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We want you here, but we want you to leave. Sure, make yourself at home, kick back with your avocado toast while living vicariously through our inspirational travel stories. But then, go away. Really. Pack your bags, and get outta town to turn daydreams into your own unforgettable adventure. After that? Rinse and repeat, of course.

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Free Phoenix

By: Teresa Bitler

Free Phoenix

By: Teresa Bitler

Pack your calendar with 10 free things to do in the Phoenix area, from Glendale’s Cerreta Candy Company to the ASU Art Museum in Tempe.

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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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Just the Two of Us

Just the Two of Us

We packed our flip-flops and made the four-hour drive from Charlotte to the stretch of sand, sun, and natural beauty known as the Hammock Coast

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The Weird and the Wonderful: The Midwest

By: Danny Lee

The Weird and the Wonderful: The Midwest

By: Danny Lee

Weird America is wonderful America. So get off the beaten path and visit our endless variety of quirky takes on tourism.

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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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A Wild Ride

By: Flash Parker

A Wild Ride

By: Flash Parker

When he offered to show me endless eastern forests, some of the country's best ATV courses, skydiving, soaring, and more, I had to reconcile the South Carolina in my mind with the one Austin was trying to place in my heart.

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America's Untold Story

America's Untold Story

The missing century of South Carolinian and American history that Santa Elena represents is ripe for exploration, and the Santa Elena Foundation is poised to tell these remarkable stories to the world.

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Choice Drinks

Choice Drinks

Lexington, Kentucky, turned out to be the perfect cocktail of bourbon, beer, food, and all-out good times.

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Right in Ridgeland

By: Amy Becker Williams

Right in Ridgeland

By: Amy Becker Williams

Family fun in Ridgeland, Mississippi, a vibrant, artsy community with small-town appeal and hospitality.

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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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Rediscovering a Family Favorite

Rediscovering a Family Favorite

Whatever your age, the whole family will enjoy a relaxing weekend on the Chesapeake Bay in quaint and historical Hampton, Viriginia.

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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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The Best of Baltimore

By: Allison Russo

The Best of Baltimore

By: Allison Russo

Baltimore, Maryland has a rich history, beautiful coasts, and a number of can't-miss activities and sightseeing opportunities. Whether you're in town for a weekend getaway or spending a full week, you’ll find everything you're looking for in Baltimore.

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The New Derby City

By: Louie Christensen

The New Derby City

By: Louie Christensen

While you would be remiss to skip over the “must sees” that make Louisville an American classic, there are some hidden tracks to explore in Derby City.

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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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Track Your Adventure

Track Your Adventure

When we heard about Sumter, South Carolina’s Track Your Adventure program, my husband and I began making plans for a fun-filled trip with our three kids.

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An Enriching Coastal Escape

An Enriching Coastal Escape

Voted “The South’s Best Small Town” by Southern Living, I knew we’d find much more than charm, history, and beautiful waterways in this Lowcountry gem.

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Anaheim for Families

By: Katie Joll

Anaheim for Families

By: Katie Joll

Disney has put Anaheim on the map for many families, but there is so much more to the city than the theme park, and, as we were to discover, plenty to keep a young family engaged.

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Splashing into Family Fun

By: Robin Draper

Splashing into Family Fun

By: Robin Draper

“How about Pasco County?” My friend wrote. “It’s part of Florida’s ‘Nature Coast,’ just 30 miles north of Tampa. My own family had a blast there recently, and there’s no shortage of water fun!”

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Mountain Escape

By: Lindsey Wilhelm

Mountain Escape

By: Lindsey Wilhelm

A couple's getaway in the natural beauty of Boulder, Colorado

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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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Living the Romantic Dream

By: Dan Christopher

Living the Romantic Dream

By: Dan Christopher

Wedding dreams come true in a small, romantic Tennessee town called Gatlinburg, nestled on the grand slopes of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Making the Great Outdoors Our Own

Making the Great Outdoors Our Own

“Guess what, guys?” I announced, surprising even myself.  “We’re taking a little impromptu trip and spending some time outside this weekend.”

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Sounds Like Alpharetta

By: Jennifer Billock

Sounds Like Alpharetta

By: Jennifer Billock

Friends in North Atlanta clued us in to a cool entertainment district close to downtown Alpharetta called Avalon.

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Road Trips Through the South

By: Savanna Sargent

Road Trips Through the South

By: Savanna Sargent

There’s more to the South than biscuits and gravy, drawling accents, and country and blues music.

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Rendezvous in Downtown Cleveland

By: Savanna Sargent

Rendezvous in Downtown Cleveland

By: Savanna Sargent

Cleveland, OH ended up being one of the best trips we had ever taken together.

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The Weird and the Wonderful: The Northeast

By: Kellilynn Hann

The Weird and the Wonderful: The Northeast

By: Kellilynn Hann

If you’re headed to the Northeastern part of the US but tired of the everyone’s-been-there-done-that tourist traps, don’t worry—this part of the country has its fair share of weird and wonderful places that are off the beaten path.

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Track Your Adventure

Track Your Adventure

When we heard about Sumter, South Carolina’s Track Your Adventure program, my husband and I began making plans for a fun-filled trip with our three kids.

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Naked People Vacation Here

By: Jennifer Burrows

Naked People Vacation Here

By: Jennifer Burrows

If you’re thinking about exposing yourself to new things for your next vacation, look to Pasco County, Florida.

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You Pick: Twin Cities Edition

You Pick: Twin Cities Edition

Art, history, nature, food, science, beer—it’s hard to plan a trip when there are so many great options. Take this quiz to build a custom itinerary and find inspiration for your next visit to Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.

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