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Road Trips

Upgrade your car from commuter-box to travel-mobile. Transform your wheels from chore-doer to vacation-maker. Toss some essentials in the trunk, snacks in the back, and crank up the tunes (or your latest audiobook). It’s time to hit the road and see the sights. Let’s roll!

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A Coast Away

By: Aubrey Shay

A Coast Away

By: Aubrey Shay

Many travelers long to take the Pacific Coast Highway trip, but it certainly isn’t for the faint of heart.

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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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Road Trips Through the South

By: Savanna Sargent

Road Trips Through the South

By: Savanna Sargent

There’s more to the South than biscuits and gravy, drawling accents, and country and blues music.

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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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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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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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Undiscovered Gems

Undiscovered Gems

Knoxville: There’s music and mountains, art and history, delicious food, and adventure galore.

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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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Actively Vacationing in Tupelo

Actively Vacationing in Tupelo

Shocked to discover the kids didn’t know who Elvis Presley was, the trip suddenly became a necessity. We were off to Tupelo.

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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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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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A Whole Highway of Shopping

By: Ruth Spencer

A Whole Highway of Shopping

By: Ruth Spencer

With more than 4,300 stores within the seven communities, the diverse shopping experiences along Hospitality Highway make up some of Georgia’s best spending excursions.

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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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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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How Elvis Saved Our Tradition

How Elvis Saved Our Tradition

A timely ladies getaway featuring spa pampering and the King of Rock & Rock—Elvis Presley—in Tupelo, Mississippi.

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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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Up in the Air

By: David Hubbard

Up in the Air

By: David Hubbard

The sky’s the limit in Greater Phoenix. Aerial adventures across Arizona include ballooning experiences with Hot Air Expeditions, zip lining at Out of Africa Wildlife Park, and the exhilarating Skywalk at Grand Canyon West.

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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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Lay of the Land in Glacier Country

Lay of the Land in Glacier Country

Decide what’s most important for you to see and do while you’re in Montana—Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake, charming small-towns, scenic byways, backroads adventures, backcountry exploration, luxury lodging, wildlife watching, history, arts and culture, or all of the above.

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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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Sounds Like Alpharetta

By: Jennifer Billock

Sounds Like Alpharetta

By: Jennifer Billock

Friends in North Atlanta clued us in to a cool entertainment district close to downtown Alpharetta called Avalon.

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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 Weird and the Wonderful: The Northeast

By: Kellilynn Hann

The Weird and the Wonderful: The Northeast

By: Kellilynn Hann

If you’re headed to the Northeastern part of the US but tired of the everyone’s-been-there-done-that tourist traps, don’t worry—this part of the country has its fair share of weird and wonderful places that are off the beaten path.

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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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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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