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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    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 accept the rental company's insurance, here's everything you need to know before renting a car for your next road trip.

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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.

    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...

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    The Prettiest Lake in Every State

    Searching for the perfect socially distanced trip—or just some daydreaming fodder? Embrace the majesty of the United States with a...

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    Flat Tire? Broken Windshield? How to Prepare for the Most Common Roadside Emergencies

    By spending a few minutes preparing for possible problems before you hit the road, you'll be able to head off...

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    The Best Winter Staycations in Every State

    Stay safe and happy this winter by being a tourist in your own town.

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    Your Complete Guide to an Arizona Road Trip

    Spending a week driving the scenic route north from Phoenix to the Grand Canyon allows for plenty of time to...

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    10 Camping Gadgets You Don’t Need (But Really, Really Want)

    Well-chosen extras can take your camping trip from good to great. Here's a list of ten of the best nonessential...

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    15 Least-Crowded National Parks That Are Worth the Visit

    Sorry, Grand Canyon: These natural spaces are also gorgeous, and with fewer people, make it so much easier to socially...

    Can You Guess the Country from Its Famous Landmark?

    Test your smarts with this landmarks quiz.

    The 30 Best Small Towns for Fall Foliage

    As they say, good things come in small packages.

    The Best Bike Trail in Every State

    Time to put your two-wheeler to good use on these scenic, fun bike paths—one in each state.

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    12 Disney Food Secrets You Didn’t Know Until Now

    Knowing this insider information can make your Disney trip a lot easier—and more delicious.

    The Oldest Cemeteries in Every State

    Have you visited the oldest cemetery in your home state?

    The Most Bike-Friendly City in Every Single State

    From Alabama to Wyoming, the United States is full of bike-friendly cities for tourists and residents. Here are the best...

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    Here’s Why There Isn’t a Single Stop Sign in Paris

    It has to do with Paris's traffic laws... and a possible stop sign heist.

    12 Easy Fall Day Trips From Major U.S. Cities

    You don’t have to go far to get away from it all.

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    What Happens to Old Cruise Ships?

    Like every other work of machinery in the world, cruise ships can't run forever.

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    8 Creepy Staircases in the Middle of Nowhere

    Who knew stairs could be so spooky?

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    Why You Should Never Leave Food in the Car

    If you're still tempted to bring food with you and leave it in the car, time your journey.