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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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Your Guide to a White Mountains Road Trip

All roads lead to scenic views and an endless outdoor playground in these breathtaking New Hampshire mountains.


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Your Guide to an Outer Banks Road Trip

Whether your pilgrimage is inspired by the teen drama on Netflix, the Nicholas Sparks' novel, or you're simply drawn to...


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The Best Places to See New England Fall Foliage

Looking to see a kaleidoscope of glorious fall colors? Head to New England to watch Mother Nature paint the region...



The Welcome Sign from Every State in America

Each state sign is unique, with some more creative than others. Be sure to check them out on your next...


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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...


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.


10 Vintage Camping Hacks Every Camper Should Know

Make it easy to pack, store, and cook your camping food with these simple tips from the good ol' days.


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The Best Road Trip Apps You Can Get for Free

Have smartphone, will travel. Check out these 10 handy road trip planner apps that will make your next road trip...


21 Overwater Bungalows That Are Truly Like Heaven on Earth

The only thing that can make turquoise waters paired with sun and sand even more of a paradise are these...


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...


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Things Disney Employees Aren’t Allowed to Do Anymore

Walt Disney World has reopened, but ongoing coronavirus precautions means things aren't the same as they used to be for...


12 Small Towns with Beautiful Architecture

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


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The Best Audiobooks for Your Next Family Road Trip

Audiobooks are perfect for passing the time on long car rides. These terrific selections will keep a wide range of...

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I Make My Living by Road-Tripping America—Here’s What I Never Travel Without

As my career neared its end, taking up life in a retirement community didn't interest me. I wondered what it'd...


25 Fun Things to Do on Your Next Hike (Besides Hike)

Jennifer Davis, forest educator, describes a whole bunch of contemplative yet invigorating activities in her new book, 100 Things...


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The 15 Best Cars to Rent for a Road Trip

Even if you have your own car, it can be smart to rent a different ride for your adventures on...


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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 Scariest Roller Coaster in Every State

Buckle up, thrill seekers! These are the most fear-inducing rollercoasters you'll find in each of America's 50 states.


11 Breathtaking Underwater Hotels Around the World

Your new dream vacation spot is 20 feet below sea level.


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This Is the Longest, Tallest, and Fastest Dive Roller Coaster in the World

You'll want to book a ticket to Canada for this thrilling ride!


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.


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The 25 Best Road Trip Snacks

From protein-packed bites, to veggie-powered goodness, to crunchy chips and refreshing drinks, these are the ultimate road trip snack ideas.


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The 20 Best Road Trip Games to Play

You'll laugh, you'll learn some new things, you'll bond as a family, and no one will ever ask, "Are we...