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13 Must-See Sights You Can Only See on Route 66

As one of the first U.S. highways ever made, Route 66 carries with it a sense of nostalgia, opportunity, and...

The Most Gorgeous Waterfall in Every State

Can a bucket list have 50 entries? Your's may soon have a few more after you check out these top...

This Is What the Chernobyl Disaster Site Looks Like Now

Photographer Philip Grossman has documented the abandoned landscape of Chernobyl's "exclusion zone" for over a decade. Here's what he found.

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15 Odd Travel Accessories That Are More Useful Than You Thought

Maybe you've heard about noise-canceling earphones and snuggies, but what about air-conditioned shirts and motorized suitcases?

Why This Obscure Caribbean Island is Your Next Dream Vacation

Dreaming about spending your holiday on a small, private island? At only 16 miles long and three miles wide, Anguilla...

Think Twice Before You Take These Photos in a National Park

Nature is no joke. Sometimes it better to focus on the moment in real life, rather than stopping to take...

The 15 Best Beaches to Visit

Looking for crystal blue water, sugar white sand, swaying palm trees? You've come to the right place! According to TripAdvisor,...

10 Little Travel Mistakes That Make Your Vacation Unnecessarily Stressful

The best ways to regain control of your trip, so that it can be what was intended: a mental break.

12 Most-Visited Beaches in the World

Ready for paradise? Plan a visit to one of these destinations—there's a reason they're the most popular beaches on the...

15 Vacation Homes with the Most Jaw-Dropping Views

For a vacation with a spectacular view, don't miss these amazing scenic home rentals around North America and the Caribbean,...

15 Best Summer Weekend Getaways You’ll Want to Book This Second

Why hello, Summer Fridays! Here's how to make the most of all 15 of your summer weekends.

The Best Free Tourist Attraction in Every State

Pull out a map and start planning to find out why America is the "Land of the Free" and the...

15 Beaches with the Best Seashells in the World

Feast your eyes on these stunning destinations that are brimming with whelks, cockles, Scotch bonnets, and conchs.

The Most Popular Tourist Attraction in Every State

Whether you feel like taking a road trip, or you just need some fun facts to add to your dinner...

Cleanest (and Dirtiest) Cruise Ships, According to the CDC

Norovirus is the cruise-vacation souvenir no one wants to bring home—so check out this list of the safest (and not-so-safe)...

8 Famous Houses You Can Rent on Airbnb

While you may not have the Hollywood A-list lifestyle, that doesn't mean you can't live like a celebrity for a...

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13 Surprising Things Your Airline Knows About You

From birthdays to beverage preferences to how your last vacation went, flight attendants reveal what they know about you—before you...

The 14 Best Disney Resorts for a Perfect Family Vacation

Thinking about your next trip to Disney with your family? We rounded up the best disney resorts for every need:...

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14 of the World’s Most Haunted Bodies of Water

All bodies of water have a primal lure, their beauty matched only by their haunting mystery. But these bodies of...

Offbeat Places Where the Most Famous Books Were Written

Sometimes the "sacred" writing place you'd expect is actually a local pub.

The 10 Best Foodie Cities in the World

The local cuisine is a major draw for travelers—you can tell by the fact that food-focused tours are on the...

The 15 Best Places to Camp in National Parks

This summer, check out the most spectacular spots to sleep under the stars in America's most beautiful outdoor spaces.

The World’s Most Dangerous Tourist Destinations

Adrenaline junkies, grab your passports because there's nothing relaxing about these vacation spots.

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18 Things Rental Car Companies Won’t Tell You

There's a lot of verbiage in car rental contracts. Do you really need insurance? Should you add a driver? We...

The Oldest Tourist Attraction in Every State

From fortresses to national parks to geological wonders—American history is packed into each U.S. state's roster of tourist attractions.

10 of the Best Small-Town Festivals in America

Whether you seek culture, community, or comfort food, these amazing festivals prove that small towns from coast to coast know...

This Is What the Inside of the World’s Biggest Cruise Ship Looks Like

It's twice as long as the Washington Monument and home to the sea's tallest slide.