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Towering over the Black Canyon, Hoover Dam is a concrete colossus that forever changed the course of the American Southwest. Its construction marked a pivotal moment in history, as thousands of workers toiled day and night to harness the untamed power of the Colorado River, ushering in a new era of growth and prosperity for the region.

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Hugged up against the banks of the Missouri River in the southeast corner of Nebraska, Indian Cave State Park is named after the large sandstone cave within the park, dotted with ancient petroglyphs and carvings. The park also has a living history area, where visitors can learn about the area’s history and enjoy blacksmithing demonstrations, …

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The allure of the Caribbean, with its sun-kissed beaches, turquoise waters, and a blend of cultures, is certainly enticing. Tourists seeking these tranquil shores have been visiting the Caribbean for decades. However, a good vacation relies upon feeling safe, and not every spot in the region is a beacon of tranquility – in fact, the …

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There’s nothing quite like a getaway to the beach. Almost every human loves being near the ocean, relaxing under swaying palm trees, listening to the waves, playing in the water, and admiring incredible beach views. We’re drawn to these places where the sea meets the sand, and when we eventually must step away from it …

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One of the pleasures of writing about a beautiful place is how much it inspires you to travel, and Mackinac Island is a prime example. Although under four square miles of land in Lake Huron, sandwiched between Michigan’s lower and upper peninsula, I can guarantee you’ll want to go after reading this article for less …

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Sitting on the shores of Lake Superior, fringing Minnesota’s Iron Range, Duluth is a beloved gateway to natural serenity. It’s a favorite vacation destination for Minnesotans, and the city’s topography makes it captivating for nature lovers and photographers. In addition to the massive lake it sits on, its reputation for fall colors, and its proximity …

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Imagine a serene escape tucked in Nebraska’s lush landscapes, beckoning you to explore. Platte River State Park is calling, and whether you’re dreaming of glamping under the stars or cozying up in a local inn, we’ve uncovered a treasure trove of places to stay near Platte River State Park that cater to your wanderlust without breaking the bank.

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A traditional third-grade class trip for students around the state (and the parents that chaperone them), the Historic Triangle of Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown is an excellent destination for families, couples, and solo travelers. Williamsburg has unique attractions, outdoor recreation, and fun activities for history buffs, nature enthusiasts, and thrill seekers. Even foodies will find …

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West Seattle is a well-loved neighborhood in Seattle, Washington State. It’s known for its stunning views of the downtown skyline, peaceful residential areas, and beachfronts like Alki Beach. Beach lovers, seafood fans, and water sports enthusiasts will appreciate the breathtaking views of the city skyline and Olympic Mountains from Alki Beach, making it an ideal …

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Ames, with its blend of small-town hospitality and collegiate dynamism, is a unique little oasis smack dab in the middle of Iowa. This quintessentially Midwestern, mid-size city gets its youthful exuberance from the Iowa State University campus. As a result, it’s got a little more heart, soul, and action compared to the average middle-of-nowhere Midwestern …

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Spanning 5,000 years of global history, the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) presents an astonishing collection of over 90,000 artworks that offer years of world history and a glimpse into people’s diverse cultures and life experiences from ancient times to the present. In the heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota, this grand art museum is a treasure …

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Known best for Yellowstone National Park, and Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming is far and wide acknowledged for its natural wonders. What it lacks in a large populace, it truly makes up for in its grandiose scenery and unbelievable sights. The Cowboy State isn’t just about the northwest corner and the parks, though. From the …

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It was happen-chance that I found Cameron’s Pub, Restaurant, and Inn in Half Moon Bay while on a work trip, and I couldn’t be happier that I stumbled in. A few minutes from Half Moon Bay is a bright red double-decker bus inviting you for a pint or a drink. Interview with Cameron, Founder of …

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Casper, Wyoming, is a gateway to the North Platte River’s rugged beauty and the Old West’s historic trails. Exploring this city and its surroundings requires a comfortable stay, and with a few welcoming hotels in town, you’re sure to find the perfect blend of budget, hospitality, and amenities. Choosing the right hotel can make or …

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If the first thing you think of when you think of Montana is Glacier National Park, it’s okay; you’re not alone. Big Sky Country is a lot of things, and Glacier is certainly one of them. But beyond that, Montana is full of incredible public lands, fly fishing, hiking, ski slopes, and all kinds of …

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Note: Our goal is to provide all unique perspectives using imagery from our visit to provide the most authentic perspective possible. For usage details, please visit our media licensing page. Alcatraz Island, often called “The Rock,” presents a fascinating blend of American history, natural beauty, and cultural significance. Primely positioned in the middle of the …

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Once a transportation hub where boats arrived every hour along the Missouri River, Yankton has blossomed into a captivating waterfront town. Yankton remains steadfast in the history South Dakota for being a spot along the famed expeditions of Lewis and Clark as well as General Custer. Its name is rooted in the area’s history as …

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As a lifelong Midwesterner, I know that there’s a lot of corn in Iowa. But also, as a lifelong Midwesterner, I know that Iowa is more than its golden agricultural export. As you journey through this picturesque state, prepare to discover unique hotels and cities that combine the comfort of modern amenities with the mesmerizing …

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As the capital city of Iowa, Des Moines is often the first place travelers think of when they think of Iowa. Besides its status in state government, Des Moines has also become Iowa’s cultural and artistic hub. There is a plethora of art, museums, and performance spaces throughout the city, beckoning visitors to enjoy. Many …

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The capital of Nebraska and the birthplace of Arbor Day, Lincoln, Nebraska, might not be number one on people’s vacation lists. But since a few of my favorite people live in Lincoln, I’m biased in my view that it’s well worth an adventure. You’ll also be surprised at the number of pet-friendly hotels; I know …

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Inspired by Hawaii’s sugar plantations, the Hilton Grand Vacations Club Kings’ Land offers an elevated casual oasis surrounded by landscapes, from lava rocks to lush golf courses. Comfortable rooms, family-friendly dining options, a selection of pools, and a a spa offer a variety of services for different kinds of travelers. The Big Island of Hawaii …

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There’s nothing quite like a visit to the desert, even if you’re staying in the city. Arizona’s unique climate makes for an incredible experience. Naturally, Arizona’s capital, Phoenix, boasts plenty of perks of its own. Sometimes, though, you need a break from the skyscrapers. That’s why we’re here: to tell you about the must-see places …

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When you think of Kansas City, Missouri, what comes to mind? For me, it’s BBQ, jazz music, and my favorite season of Queer Eye. Yet it should come as no surprise to any frequent readers (who know I love the Midwest) that this Missouran city is more than meets the eye. At half a million …

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Anyone who knows me knows I’m not afraid to drive down to Orlando for my annual expedition to Walt Disney World. My poor Toyota Yaris knows this all too well. Though, I’d be lying if I said the 20+ hour drive was fun. That’s why this journey now mainly includes the Orlando International Airport instead. …

