Cold
Pack your shorts, T-shirts and sandals and head for somewhere warm that you can cruise with the top down.
Take a Leisurely Drive Down to Key West
A road trip on the Overseas Highway brings visitors to the homes of sea turtles, endangered deer and Ernest Hemingway.
Niagara Falls’ Spectacular Beauty is Timeless
Lovers, families and risk-takers converge at a water wonderland.
Vancouver Spawns New Friendship
A former university student explores British Columbia’s largest city — and finds spontaneous adventure.
Prince Edward Island Inspires
The classic novel "Anne of Green Gables" is set here, but that's only part of the island's allure.
Learning to Love Wyoming’s Interstate 80
If you’re willing to stop and take some time, you’ll find gems along this infamous highway.
7 Popular Destinations Where You Can Watch Whales in the Wild
Book a flight, rent a car, drive to a marina and board a boat.
Nostalgic Route 66 Road Trip: St. Louis to Chicago
A weekend road trip through Illinois farmland leads to classic diners, drive-ins and big city splendor.
Florida’s Space Coast Attractions
The Kennedy Space Center is the big draw, but it’s not the only reason to visit.
4 Florida Barrier Islands Charm Visitors
The Sunshine State’s west coast features a succession of beautiful spots perfect for a coastal road trip.
Road Trip to Indiana Dunes National Park
Just a 50-mile drive from Chicago, America’s 61st National Park has much to offer.
Cruising the Pacific Coast Highway - California
Road trip continues through the northern California redwoods and on to sunny SoCal beaches.
Cruising the Pacific Coast Highway - Washington and Oregon
Traveler’s long-awaited road trip starts in Seattle and winds through the Northwest.
Weekend Getaway to Tadoussac, Quebec
Take a scenic drive from Quebec City to see whales.
New Mexico Casts an Enchanting Spell on a Road Trip Adventure
The most underrated state in the U.S. deserves our attention.
A San Luis Obispo County Stay, Three Ways
New California residents try camping, glamping and a destination hotel, all in one road trip.
Day Trips from Quebec City
Drive beyond the Old City walls to discover the joys of rural Quebec.
The Hidden Side of Las Vegas
A day trip to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area provides a welcome contrast to the glitz of the Strip.
Saguaro National Park Drive Features Unique Beauty
The iconic saguaro cactus is a symbol of the Southwest.
Road Trip to Roswell, New Mexico, in Seach of Alien Life
Town embraces its connection to UFOs and little green people.
Weekend Getaway to Victoria, Canada
Food, attractions and friendly community draw visitors to British Columbia’s capital city.
Nostalgic Route 66 Road Trip: Albuquerque to St. Louis
Choosing the “old road” opens up a world of appealing characters and beauty along the “Main Street of America.”
Napa’s Calistoga Specializes in Stress Reduction and Small-Town Charm
A dozen spas pamper guests with mud baths, massages and mineral pools.
A Road Trip Through the Great Smoky Mountains
A national park and nearby parkway offer stunning views of the ancient Appalachians.
Amarillo Attractions are Worth a Road Trip Stop
From buried Cadillacs to monster-size steaks, this Panhandle town offers a true taste of Texas.
Cades Cove Drive is a Trip Back in Time
Visit log homes, churches and other buildings from the early 1800s on a relaxing 11-mile road trip.
Explore the Edisto Island National Scenic Byway
Old-world charm and exquisite landscape merge for a South Carolina drive like no other.
A Trip to the Arch and Beyond
A St. Louis native shares her list of must-see spots in her hometown.
Cruising the Natchez Trace Parkway
The leisurely road trip takes drivers through America’s South.
3 Can’t-Miss Destinations in Charleston
The Southern city features lush gardens, beautiful beaches and rich architecture.
Road Trip to New Mexico’s White Sands National Park
Visit the Southwest’s most otherworldly natural attraction.
The Beautiful Beaches of the Florida Panhandle
Relax, dine and play in the area’s charming coastal towns.
Winter Wonderlands: 7 Road Trips in Our National Parks
From A (Acadia) to Z (Zion), national parks offer ideal destinations for a weekend trip or longer vacation.
