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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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The 24 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...


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Why I Signed Up for Family Camp During the Pandemic

How one writer and her family experienced a life-changing escape from coronavirus reality at summer camp.


The Most Beautiful Colored-Sand Beaches in the World

Not all beaches are created equal—some are extraordinary.


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Your Road Trip Essentials Checklist

Pack these road trip necessities to keep safe, comfortable, entertained, and ready for just about anything on your next outdoor...


13 Great Last-Minute Mountain Escapes

Head outdoors and enjoy the last of your last summer vacation at one of these exciting mountain getaways.


Breathtaking Photos of Cities Perched on the Edge of Cliffs

Don't let a fear of heights prevent you from admiring these amazing cliffside cities.


13 East Coast Vacations You Need to Take at Least Once

Ready to get away? Whether you want to escape to a dreamy beach, a quaint New England town, or a...

The Most Colorful Streets in the World

Cities all over the world are filled with vibrant colored streets to explore.


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The Most Scenic Campsite in Every State

Here's how you can get away, marvel at the wonder of nature, sleep under the stars, and keep your distance...


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12 Things You Shouldn’t Do at Reopened Beaches

When it comes to going to the beach this summer, it's not all or nothing. You certainly can hit the...


The Best Beach in Every State

Beaches might be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Florida or California but likely not...


10 Abandoned Hotels That Will Give You Chills

What is it about abandoned hotels that makes them feel so eerie? Let's explore.


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12 Ways Hotels Are Changing Forever

Your next vacation or business trip will look and feel a little different in the wake of COVID-19—skip the surprises...


These Are the Beaches Travelers Can’t Wait to Return To

Golden sand, sparkling sea, swaying palms, and lots of fun in the sun: These are the top sandy spots travelers...


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The 15 Best National Park Road Trips to Take All Year Long

Looking for the perfect getaway? Forget the plane tickets, and rev up the car! America’s many wonders are just a...

I’ve Been to 60 Countries, but These 6 Changed Me Forever

While all travel is wonderful, these destinations just may be the most magical places on Earth.


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12 U.S. Destinations That Could Feel Like Your Canceled Vacation Abroad

With at least a dozen cities around the country evoking the spirit of far-off lands—including the Mediterranean and Scandinavia—now's the...


37 Most Photogenic Beaches in the World

These jaw-dropping stretches of sand will make you want to book your next vacation pronto!


13 Camping Mistakes Most First-Timers Make

Wait! Before you embark on an adventure in the great outdoors, follow this expert advice to avoid the newbie camping...


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Things I Wish I’d Known Before Taking a Road Trip During a Pandemic

Here's what happened when my family of four hit the road on a nine-hour drive.

12 American Landmarks That Celebrate Black Culture

These nationally recognized landmarks underscore both the rich legacy and the often-troubling reality of Black Americans throughout our nation’s history.


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The Best U.S. Hotels and Resorts for Social Distancing

The ideal way to vacation and social distance at the same time this summer? Book a hotel that offers private...


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12 Unexpected Things to Pack for Your Vacation During a Pandemic

If you're traveling this summer, you'll need more than just sunscreen and bug spray in your suitcase to avoid bringing...


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8 Things You Should (and Shouldn’t) Do When Visiting Public Parks

The weather is improving and parks are opening up again—but that doesn't mean it's safe to explore the outdoors the...


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14 Coronavirus Mistakes You’ll Probably Make This Summer

Here's your guide to enjoying the warm weather and time outdoors—safely—this summer.


14 Ways Cruises Could Change Forever After Coronavirus

Bye-bye, buffets? From the end of a beloved tradition to the beginning of stricter safety measures, here’s what you might...