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Vermont is incredible! This small but mighty state is beautiful, welcoming, and friendly, with so much in store within its borders. It’s a state that some people tend to forget about or overlook due to its northern location and size, but not you! You know there’s a lot of punch packed into this scenic Green …

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The Grand Canyon is one of America’s most prized treasures. The defining feature of the country’s most iconic national park, located in northern Arizona, was carved out by the rushing water of the Colorado River over the course of millions of years. The result? Steep-sided, colorful walls that drop to vast valleys below. Travelers from …

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If you’re a resident of Colorado or are just visiting, then you know that one of the biggest draws of The Centennial State is its immense and vast beauty. The Rocky Mountains are truly spectacular, offering countless stunning views that will take anyone’s breath away. Many people choose to explore these mountains on foot. Not …

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If you’re planning on visiting Denver, then you might picture yourself relaxing on the porch of a little mountain cabin with a babbling creek rolling by. After all, Colorado is known for its mountain scenery; you can see peaks everywhere you look from the city. However, you won’t find many cabins in Denver, Colorado. You’re …

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With its waterfront experiences, shopping, and beach town feel in a big city, Long Beach is an underrated destination. Nestled in Southern California, just south of downtown Los Angeles, LBC is a perfect example of a SoCal city. Although it has a beach town feel on a much larger scale, Long Beach isn’t just a …

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Minnesota‘s reputation for winter sports, lakeside fun, a bevy of breweries, and an awesome state fair are well earned. But what if you aren’t looking to go cross-country skiing or taste-test craft beer? Good news! The Twin Cities (Minneapolis-St. Paul), are brimming with cultural treasures waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re a passionate art fan, …

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The best coffee tours in Costa Rica showcase the beautiful country’s signature export in a way that’s sure to make a mark on your memory. There is truly something extra special about Costa Rican coffee. Because of the country’s unique environment with its varied weather patterns and altitudes, the coffee here differs from any you’re …

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Minneapolis, an energetic city in the heart of the Midwest, offers many attractions and activities to fill a weekend itinerary. From modern art museums to serene nature trails, this bustling metropolis caters to visitors with a wide array of interests. With so much to explore in Minneapolis and the Twin Cities area, it’s essential to …

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California, “The Sunshine State” is enormous. Seriously! It is the most populated state in the United States and has over 480 cities to explore. And that’s just the cities: California’s natural beauty and variety is just as enormous. Choosing lodging can be overwhelming when considering where to stay in California, particularly in the most popular …

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Trains are a big part of Colorado‘s history, and because of that, there are still lots of different and incredible train rides that you can take through Colorado today. Many of the current tourist train rides in Colorado are on tracks that were laid hundreds of years ago; train enthusiasts have made sure that these …

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It’s not humanly possible to explore all of the Joshua Tree National Park within a day. I’ve tried it. Didn’t work. Thus, I’ve many recommendations for tourists looking for the best places to stay near Joshua Tree. Below are some of the best accommodations where you and your families can rest comfortably after your tour. …

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Oh, Los Angeles. A city that is renowned for its glitz and glamour, famous inhabitants, and high-end shopping. But the real treasures of the City of Angels can be discovered at its fascinating flea markets. The vibrant flea markets in Los Angeles are unlike anywhere else. Local street vendors, antique shop owners, fashion lovers, and …

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If you’re planning a vacation to North Carolina‘s capital city, you’re probably anxious to figure out what to see, do, and eat. If you’re like me, the eating part is a top priority. Luckily, there are a variety of museums, parks, tours, sporting events, and other things to do in Raleigh – and yes, there …

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Have you ever wanted to visit Alaska? Most people have The Last Frontier on their bucket lists, and even people who have visited before generally want to return. It’s vast and beautiful, and there’s no other place like it. One great way to enjoy and explore America’s Land of the Midnight Sun is by train, …

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There’s nothing quite like a relaxing vacation. Whether it’s a beach vacation with sand under your feet and listening to waves crashing on the shore or a dreamy remote lakefront retreat with water lapping on the shore, what a dream! It’s a fact, though – none of us get the number of vacations we truly …

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Omaha, Nebraska, is an adorable, historic city just a quick hop over the Iowa border. Full of pioneer history, thanks to its location along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, Omaha has a lot to offer. By the same token, so do Omaha hotels. It may be a bit corny, but you’d be surprised …

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The Grand Canyon State, Arizona, is known far and wide for its natural wonders. There are over 2400 verified caves in the state, not counting the ones hidden underground, with no viable entry point. Not all of these caves are accessible to tourists, mainly because of their fragile ecosystems. Luckily, though, some of the best …

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It should be no surprise that North Carolina has a ton of caves – after all, neighboring Tennessee has the most caves in the entire country. NC itself is home to almost 900 caves, though only a few are accessible to the general public. The ones that are here in the Tar Heel State are …

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The unique Caribbean island of Dominica is truly a marvel. Dominica has been coined the “Nature Island of the Caribbean” and lives up to the title. You’ll love exploring this lush island as you’re surrounded by endless exotic greenery. I loved my time in Dominica. The nature island was one of our stops onboard a …

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You’re in the right place if you’re hunting for the crème de la crème of accommodation. Scottsdale, Arizona, is known for its luxurious and upscale hotels, sprawling resorts, professional golf courses, and amazing panoramas of Camelback Mountain. The town itself offers things to do for all tastes. If you’re looking for budget options for a …

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Discover the charm of Minnetonka, Minnesota, with its serene lakes, lush green parks, and yummy restaurants. Whether you’re in town for business or leisure or just to dip your toes in Lake Minnetonka, finding the right accommodation can make your stay truly memorable. This article will guide you through the best places to stay in …

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Here’s the thing about Walt Disney World: you never have to go far to find some incredible food. EPCOT (or the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow) in particular is known for food and drinks, especially around the World Showcase area. That said, table service restaurants aren’t always worth it. I think that’s especially true for …

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Personally, living the dream would be soaking up that Southern California lifestyle. Nothing beats immersing yourself in surf culture and digging into mouthwatering Mexican or coastal food. Each day greets you with the warm sun and the most perfect weather you can imagine. Southern California provides an experience that you can’t get anywhere else. Where …

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While the Wisconsin Dells is known for being the Waterpark Capital of the World, the neighboring state of Minnesota, isn’t exactly a slouch in the water fun arena. Not for nothing, but with over 10,000 lakes, Minnesota is a dream destination for water sports and activities. And with so many opportunities for water-based hijinks in …

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California – the Golden State, home to movie stars, tech giants, and natural wonders that stretch from the ocean views and sunny beaches in the south to the towering redwoods and mountains in the north. If you plan a trip to this diverse and beautiful state, you might feel unsure of the best way to …

