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Awash in Good Times

By: Colleen Troy

Awash in Good Times

By: Colleen Troy

Celebrating Beaufort, South Carolina, and water—the thing that defines this charming town—at the Beaufort Water Festival.

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Visit Knoxville: Epicurean Adventures

By: Kristin Luna

Visit Knoxville: Epicurean Adventures

By: Kristin Luna

Read about Knoxville's culinary landscape: farm-to-table, sustainable, locally sourced ingredients, and other feel-good reasons to eat well!

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Making Memories

Making Memories

I remembered the great times we had sitting by the campfire, discovering new hiking trails and fishing in the nearby creek, and decided a four-day cabin trip to Gatlinburg would be perfect for our family adventure.

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Off-Season Orlando

By: Savanna Sargent

Off-Season Orlando

By: Savanna Sargent

It was early October, so kids were back in school and most others were saving their vacation days for the holidays. This meant we could enjoy the famous theme parks of Orlando without the crazy lines. And, without the stress of crowds, I was able to reach a new level of adventure.

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Set List of New Orleans

By: Jeff Atwell

Set List of New Orleans

By: Jeff Atwell

Music fans who circle the globe to see arena bands and attend massive festivals know New Orleans.

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Mid-Century Tucson

By: Louie Christensen

Mid-Century Tucson

By: Louie Christensen

Skip over the obvious cities like Palm Springs and Scottsdale for the true mid-century getaway… Tucson, Arizona.

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Loretta's Legacy in Humphreys County

Loretta's Legacy in Humphreys County

Humphreys County is a breathtaking pastoral region tucked away just an hour west of Nashville, flanked by the banks of the Duck and Tennessee rivers.

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Family Vacation Meets Valuable Education

Family Vacation Meets Valuable Education

My husband, Brian, and I like supplementing our kids’ classroom time with learning vacations. We discovered a new favorite destination for “studying” after visiting Sevierville, TN.

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Come for Business, Stay for Delicious, Come Back Anytime

Come for Business, Stay for Delicious, Come Back Anytime

This would have been just a normal business trip were it not for a 10-year anniversary that had me looking for something special.

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Getting Pampered in Sevierville

Getting Pampered in Sevierville

I take my nieces Emily, 23, and Madison, 21, to Tennessee over their spring break. We zero in on Sevierville—a destination with lots of attractions to suit each of us.

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Historic Adventures in Platte County

By: Dina Mishev

Historic Adventures in Platte County

By: Dina Mishev

I hadn’t come to eastern Wyoming’s Platte County for Hartville, or any of its other four towns, but it’s because of those towns that I stay longer than planned.

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A Coast Away

By: Aubrey Shay

A Coast Away

By: Aubrey Shay

Many travelers long to take the Pacific Coast Highway trip, but it certainly isn’t for the faint of heart.

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Picture-Perfect Coast

By: Aubrey Shay

Picture-Perfect Coast

By: Aubrey Shay

Take a road trip along the California coast, from Santa Barbara to Big Sur

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Foodies, Rejoice

Foodies, Rejoice

It was our first trip together alone since the birth of our daughter, and my husband had arranged it all without my knowledge.

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Warm Days, Warmer Memories

By: Zac Harold

Warm Days, Warmer Memories

By: Zac Harold

There are few things better than spending a sunny summer day in small town USA, and there are few places that embody that Norman Rockwell ideal better than Buckhannon, West Virginia.

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York County Cycling

York County Cycling

When I mention I’ve got business in Charlotte, Robby’s quick to suggest a cycling detour to York County, about 20 minutes south.

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Create and Rejuvenate in Marion County

By: Sally Cable

Create and Rejuvenate in Marion County

By: Sally Cable

It was sprinkling, though the sun was shining just over the mountain as I drove the rolling road through Marion County, West Virginia.

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8 Underrated Family Attractions for Your 2019 Summer List

8 Underrated Family Attractions for Your 2019 Summer List

Check out these coast-to-coast family attractions to make your summer extra special.

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Up in the Air

By: David Hubbard

Up in the Air

By: David Hubbard

The sky’s the limit in Greater Phoenix. Aerial adventures across Arizona include ballooning experiences with Hot Air Expeditions, zip lining at Out of Africa Wildlife Park, and the exhilarating Skywalk at Grand Canyon West.

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Lay of the Land in Glacier Country

Lay of the Land in Glacier Country

Decide what’s most important for you to see and do while you’re in Montana—Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake, charming small-towns, scenic byways, backroads adventures, backcountry exploration, luxury lodging, wildlife watching, history, arts and culture, or all of the above.

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Boston’s Freedom Trail

By: Holly Bowne

Boston’s Freedom Trail

By: Holly Bowne

Experience 10 guided tours along Boston's Freedom Trail.

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One and Only Tucker County

One and Only Tucker County

The Blackwater River was a tiny ribbon of sparkling water far below us and the mountains hunched like shoulders bending down to meet it. “What a payoff!” I said.

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Education on Vacation

By: Tara Foulkrod

Education on Vacation

By: Tara Foulkrod

My children would have so much fun learning in L.A. they wouldn’t know they were doing it—which is the very best way to learn.

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Surrounded by Treasures

By: Oakley Hall

Surrounded by Treasures

By: Oakley Hall

Here are seven landmarks crossing the compass that are less than a two-hour drive from the heart of Portland. Let’s go!

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History Comes to Life

History Comes to Life

This year I thought it would be fun to extend our trip by a day or two and venture beyond the park gates to check out some of the more educational sites nearby.

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Good for the Soul Getaway

By: Marissa Selby

Good for the Soul Getaway

By: Marissa Selby

Upon our arrival, based on posters, guides, and restaurant signs, Alex happily pointed out that good food was going to be the focus of our trip.

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Breathtaking Falls

Breathtaking Falls

Dozens of picture-perfect waterfalls, four pristine lakes, miles and miles of exciting river action, and seven state and county parks—yeah, I’m definitely game.

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Ludington Uncovered

By: Holly Bowne

Ludington Uncovered

By: Holly Bowne

Chris and I love everything about Ludington State Park. It’s considered one of Michigan’s best state parks for good reason. Spanning 5,300 acres, it offers incredible natural beauty along with a boatload of outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, fishing, camping, bicycling, and tranquil inner-tube floats down the Big Sable River. It’s seriously a vacation all by itself!

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Your Favorite Holiday Any Time of the Year on Vacation

By: Andrew Schaeffer

Your Favorite Holiday Any Time of the Year on Vacation

By: Andrew Schaeffer

My sister and I were still high on holiday spirit, so when we saw that this theme park had an entire section devoted just to Christmas, and that Santa was there year-round, we figured it would be perfect because we could have a fun trip to a theme park and thank Santa all in one go.

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Glorious Greenville

Glorious Greenville

Greenville, South Carolina, a lively, modern town with roots buried deep in the surrounding Blue Ridge foothills.

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