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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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Glitz and Geology: More Bang for Your Buck

By: Dan Christopher

Glitz and Geology: More Bang for Your Buck

By: Dan Christopher

Breathtaking adventure in southwest Utah’s pristine Zion National Park. There, modern community meets ancient wilderness.

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Escape to Galena Country

Escape to Galena Country

A couple’s refined retreat to Galena, IL

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Taking Bites Out of Lexington

Taking Bites Out of Lexington

There are more than 100 independent restaurants in Lexington, Kentucky, which keeps quality and creativity high.

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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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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 Mexico Elevated

By: E.J. Lando

New Mexico Elevated

By: E.J. Lando

While on their annual best friends retreat, three woman discover the magic of New Mexico and the joy of the high-end Heritage Hotels. They stay at the Hotel Chaco in Albuquerque, the Inn and Spa at Loretto in Santa Fe and the El Monte Sagrado Resort in Taos. Fine dining, exciting nightlife and art galleries make this a trip to remember.

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Knoxville’s Pace

By: Katie Jackson

Knoxville’s Pace

By: Katie Jackson

Knoxville is one of only four cities across the country that's debuting this game-changing, dockless bike-sharing program.

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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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A Winter Getaway Warms the Soul in Charlevoix, Michigan

By: Anne Hines

A Winter Getaway Warms the Soul in Charlevoix, Michigan

By: Anne Hines

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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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A Pacific Coast Weekend

By: Brianna Hall

A Pacific Coast Weekend

By: Brianna Hall

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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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Louisville, Kentucky

By: Allison Reiber DiLiegro

Louisville, Kentucky

By: Allison Reiber DiLiegro

Louisville comes in right behind Los Angeles for our percentage of gay residents. Yes, you read that correctly. Louisville has the 11th highest percentage of residents that identify as gay.

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Beach Weddings

Beach Weddings

Couples hosting an intimate wedding might love the castle-like feel

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Finding Balance on the Hammock Coast

Finding Balance on the Hammock Coast

“You can say ‘I told you so,’ Becky,” I said, looking out across the endless ocean in front of me. The getaway was her idea.

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Eating up Hospitality Highway

By: Ruth Spencer

Eating up Hospitality Highway

By: Ruth Spencer

When I suggested a week winding our way up North Georgia's Hospitality Highway, my husband had just one question: "Where will we eat?"

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Who Knew About Knoxville?

Who Knew About Knoxville?

“If it can host a World’s Fair,” said my boss when he saw my raised eyebrows, “it can host 200 salespeople.”

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A Summer Escape to Sedona

By: Jennifer O'Connor

A Summer Escape to Sedona

By: Jennifer O'Connor

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Ever Heard of a Camp-cation?

By: Shelley Caran

Ever Heard of a Camp-cation?

By: Shelley Caran

Here, summer camps allow mom and dad a free morning while kids learn about the environment, learn a new skill and just have plain ol’ fun.

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The Iris Festival

The Iris Festival

I was also looking forward to checking out Sumter's annual Iris Festival held at Swan Lake Iris Gardens.

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Family Fun in the Pacific Northwest

Family Fun in the Pacific Northwest

Portland is well-known for being LGBTQ inclusive and also boasts an abundance of kid-friendly activities, making it the must-visit destination for all families.

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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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Coeur d’Alene: A Secret Oasis

By: Elizabeth Griffith

Coeur d’Alene: A Secret Oasis

By: Elizabeth Griffith

Perched on the outskirts of Idaho’s vast national forest lands, Coeur d’Alene and the lake it’s named for make up one of the most perfect getaway destinations a traveler could wish for.

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You Pick: Streetcar Edition

By: Laura Horley, Oakley Hall, Lindsay Lawson, Heather Wuelpern

You Pick: Streetcar Edition

By: Laura Horley, Oakley Hall, Lindsay Lawson, Heather Wuelpern

Take the following quiz to unveil Sun Link Streetcar-inspired itineraries full of good food, amazing art, unique accommodations, and places to create your very own, one-of-a-kind souvenir.

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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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Boats, Birds, and Family Bonding

Boats, Birds, and Family Bonding

The Island Belle sternwheeler pulled up. The 20-minute ride was a fantastic way to begin our day in beautiful Parkersburg, West Virginia.

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Accomplishing Adventure

Accomplishing Adventure

There are two big ways to get on two wheels in Alpharetta, Georgia.

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6 Tips for Traveling with Pets

6 Tips for Traveling with Pets

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Hospitality Highway: A Creative Hub

Hospitality Highway: A Creative Hub

Hospitality Highway runs the length of Georgia 400, linking seven communities that share historical and cultural significance. Though each town has its own personality, they all share a passion for the arts.

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Culinary Delights

By: Katie Jackson

Culinary Delights

By: Katie Jackson

Anything worth eating grows or swims here, year-round.

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Ybor City, 11 p.m.

Ybor City, 11 p.m.

Here I am, standing at the corner of 7th Ave. and Calle Angel Oliva, in a rented tux. Not so keen on wearing someone else’s pants, but I look good.

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Smooth Sailing in Newport, Rhode Island

By: Christine Steele

Smooth Sailing in Newport, Rhode Island

By: Christine Steele

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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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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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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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