Travel - Vacations

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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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!

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.

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...

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.

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...

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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

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.

7 Must-See Attractions When Visiting the Delaware River Loop

From the Dingmans Falls to Kittatinny Ridge there's a whole lot of beautiful countryside.

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Great River Road: Explore Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa

Route Details Length: About 470 miles. When to go: Popular year-round, but best in summer because of river activities, and