Adventures on Maine’s Pequawket Trail Scenic Byway
Hike, swim or just enjoy the views on this rural road trip.
San Francisco: A Gateway to Yosemite National Park
An easy road trip takes you from a world-class city to a top national park.
Visit to Portland, Maine, Brings Back Memories — and Creates New Ones
The city has grown from a sleepy town to a vibrant destination.
Road Trip from Denver to Glacier National Park
A trip from Denver to Montana shows off the vast and varied scenery in the U.S.
Top Sites along the Natchez Trace Parkway
Visit the ruins of a 19th-century mansion or venture to a swamp filled with cypress trees.
Canyon de Chelly: A Drive to the Home of the Navajo
Native American land inspired an iconic art form.
Blown Away by Oregon’s Volcanic Legacy
Mount Hood, Smith Rock and Crater Lake are high spots of the state’s interior.
Day Trips from San Juan, Puerto Rico
See more of the island’s natural beauty at Rincón, Culebra and Vieques.
Pier Fishing Along Florida’s Gulf Coast
Even if you don’t catch a thing, you can still savor the experience.
A Two-Day Driving Tour of the San Juan Skyway
Soak in the hot springs, ride the narrow-gauge railroad or stay in a cozy lodge during this road trip.
Prince Edward Island Beckons Lighthouse Lovers
Canada’s smallest province has the largest concentration of lighthouses.
Explore Dry Tortugas National Park on a Day Trip from Key West
The remote area in the Gulf of Mexico is a prime spot for snorkeling and diving.
Road Trip to Wyoming’s Flaming Gorge
Geological wonders offer clues to Wyoming’s distant past.
Nashville: The Heart of Country
The city thrives on its casual vibe, lively clubs and rich music history.
Colorado Fourteener Side Trips
If you don't want to climb, families and non-hikers can still find plenty to do near Colorado fourteeners.
Summer Road Trip on the Snowy Range Scenic Byway
The route through the Medicine Bow Mountains features fly-fishing, camping and more.
Drive to Napa Valley for the “Other Harvest” — Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Fans of “liquid gold” can set up tasting tours at wineries and shops.
4 Top Michigan Beach Towns for Your Summer Family Trip
Each spot along the coast of Lake Michigan has a distinct appeal.
Surf's Up in Tofino
This Canadian hot spot welcomes newcomers all year long.
Vancouver to Tofino Is a Joyful Journey
Don’t just talk about going the long way; take it.
Delightful St. Andrews Offers Simple Pleasures
New Brunswick’s resort town is a great getaway for a family vacation or romantic weekend.
Tofino’s Not-So-Hidden Hot Springs
It’s a fun day trip from the Canadian hotspot, but don’t expect solitude and tranquility.
Insider's Guide to San Francisco Attractions
Tips on what to see, do, eat and drink on your next visit.
Celebrate the Seasons at Yosemite National Park
From roaring waterfalls to colorful trees, the park is a year-round spectacle.
Mountains of Music Homecoming Celebrates Virginia’s Rich Heritage
Communities on the Crooked Road welcome visitors to the nine-day summer festival.
Find Family Fun in St. Louis
Whether your kids are animal lovers, science fans or adventurers, the city has many options to explore.
From T-Ravs to Ted Drewes, St. Louis Is a Tasty Town
When visiting, be sure to finish a meal with a piece of gooey butter cake.
Picturesque South Haven Features Laid-Back Attractions
From beaches to farmers markets, visitors celebrate the town’s local treasures.
Castello di Amorosa: A Tuscan-Style Castle in California
You’ll feel like royalty at this unique winery in Napa Valley.
Four Can’t-Miss Winter Destinations
Try snowboarding, dogsledding, biking or a scenic drive in one of these memorable locales.
In Search of Maine’s Most Delicious Lobster
Chefs find innovative ways to prepare the state’s specialty.
Finding Nature Along the Crooked Road
Explore the trails of Southwest Virginia with easy day hikes.
Chaco Canyon: Center of an Ancient Culture
Preserved ruins in New Mexico hint at what life was like hundreds of years ago.
