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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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A River Runs Through It

A River Runs Through It

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Good for the Soul Getaway

By: Marissa Selby

Good for the Soul Getaway

By: Marissa Selby

Upon our arrival, based on posters, guides, and restaurant signs, Alex happily pointed out that good food was going to be the focus of our trip.

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Albuquerque by the Numbers

By: Ivy Morris

Albuquerque by the Numbers

By: Ivy Morris

Inspired by the immeasurable amount of love we all have for Albuquerque, here are some favorite attractions that people of all numbers—I mean ages—will enjoy.

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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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Tucson Taste Buds

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

Tucson Taste Buds

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

There’s no question downtown Tucson is full of great places to eat. To pay homage to awesome restaurants, a group of us pen-wielding locals has decided to showcase favorite downtown dishes.

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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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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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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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The Sumter Iris Festival

The Sumter Iris Festival

The beauty of the Iris Festival is that it’s in such an idyllic location, Swan Lake Gardens. In the midst of all the activity and excitement you can just relax.

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Foodies, Rejoice

Foodies, Rejoice

It was our first trip together alone since the birth of our daughter, and my husband had arranged it all without my knowledge.

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The Adventure of a Lifetime—Hawaii

By: Kelsie McEntire

The Adventure of a Lifetime—Hawaii

By: Kelsie McEntire

A couple eats their way from Oahu to Kauai

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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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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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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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Foodie Waters Run Deep

By: Katie Jackson

Foodie Waters Run Deep

By: Katie Jackson

From first sips at the brewery to last crumbs from the boat's freshly baked rolls, and every bite in between, our friends' recommendation of Stillwater proved to be a delicious gift.

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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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Your Favorite Holiday Any Time of the Year on Vacation

By: Andrew Schaeffer

Your Favorite Holiday Any Time of the Year on Vacation

By: Andrew Schaeffer

My sister and I were still high on holiday spirit, so when we saw that this theme park had an entire section devoted just to Christmas, and that Santa was there year-round, we figured it would be perfect because we could have a fun trip to a theme park and thank Santa all in one go.

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5 for Families in Phoenix

By: Lindsey Wilhelm

5 for Families in Phoenix

By: Lindsey Wilhelm

Greater Phoenix boasts plenty of kid-friendly fun. Explore 13,000 square feet of sugary delights at Sweeties Candy of Arizona, take in scenic views on the Verde Canyon Railroad, and more.

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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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A Geeky Tale of Two Bars

By: Tara Foulkrod

A Geeky Tale of Two Bars

By: Tara Foulkrod

I’m a geek who prefers something eclectic and off-the-wall-sort-of-friendly.

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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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A Wellness Weekend in a New Kind of Neverland

A Wellness Weekend in a New Kind of Neverland

Escape to the beach for a "wellness weekend" in Martin County, Florida.

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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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A “Grand” YOLO (You Only Live Once!) Adventure at Carowinds

By: Holly Wooldridge

A “Grand” YOLO (You Only Live Once!) Adventure at Carowinds

By: Holly Wooldridge

“C’mon, Grandma!” she urged. “YOLO!” “What’s YOLO?” “You Only Live Once!” she said with a grin.

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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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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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Come for Business, Stay for Delicious, Come Back Anytime

Come for Business, Stay for Delicious, Come Back Anytime

This would have been just a normal business trip were it not for a 10-year anniversary that had me looking for something special.

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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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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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