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As you daydream about your next great American road trip adventure, consider steering your trusty vehicle toward the most classically All-American states in the nation. But what does it mean to be All-American? Well, according to Viator, it’s a blend of things, both good and, uh, less good. Not only did the tour company take …

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What comes to mind when you think about Florida? For me, it’s images of skyscrapers surrounded by a perfect semi-circle of sandy white beaches, crystal clear water, and a bright blue sky. The Sunshine State is as picturesque as any Caribbean island without leaving the country. The best way to stay in Florida in style …

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Puerto Rico is one of the best Caribbean islands to book a flight to for your next tropical getaway. It’s also a top choice for Americans looking for places to visit without a passport for an easy and quick break away from it all. With its natural beauty, white sand beaches, world-class golf courses, and …

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Vermont is known far and wide for its picturesque scenery. Aptly known as the Green Mountain State, the hallmark here is the Green Mountain National Forest, and there is so much to do in the foothills. Vermont will satisfy all the images you’ve conjured if you’ve ever been inspired to visit New England during your …

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Founded in 1737, it’s a no-brainer that Richmond holds a mega amount of history within its cobblestone streets, wrought-iron architecture, and renovated tobacco warehouses. It might surprise you that Richmond is also a hotbed for the arts, stage performances, world-class festivals, and thrilling outdoor recreation. Add a thriving culinary and craft brewery scene to that …

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Calabasas is a great spot for foodies for many reasons. It’s a star-studded area with top-tier dining in an oceanside community. It’s close to Los Angeles, Woodland Hills, Thousand Oaks, and Agoura Hills, so you’ll have your pick of the crop for a tasty meal you’ll love. We’re here to help you figure out the best …

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Boston, the city of history, academia, and lively culture, is an exciting destination. Whether you’re a new-to-town local or a tourist, understanding the intricacies of getting around Boston can significantly enhance your experience. Navigating through the city’s winding streets and dense traffic can be quite daunting for the uninitiated. Before I moved to Boston, I …

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Palm Springs has been a vacation destination for both upscale travelers and people wishing to visit Joshua Tree National Park for a century. Although native people, and later Mexican explorers and European settlers have lived in this area for far longer, it was developed as a resort community in the early 1900s. At first, it …

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As you begin to plan your dream vacation to New Orleans, I’m sure the thought of safety has crossed your mind. Sure, New Orleans may be nicknamed “The Big Easy,” but is life really that easy down here. I’ve lived in New Orleans for about six years now, and I’m here to break down any …

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Any time you have the chance to visit Nashville, I say go for it. This happening hub offers so much year-round variety for music (country and otherwise) lovers, foodies, arts, culture, and outdoor recreation fans. Throughout the year in Nashville, you can enjoy big-name concerts, music festivals, outdoor activities, food festivals, and some of the …

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Costa Rica is a marvelous country with some of the largest concentrations of the Earth’s biodiversity. When you visit Costa Rica, you are in for national parks, lush rainforests, cloud forests, gorgeous beaches, and active volcanoes. You will find it is a place you cannot visit just once because you’ll fall too hard in love, …

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Discover the natural beauty and historical richness around every bend in this New Hampshire travel guide as you explore the best places to visit in the mesmerizing Granite State. From breathtaking landscapes to fascinating history, let’s dive into everything you need about New Hampshire in our full travel guide. Best Things to Do in New …

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From the Great Smoky Mountains in the west to barrier island beach destinations, North Carolina offers many options to satisfy multiple desires. With our North Carolina Travel Guide, you can explore everything to see. North Carolina has charming small towns and remote wilderness areas, as well as major metropolitan cities. North Carolina is a surprisingly …

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If you’ve been considering a trip to the Pacific Northwest, this Oregon travel guide is exactly what you need. It’s a magical state with a wealth of natural beauty, outdoor adventure, and urban culture. Whether you’re looking to explore rugged coastlines, hike through ancient forests, or indulge in delicious local cuisine, Oregon caters to multiple …

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Tennessee offers a lively tradition of music, history, modern marvels, and stunning natural attractions. Whether you’re planning a family vacation, a honeymoon, a group getaway, or a solo excursion, the Volunteer State has the whole crew covered with activity choices from the misty Smoky Mountains to the mighty Mississippi River and every corner and mid-section …

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Green Mountain State is the one you should visit in search of a state that offers many unique and incredible experiences. It is known for beautiful sceneries, historic buildings, plenty of recreational and outdoor opportunities, covered bridges, maple trees, stunning state and national parks, nature trails, fall foliage, and small charming towns. Thousands of tourists …

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Washington State has some of the most stunning and fascinating places to visit anywhere in the United States. From the glorious coastline to the breathtaking national parks to the bustling cities, it is impossible to get bored while staying here. You will find it all here — city, small-town charm, mountains, beaches, Canada to the …

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Are you looking for the ultimate New Mexico travel guide? Look no further! This guide has everything you need to know about the Land of Enchantment, from the best places to visit for outdoor adventures to areas abundant in historical significance and bastions of culture. Explore deserts, mountains, and forests. Discover lively cities with art …

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Tucked between Lake Erie and the banks of the Ohio River, the state of Ohio is an amazing mixture of major metro areas, world-class attractions, and historic small towns. While it may surprise first-time visitors, Ohio is packed with unique destinations and endless opportunities for adventure. Ohio is where you can enjoy museums and award-winning …

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Welcome to our Puerto Rico travel guide, where we’ll share the best tips for visiting this stunning Caribbean paradise. From exploring the island’s diverse landscapes to indulging in its rich culture, you’ll find everything you need to plan your perfect getaway. We’ll first get into places to visit and then cover how to get around, …

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Texas is a big state with lots to explore and discover! From the sprawling cities of Austin and Houston to the beautiful beaches of South Padre Island and Galveston, you will surely find something that piques your interest in the “Lone Star State.” In this Texas travel guide, I’ll give you an overview of the …

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The Commonwealth of Virginia played an essential role in the founding of the modern United States as it was the site of the first European settlement in North America, as well as the birthplace of several presidents. Visiting Virginia usually means getting a massive dose of American history presented via historical reenactments and beautifully preserved …

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Welcome to the Land of 10,000 Lakes! Minnesota is a state that has it all: beautiful lakes and rivers, mountains, plains, and forests. It’s also home to some of the friendliest people in America. If you’re considering moving here or visiting for an extended period, here are some helpful tips from local experts who know …

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Are you planning a trip to California? Then you’ve come to the right place! This blog will be your guide on how to make the most out of your visit. From sandy beaches to towering mountains, there are options to suit various interests in the Golden State. We’ll tell you about some must-see attractions and …