A Traveler's Tribute to Trees
The drive from Olympic National Park to San Francisco features spectacular views of towering forests.
Searching for the Best Pies in Indiana
A pie lover eats her way through the Hoosier state.
A back-roads investigation of the Hoosier state’s spooky side.
Food Road Trips from Madison, Wisconsin
A road trip through the Badger State reveals culinary gems for everyday folks.
Big Bend National Park
Solitude and stunning vistas prevail in one of America’s least visited parks.
Road Trip from New Orleans to Memphis
From po’boys and jazz to barbecue and blues, take a food-driven road trip between America’s Southern sister cities.
A Bayou Writer Goes Maple Sugaring in New England
From New Orleans to the Northeast, one foodie sets out to explore the sweet beyond.
Maine's U.S. Route 1
Maine’s inlets, bays and islands hold countless wonders and mysteries.
Explore California's Redwood Coast
This scenic region runs north from San Francisco through Redwoods National and State Parks along Highway 101.
Top 5 Things to Do on Cumberland Island
From camping to biking to hiking, there's plenty to do on Cumberland Island. Check out our favorite activities.
Louisville's Dining Renaissance
Find out which Louisville restaurants are shining stars in the ever-growing food scene, from Southern classics to Kentucky bourbon.
Weekend Getaway to Solvang, California
A couple looks for romance in a Danish-themed town.
Day Trips from Madison, Wisconsin
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.
The Best Bars and Restaurants in St. Marys, Georgia
These spots satisfy your cravings before and after your stay on Cumberland Island.
Day Trips from Las Vegas
Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and Valley of Fire are easy drives from the city.
Weekend Getaway to Fresno, California
The city makes a convenient base to explore several beautiful national parks.
Searching for Treasures in Asheville
North Carolina city is a must-see stop for arts-and-crafts lovers.
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Intimate accounts of people and their unique bond with travel.
A Romantic Road Trip in Coastal Maine
No particular plan made for the perfect vacation.
Hiking to the Bottom of the Grand Canyon
Six family members immerse themselves in nature and attempt to bond.
California Coast Inspires a Love for the Ocean
During a road trip up the coast, five residents share their passion for the Pacific.
Rediscovering California’s Eastern Sierra
A photographic journey along an iconic mountain range on the West Coast brings healing and much more.
Quebec City is the Perfect Romantic Weekend Getaway
Two empty nesters seek a new beginning in Quebec, Canada.
Yellowstone National Park in Winter
During the cold-weather months, the park offers spectacular scenes of wildlife.
Swimming With Manatees in Florida
A close encounter with these gentle giants makes for an unforgettable adventure.
Florida’s Space Coast Launches Memories
A trip to the Kennedy Space Center embraces the past and celebrates the future.
Genealogy Travel: The Drive for Knowledge
Curiosity and a rental car are all that’s needed to gain a sense of self.
Old Friends Drive the Sea to Sky Highway
A workaholic who dreads weekends and a wanderer constantly in motion explore Canada’s Sea to Sky Highway.
Type Two Fun: Learning to Mountaineer on the Wapta Icefield
A look into the reasons we explore, and what drives us to stand on summits.
Dream of Diamonds? Take a road trip to Arkansas
Crater of Diamonds State Park is the only publicly accessible diamond site.
Road Trip to See Whales
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.
Friends Reconnect on a Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip
Once stricken by grief, a world traveler returns the gift of kindness on the way to Big Sur.
Road Trip to See Waterfalls in Tennessee
A loose travel itinerary allows discoveries around every turn.
Glamping in Oregon
An adventure-loving couple takes a more luxurious route to celebrate their anniversary.
A Do-Over Honeymoon in Hawaii
A couple soaks up Oahu’s charm on a romantic getaway.
A Family of 14 Reunites in South Haven, Michigan
A personality fueled get-together brings out cameras, spreadsheets and Moscow Mules.
Romantic Weekend Getaway at St. Michaels on Chesapeake Bay
A couple takes a break from their hectic lives to visit Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
A Mother-Daughter Road Trip on the Pacific Marine Circle Route
A world traveler explores southern Vancouver Island and looks for a place to call home.
