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Coastal Camp-cation

Coastal Camp-cation

A three-in-one family vacation is our new favorite way to travel. Here’s how it went for us in Martin County, Florida.

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Hospitality Highway Uncovered

By: Quincy Koetz

Hospitality Highway Uncovered

By: Quincy Koetz

Whether you’re the rugged type, or simply looking for a place to get your family outside, Hospitality Highway has a fresh-air destination to inspire.

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Cheers!

Cheers!

Who doesn’t love a good wine night? Before you and your friends get together for the next one, check out this list of 10 words that only true wine connoisseurs know how to work into conversations.

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A Sweet Experience

By: Nancy Henderson

A Sweet Experience

By: Nancy Henderson

I’ll soon be sampling a unique sweet treat on a day trip to Sevierville, Tennessee, Dolly Parton’s hometown

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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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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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10 Ways to Explore Richmond

By: Erica Curran

10 Ways to Explore Richmond

By: Erica Curran

Thanks to a youthful arts scene, a budding beer community, and some of the best food in the South, Richmond is raking in the accolades and landing on travelers’ must-see lists.

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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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Back to Blennerhassett

By: Ryan Vance

Back to Blennerhassett

By: Ryan Vance

Last summer, my buddy Paul, a craft beer fanatic, told me that Parkersburg, WV had some of the best breweries around.

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Family Fun in the Mountains

Family Fun in the Mountains

Flying over a hill on an ATV, I had an epiphany: this family vacation might just be our best ever.

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Sweet Sips

Sweet Sips

This year’s trip, our tenth, brought us to Duplin County, North Carolina, where we were excited to slow down from our busy lives and relax with a little bit of small-town charm and Southern hospitality.

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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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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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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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Best of the Beach

By: Kellilynn Hann

Best of the Beach

By: Kellilynn Hann

Martin County has more than 22 miles of beaches, where you can enjoy everything from surfing and fishing to historic diving sites.

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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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Romance in Bardstown

By: Kathy McMahon

Romance in Bardstown

By: Kathy McMahon

Our friend’s wedding was in Bardstown, Kentucky—gateway to the famed Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

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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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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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4 Scenic Drives in the US

By: Lindsey Wilhelm

4 Scenic Drives in the US

By: Lindsey Wilhelm

I’m normally all about the destination. But, in the case of beautiful stretches of open road in the US, I make an exception. Read on for four of my favorite road trips.

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Beautiful Bardstown, Kentucky

Beautiful Bardstown, Kentucky

My love affair with Bardstown started with its physical beauty. Situated in central Kentucky, it's legendary for its picturesque rolling bluegrass hills that have inspired songwriters and painters for generations.

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A Local’s Guide to the Perfect Day in Capitol Hill, Seattle

A Local’s Guide to the Perfect Day in Capitol Hill, Seattle

Capitol Hill might be the most popular area of Seattle for dining and nightlife. The fact that it’s also a gay epicenter, with a dozen gay bars, makes the neighborhood that much better.

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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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Wild and Wonderful

Wild and Wonderful

I couldn't possibly list all the available activities, but suffice it to say, rivers, lakes, trails, wildlife, and outdoor-loving outfitters make Southern West Virginia an incredible natural playground.

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Beautiful Bardstown, Kentucky

Beautiful Bardstown, Kentucky

My love affair with Bardstown started with its physical beauty. Situated in central Kentucky, it's legendary for its picturesque rolling bluegrass hills that have inspired songwriters and painters for generations.

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Gay-Friendly Wedding Venues Across the Country

Gay-Friendly Wedding Venues Across the Country

Wedding Season is around the corner, check out these Pin-worthy domestic destination venues for your wedding inspiration needs.

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6 Tips for Traveling with Pets

6 Tips for Traveling with Pets

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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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5 LGBTQ Things to Do in Puerto Rico

5 LGBTQ Things to Do in Puerto Rico

Besides the natural beauty of the rainforests, bioluminescent lakes, and culinary delights, there are plenty of things to do for LGBTQ travelers. Here are five ways to enjoy a Puerto Rican gaycation.

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Daily Download

Daily Download

Reduce the stress of traveling by making sure your smartphone has these seven apps downloaded.

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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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Diverse Adventures in Maine

By: Allison Reiber DiLiegro

Diverse Adventures in Maine

By: Allison Reiber DiLiegro

Maine's coastal city is home to world-class art, a storied heritage, and bountiful natural beauty. Thanks to the city’s compact size, it's easy for families to spend a few days dipping their toes into all three.

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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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The Weird and the Wonderful: The West

By: Kellilynn Hann

The Weird and the Wonderful: The West

By: Kellilynn Hann

Your head can be in Colorado, your heart in New Mexico, and one foot each in Arizona and Utah—or whatever Twister configuration you want. It’s your weird and wonderful vacation.

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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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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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