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South Carolina is rich in history, dating back to the foundation of the United States. The state combines beautiful beaches and modern life while retaining its tradition of southern hospitality and great food. The Palmetto State is in two parts. The “low country” has miles of beaches and resorts along the South Carolina coast and the …

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Are you ready to plan your next adventure? Florida is not just for Spring Break. Many visitors worldwide travel to the “Sunshine State” year-round, not just seasonally. This vacation destination offers visitors an array of attractions to enjoy while on vacation. Snorkel above coral reefs in the Florida Keys, watch out for alligators in the …

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The Southern charm of Georgia is undeniable, and there is no shortage of unique experiences waiting for visitors in this beautiful state. In this Georgia travel guide, we’ve compiled a list of the best things to do in Georgia, each carefully selected to make your visit memorable. So, pack your bags and get ready to …

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From north Louisiana’s rolling hills to the bayous and swamps in the south, Louisiana is a nature lover’s paradise. Of course, Louisianians are known to know their way around the kitchen, too. Whether you’re looking to join a few swamp tours or eat through the Pelican State by indulging in the finest authentic Cajun cuisine, …

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Missouri recently celebrated its 200th anniversary as a part of the United States, becoming a state in 1821. The “Show Me State” will allow you to experience a beautiful balance of outdoor activities, culture, historic properties, and tourist venues. Sure, there’s the famous Gateway Arch in St. Louis, but what else draws visitors to Missouri? …

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Montana, known for its vast landscapes and breathtaking scenery, offers visitors many activities and experiences. In this Montana travel guide, we will provide insider tips and recommendations to make the most of your visit to Montana. So let’s explore some of the best things to do in Montana, where to stay, and how to get …

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Welcome to our Nebraska travel guide, where you’ll find everything you need to know about visiting this underrated gem in the Midwest. From breathtaking natural landscapes to vibrant cities, Nebraska offers diverse experiences for all kinds of travelers. Read on to discover the best things to do, places to stay, and essential travel tips for …

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When visiting Connecticut for a unique and memorable experience, there are countless opportunities to explore, from historical sites to natural wonders and everything in between. In this Connecticut travel guide, we’ve handpicked the best things to do for a truly unforgettable trip. Best Things to Do in Connecticut 1. Gillette Castle State Park Gillette Castle …

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As I embarked on my journey to explore the hidden gems of Delaware, I was struck by the rich history and incredible variety this small state offers. From its picturesque coastline to beautiful beaches to its lush forests, Delaware is a true gem waiting to be discovered. These are the best things to do in …

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Massachusetts should be on your list of must-visit states if you are interested in history and want to know more about it. Massachusetts was one of the original 13 colonies of New England, and that is why it has so much history to tell. However, it does not mean the state is stuck in the …

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No matter what you like to do, see, or experience, Colorado is one of the best places to visit in the country at any time of year. There are options to suit various interests in the Centennial State! Whether you love history, nature, great food and drink, sports, cities, national parks, luxury, friendly folks, adventure, …

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Home of Georgetown University, countless historic sites, and our nation’s capital, Washington, DC, is an excellent tourist spot. We all know the must-see attractions are the Capitol Building and the Lincoln Memorial. However, there is much more to uncover in the Federal City. Places to Visit in Washington, DC 1. Washington Memorial Washington, D.C. is …

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Idaho, known as the Gem State, is the 14th-largest state known for its gorgeous wilderness, big blue skies, state parks, sparkling lakes, and scenic mountain landscapes. It is an outdoor adventurer’s paradise that attracts thousands of backcountry skiers, mountain climbers, hikers who like adventure and outdoor recreation, and fearless kayakers.  Keep reading this Idaho travel …

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The Sunflower State, known for its sweeping plains and warm hospitality, has plenty to offer those who venture into its borders. In this Kansas travel guide, we’ll dive into the best things to do, places to visit, and travel tips for an unforgettable journey through this Midwestern gem. Kansas is an excellent destination for outdoor …

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Welcome to our Kentucky travel guide, where we’ll share our personal experiences and tips for visiting the Bluegrass State. Known for its horse racing, bourbon distilleries, and beautiful landscapes, Kentucky has a wealth of things to do, so let’s dive in! Places to Visit in Kentucky 1. Attend the Kentucky Derby One of the most …

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There’s a lot to love about the state of Maryland. While sports enthusiasts may know Maryland for the Baltimore Orioles and Baltimore Ravens, history lovers likely know it for its Civil War landmarks, including the infamous Antietam National Battlefield. From forests in the west to beaches in the east, Maryland is packed full of things …

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Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and home to a rich history, offers visitors diverse experiences and is a classic example of Southern charm in the United States. With this Mississippi travel guide, you’ll discover the top things to do in Mississippi, places to stay, and vital tips to make your trip unforgettable. Places to …

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When planning a trip to Nevada, there is much more to enjoy outside the Las Vegas Strip and Reno. Nevada destinations include a number of different national parks, Lake Tahoe, and other cities essential to the state. Mountain bikers enjoy trips to the Silver State to get outdoors and explore the different formations. A travel …

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Venturing into the majestic landscapes and dynamic cities, Canada often leaves visitors breathless. It’s natural beauty and cultural richness make it an ideal destination for those wanting to step out of their everyday lives and immerse themselves in new experiences. As you plan your visit to Canada, allow this guide to help you uncover the …

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Suppose you want to get a thorough understanding of American history and explore sites and museums while also getting to enjoy big-city life. In that case, Indiana should be on your bucket list, and you can find all this in an Indiana travel guide. Even if you plan to visit family, schools, or sporting events …

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Visiting Hawaii is high on the travel list of many. With its stunning turquoise ocean, family-friendly activities, and welcoming Hawaiian culture, it’s the perfect tropical paradise that doesn’t require a passport. All the Hawaiian islands are unique and offer things to see and do. For example, you can snorkel with Manta rays off the coast …

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In this travel guide to North Dakota, travelers will find the best things to do in North Dakota, where to stay, how to get around, what to do, the history, and the best travel tips for visiting North Dakota based on North Dakota tourist attractions. The night sky, undisturbed by city lights, is a tourist …

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The state of New York offers plenty of incredible travel opportunities, from visiting NYC to experiencing the magic of Niagra Falls. Whether you want to check out iconic landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building or explore famous attractions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the legendary shops of Fifth …

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Do you wonder what the most geologically interesting and diverse state in the United States is? It is definitely Arizona that is known for the natural beauty of its Grand Canyon National Park, its incredible array of historical attractions, and awe-inspiring natural features. Many travelers also travel to Arizona for Mexican food, the rich culture …

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If you have always considered planning a visit to Utah, you will join a million others who come to see the national parks and other great places to enjoy. A Utah travel adventure is among the most exciting in the USA or the world. International visitors from Canada and other countries across the world come …