A Multigenerational Trip to San Diego Creates Lifelong Memories
Parents and grandparents help nurture children’s interests on their family vacation.
Road Trip Through Northern California
A world traveler reconnects with her California roots.
Why I Love Wisconsin
A hometown girl from Madison tells you why you should visit the Badger State.
A Visit to Charleston in Search of Perfect Photos
From lush gardens to breathtaking beaches, the South Carolina city is a visual paradise.
Three women adventurers forge their own Oregon Trail
Bandon, Yachats and Cannon Beach make perfect bases for exploring the coast.
New York 5K Challenge Revives Dream
A former college runner comes back to the sport after a six-year hiatus.
Mountain Musings in Lincoln, New Hampshire
Generations Connect on the Ski Slopes of the White Mountains.
Three Great Ski Resorts Near Lincoln, New Hampshire
Each resort has its strengths and its own vibe.
Gear up for Ski Season in the White Mountains
Lincoln, New Hampshire, features great lodges and shops.
Snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park
The Love family embraces winter in Colorado to experience a new adventure.
Winter Weekend Activities in Colorado
Cold weather creates chances for unique family adventures.
Scott Otteman’s Five Most Memorable Colorado Fourteeners
A devoted hiker shares his favorite Colorado climbs and explains why each one is special.
Chasing the Light in Joshua Tree National Park
College friends reunite in a desert wonderland with a deepened appreciation for each other.
Barbecue Lover Judges for Herself
She rekindled the flame in Washington, D.C., and then found the best joints in town.
On the Road — and the Beaches — in Maui with Friends
The Hawaiian island’s tropical embrace offers a memorable vacation in paradise.
Barbecue Judge Picks Favorite Spots in Washington, D.C., area
Baby back ribs, pulled pork, chicken, turkey and brisket satisfy smoked-meat urge.
How to Judge Barbecue
Backyard-barbecue fanatics and serious road-warriors can take their passion for wood-smoked meats to the next level.
Floating with Friends on Ozark Rivers
For almost half a century, a group of high school buddies have bonded on the water.
Top 5 Ozark Rivers to Float
After 50 years of enjoying the water, our author reveals his favorite river journeys.
Back to School in a Minivan
A college road trip to Washington, D.C., offers a chance to reflect on life.
Echo Bluff is Gateway to Ozark Adventures
Missouri’s newest state park has a lodge that makes a great base for exploring.
Relearning the joy of skiing in Park City, Utah
After a childhood accident, one traveler conquers her fear of the slopes.
National Park Tradition Renews Family Ties
After suffering loss, a lifelong traveler reconnects with relatives and creates lasting memories.
Beautiful Places to Run in and Around New York City
The Big Apple offers plenty of scenic spots to train.
Five National Parks Near Los Angeles
All the destinations are beautiful and within a day’s drive.
Amish Woodworkers Build Lasting Furniture — and Community
Northern Indiana is home to a host of businesses that produce coveted handmade products.
A Maine Islander Returns Home
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.
Maine Is Perfect Home for Well-Traveled Couple
An apparel designer and architectural artist learn to appreciate their home by spending time away.
The Fight to Save Cumberland Island
A self-taught biologist campaigns to preserve wilderness on Georgia's largest barrier island.
Vintage Shopping in New Mexico
Trek through the Southwest results in coveted Stetson.
Traveling Close to Home on British Columbia’s Gulf Islands
A mother and daughter share a road trip to Salt Spring.
Spring Ski Touring on Coquihalla Summit
Vancouver’s proximity to the mountains offers adventure any time of year.
Grand Teton National Park – The Ultimate Summer Getaway
Sharing one of Wyoming’s scenic gems is particularly satisfying.
Spelunking in the Black Hills of South Dakota
Road trip to explore caves leads to fun places and tight space.
Family Reunion in Arizona
Three couples explore canyons, watch sunsets and go sightseeing on rivers together.
A Family Gathers for a Reunion in Georgia
Good company and home-cooked food make the holidays memorable.
Washington’s San Juan Islands Offer Outdoor Adventures
Beach camping, fine dining and whale watching all are available in the scenic archipelago.
