A Trusted Friend in a Complicated World

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.

View More in:

Add Filter

Tout icon

18 Things You Probably Shouldn’t Be Doing in a Hotel Room

These common mistakes could turn your dream vacation into a travel nightmare. Travel experts share the biggest hotel no-no's.


Tout icon

Your Guide to a Tail of the Dragon Road Trip

Test your driving skills on this serpentine stretch of Southern highway that boasts a whopping 318 curves in just 11...


Tout icon

Your Guide to a Great Northern Road Trip

Explore dazzling cities, charming small towns, National Parks, historic sites, and some of the best views in the country on...


Tout icon

Your Guide to a Million Dollar Highway Road Trip

Take in stunning views and a trip through mining history on one of Colorado's most thrilling and dangerous roads.


Tout icon

Your Guide to a Kancamagus Highway Road Trip

One of the prettiest highway drives in all of New England, New Hampshire's Kancamagus Highway is ideal for road trips...


Tout icon

How to Calculate Gas Costs for Your Next Road Trip

Road trips can be expensive, but they don't have to be. Find out how much gas you'll use on your...


Tout icon

How to Budget for a Road Trip

Road trips don't have to be expensive if you follow these budgeting tips and tools.


Tout icon

How to Find Budget Accommodations on a Road Trip

You don't need to break the bank to have a comfortable, restful, and COVID-safe stay during your great American road...

Tout icon

30 Car Gadgets That Make Driving Safer

Staying safe on the road isn’t just about your driving skills. These genius inventions can help you avoid accidents and...


Tout icon

10 Things to Know About a National Park Pass

America the beautiful can also be America the affordable with a National Park Pass—the secret to scenic savings.


Tout icon

Renting a Car for a Road Trip: Everything You Need to Know

From knowing how much it costs to rent a car for a road trip to finally understanding if you should...


Tout icon

Where to Park Your RV for Free on a Road Trip

On a tight budget? Find out how to score free overnight parking anywhere in the country and save a bundle...


Tout icon

How to Camp for Free in the United States

On a tight budget? You’ll definitely want to learn the ins and outs of free camping—including where to find the...


25 Stunning Photos of Landmarks Covered in Snow

Here's proof that snow can make even the most beautiful things in life even more gorgeous.


40 Stunning Photos of National Parks Covered in Snow

These breathtaking pictures from the National Park Service prove that America is a real-life winter wonderland.


Why Texas Cities Have Been Booming Since the Pandemic

From cities to up-and-coming suburbs, these places are putting the Lone Star State on the map for people looking for...

The Best Winter Destination in Every State

Whether you're looking for fun in the snow or an escape from the cold, find your perfect spot for a...


Tout icon

The Most Extravagant Airbnb Listing in Every State

Wish you could live like royalty? You can—at least for a few days—by staying at one of these stunning rentals...


Tout icon

Your Guide to a Utah Road Trip

Discover unimaginable, other-worldly scenery on a road trip through this state with five National Parks.


Tout icon

12 Clever Waze Features You’re Probably Not Using

You can do a whole lot more than get from point A to point B once you know these tips...


Tout icon

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...

Tout icon

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...


Tout icon

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...


Tout icon

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...


Tout icon

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.