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Eat to live; read to eat. Yes, we know eating is a straightforward, fairly intuitive process. No manual required. But adding travel to the recipe makes for a whole new dish. If you’re the type of person who plans your next meal while you’re still eating, you’ve hit the right menu for mouthwatering inspiration across the country. Stomachs, let’s get ready to rumble!

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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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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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Friends with a Travel Pact

By: Rebekah Olsen

Friends with a Travel Pact

By: Rebekah Olsen

Our pact was simple: visit all 50 states over the course of the next 50 years together, one state a year. This year, we wanted to travel to North Carolina.

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Taking Bites Out of Lexington

Taking Bites Out of Lexington

There are more than 100 independent restaurants in Lexington, Kentucky, which keeps quality and creativity high.

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Flights and Fun in San Diego

By: Christian Wlach

Flights and Fun in San Diego

By: Christian Wlach

When my girlfriend and I were invited to spend time with her parents, it afforded an opportunity to stop in San Diego and experience one of the things San Diego has become known for… beer.

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Escape to Boise for cultural and outdoor exploration

Escape to Boise for cultural and outdoor exploration

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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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A Taste of Sevierville

A Taste of Sevierville

Wanting to give Emmett an authentic taste of the town, the creamery was just our first stop of a trip filled with delicious and eventful treats.

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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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The Ultimate Shopping Weekend in Greater Phoenix

By: Josie Jackson

The Ultimate Shopping Weekend in Greater Phoenix

By: Josie Jackson

From west to east, the cities of Greater Phoenix are well known for their array of premium shops, open-air marketplaces, and continually growing list of luxury designer stores.

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Rise and Grind

By: Stacey Gregory

Rise and Grind

By: Stacey Gregory

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Flavors to Go

Flavors to Go

The image was so perfectly Louisiana that it might as well have been a postcard.

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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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Sample the Tammany Taste

Sample the Tammany Taste

Known as Louisiana’s Northshore, the parish has long been popular with New Orleanians seeking outdoor fun and green spaces, but in the past few years it has become a culinary destination, as well.

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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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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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Vacationing Like a Foodie (Without Being a Foodie)

Vacationing Like a Foodie (Without Being a Foodie)

You don't have to be a foodie to find delicious food in Sevierville, TN. Eat your way through the Great Smoky Mountains with us!

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You Want a Pizza This?

By: Mish DeCarlo

You Want a Pizza This?

By: Mish DeCarlo

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Ludington Uncovered

By: Holly Bowne

Ludington Uncovered

By: Holly Bowne

Chris and I love everything about Ludington State Park. It’s considered one of Michigan’s best state parks for good reason. Spanning 5,300 acres, it offers incredible natural beauty along with a boatload of outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, fishing, camping, bicycling, and tranquil inner-tube floats down the Big Sable River. It’s seriously a vacation all by itself!

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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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Appealing to All Appetites

Appealing to All Appetites

Some of life’s best moments can happen over food and drink, and when it comes to dining experiences, the Outer Banks of North Carolina offer the most memorable.

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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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Taste Buds

Taste Buds

Beaufort, North Carolina: I knew this trip would not disappoint—this 85-mile stretch of pristine coastline has a great reputation for its local fare.

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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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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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Meow Wolf in Santa Fe

Meow Wolf in Santa Fe

Visit Meow Wolf because no amount of explanation will suffice. And if you’re into craft beer or cider at all, stop by the breweries because no description will quench your thirst.

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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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You Pick: Streetcar Edition

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

You Pick: Streetcar Edition

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

Take the following quiz to unveil Sun Link Streetcar-inspired itineraries full of good food, amazing art, unique accommodations, and places to create your very own, one-of-a-kind souvenir.

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Crawfish 2.0

By: Christian Mader

Crawfish 2.0

By: Christian Mader

You can boil them, batter, and fry them; serve them in creamy sauces, on po’ boys, in casseroles, bisques, soups, and boudin. But that only scratches the surface in Lafayette.

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All Fun and Games

All Fun and Games

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Dip Into The Secrets of Sauce

By: Christian Mader

Dip Into The Secrets of Sauce

By: Christian Mader

Things to think about when it comes to the sauce—crawfish dipping sauce.

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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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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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5 Miami Nightlife Hot Spots That Aren’t South Beach

By: Heather Raftery

5 Miami Nightlife Hot Spots That Aren’t South Beach

By: Heather Raftery

Explore trendy bars and clubs in The Magic City’s lesser-known neighborhoods.

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Plate Lunch Paradise

Plate Lunch Paradise

Though most visitors to Lafayette might sooner associate the area with our more famed Cajun and Creole culinary fare (jambalaya, crawfish, and gumbo), it is the rice and gravy-centric plate lunch that fuels the people of Louisiana's Acadiana region.

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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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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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Livin’ La Vida Laguna

By: Marissa Selby

Livin’ La Vida Laguna

By: Marissa Selby

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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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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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Blast in the Past

Blast in the Past

Destination: Bardstown. It’s Kentucky’s second-oldest city—settled in 1780—a cozy, quaint town with well-preserved homes, churches, and businesses that pay homage to its storied past.

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A Revamped Girlfriends Getaway

A Revamped Girlfriends Getaway

Ahead of us lay a sugar-white beach and waves of sparkling water in a brilliant ombré from teal to sapphire, which met sky blue at the horizon.

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See It All in Seattle

By: Mish DeCarlo

See It All in Seattle

By: Mish DeCarlo

Whether you’re exploring the city for two days or two weeks, there are must-visit spots and mouthwatering meals everyone should experience on a Seattle vacation.

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Craft on Tap

Craft on Tap

Craft beer drinking guide for Gainesville, Florida. Breweries and pubs galore!

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Eating up Hospitality Highway

By: Ruth Spencer

Eating up Hospitality Highway

By: Ruth Spencer

When I suggested a week winding our way up North Georgia's Hospitality Highway, my husband had just one question: "Where will we eat?"

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Taste Lake Charles

Taste Lake Charles

We hit the road and headed to a city with Cajun cuisine, craft beer, casinos, and more: Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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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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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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Savoring the Escape

By: Marie Lowell

Savoring the Escape

By: Marie Lowell

My boyfriend and I took our pampered pup on vacation to Alpharetta, Georgia, to visit with our friends and take in the sights of the city they’ve been raving about since they’d moved there.

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Culinary Delights

By: Katie Jackson

Culinary Delights

By: Katie Jackson

Anything worth eating grows or swims here, year-round.

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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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Rendezvous in Downtown Cleveland

By: Savanna Sargent

Rendezvous in Downtown Cleveland

By: Savanna Sargent

Cleveland, OH ended up being one of the best trips we had ever taken together.

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A Deliciously Awesome Getaway

By: Ruth Spencer

A Deliciously Awesome Getaway

By: Ruth Spencer

About 22 miles north of Atlanta, many think of Alpharetta simply as a suburb, but the city has long held its own charming identity and continues to enhance its reputation as a top culinary destination.

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