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At Reader’s Digest, we know you have so many places to go and even more people to see. No matter where you’re heading, we’ve got all you need to know, bring, and plan for before you leave on your next worldwind vacation.

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    The Most Beautiful Lake House Rentals in America

    They’re in demand—and for good reason. For stunning scenery and complete serenity near you, it’s hard to beat these relaxing lakeside getaways.

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    17 Spring Break Getaways That Don’t Require Air Travel

    For a break from reality that's still close to home, hop in your car and escape to one of these...


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    The 40 Most Scenic Drives in America

    From the lonely roads to coastal drives, gas up the car and check out 40 of the most scenic byways...


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    The Ultimate American Road Trip Guide

    Get ready to shift into gear and roll across America with our in-depth guide to everything you need to know...


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    13 California Road Trips You Should Try to Take at Least Once

    The Golden State has it all, from snow-covered mountains to majestic forests to metropolises and miles and miles of ocean...

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    Your Guide to an Oregon Trail Road Trip

    Grab your camera. You'll be passing through some of the most scenic places in the country on this incredible coast-to-coast...


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    3 Texas Road Trips You Should Try to Take at Least Once

    There's a lot to see in the Lone Star State, so pack up your car and make a beeline for...

    12 Red Flags You’re About to Stay at a Bad Hotel

    No hotel is perfect, but unfortunately, some are so imperfect that staying there can turn your dream vacation into a...


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    18 Things You Probably Shouldn’t Be Doing in a Hotel Room

    These common mistakes could turn your dream vacation into a travel nightmare. Travel experts share the biggest hotel no-no's.


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    Your Guide to a Tail of the Dragon Road Trip

    Test your driving skills on this serpentine stretch of Southern highway that boasts a whopping 318 curves in just 11...


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    Your Guide to a Great Northern Road Trip

    Explore dazzling cities, charming small towns, National Parks, historic sites, and some of the best views in the country on...

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    Your Guide to the San Juan Skyway Road Trip

    From desert to mountain, you can't beat the San Juan Skyway views.


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    Your Guide to a Million Dollar Highway Road Trip

    Take in stunning views and a trip through mining history on one of Colorado's most thrilling and dangerous roads.


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    Your Guide to a Kancamagus Highway Road Trip

    One of the prettiest highway drives in all of New England, New Hampshire's Kancamagus Highway is ideal for road trips...


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    How to Calculate Gas Costs for Your Next Road Trip

    Road trips can be expensive, but they don't have to be. Find out how much gas you'll use on your...


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    How to Budget for a Road Trip

    Road trips don't have to be expensive if you follow these budgeting tips and tools.

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    How to Find Budget Accommodations on a Road Trip

    You don't need to break the bank to have a comfortable, restful, and COVID-safe stay during your great American road...


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    30 Car Gadgets That Make Driving Safer

    Staying safe on the road isn’t just about your driving skills. These genius inventions can help you avoid accidents and...


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    How to Save Money on Gas Each Year

    Filling your tank with gas accounts for, on average, almost 20 percent of all driving costs. Luckily, there are many...


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    10 Things to Know About a National Park Pass

    America the beautiful can also be America the affordable with a National Park Pass—the secret to scenic savings.


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    Renting a Car for a Road Trip: Everything You Need to Know

    From knowing how much it costs to rent a car for a road trip to finally understanding if you should...


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    Where to Park Your RV for Free on a Road Trip

    On a tight budget? Find out how to score free overnight parking anywhere in the country and save a bundle...


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    How to Camp for Free in the United States

    On a tight budget? You’ll definitely want to learn the ins and outs of free camping—including where to find the...


    25 Stunning Photos of Landmarks Covered in Snow

    Here's proof that snow can make even the most beautiful things in life even more gorgeous.

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    40 Stunning Photos of National Parks Covered in Snow

    These breathtaking pictures from the National Park Service prove that America is a real-life winter wonderland.


    Why Texas Cities Have Been Booming Since the Pandemic

    From cities to up-and-coming suburbs, these places are putting the Lone Star State on the map for people looking for...


    The Best Winter Destination in Every State

    Whether you're looking for fun in the snow or an escape from the cold, find your perfect spot for a...


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    The Most Extravagant Airbnb Listing in Every State

    Wish you could live like royalty? You can—at least for a few days—by staying at one of these stunning rentals...


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    Your Guide to a Utah Road Trip

    Discover unimaginable, other-worldly scenery on a road trip through this state with five National Parks.


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    12 Clever Waze Features You’re Probably Not Using

    You can do a whole lot more than get from point A to point B once you know these tips...