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The Hawkeye State is a hidden gem in the Midwestern United States. If you’re into literature, art, food, river culture, and getting around outdoors, you’ll have a great time exploring Iowa. Iowa has 99 counties – and in those counties, there are all sorts of gems to discover. Central Iowa has cities like Cedar Rapids, …

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Are you ready to plan your next vacation? Michigan is one of the best places to visit in the U.S. With 3,200 miles of shoreline, lighthouses guide the way for sailors along the Great Lakes. Uniquely, Michigan has a total of 129 lighthouses, which is more than any other state in the U.S. In addition …

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If you’re looking to enjoy some of the most breathtaking scenery the United States has to offer, then a South Dakota vacation is a great way to go. Western South Dakota, in particular, has all the stuff that an epic road trip is made of, including some of the most awe-inspiring national parks in the …

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Are you looking for a unique and captivating travel experience? Alaska is the perfect place to go for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. With its majestic mountains, pristine lakes, and breathtaking wildlife, Alaska has plenty to offer. In this blog, I will provide you with an Alaska travel guide so you can make the most of your …

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Oh, Wyoming! What comes to mind when you think of the Cowboy State? For most travelers, Yellowstone National Park tops the list, followed closely by Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park. Throughout America’s least populated state, there are endless treasures to uncover: wildlife, hot springs, museums, towering mountains, wide open plains, winding rivers, and …

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Welcome to our personal Wisconsin travel guide! If you seek an exceptional and remarkable travel experience in the heartland of the United States, Wisconsin is an unparalleled destination that should not be overlooked. Wisconsin is located in the midwestern region. And it is celebrated for its breathtaking natural beauty, cultural diversity, and warm and hospitable …

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As an experienced traveler, I’ve been fortunate enough to explore Illinois’s diverse landscapes and attractions. In this Illinois travel guide, I’ll share my insights on the best things to do in Illinois, where to stay, how to get around, and essential travel tips to make your visit to Illinois a memorable adventure. Places to Visit …

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Welcome to Belize, a paradise brimming with natural beauty, cultural diversity, and adventure. This Central American gem’s rich history and stunning landscapes captivate your heart. This travel guide will take you through the best things to do in Belize. Best Things to Do in Belize 1. Xunantunich Mayan Ruins Located in Santa Ignacio, the Xunantunich …

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If you are planning a vacation to Mexico for the first time, you hope every location selected offers a memorable experience. It is a lofty goal, but it can be achieved because each city is an ideal tourist destination. Many love visiting major cities like Mexico City, while others spend time lounging on a beach …

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From the top of the Canadian Rockies to the bottom of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, North America is a treasure trove of bustling cities, breathtaking scenery, and internationally famous landmarks. Boasting incredibly diverse geography, the continent of North America offers incredible destinations to visit, such as breathing in the crisp mountain air of the Canadian Rockies …

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From major cities to vast national parks, the United States is a collage of different landscapes, cultures, and experiences. Much like the mixture of people from all over the world who inhabit them, each of the country’s 50 individual states has its unique personality, food, and local traditions. Many first-time visitors to the U.S. are …

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One of the most visited locations in the world is the Caribbean Islands. The island hopping ability to pursue white sand beaches and different locations makes this ideal for couples and families. Before planning your trip to the islands, make sure you have a travel guide to the Caribbean available to help you know where to …

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What if you could travel through picturesque landscapes and travel back in time, simultaneously? Would it feel like a dream? If you ask us, there’s nothing quite like a leisurely train ride through rolling hills and small towns, and North Carolina is a great place to experience riding the rails. Train trips in the Tar …

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Valley of Fires Recreation Area in New Mexico, not to be confused with the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada, is known largely as home to one of the youngest lava flows in the continental United States. More than that, though, this area is a sign of how resilient Mother Earth truly can be. …

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If you’ve been looking for an excuse to get out and about in the surrounding mountains, you’ve come to the right place. From the tallest peaks to the lowest lakes, we’ve assembled a collection of your eight favorite hikes to explore. This is not a definitively ranked list because all the hikes you’ll find below …

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If you’ve never been to Costa Rica and you’re hoping to plan your Costa Rica trip around the country’s natural abundance, you’ll want to read on. Costa Rica is incredible for outdoor adventures, animal spotting, and swimming along the coasts. However, as a tropical country, Costa Rica also has some extreme weather that tourists will …

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Park City, Utah, has earned a global reputation as a premier destination that offers things to do for everyone, regardless of the season. Nestled in the heart of the Wasatch Back region of the Rocky Mountains, the town is under an hour from Salt Lake City, Park City Mountain Resort is renowned for being the …

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Davenport, Iowa, was established in the 1800s and hummed along as a popular destination for German immigrants for many years. During the 1920s and 1930s, the town’s population exploded, a new stadium was built, and the Blackhawk Hotel became the newest luxury accommodation. Today, the city has an impressive number of hotels that run the …

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Northern California is one giant treasure chest for anyone who likes pristine nature and fascinating historic places. The rugged and rural Humboldt County, encompassing a huge area of wilderness and coastline, is centered around the small city of Eureka, situated on Humboldt Bay.

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Are you planning a vacation to the South and looking for the best things to do in Savannah, Georgia? Savannah is amazing for a summer vacation, a winter getaway, or a spring honeymoon. Any time of year, travelers enjoy multiple parks and squares, Southern food, gorgeous mansions, and even movie sets. You’ll find it here …

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The Southern California coastal town Huntington Beach’s nickname is Surf City, USA. That pretty much captures the identity of this laid-back, beachy, west coast town. Located in Orange County, Huntington Beach is about 45 minutes south of Los Angeles and about 30 from Anaheim and Disneyland. There are over eight miles of shoreline with wide …

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The Santa Ynez Mountains are mostly famous for the stunning Santa Barbara coastline, where they meet the sea. But the real hidden gem of this region is tucked away on the other side – the Santa Ynez Valley. The Santa Ynez Valley is a part of California wine country. Its many rolling hills and mild …

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The best cabins in Gatlinburg offer comfort, convenience, and amazing Smoky Mountain views. It’s one of the best ways to feel like you’re in a Swiss Alps dwelling without leaving the U.S. or handing over a passport. Also, cabin rentals are just plain fun! You’ll find secluded mountainside cabin rentals, sometimes called chalets, romantic honeymoon …

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The stunning area of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, combined with nearby Bávaro, makes up what is known as La Costa del Coco or the Coconut Coast. Known primarily for stunning beaches along the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, this area is full of all-inclusive resorts and a life of luxury for travelers. White …

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Visiting Denver? The Mile High City is fantastic, and it has so much to offer its residents and visitors. It’s easy to get swept away by all of our museums, sporting events, breweries, restaurants, parks, and historical sites, but you’ll be doing yourself a great disservice if you don’t make time to take a hike …

