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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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New York: the Big Apple on a Small Budget

By: Laura Horley

New York: the Big Apple on a Small Budget

By: Laura Horley

New York City is the perfect destination if you want to travel, find inspiration, experience new cultures, and not break the bank.

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An Unforgettable Getaway to Stillwater

By: Katie Jackson

An Unforgettable Getaway to Stillwater

By: Katie Jackson

Even after spending just three days in Stillwater, John and I had long ago realized they had every reason to be proud.

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Rockford Family Getaway

Rockford Family Getaway

Spending a few nights away from the hustle and bustle of our routine seemed like the perfect chance to pursue our respective passions, and share these activities with our kids.

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Meow Wolf in Santa Fe

Meow Wolf in Santa Fe

Visit Meow Wolf because no amount of explanation will suffice. And if you’re into craft beer or cider at all, stop by the breweries because no description will quench your thirst.

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The Weird and the Wonderful: The South

By: Brenda Kissko

The Weird and the Wonderful: The South

By: Brenda Kissko

No matter if you’re from the South, or just passing through, here are 11 Southern myths for you to explore on an epic road trip.

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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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5 Miami Nightlife Hot Spots That Aren’t South Beach

By: Heather Raftery

5 Miami Nightlife Hot Spots That Aren’t South Beach

By: Heather Raftery

Explore trendy bars and clubs in The Magic City’s lesser-known neighborhoods.

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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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A Fresh Look at The First State: Visit Delaware

By: Brenda Kissko

A Fresh Look at The First State: Visit Delaware

By: Brenda Kissko

Home to the famous du Pont estates and gardens, this region’s culture, history, and beauty draw millions of travelers from across the globe each year.

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A Timeless Destination

By: Danny Lee

A Timeless Destination

By: Danny Lee

We're kayaking through a grassy salt-marsh briny with the rich scent of the Lowcountry, the clusters of barrier islands between Charleston and Savannah that shelter the historic little town locals know as BYOO-fort.

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Road Trip to Rocky Mountain National Park

By: Gary McKechnie

Road Trip to Rocky Mountain National Park

By: Gary McKechnie

As long as you’re ready to fill your life with as many enriching experiences as possible, at Rocky Mountain National Park, you’re in the right place.

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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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Give Mountain State Memories

By: Lindsey Wilhelm

Give Mountain State Memories

By: Lindsey Wilhelm

Pair any of these four West Virginia experience gifts with a heartfelt card, and you’ve got yourself a match made in (almost) heaven.

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Family Fun Bucket List

By: Allison Russo

Family Fun Bucket List

By: Allison Russo

Whether you’re just passing through or making the city your ultimate destination, here are five of our favorite family fun Atlanta attractions.

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The Gettysburg Experience

By: Brenda Kissko

The Gettysburg Experience

By: Brenda Kissko

I visited a destination that delivers one of America’s biggest stories: Gettysburg.

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Playing The Fort

By: Louie Christensen

Playing The Fort

By: Louie Christensen

The aptly named Fort Golf Course sits on what was an old US Army post, Fort Benjamin Harrison.

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10 Ways to Slay Winter in Western Montana

10 Ways to Slay Winter in Western Montana

Snow-covered mountains, miles of deep untouched powder, six downhill ski areas and acres of backcountry terrain, plus winter festivals and warm, cozy lodging in charming small towns all make for the perfect winter getaway.

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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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Picturesque Experiences in Vermont

By: Natasha Gabrielle

Picturesque Experiences in Vermont

By: Natasha Gabrielle

Full of history and beautiful views, Manchester, Vermont, has become a popular place to visit for travelers of all ages.

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A Solo Traveler’s Adventure in St. Louis, Missouri

By: Rachel Heston-Davis

A Solo Traveler’s Adventure in St. Louis, Missouri

By: Rachel Heston-Davis

Love my people as I do, I wanted an adventure all to myself. I decided on an overnight trip to St. Louis, Missouri.

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A Revamped Girlfriends Getaway

A Revamped Girlfriends Getaway

Ahead of us lay a sugar-white beach and waves of sparkling water in a brilliant ombré from teal to sapphire, which met sky blue at the horizon.

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Kid-Friendly Itineraries: West Virginia’s Great Outdoors

By: Josh Baldwin

Kid-Friendly Itineraries: West Virginia’s Great Outdoors

By: Josh Baldwin

This mountain getaway hosts scores of road-tripping families and outdoor enthusiasts year-round, with snow sports in the winter and renowned hiking, biking, and water sports throughout the summer.

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Sand, Wind, and Fire

By: Elizabeth Griffith

Sand, Wind, and Fire

By: Elizabeth Griffith

Chicago is one of my top cities, and Jen—a friend of mine who lives there—is always down to host. Even better, she lives in the center of a killer cityscape, surrounded by award-winning museums, creative restaurants, and idyllic beaches.

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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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Charming Martinsburg

By: Lindsey Wilhelm

Charming Martinsburg

By: Lindsey Wilhelm

As we drove past emerald hills and quaint towns on our way to Martinsburg, West Virginia, I felt giddy to experience a new place with my family.

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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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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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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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