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Atlas Adventures

This Way to Adventure

Meet Atlas, our Sasquatch, and your guide to fun-filled adventures across the United States, told by experts in the travel and tourism industry. You’ll find travel inspiration by following along as these professionals take personal trips across America from well-known cities and hidden gems to national parks and outdoor playgrounds. You never know where the next sighting will be — come back for more.

Photo of the Red Rocks in Utah

A Road Trip to the Southwest

Discover the stunning places and adventurous activities throughout Utah, Arizona, and beyond. I was raised in Montana, and always had a passion for exploring, I have gone on countless adventures through the mountains and terrain of Big Sky Country. Although I love the scenery of my state, I’ve long dreamt of a hiking trip through… Start Exploring »

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Lake outside of Hanson Distillery in Sonoma County, California.

5 Sonoma Experiences that Go Beyond Wine

With more than 400 wineries sprinkled throughout its rolling hills, Sonoma County, California, offers no shortage of award-winning wine. In fact, when planning a trip to the region’s 18 distinct American Viticultural Areas (AVAs), the hardest part is narrowing down which wineries to visit and which to save for next time. My boyfriend, Grant, and… Start Exploring »

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Photo of Glacier National Park, tall mountain peak and flowing water feature.

Space to surprise in Big Sky Country — Montana

The mountains have always been important to me and my wife, Maggie. We both grew up in the mountain-rimmed city of Tucson, Arizona, we held our wedding among the pine trees of Arizona’s White Mountains, and our honeymoon began in the clifftop village of Orvieto, Italy. Fair to say after a year of being cooped… Start Exploring »

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Masked statue points the way in Laguna Beach, California

Livin’ La Vida Laguna

Let the ocean sweep your cares away in Laguna Beach, California My first name, Marissa, means “of the sea.” My middle name, Lynn, means “from the water.” Even my last name has an aquatic background — Selby, meaning “as we go sailing.” My love for the rush of waves and sweeping expanses of uninterrupted ocean… Start Exploring »

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A distorted image of two faces as displayed on a mural in Freak Alley in Boise, Idaho.

Escape to Boise for cultural and outdoor exploration

Why Boise, Idaho is a must-visit Pacific Northwest vacation Idaho is often overlooked when it comes to planning a Pacific Northwest vacation. When stacked against its neighbors to the west, it is often forgotten as a happening vacation destination. However, Idaho is home to a bustling hub of vibrant cultural and outdoor communities. For Brandon… Start Exploring »

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A woman sit on a small boulder at the creek below a massive red mountain wall in Sedona, Arizona.

A Summer Escape to Sedona

Beat the heat and explore Northern Arizona’s Red Rock wonderland We all can agree that travel has changed in 2020. For some, summer travel no longer means searching for the cheapest flight online for a vacation in a sunny, tropical destination. My boyfriend John and I had the same thought when we decided to make… Start Exploring »

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Youngest daughter, Charlotte smiles for the camera holding an ice cream cone with multicolor scoops in Branson Landing, Branson, Missouri.

How to Weekend with the Family in Branson, Missouri

Follow the Journey of This Family of Six  Planning a family vacation with four kids is already a challenge. Toss in a pandemic, and it can seem nearly impossible. Jeff and Coreen of Kansas City, Missouri, knew just where to go for a staycation — Branson, Missouri. “I remember going to Silver Dollar City as… Start Exploring »

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Wherever you go, go with all your heart. ~ Confucius