5 Must-See Cities Near Williamsburg, Virginia

When travelers think of the Greater Williamsburg Area, Kingsmill Resort, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, or Colonial Williamsburg often come to mind. In addition to these, nearby Hampton Roads cities and Central Virginia to the north feature an exciting mix of the past and present. So, add these five cities to your travel itinerary — all less than an hour's drive and well...

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Redwood Forest along Bull Creek Flats Road in Redcrest, California

The Land of Giants: Driving Through Redwood National and State Parks

 California's famed redwoods grow along the coast from Big Sur to the Oregon border. Close to 50 California state parks preserve these national treasures, towering trees that comprise some of the oldest and largest virgin redwood forests in the world. The bulk of the parks are north of San Francisco, where one of the world's most scenic drives awaits...

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Aerial shot of the Mississippi River beside Great River Road on a sunny day in late summer

Top Stops Along the Great River Road Route

The mighty Mississippi River is a defining feature of the U.S. landscape and a central character in many of its best stories. Following this massive river on a trip down Great River Road is as romantic a notion as anything Huck Finn could cook up for a rafting adventure down the big muddy. Great River Road is actually a series...

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Brown and white horses graze near a fence with bales of hay and green leafy trees in the background on a farm in Kentucky.

From Louisville to Lexington: Best Stops in Kentucky

As the horse capital of the world, the state of Kentucky offers a rich equestrian history that includes the birth of the famed Kentucky Derby. However, don't be fooled into thinking the Bluegrass State doesn't have anything to offer besides horses. Take a scenic drive through the state to get a richer taste of the area's culture. Explore Culture at...

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A brown sandy beach sits surrounded by rolling tree-covered hills, while the blue waves of the ocean roll in on the coast of Oregon

Portland to Eugene: Top Road Trip Stops in Oregon

There's a popular saying about the Oregon coast: 'Forgot your swimsuit? No problem, I'll loan you a sweater.' No doubt about it, the Oregon coast is windy, rocky, rugged, and one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the United States. It's not the region for donning a bikini and frolicking in the water, but that doesn't mean the...

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