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Follow the Leader

Follow the Leader

Whether by foot, boat, plane, bike, or horse-drawn carriage; whether for restaurant samples, wildlife sightings, outdoor atmosphere, or history and culture, learn about the many tours available in this regal city to guide your next Victoria B.C. vacation.

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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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Picture-Perfect Coast

By: Aubrey Shay

Picture-Perfect Coast

By: Aubrey Shay

Take a road trip along the California coast, from Santa Barbara to Big Sur

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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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A Winning Lake Charles Getaway

By: Amy Becker Williams

A Winning Lake Charles Getaway

By: Amy Becker Williams

A cacophony of bings, rings, and ka-chings surrounds us as our group busts through the doors of Lake Charles’ Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino.

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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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Looking Up and Peering Back

Looking Up and Peering Back

It seemed like the perfect time to take a weekend drive to Columbia, SC, and check out the South Carolina State Museum and their new planetarium and observatory.

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Hats Off to Lexington

Hats Off to Lexington

It's the first time Lexington is hosting the Breeders' Cup, and I've invited my mom.

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Fall Fun

By: Danny Lee

Fall Fun

By: Danny Lee

Martin County’s Old Florida flavor perfectly complements its rich trove of fun. Events and festivals to make this fall memorable in the best way.

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Family Fun Adventures

By: Aubrey Miles

Family Fun Adventures

By: Aubrey Miles

There is fun to be had for everyone in Table Rock Lake—from young kids to the young at heart.

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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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The City in the Pines

By: Lindsay Lawson

The City in the Pines

By: Lindsay Lawson

Flagstaff is one of Arizona’s hidden gems that offers fun activities in sun or snow. Choose the itinerary that matches your vacation inclination, or mix and match the elements that inspire you to book a weekend getaway.

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Small Town Art on Florida's Treasure Coast

By: Robin Draper

Small Town Art on Florida's Treasure Coast

By: Robin Draper

Martin County, an enticing collection of small towns located on Florida’s Treasure Coast, offers visitors sidewalk art shows, colorful murals, artist cottages, and classes.

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Kid-Friendly Itineraries: West Virginia’s Great Outdoors

By: Josh Baldwin

Kid-Friendly Itineraries: West Virginia’s Great Outdoors

By: Josh Baldwin

This mountain getaway hosts scores of road-tripping families and outdoor enthusiasts year-round, with snow sports in the winter and renowned hiking, biking, and water sports throughout the summer.

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The Wickedest History of Wholesome Jerome

By: Nina Kolodij

The Wickedest History of Wholesome Jerome

By: Nina Kolodij

Jerome, Arizona has evolved from the “Wickedest Town in the West” into an intriguing blend of the past and the present.

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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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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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Paddles, Pranks, and Priceless Photos

Paddles, Pranks, and Priceless Photos

My husband and I decided before we even chose a destination that it was important for our family to disconnect from the distractions of everyday life to really connect as a family; hence, the no cell phone rule.

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Explore Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

By: Jackie Tucker

Explore Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

By: Jackie Tucker

I was feeling the need for some fresh air and rejuvenation, and I knew Dan was, too. So, I surprised him with an Adventure Pass, to one of our favorite spots—Dogwood Canyon, a 10,000-acre wild paradise near Table Rock Lake, Missouri.

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Making Memories in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

By: Lindsay Lawson

Making Memories in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

By: Lindsay Lawson

It was time to experience Brew City for myself, and I knew who I wanted to be my tour guide.

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Never Too Teen for Family

Never Too Teen for Family

My husband and I decided it was time for a change of scenery, so we planned a vacation to the Smoky Mountains in Sevierville, Tennessee, with the kids.

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Welcome to Asbury Park

By: Katie Jackson

Welcome to Asbury Park

By: Katie Jackson

An overview highlighting Asbury’s historic past while comparing it to its colorful present.

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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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Taking a Page from Beaufort’s Book

Taking a Page from Beaufort’s Book

With 17 working art galleries on Bay Street alone, it's not hard to understand why Beaufort was named “one of the top 25 arts towns in America” by American Style Magazine.

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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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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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Sun-Kissed Winter Reunion

Sun-Kissed Winter Reunion

It’s near impossible to get my extended family together for Christmas, so a few years ago my cousin Christine and I instigated a tradition of getting everyone together a couple of weeks prior to the holiday.

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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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Cutthroat Culinary

By: Danny Lee

Cutthroat Culinary

By: Danny Lee

By the time we got to the car, my brother challenged me to find the best Gulf Shores dining before our week was up—we’d leave the judging up to our family members.

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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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