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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25 Small Towns That Are About to Become More Popular

Be inspired to travel or make the move to one of these charming small towns around the country. Each offers unique amenities and attractions—and they are all up-and-coming.

20 Stunning Photos of New England in the Fall

Nothing beats a New England fall. Take a look at these beautiful photos to get ready for the weather to...


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11 Photos That Show Social Distancing in America Compared to Other Countries

How are we doing staying six feet away and wearing masks compared to the rest of the world? It depends.


The World’s Most Colorful Mountains

From lush green coverings to multi-hued exteriors, these landforms draw in visitors with their vivid topography.


7 of the Most Beautiful Beaches Without Sand

Who says you need to have sand in order for a beach to be beautiful? These seven sand-less beauties will...

12 Small Towns with Beautiful Architecture

There are plenty of interesting design destinations across America that aren't big cities!


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14 Best Socially Distanced Weekend Trips for Fall

Looking for the perfect getaway? Enjoy all that America has to offer at these stunning spots where you can avoid...


16 Weird Swimming Pools from Around the World

You’ll definitely want to add these unbelievable pools to your bucket list.


The Most Gorgeous Peninsulas in the United States

Why should mountains have all the fun? Peninsulas are a geographic wonder that deserve to share the spotlight.


13 Great Last-Minute Mountain Escapes

Head outdoors and enjoy the last of your last summer vacation at one of these exciting mountain getaways.


Breathtaking Photos of Cities Perched on the Edge of Cliffs

Don't let a fear of heights prevent you from admiring these amazing cliffside cities.


13 East Coast Vacations You Need to Take at Least Once

Ready to get away? Whether you want to escape to a dreamy beach, a quaint New England town, or a...


The Most Colorful Streets in the World

Cities all over the world are filled with vibrant colored streets to explore.

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12 Things You Shouldn’t Do at Reopened Beaches

When it comes to going to the beach this summer, it's not all or nothing. You certainly can hit the...


10 Abandoned Hotels That Will Give You Chills

What is it about abandoned hotels that makes them feel so eerie? Let's explore.


These Are the Beaches Travelers Can’t Wait to Return To

Golden sand, sparkling sea, swaying palms, and lots of fun in the sun: These are the top sandy spots travelers...


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The 15 Best National Park Road Trips to Take All Year Long

Looking for the perfect getaway? Forget the plane tickets, and rev up the car! America’s many wonders are just a...


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12 U.S. Destinations That Could Feel Like Your Canceled Vacation Abroad

With at least a dozen cities around the country evoking the spirit of far-off lands—including the Mediterranean and Scandinavia—now's the...


See the Magical Fairy Trail Hidden in Suburban New Jersey

Get a glimpse of the cottages and doorways of this magical fairy village in New Jersey made by special education...


The 32 Most Incredible Mansions Around the World

Picture stepping into one of these incredible mansions!


17 Super Eerie Abandoned Homes

You probably don't want to spend too much time in these abandoned homes

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6 Infamous Homes Everyone Should Know

You likely know these infamous houses, but do you remember why they're infamous?


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.


The 15 Best Affordable Beach Vacations in America

You don't have to spend big money to have big fun at the beach.


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21 Facts You Never Knew About Washington, D.C.

From monumental mishaps (literally) to unusual voting laws, our nation’s capital has a strange history. And with a bill to...



10 Crazy Things You Can Only Find in Japan

If you spot blue traffic lights and sweet potato Kit Kats, you're probably in Japan.