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Welcome to Calabasas, California, a charming city nestled among the Santa Monica Mountains. Choosing the perfect place to stay in Calabasas is essential for a memorable adventure along coastal California. From luxurious resorts to cozy boutique hotels, Calabasas offers a taste of California’s unrivaled hospitality and serenity. These Calabasas hotels and vacation rentals are designed …

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Want to go to Germany but can’t quite make it there yet? Well, you can try a taste of a Bavarian town right here in the United States – in Leavenworth, Washington. This small town is very unique and special, and it’s not like anywhere else in our nation’s 50 states. You’ll love it – …

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From King Arthur and Camelot to Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White, who hasn’t been inspired by storybook castles? Authors like Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm, Andrew Lang, and Charles Perrault have lulled us to sleep with tales of towers, turrets, keeps, and drawbridges, along with the princesses, knights, and enchanted creatures who inhabit …

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Location & First Impressions Nothing beats being a stone’s throw from a major national park, especially with Denali National Park’s majestic backdrop. Pulling up to McKinley Chalet Resort is exciting for anyone who loves cabins. The resort has several buildings that blend into the forest—so well that you might be surprised that there are almost …

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Location & First Impressions Capitán Suizo Beachfront Boutique Hotel, a unique Costa Rican beachfront boutique hotel, is everything you imagine when you think of a trip to paradise. Located in the small beach town of Tamarindo, Guanacaste, this 4-star gem sprawls right along the pristine shores of Tamarindo Beach. Taking in the sound of the …

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The Peppermill Resort Spa Casino is found in Midtown Reno, Nevada. Therefore, it’s close to the National Automobile Museum, the Nevada Museum of Art, and Virginia Lake. Likewise, it’s about three miles away from the Reno Strip. When you first arrive, you’re mesmerized by the beauty and sheer height of everything at the Peppermill Resort …

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Are you planning a vacation to the Sunshine State and looking for things to do in Palm Coast? Whether it’s museums and cultural attractions, outdoor recreation, watersports, coastal sightseeing, or just cruising along A1A, you’ll find all that and more in northeast Florida’s Palm Coast. Situated between St. Augustine to the north, Daytona Beach to …

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The concrete metropolis of Los Angeles conjures up images of celebrities, the glitz and glam of Hollywood Hills, and palm tree-lined streets and beaches. Let’s try a new angle. Did you know that this Southern California area is a hiking hotspot and rich in natural beauty? Being close to nature is a magical, healing, and …

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Aside from theme parks, dozens of lakes, and, well, more theme parks, Orlando, Florida, is a city known worldwide. But you may not know whether it’s a safe place to take your family on your next Floridian adventure. Here’s the thing about Orlando: it’s one of the biggest tourist hubs in the world. While it …

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The best resorts in South Florida offer sun, fun, and loads of relaxation. Many even have all that and more. If you’re planning a family vacation, honeymoon, destination wedding, or solo adventure, you’ll find resorts with multiple pools, private beaches, on-site restaurants, kids’ activities, and luxury spas. Are you wondering where exactly South Florida is? …

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Anchorage is the starting point for many adventures looking to explore the raw beauty of Alaska. It puts you in the perfect position to head north and explore epic landscapes like Denali, but also ideal for those who want to explore the southern peninsula, including charming towns like Seward and Homer and the surrounding Chugach …

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San Francisco is a place many folks love to visit; one of the largest cities in California, known for its fog, bright red Golden Gate Bridge, and hilly aesthetic. It’s known as home to the infamous Alcatraz Prison, and with recent news coverage, you may be wondering if San Francisco is safe. Believe it or …

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Founded by Alexander Faribault in 1826, Faribault’s history still brims throughout the charming streets of the small Americana town. Today, Faribault boasts one of Minnesota‘s largest collections of buildings on the National Historic Register, second only to St. Paul. While it may not be among the largest or most famous Minnesota tourist cities, Faribault has plenty …

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Minnesota isn’t the first state to come to mind when considering caves. Still, the combination of rocks, sediment, and moving water has created some incredible natural caves across the state, a few of which are open to the public and available for tours. These are the best caves in Minnesota to visit. Many of the …

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Charleston, South Carolina is just a magical place. Between the clip-clop of hooves on cobblestones, the scenery of the Ashley and Cooper Rivers, the historic French Quarter and its wrought-iron architecture, and the pastel shades of Rainbow Row, it’s sure to capture your heart. Is there any better way to experience the sights of the …

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If you’re visiting the Iowa city of Des Moines for a brief business trip, an extended stay, or thinking about moving to the “Hartford of the West,” it’s crucial to know if the city is safe and what areas and neighborhoods are the best for tourists and travelers. Des Moines is a relatively safe place. …

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As a territory of the United States, you may not expect Puerto Rican food to be a foreign culinary experience. But contrary to the island’s complicated, colonialist socio-political positionality with the United States, the Island of Enchantment has cuisine akin to its fellow Caribbean islands. What makes Puerto Rican cuisine special is its amalgamation of …

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Welcome to Sunny San Diego, where the city boasts the perfect weather year-round. This west coast state can offer an intense selection of family-friendly activities. Grab some surf lessons, sprawl out in the sand, visit the world-famous San Diego Zoo, or indulge in San Diego’s coastal cuisine. If someone told me to close my eyes …

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Looking for fun things to do in Virginia Beach, Virginia? With about 35 miles of beachfront property – made up of the three distinctive sandy strips of Chesapeake Bay Beach, Virginia Beach, and Sandbridge Beach – the area known as Virginia Beach is one of the best beaches in Virginia. It offers fun for families, …

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Detroit, Michigan, offers much for tourists and residents alike. It is an exciting and innovative city known for its automotive history and incredible arts and music scene. But… Detroit doesn’t enjoy the best reputation when it comes to crime. Detroit is on the Detroit River, one of the straits that connect the Great Lakes with …

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North Bimini is arguably the most dazzling of all the jewels in the Caribbean. The island in the Bahamas is a paradise where the warm sun bathes sugar-white sand beaches, and the air fills with the melodies of steel drums. Foodies flock here for incredible seafood. I can almost taste the conch salad on my …

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Whether you’re traveling to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, for outdoor adventures, a romantic getaway, family-friendly entertainment, or relaxation and scenic vistas (or simply because you love Dolly Parton – it’s okay, we all love her), you’ll find resorts for all interests. There are even resorts with spas and indoor water park access if you need to accommodate …

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Wyoming‘s wilderness hides a wonderland that enchants adventurers and nature lovers alike: Yellowstone National Park. This legendary park is famous for its mesmerizing geysers, sprawling mountains, diverse wildlife, and staggering beauty. I first visited Yellowstone in 2017 and immediately fell in love with this place, which is one of the wildest on Earth. I grew …