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Exploring the subjects and experiences that fuel the desire to travel.
Searching for Surf and Self Along the West Coast
Riding waves renews joy and restores confidence after a bad mountain fall.
A Mindful Journey in Maui
Hawaii’s natural beauty is the perfect setting to slow down.
Sanibel’s Great Scavenger Hunt
Visitors come from around the world to find seashell treasure.
Zion National Park: The Intersection of Inspiration and Art
Utah's first national park spawns creativity in visitors.
Road Trip to Witness the Bald Eagle Migration
More of the birds spend winter in Illinois than in any state outside Alaska.
Restoring Pride in Puerto Rico
A trip to El Yunque National Forest can teach tourists about resiliency and the importance of preservation.
Photographing Sandhill Cranes in Kearney, Nebraska
The small town welcomes 500,000 birds and those who come to see them.
Cold Weather Photography Tips
Protect your gear and yourself from freezing temperatures.
Dining Around the World in Vancouver
Vancouver’s diverse food scene perfectly reflects the multicultural nature of the city.
Stargazing in Texas: McDonald Observatory and Beyond
West Texas' dry climate and sparse population create ideal conditions.
Weekend Getaway to Berkeley Springs — America’s First Spa
Soak, relax and rejuvenate in this charming West Virginia town.
24 Hours in San Juan, Puerto Rico
If your time is limited, here are the must-see stops during your visit.
The Road to Hana
Challenging drive leads to beautiful vistas and simple food.
Washington, D.C., Blossoms in Springtime
Enjoy the vibrant colors of the city at one of these scenic spots.
Sanibel is a Treasure Trove of Family Fun
Nearby Captiva and Fort Myers also offer chances for lasting memories.
A Nature Photographer Shares Tips and Tales
Good photos require passion — and patience.
A Haunted Tour of New Orleans
A writer hops into a car to discover New Orleans' reputation as the “City of the Dead.”
Taking the Waters — Spa Options in Berkeley Springs
Visitors who yearn to relax can find many ways to pamper themselves.
Nova Scotia's Wild Berry Bounty
A Canadian writer recalls her fruit-foraging childhood.
Nova Scotia Sparkles
The Canadian province is an unlikely source for world-class sparkling wine.
Lunenburg’s Architecture and Maritime History Draw Visitors
Tall sailing ships, good food and historical walks are among the highlights of a visit to this charming Nova Scotia town.
Making Art Along the Mississippi Gulf Coast
From Bay St. Louis to Ocean Springs, local artists create world-class ceramics.
Pottery Shopping Day Trip from New Orleans
Discover great places to eat and browse pottery in New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast.
A Beginner’s Guide to Mudslinging
Pottery lessons are a fun way to relax and get creative on the Gulf Coast.
Tofino offers great food in a lively setting
Surf town has a mix of delicious dives and stellar fine dining.
New Mexico’s Burning Question: Green or Red Chiles?
No matter which you choose, the Hatch chile delivers big flavor.
Unlikely Albuquerque Is a New Coffee Mecca
Coffee purveyors in the desert city provide a haven for communities.
Yoga Retreats of the Northeast
Legendary resorts ensure a relaxing journey.
5 Great Hawaiian Beaches
Oahu and Maui both offer beautiful stretches of sand.
Mushroom Hunting in Indiana
Adventurous activity reminds author of childhood spent in Russia.
Glamping in the Catskill and Adirondack Mountains
Glamping is a more luxurious form of traditional camping that still allows you to connect with nature.
The Nature of Seattle
From outdoor activities, to sustainable farming and top-notch seafood restaurants, the Seattle area offers visitors a unique flavor of the Northwest.
Woodstock still notable
Art, music and restaurant scene offers weekend fun.
Head back to nature and visit Growing Heart Farm in Pawling, New York, to investigate the growing trend of the farmhand vacation.
Colorado's Haunted Places Provide Chills, Thrills and Laughter
On road trips, she joyfully embraces the paranormal; he’s a skittish believer.
Photographing in the American Southwest
How to best capture desert landscapes on camera.
Soul Food Road Trip Through Georgia
Follow along as we eat heartily and well in Savannah and Atlanta.
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