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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    Michigan’s Wild North Woods: Upper Peninsula Drive

    Route Details Length: About 395 miles, plus side trips. When to go: Best in spring, summer, and fall. Ferry: Service


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    Wind Through the White River Valley in Vermont

    Route Details Length: About 120 miles, plus side trips. When to go: Year-round, but winters are cold and springtimes often


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    White Mountain Wonderland: New Hampshire Road Trip

    Route Details Sidebar: Trip Tips Length: About 125 miles, plus side trips. When to go: Popular year-round, but best from


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    Wisconsin North Woods Road Trip

    Route Details Length: About 250 miles. When to go: Year-round, but some attractions are closed in winter. Ferries: Bayfield to


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    Utah Road Trip: Zion Canyon Loop

    Route Details Sidebar: Trip Tips Length: About 270 miles, plus side trips. When to go: Popular year-round, except for Cedar


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    See Montana and Wyoming on Scenic Beartooth Highway

    Sprawling across the borders of Montana and Wyoming, a vast expanse of scenic wildlands centers on the Beartooth Mountains, which


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    Montana Road Trip: Charlie Russell Country

    Route Details Length: About 370 miles, plus side trips. When to go: Popular year-round. Nearby attractions: Lewis and Clark Caverns


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    Explore Yellowstone’s Grand Loop

    Occupying the northwestern corner of Wyoming and spilling over slightly into Montana and Idaho on the north and west, Yellowstone

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    Big Sur Coast: Drive Along the Central Coast of California

    After 14 years of backbreaking construction, this stretch of Rte. 1 was opened to traffic in 1934, eventually gaining fame


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    Oahu Coastal Loop: Drive From Diamond Head to Waimea Bay

    Long ago Oahu was nicknamed “the gathering place,” and the name has proved prophetic: today Oahu hosts three-fourths of Hawaii’s


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    Richardson Highway Drive: Tour Alaska’s Pristine Wilderness

    Route Details Length: About 370 miles, with mile markers (roadside signs) beginning 4 miles outside Valdez and ending with 364


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    Sawtooth Country Road Trip: Tour the Remote Splendor of Idaho

    Travelers in the largely untrodden domain of Sawtooth country are all but guaranteed a surfeit of scenic splendors. As this


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    Visit Michigan’s Northeastern Coast: The Scenic Sunrise Shore

    Michigan’s state motto says it all: ”If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you.” That’s no empty boast, as


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    Drive to Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula for Astonishing Scenery

    Route Details Length: About 330 miles, plus side trips. When to go: Popular year-round, but best in summer. Words to


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    Worth a Visit: Virginia’s Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

    901 Amherst St., Winchester, Virginia Framed by the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains, the Shenandoah Valley is renowned for its


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    Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum in Pennsylvania

    525 Rte. 15, Williamsport, Pennsylvania Opened in 1982, the museum chronicles the development of Little League baseball—from the first three-team

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    For the Comedian: Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Oklahoma

    1720 W. Will Rogers Blvd., Claremore, Oklahoma “I never met a man I didn’t like” is the saying usually associated


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    For the Foodie: Culinary Arts Museum in Rhode Island

    315 Harborside Blvd., Providence, Rhode Island The Culinary Arts Museum of Johnson & Wales University is the place for a


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    New Jersey’s Franklin Mineral Museum

    32 Evans St., Franklin, New Jersey Franklin is known as the fluorescent mineral capital of the world. From 1850 to


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    For the Artist: C. M. Russell Museum in Montana

    400 13th St. N, Great Falls Charles M. “Charlie” Russell, “the cowboy artist” who came to Montana from Missouri in


    Montana’s Museum of the Plains Indian

    Discover America's hidden histories.

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    Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Mississippi

    Fifth Ave. at 7th St., Laurel, Mississippi The emphasis here is on 19th- and 20th-century painting, and this museum houses


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    Fun Spot: The SPAM Museum in Minnesota

    1937 Spam Blvd., Austin, about 90 minutes south of Minneapolis, Minnesota Since 1937 Hormel Foods has sold nearly 6 billion


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    Maryland’s Boonsborough Museum of History & Crystal Grottoes Caverns

    Museum:113 N. Main St. Caverns: 19821 Shepherdstown Pike Boonsboro, Maryland Founded in 1792 by brothers George and William Boone, relatives


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    For the Historian: Iron County Museum in Michigan

    Museum Rd., Caspian, Michigan This is an exemplary museum of mining, lumbering, and everyday life in Iron County. It occupies


    Louisiana’s Creole Nature Trail

    This trail is a natural wonder of the South.


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    Fun Spot: Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia in Kentucky

    109 Buffalo Creek Dr., Elizabethtown, Kentucky For more than 100 years the Coca-Cola Company has been quenching the thirst of