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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    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.

    This Gorgeous Tree House Is the World’s Most Popular Airbnb

    When you see the pictures, you'll understand the hype.

    12 Affordable Private Travel Experiences Perfect for the Pandemic

    Leery of hitting your usual vacation spots right now? You're not alone. But these amazing retreats will make social distancing...

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    8 Famous Monuments That Are Hiding Little-Known Secrets

    Wait, there's a WHAT behind Mount Rushmore?!

    The 12 Most Overlooked Landmarks in America

    You've probably never heard of these before, but they're worth a visit.

    9 Photos of Abandoned Subway Stations Around the World

    Deep below the streets, these abandoned subway stations will bring you back in time.

    10 Popular Tourist Attractions That Could Disappear in Your Lifetime

    Just because these are remnants of the past doesn't mean they should become a thing of the past!

    20 Hidden Travel Gems That Are Way Cheaper in the Offseason

    Get ready to pack your bags: With a flexible schedule, you enjoy an amazing getaway for a fraction of the...

    The Most Trusted Cruise Line in America

    The cruise line industry has faced some tough hurdles in 2020, but Americans have spoken. They love cruises and they...

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    The 55 Best Road Trips in America

    Nothing beats packing up the car, making some new playlists, downloading a few podcast series, and heading off for a...