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The Smallest Town in Every State

Think you live in a small town? These places give a whole new meaning to the concept.

10 Popular Tourist Attractions That Could Disappear in Your Lifetime

Just because these are remnants of the past doesn't mean they should become a thing of the past!


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30 Geography Facts Everyone Keeps Getting Wrong

These days, instead of studying atlases, we use the Internet. So it should come as no surprise that there are...


20 Gorgeous River Photos from Around the World

Explore these picturesque rivers from around the world through photographs that capture an angle you don't typically get in person.


The European Travel Experience Most People Don’t Know About

You've heard about ship cruises and river cruises, but barge cruises just might be the best way to experience Europe.

America’s Most Scenic Small-Ship and River Cruises

Looking for a cruise a bit closer to home? These American river cruises offer opportunities on tributaries, bays, lakes, and...


Best Cruises for Celebrating the Holidays

A cruise vacation is extra fun around the winter holidays when both river and ocean cruises include a sleigh full...

The Best Free Tourist Attraction in Every State

Most of our 400 national parks and historic sites are free, and even the ones that aren't offer several free...



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9 Hidden Google Map Tricks You Never Knew About

Fifteen looks pretty good on Google Maps. In honor of its birthday, the app added a host of new features...


7 of the Most Breathtaking River Cruises Around the World

From spotting wildlife on an African safari cruise to traveling down the Mekong in Cambodia, these river cruises are bucket...

15 of the Most Incredible Waterfall Photos Ever Taken

Picture yourself surrounded by natural beauty with these stunning waterfall pictures from Country magazine and National Geographic's Travis Burke.


9 “French” Things That Aren’t Actually from France

There are some things that the English language prefixes with being “French,” but are not actually of French origin at...


6 Towns So Cheap You Basically Don’t Have to Work

Depending on where you live, cost of living in the United States can drain your bank account. However, a few...


15 Countries That Existed 100 Years Ago but Don’t Anymore

From the collapse ancient empires to the renaming of exotic places, the map of the world looks very different now...


15 Reasons River Cruises Are Europe’s Best-Kept Secret

On a river cruise, you can unpack once in a comfortable floating apartment while the wonders of destinations such as...


This Map Shows the Most Popular Book in Each State Right Now

Can't decide what to read next? Pick up the book your neighbors are reading.


This Map Shows the Food Your State Hates the Most

It's never pumpkin spice season in Montana.



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If Your Car Starts Sinking Under Water, Here’s How to Save Your Own Life

You've just driven your car into a river or over the side of a bridge into a lake. What can...


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Nebraska Road Trip: Platte River Road

Route Details Length: About 215 miles. When to go: May through October. Lodging: Ogallala and Scottsbluff. Not to be missed:


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Wind Through the White River Valley in Vermont

Route Details Length: About 120 miles, plus side trips. When to go: Year-round, but winters are cold and springtimes often


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Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail in Oregon

East of Portland, between Troutdale and The Dalles, Oregon Called the king of roads, this expansive thoroughfare travels east-west through

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Illinois State Park: Apple River Canyon

8763 E. Canyon Rd., Apple River, Illinois The cool, clear waters of Apple River flow through the center of this


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Idaho’s Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area

Take Swan Falls Rd. south from Kuna to Swan Falls Dam Nearly half a million acres along a remote 80-mile


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Picnics and Water Fun at Florida’s Blackwater River State Park

7720 Deaton Bridge Rd., Holt This 590-acre preserve is a good example of Florida’s enlightened policy of public-land management. The


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Buffalo National River in Arkansas: One of the Most Scenic Rivers in the Country

Harrison, Arkansas One of the most scenic rivers in the United States, the Buffalo has miraculously escaped alteration or impairment


James River Plantations: Explore Historic Mansions in Virginia

On its twisting journey across southeastern Virginia to Chesapeake Bay, the James River flows with subdued yet stately grace through...


Spectacular Oregon Road Trip: Mt. Hood-Columbia River Gorge Loop

Few landscapes can equal the magnificence
and variety of the one encircling
Mt. Hood.