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Scratch the Surface: 11 of the World’s Coolest Underground Attractions

November 4, 2016

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Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Though churches, theaters, mountains, and museums are staple attractions when getting to know a new location, a look below the surface can reveal spectacular and little-known sights you probably wouldn’t find on a postcard. From underground churches, gardens, wineries, and music festivals, these top attractions from around the world are definitely worth a trip below […]

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Unexpected Destinations for Beer Lovers

June 17, 2016

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Craft beer is taking off in unexpected places around the world.

There are many things that spur people to discover certain destinations: a pristine beach, an iconic landmark … a pint of perfect suds. In some countries, beer is part of the very fabric of the culture. Places like Belgium, Germany and the Czech Republic are well-known destinations for beer lovers. But there are other locations […]

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17 of the World’s Most Extraordinary National Parks

May 25, 2016

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Hakone National Park

Yellowstone was the world’s first national park. As the US National Park Service turns 100 years old this year, people from around the country (and globe) are flocking to these iconic reserves. US National Parks now number more than 400 and welcomed more than 305 million visitors in 2015. The idea of creating protected wilderness […]

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Top 10 US Travel Photos You Need to Take

May 16, 2016

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Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas

Back in the day, you had to pick and choose your shots since you might have only one roll of film and 24 to 36 possible photos. You had to worry and wonder if you’d blinked, as you couldn’t tell before the film was developed (at a store, inevitably taking more than an hour). Then […]

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Top 10 International Photos Every Traveler Needs

March 24, 2016

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Some photos are necessary — crucial, even. These are shots every traveler should strive to have in their album: photos in front of the most iconic sites in the world. If you visit these locations and fail to get a photo proving that you were there … well, you might as well retire your passport […]

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International Moonshine: Local Drinks From Around the World You Have to Try

March 23, 2016

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Woman brewing raksi (Nepali whisky) by Greg Willis (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Most countries have an indigenous beverage distilled at home — either legally or illegally. Some are tasty, some are scary, but all are potent. The difficulty of finding these local versions of America’s moonshine varies from location to location, but each provides an opportunity to learn a bit more about the people and places you’re […]

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Get There First: The Newest National Parks to Visit in 2016

March 8, 2016

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Valles Caldera National Preserve

In 2015, the NPS established seven new national parks, bringing the total number to 58. These new parks include a desert on the edge of Las Vegas, a supervolcano and the birthplace of America’s 16th president. The addition of these seven parks adds 250,000 acres of protected land to the total. The last significant addition […]

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50 Amazing Places to Go in 2016

January 5, 2016

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Where will you go in 2016? We can’t plan your vacations for you, but we can certainly help you narrow your wish list of destinations with our annual Top 50 Travel Destinations list. No, we don’t propose that you visit all 50 in a year – although, hey, that’s an admirable goal – merely that […]

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10 Things to Love About Myrtle Beach

March 4, 2015

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Sink your toes into the sands at Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a favorite vacation destination in South Carolina—for good reason. With 60 miles (96.6 km) of beach known as the Grand Strand on the Atlantic Ocean, plenty of opportunities for entertainment and multiple cultural offerings, Myrtle Beach has been luring visitors for decades. A man-made island, with the Intercostal Waterway separating the city […]

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The Best of Jackson Hole — On and Off the Mountain

February 4, 2015

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Consistently named one of the best ski resorts in the country, Jackson Hole Resort in Jackson, Wyoming, is recognized not only for the annual snowfall (500 inches plus) and the extreme terrain on the mountain, but also for the intensity of its après ski scene. For all of the attractions on the mountain, though, there […]

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