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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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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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How Elvis Saved Our Tradition

How Elvis Saved Our Tradition

A timely ladies getaway featuring spa pampering and the King of Rock & Rock—Elvis Presley—in Tupelo, Mississippi.

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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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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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Creative Core

Creative Core

Oakland, CA has a welcoming, inclusive vibe that helps their creative LGBT community flourish in creating many forms of artistic self-expression.

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Lost River, West Virginia

Lost River, West Virginia

Rolling green hills and thick forests await you just an hour outside of the city.

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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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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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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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Outdoors in the Outer Banks

Outdoors in the Outer Banks

The beaches are what attract most visitors to the Outer Banks, and with good reason.

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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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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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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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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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Unique, Boutique, and Antique

By: Amy Becker Williams

Unique, Boutique, and Antique

By: Amy Becker Williams

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Ask the Experts

Ask the Experts

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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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A Romantic Tupelo Getaway

A Romantic Tupelo Getaway

We'd booked two nights in Tupelo, Mississippi, the birthplace of none other than the King of Rock ‘n' Roll, Elvis Presley.

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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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All Fun and Games

All Fun and Games

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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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How to Weekend with the Family in Branson, Missouri

By: Jeff & Coreen Hirst

How to Weekend with the Family in Branson, Missouri

By: Jeff & Coreen Hirst

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True Love Pairings: Beer & Wine, Food & Fun

By: Holly Bacchus

True Love Pairings: Beer & Wine, Food & Fun

By: Holly Bacchus

Traverse City sounded perfect! And on our drive up, we both agreed to keep open minds about sampling each other's favorite beverages.

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Peak Season for Family Fun

By: Annette Thompson

Peak Season for Family Fun

By: Annette Thompson

A playful competition to decide the best season for family fun.

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Globetrotting Palate

By: Amy Becker Williams

Globetrotting Palate

By: Amy Becker Williams

Ridgeland is said to have more restaurants per capita than any other town in the state of Mississippi.

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Vacation Starring Houston, Texas

By: Dan Christopher

Vacation Starring Houston, Texas

By: Dan Christopher

Houston is poised to replace Chicago as the third largest city in the nation. I was anxious to check it all out.

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Taking Care of Alaska While You Explore It

By: Oakley Hall

Taking Care of Alaska While You Explore It

By: Oakley Hall

Un-messed-with Alaska is stunning from every angle. If you agree it’s worth seeing and worth preserving, here are a handful of green travel ideas to consider for your trip.

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The Greatest of Gainesville

The Greatest of Gainesville

Top 10 Favorite Things to Do in Gainesville with my family.

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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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Pick Your Adventure At West Virginia's State Parks

Pick Your Adventure At West Virginia's State Parks

For lovers of the great outdoors, there is no better place to be than West Virginia.

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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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Beasts, Biking, and Musical Magic

By: Su Clauson-Wicker

Beasts, Biking, and Musical Magic

By: Su Clauson-Wicker

"Be sure to pack athletic clothes and something you don’t mind getting camel slobber on.”

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27 Travels Road Trip

27 Travels Road Trip

Social Media Influencers, 27 Travels, take a road trip from New York to Missouri.

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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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Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

Where to stay, things to do, sights to see, and restaurants to try in Victoria B.C., Canada. Get valuable information to make the most of your next vacation.

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Five Tips to Improve Your Travel Phoneography

Five Tips to Improve Your Travel Phoneography

It’s time to ditch the bulky DSLR weighing you down on vacation and switch to the camera in your back pocket. That’s right, your smartphone.

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