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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13 Camping Mistakes Most First-Timers Make

Wait! Before you embark on an adventure in the great outdoors, follow this expert advice to avoid the newbie camping blues.

12 American Landmarks That Celebrate Black Culture

These nationally recognized landmarks underscore both the rich legacy and the often-troubling reality of Black Americans throughout our nation’s history.


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13 Secret Chambers Inside Famous Landmarks

Talk about hiding in plain sight...each of these secret spots can be found in a famous landmark you may have...


Spectacular Photographs of America’s National Parks That Will Leave You Awestruck

Our sister publication ‘Country’ magazine received more than 2,000 entries in their “Our National Parks” photo contest. Here are the...


35 National Parks You Can Tour Online Right Now

Exploring the great outdoors just got a whole lot easier with these webcams and virtual tours at America's top national...

The 35 Most Beautiful Man-Made Structures in the World

These monuments defy expectations of what humans can build—and sometimes seem to defy gravity itself. Get ready for some serious...


The Most Beautiful Seaside Towns in America

Whether you're in search of a charming village situated on a harbor or a luxury resort property on the beach,...


15 Lesser-Known Natural Wonders That Will Take Your Breath Away

You've heard about the Grand Canyon, Mount Everest, and Victoria Falls, but these lesser-known, more remote natural wonders deliver a...


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How 8 Travelers Are Recreating the Spring Break They Were Supposed to Have

Many folks have figured out creative ways to create beautiful experiences at home.


The Best National Parks to Visit for Spring Wildflowers

These national parks really show off how beautiful the colors of nature can be in the spring.


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12 Best Things to Do in Greece

Greece is the word when it comes to dazzling islands, mesmerizing blue seas, incredible history, and spectacular ancient architecture. You'll...


17 Places That Have Been Ruined by Tourism

Tourism is both a blessing and a curse. While a healthy amount can boost the economy, too much of it...


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See Inside the First-Ever Mickey Mouse Attraction for Disney Parks

Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway, a brand-new family attraction, is set to open at Disney's Hollywood Studios on March 4,...

14 Times It Actually Pays off to Use a Travel Agent

If you like upgrades, lower rates, and peace of mind, think twice before booking your next trip without a little...


13 Secluded Island Spots for a Romantic Getaway

You'll feel like you're the only two people on Earth when you head to any one of these dreamy destinations.


Go Behind the Scenes of the Most “Immersive Attraction Ever Created in a Disney Park”

Reader's Digest completed its mission to show you what to expect when riding Disney's newest Star Wars'-themed attraction, The Rise...


I Go On the Same Vacation Every Year—Here’s Why

My family has taken the same vacation every summer for more than two decades. Predictable? Yes. Boring? Never!


12 Places to Visit Where It’s Summer Right Now

Not a fan of a snow-covered winter? We feel you. Say goodbye to your scarf and hat, and head south,...


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16 of the Best American Cities for History Buffs

History doesn't have to be confined to the static pages of a book. By visiting these destinations, you can experience...


The Best Beaches in Hawaii to Visit in Your Lifetime

Hang ten at great surf spots, relax at resort getaways, snorkel at stunning coral reefs, float in quiet coves, and...


The Spookiest Tourist Attraction in Every State

If you're looking for a creepy travel destination you're in luck—there's at least one in every state to scare the...

10 Beaches That Are Actually Better in Winter

There's no need to wait until next summer to stroll along soft sand beaches and swim in warm coastal waters....


14 Islands in the Bahamas You Can Still Visit

Hurricane Dorian delivered a frightening Category 5 blow to the Bahamas' outer islands of Grand Bahama and Abacos the beginning...


12 Beautiful Beachfront Hotels You Can Actually Afford

Seaside bliss for less than $250 a night? You'll know where to find us next week!


10 Islands You Can Still Visit in Hurricane Season

Although no Caribbean destination is completely hurricane-proof, these gorgeous islands come closest to being year-round tropical paradises.


The Best Themed Cruises You’ll Want to Book ASAP

Whether you want to learn more about art, wine, or history, hang with pro wrestlers, or are simply crazy for...


14 Beaches That Are Better in the Fall

Who says beach season ends on Labor Day? Once September hits, beach destinations around the country experience a drop in...