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For lovers of sun, sea, and sand, the Florida Keys are exceptional. This unique archipelago of over 800 islands stretches over 180 miles off the southern tip of Florida. Together, they offer a little slice of Caribbean-style heaven in the continental United States. The Florida Keys are a fantastic place to live and a perfect …

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The first state you might think of when it comes to wine tasting, wine tours, and excellent wine probably isn’t the Midwest state of Iowa, but did you know that nearly 100 wineries exist in The Hawkeye State? Iowa is not blessed with the easy-peasy lemon-squeezy winemaking climate of the California coast, the Loire Valley …

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When planning a trip to Chicago, choosing a Chicago hotel is one of the most complex parts. There are hundreds of options all over the city, with over 150 in the central business district alone. Like most major cities, Chicago has no shortage of chain hotels. However, the most unique hotels in the city will …

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Door County, Wisconsin, is on the peninsula between Green Bay and Lake Michigan and is often nicknamed “the Cape Cod of the West” (or “Midwest,” depending on who you ask) because of the abundance of shoreline and other watery leisure activities to pursue there. Door County has everything you’d want in a getaway spot, from …

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Sure, walking tours are fun, but how about taking a horseback ride through the Old West?! The best thing about this trail ride in Arizona is that no riding experience is required — even kids can partake in this cowboy adventure. Prepare for spectacular views and an all-around wonderful time when horseback riding in Flagstaff. …

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The Kenai Peninsula is one of the most beautiful places in Alaska. Located south of Anchorage, folks from all over the world flock to the peninsula to soak in those mesmerizing glacier-covered Kenai Mountains, explore the Kenai Fjords National Park and nearby areas like the Chugach National Forest, Prince William Sound, or even Fox Island. …

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The Sunshine State is stunning, and it makes the perfect place for an easy vacation with a tropical feel. With hundreds of bodies of water to draw in tourists and hidden beaches with quiet vacation rentals, it’s easy to find cabins in Florida to rent for your vacation. But… what if you want a place …

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Just a short drive from the bustling city of San Francisco, the picturesque coastal town of Half Moon Bay offers a number of fun activities and attractions to explore. Half Moon Bay has everything from pristine sandy beaches where you can soak up the sun and ride the waves to awe-inspiring nature reserves teeming with …

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One of the most incredible ways to see the world’s metropolises is to take to the skies on a helicopter tour. If you’re an adrenaline junkie in the Midwest, soaring the sky over downtown Chicago is something you’ve got to try. There aren’t many places offering helicopter rides in Chicago, so take a peek at …

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First laying eyes on the town of Solvang, California can be a delightfully surreal experience. One minute you’re driving through the beautiful, sun-soaked hills of the Santa Ynez Valley, and the next, you feel like you’ve been transported back in time to an old-world Danish town. Rest assured, you wouldn’t be the first to initially …

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If you plan a vacation to Nassau in the Bahamas, you probably wonder if the area is safe. While statistics don’t lie, there is crime in Nassau, but the island and its people are warm and welcoming. You’ll find relaxation, adventure, a lively atmosphere, and an enjoyable array of activities for families, solo travelers, and …

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From luxury hotels, budget options, and family-friendly hotels to mega resorts with casinos, spas, multiple restaurants, and live entertainment, you’ll find a never-ending assortment of accommodations in your search for where to stay in Las Vegas. It can get quite overwhelming when you think about it (especially if you’re traveling with a group of people …

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Chicago’s culinary scene might be best known for deep-dish pizza and hot dogs, but this city is a foodie’s paradise. Downtown alone is home to over 275 restaurants, with all the food you could ever dream of. Each Chicago restaurant offers a unique take on the flavors and cultures that define this incredible city. Don’t …

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San Antonio holds many fond memories for me. Growing up only four hours from the city, I remember it in waves of nostalgic flashbacks from high school.  In one picture, there I am in a four-day basketball tournament visiting The Alamo in between games and walking the streets with teammates. Somehow I was talked into …

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When it comes to sun, sand, and surf, San Diego gets the gold medal. America’s Finest City is a haven for some of the best restaurants I’ve had the honor to eat at, world-class museums, and breathtaking beaches. Personally, visiting San Diego was love at first sight, and I’d move there in a heartbeat. My …

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The Mall of America isn’t your average bored-on-a-Sunday experience. It’s a massive shopping, dining, and entertainment venue with more than 500 stores, 60 restaurants, and an indoor amusement park. It’s one of Minnesota’s chief tourist attractions, and it’s the largest shopping mall in the country. Despite malls around the country shutting their doors and becoming …

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Are you planning a vacation and looking for the best things to do in Asheville for a group trip, romantic getaway, or family vacation? Hiking trails, mountain scenery, historical attractions, and an award-winning culinary scene are all within easy access to the town deemed “Land of the Sky” (acquired, we’re sure, by the blue sky …

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The Lake Tahoe area on the border of Nevada and California is a wonderful place to vacation. This big blue lake is breathtaking and gigantic – it covers 191 square miles and has an average depth of 1000 feet, making it the second deepest lake in the United States after Oregon’s Crater Lake. Depending on …

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The Mile High City is a fun, exciting, and overall fantastic place to visit any time of the year. I’ve been a resident of Denver for over ten years now, and I love this city. It’s a big city with a small-city feel, and I love exploring all of it. Denver, Colorado, is one of …

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So you’ve booked your tickets to New Orleans and are ready to experience the Big Easy in all her glory… but where should you stay in New Orleans? That’s the number one question I get asked when people want to visit New Orleans, and I get it. Deciding where to stay can make or break …

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The best restaurants in South Beach, Miami, range from fine dining and exclusive experiences to beachfront cafés, casual eateries, swanky resort lounges, and romantic waterfront restaurants. Framed by the art deco décor of Ocean Drive and the sparkling waters of Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, South Beach delivers a gourmet culinary scene backed with …

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Welcome to our guide to the best restaurants in San Francisco, California! San Francisco is no stranger to some of the best cuisines in the world and is home to some of the country’s best restaurants. Those looking for a city with many dining options, waterside dining, handcrafted cocktails, stunning Ocean Beach views, and fresh …

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From its 70 miles of gorgeous ocean coastline to the seriously amazing weather, San Diego is the ideal destination for stateside coastal vacations, and it’s also a pretty terrific place to visit when you’ve never traveled to the United States. But how do you choose what to do in this beautiful Southern California city? One …

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Newport Beach in California is a curious mix of luxury homes, laidback surfer dudes, and refined boating culture. The weather is spectacular and rarely gets above 85 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer and below 60 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter. The sun shines almost every single day, and there are enough outdoor activities available around …

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If you’re planning a weekend getaway or vacation to Nashville and working on the all-important (some might say most important) aspect of where to chow down, drink up, and otherwise stuff yourself silly, you’ve boot-scooted to the right place. One thing that draws travelers to Music City more than the music and the Grand Ole …

