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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    Ken Burns: Our Great National Parks

    From Yellowstone to Yosemite, Zion to Shenandoah, our national parks were founded on one principle: They belong to all of...


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    Drive Along Cape Cod’s Sandy Shores

    Route Details Length: About 80 miles. When to go: Before July 4 or after Labor Day to avoid crowds. Words


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    Cody Country Road Trip: See the Beauty of Northwestern Wyoming

    Route Details Length: About 60 miles. When to go: Summer has the best driving conditions, but the colder months are


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    See Panoramic Views on the Colorado Springs Loop

    Route Details Length: About 220 miles, plus side trips. When to go: Each season offers fine scenery, but some secondary


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    250 Miles of Wisconsin Coastline: Door County Byways

    Route Details Length: About 200 miles. When to go: Popular year-round, but best in summer for water activities and in


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    East Texas Road Trip

    Route Details Length: About 275 miles, plus side trips. When to go: Spring and fall. Nearby attractions: Nacogdoches, one of


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    Eastern Shore Road Trip

    So named because it abuts the eastern margin of the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland’s Eastern Shore is endowed with scores of


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    Experience Utah and Wyoming on the Flaming Gorge Getaway

    Mountains, forests, canyonlands, and high desert—a variety only the West can supply—are all parts of this tour. Yet there’s a

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    Kansas Road Trip: Flint Hills Highlights

    Route Details Sidebar: Trip Tips Length: About 190 miles. When to go: Year-round. Nearby attractions: Fort Riley, military installation with


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    Drive Along Georgia’s Pristine Coast

    Route Details Length: About 170 miles, plus side trips. When to go: Popular year-round. Words to the wise: The number


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    Tour Florida’s Panhandle on the Gulf Coast Drive

    Between Panama City and Tallahassee, Florida’s Gulf Coast is sheltered by sandy barrier islands and isolated from points north by


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    New Mexico Road Trip: Jemez Mountain Trail

    Route Details Length: About 170 miles, plus side trips. When to go: Year-round. Higher elevations provide relief from the heat


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    Vermont Road Trip: Lake Champlain Loop

    Route Details Length: About 190 miles, plus side trips. When to go: Popular year-round. Ferries: Call 802-864-9804 for information on


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    Historic Road Trip: Missouri Ozarks

    Route Details Length: About 310 miles, plus side trips. When to go: Popular year-round. Words to the wise: Heavy rains


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    The Heart of the Southwest: Monument Valley Road Trip

    Length: About 260 miles, plus side trips. When to go: Spring to autumn. Lodging: Available in several nearby towns, but


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    Main Road Trip: Mt. Desert Island

    Route Details Length: About 70 miles. When to go: Open year-round, but some facilities and segments of the loop road

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    Sightseeing Adventure: New Mexico’s Scenic South

    Length: About 210 miles, plus side trips. When to go: Year-round. Nearby attractions: Mescalero Cultural Center, Mescalero. International Space Hall


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    Northern Minnesota Circle Road Trip

    Route Details Length: About 140 miles. When to go: Year-round, but best from late spring through fall. Winter brings frigid


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    Where Land Meets Water: Oregon Coast Highway

    Route Details Length: About 360 miles. When to go: Popular year-round, but best in summer (because of water activities) and


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    Colorado’s Peak-to-Peak Scenic Byway

    Route Details Length: About 60 miles. When to go: Year-round. Not to be missed: The Oh My God Road, a


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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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    West Virgina Road Trip: Potomac Highlands

    Route Details Length: About 200 miles, plus side trips. When to go: Popular year-round. Words to the wise: While driving,


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    Natural Splendors in Oregon: Rogue–Umpqua Scenic Byway

    Route Details Sidebar: Trip Tips Length: About 190 miles, plus side trips. When to go: Popular year-round; snow is frequent


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    Drive the Hills of Scenic Highway 7 in Arkansas

    Route Details Length: About 320 miles, plus side trips. When to go: Popular year-round. Words to the wise: Steep grades


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    Travel the Rolling Hills of Pennsylvania’s Alleghenies

    Route Details Sidebar: Trip Tips Length: About 300 miles, plus side trips. When to go: Popular year-round, but especially scenic


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    See the Countryside of Ohio on the Amish Byways

    Route Details Length: About 130 miles plus side trips. When to go: Pleasant year-round. Words to the wise: Beware of


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    Texas Hill Country Road Trip

    Route Details Length: About 310 miles, plus Star Route side trips. When to go: Popular year-round. Not to be missed: