The beach at South Beach, Florida at sunset with palm trees and street lights behind it

The Ultimate Guide to South Beach, Florida Nightlife

After enjoying a late brunch, sunbathing on the beach, a little shopping, and a quick afternoon nap, it's time to engage in some nighttime fun in Miami. Miami's South Beach truly comes alive as the sun starts to set. Neon-soaked art deco buildings along Ocean Drive light up the sidewalks as couples and friends in fashionable and alluring attire sip...

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The Oakland Bay Bridge in Oakland, California, is lit up and reflected over the water at dusk

Hidden Gems to Explore in Oakland, California

Although some people may leave their hearts in San Francisco, many of the Bay Area's hipsters, entrepreneurs, and artists prefer calling Oakland home. Situated on the other side of San Francisco Bay, Oakland is a renowned foodie haven that boasts some of the best eats in the area. It's also home to cultural institutions, a bustling downtown scene, and a...

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Scenic image of a rolling vineyard on the Texas Bluebonnet Trail

Best Stops Along the Houston Wine Trail

Houston oenophiles don't need to travel far to experience exemplary wines. Enthusiastic vintners capitalize on the dry, sunny climate of Texas to produce many varieties of grapes to make the much-loved drink. Houston-area wine lovers enjoy close proximity to the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail, which features many of the state's best wineries at driving distances that are less than two...

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A view of the Downtown Seattle, Washington skyline with a park bench in the foreground

Making the Most of 24 Hours in Seattle

Depending on when you were born, you might know Seattle best for the movie "Sleepless in Seattle," the TV show "Grey's Anatomy," grunge music, or coffee. The waterfront city is frequently on the forefront of new cultural trends, thanks to its tuned-in population of chefs, musicians, and multi-cultural engineers at cutting-edge tech companies. With its compact city center, Seattle is...

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A spectacular view of the ocean and lush green landscape from the Hana Highway in Maui, Hawaii

Driving the Hana Highway: An Adventure to Remember

Kahului in east Maui connects to Hana and beyond via a 68-mile, circular stretch of Hawaiian roadway known as the Hana Highway. The curving, scenic highway features original one-lane bridges and breathtaking views of the Pacific that have made the route a popular day trip for tourists. Although the highway doesn't span a long distance, the drive takes between three...

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A top view of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona during sunset

Explore the Grand Canyon Without the Crowds

In making a bucket list, many people follow the adage, "Go big or go home." Few attractions are more memorable or bigger than the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Although photos elicit plenty of "oohs" and "aahs," nothing compares to a personal Grand Canyon experience. More than 5 million people visit the national park...

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An historic statue sits in a park surrounded by large, leafy green oak trees in Charleston, South Carolina

Exploring History in Charleston, South Carolina

In the late 1700s, George Washington spent some time in the dance halls of Charleston, South Carolina, where he praised the local ladies for being some of the finest dancers in the newly formed United States of America. Since colonial times, Charleston has served as a central gathering point for the who's who of Carolinian and early American society. From...

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Herd of bison grazing near a river in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone: An Age-by-Age Family Vacation Guide

Yellowstone National Park, best known as the home of the iconic Junior Ranger programs give kids of different ages a chance to earn a Junior Ranger patch. Participants attend programs led by a park ranger, go on hiking trips, and complete exercises pertaining to ecology and other park issues. They complete portions of the program at their own pace, and...

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Barn with a mountain view in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming

A Guide to Summer Attractions in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

A visit to the northwest corner of Wyoming will likely land you in Jackson Hole, an area that encompasses the town of Jackson and the surrounding valley. According to a 2015 census, Jackson has an estimated population of just over 10,500 people, but the area is full of attractions and activities to entice visitors, especially during the warm summer months....

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A black and white striped lighthouse stands out on a sandy beach with grass in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina

Must-See Beaches in America’s Southeast Region

The southeast region of the U.S. includes the states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Virginia. Eight of these 10 states have beautiful coastlines that attract visitors in droves every year. Some beaches are better known than others, but according to Lynn Hobeck Bates, communications manager of Visit Sarasota, each one is worthy...

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