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The perfect summer getaway is an essential component of maintaining one’s sanity during the rest of the year – at least for me! The summer months offer opportunities to visit national parks, pristine beaches, historic sites, and other places that might not be as pleasant during the rest of the year. Best of all, many …

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Arizona is one of our nation’s most enchanting states. This southwestern paradise contains deserts, forests, mountains, canyons, and diverse and abundant flora and fauna. These are the best resorts in Arizona. The Grand Canyon State is a lovely place to visit at any time of the year. As a result, it’s no surprise that it’s …

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All around the United States, you will discover heritage sites harkening back to the days of yore. Representing bygone times, people, and places, these landmarks showcase a different kind of life. The Amana Colonies in Eastern Iowa is one of those places. As one of the country’s oldest operating communal societies, the Amana Colonies has …

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The grand hills and magnificent skylines of Theodore Roosevelt National Park are exactly the sort of vistas you might imagine would please legendary president, soldier, statesman, and conservationist Teddy Roosevelt. In North Dakota, Theodore Roosevelt National Park affords its visitors a wealth of outdoor activities, programs, and unforgettable views. The park was established in 1978 …

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The Hawaiian Island of Kauai is one of the most popular places for vacationers to visit in search of sun, sand, and nature. It’s locally called “the Garden Isle” for its abundance of lush flora among miles of untouched mountains, valleys, rivers, and waterfalls. On its shores, sandy beaches and dramatic sea cliffs plunge into …

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Galveston, Texas, isn’t like most beach destinations. Sure, it’s got the beach (duh – it is still a beach destination), but there’s more to it than that. The historic pier is lined with rollercoasters, expensive carnival food, and seagulls dive-bombing the $30 shrimp cocktail you just ordered – but there are also dolphin tours, naval …

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Florida is one of the most popular destinations for tourists in the United States, welcoming more than 130 million visitors annually. With hundreds of miles of coastline along the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, Florida is an incredible place for resorts. What makes a location one of the best resorts in Florida? Is …

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Located in southeast South Dakota, Sioux Falls offers visitors natural beauty of a riverside city, a ghost town museum highlighting the west, and plenty of public art on display. Plus, the namesake waterfalls make for a beautiful backdrop for any vacation. If you’re looking for a great place to stay on your next visit, then …

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Saying “Walla Walla, Washington” makes for a great conversation starter. But this charming little city is far more than just a fun phrase — it happens to be packed with everything a foodie and wine lover’s heart could desire. Wine tasting is merely one of many things to do in Walla Walla, but it’s a …

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I recently enjoyed staying at the Casa Conde Beach Front Hotel during my latest visit to Costa Rica. This all-inclusive resort is tucked away along a beautiful, quiet beach and offers a range of amenities and features that cater to guests seeking relaxation and adventure. The property has a flat and compact layout, making walking …

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If your next trip takes you to Iowa City, you’ll want to find the best accommodations for your stay, whether that’s a luxury hotel with a rooftop terrace or a budget-friendly motel that’s within walking distance of the stadium. These are the best hotels in Iowa City for all types of travelers. Maybe you’re visiting …

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If you only know about New Jersey from movies and sitcoms, it may seem like an over industrialized and mafia-run wasteland… but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. This northeast gem is made up of natural wonders, charming small towns towns, and lots of cities to explore. Its beaches, parks, and historic sites are …

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Montreal is a destination that is overlooked by some, but it should not be missed. This Canadian city is perhaps the most European city in North America, and it’s right in our backyard at just about thirty-five miles from the U.S. border. Read on for our best suggestions for attractions and things to do in …

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Puerto Rico is one of the dreamiest places in the Caribbean, though it’s often forgotten by travelers looking for that all-inclusive resort feel of a place like St. Thomas or Barbados. Simultaneously, leisure travelers flock to Puerto Rico as one of their tropical island destinations. Why? Because Puerto Rico’s picturesque ocean views, stunning El Yunque …

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There’s no place like the Bahamas when you’re in the mood to relax on white sand beaches amid cool Caribbean sea breezes. While the Bahamas is technically made up of no less than 700 islands, only about 30 are inhabited, which can help narrow trip itinerary options down a tad. If you’re planning a Bahamas trip …

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Modern-day Los Angeles is famous for movie stars, Hollywood, and taco trucks. It’s also one of the most sprawling metropolises to visit to fill your days with unique experiences and legendary tourist sites. Los Angeles boasts some of the world’s most recognizable landmarks, from the iconic Hollywood Sign and Sunset Boulevard to the Santa Monica …

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Gorgeous river views, gourmet dining, and a quaint (but always bustling) city center…what’s not to love about Stillwater, Minnesota? Sometimes referred to as the birthplace of Minnesota, this historic town was once the center of the logging industry. Stillwater has since transitioned to a tourist hub, where visitors from all around Minnesota (and beyond) flock …

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Tucson, Arizona, may not be the obvious choice at the top of many vacation destination wish lists. However, it shouldn’t go overlooked when thinking about an Arizona vacation.  The Tucson community is one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the country, which means new attractions popping up all the time and a lively culinary scene …

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If you’re planning a trip to South Carolina and like to blend history and fun attractions with a touch of Southern hospitality and a lot of Lowcountry cuisine, Charleston is waving the welcome flag. The shopping, dining, seeing, and doing parts of the trip are all easy to plan, but where should you stay in …

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One of the best parts of the beautiful USA is its vastness and diversity. Many incredible places don’t require a passport or expensive international flights. Looking for a romantic beach getaway? We got that. A quiet weekend trip through mountain hiking trails? Got that, too. City trips? Boston and New York City can’t be beaten.

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If you’re planning a vacation to the East Coast beach town of Ocean City, you’re probably already looking forward to fresh seafood, Old Bay seasoning, and the boardwalk fare of cotton candy, hot dogs, and saltwater taffy. The best restaurants in Ocean City can be found around the area from South to North Ocean City …

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St. Thomas is a tropical paradise and it is a perfect destination for anyone who loves warm weather, beaches, abundant wildlife, and a laid-back atmosphere. This island is one of the three largest U.S. Virgin Islands; it’s located on the edge of the Caribbean Sea between Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands. It’s just …

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Kansas City is a beautiful city featuring more than 200 fountains, which gave the town the nickname The City of Fountains. Additionally, this unique town has more boulevards than Paris and more barbecue restaurants per capita than any other city in the United States. With so much beauty, history, and uniqueness, visiting Missouri offers a …

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Located on the central California coast, Santa Barbara is a destination for everyone. With its Mediterranean architecture, rich Spanish heritage, endless outdoor activities, and world-class wineries, it’s no surprise why Santa Barbara is so popular. However, the culinary scene has erupted in this area the past decade, with Michelin-star restaurants and other award-winning establishments entering …

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