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See It All in Seattle

By: Mish DeCarlo

See It All in Seattle

By: Mish DeCarlo

Whether you’re exploring the city for two days or two weeks, there are must-visit spots and mouthwatering meals everyone should experience on a Seattle vacation.

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Alpharetta American Girl Getaway

Alpharetta American Girl Getaway

Sisters and cousins get together for a heart-warming American Girl Store Experience in Alpharetta, Georgia.

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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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Tour de Phoenix

By: Nora Burba Trulsson

Tour de Phoenix

By: Nora Burba Trulsson

Delve into the details of Greater Phoenix by joining local outfitters that offer unique tours, such as Adventures Out West’s Segway off-roading experiences.

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Choose Your Vacation Speed in Sebring

By: Gary McKechnie

Choose Your Vacation Speed in Sebring

By: Gary McKechnie

Exhilarating, invigorating, liberating—Sebring is fun at any speed.

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Horses, Hounds, and Polo

Horses, Hounds, and Polo

An equestrian getaway to Aiken County, SC.

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Family Adventure in the Past

Family Adventure in the Past

My husband and I brought the kids along for an investigative trip into our family history in Sumter County.

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The Big Reveal

The Big Reveal

The ‘A’ is for astronomy, because there is nowhere in South Carolina where you can get a better glimpse of the stars.

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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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Snacking on Gatlinburg

Snacking on Gatlinburg

A culinary road trip with the family to experience our favorite sights, smells, sounds, and tastes in Gatlinburg, TN.

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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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The Big Reveal

The Big Reveal

The ‘A’ is for astronomy, because there is nowhere in South Carolina where you can get a better glimpse of the stars.

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A Bardstown Bourbon Celebration

A Bardstown Bourbon Celebration

The only thing I wanted for my birthday this year was to go to Bardstown, Kentucky, with my wife, Jenny.

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Deep in the Art of Florida

By: Gary McKechnie

Deep in the Art of Florida

By: Gary McKechnie

Sebring, Avon Park, and Lake Placid remind me why I love Florida. Rolling hills, citrus groves, placid lakes, and small towns take me back. And there is art. Miles and miles of art.

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Southern Food

Southern Food

Those comfort-food kids’ menu dishes have grown up, and are now served by finer chefs in distinguished restaurants.

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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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Busting Boredom

Busting Boredom

In Rock Hill, SC, we found a great variety of activities within a short driving distance; Kings Mountain State Park was our first stop.

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How Dad Does a Day at the Park

How Dad Does a Day at the Park

Taking the kids to Carowinds in North Carolina is a long-standing family tradition that one dad couldn't wait to continue.

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A Whole Highway of Shopping

By: Ruth Spencer

A Whole Highway of Shopping

By: Ruth Spencer

With more than 4,300 stores within the seven communities, the diverse shopping experiences along Hospitality Highway make up some of Georgia’s best spending excursions.

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On a Mission in Martin County

On a Mission in Martin County

Taking travel goals to Martin County, FL: 1) Find a new place to eat and 2) Find a new place to shop.

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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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Wandering Through Wyoming

By: Heather Raftery

Wandering Through Wyoming

By: Heather Raftery

While I love old stuff, I am still a product of the new century. So it was a delightful surprise to find that Wyoming offered me that perfect mix of old and new, of vintage country pleasures and modern twists.

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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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Huntington: the Hidden Jewel City

By: Elizabeth Griffith

Huntington: the Hidden Jewel City

By: Elizabeth Griffith

Finding a hidden gem has always been my favorite part of traveling, and in West Virginia—a state of raw, wild beauty—Huntington may be the most hidden of them all.

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A Bardstown Bourbon Celebration

A Bardstown Bourbon Celebration

The only thing I wanted for my birthday this year was to go to Bardstown, Kentucky, with my wife, Jenny.

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Appealing to All Appetites

Appealing to All Appetites

Some of life’s best moments can happen over food and drink, and when it comes to dining experiences, the Outer Banks of North Carolina offer the most memorable.

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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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Plate Lunch Paradise

Plate Lunch Paradise

Though most visitors to Lafayette might sooner associate the area with our more famed Cajun and Creole culinary fare (jambalaya, crawfish, and gumbo), it is the rice and gravy-centric plate lunch that fuels the people of Louisiana's Acadiana region.

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Into the Future

Into the Future

That intertwining of yesterday and tomorrow is typical of Hampton, where the past, present and future merge to form a fascinating military, academic, and tourism center.

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Tour de Phoenix

By: Nora Burba Trulsson

Tour de Phoenix

By: Nora Burba Trulsson

Delve into the details of Greater Phoenix by joining local outfitters that offer unique tours, such as Adventures Out West’s Segway off-roading experiences.

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