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Vegas, Baby – A New Spin on Sin City

Vegas

You’re a traveler in search of thrills. Those experiences that get the adrenaline flowing, the blood pumping and of course, boost those hard-earned bragging rights. A good story to tell your friends, and the photos to back it up. You open up your browser and start searching destinations: Climbing Everest? Too dangerous. Surfing the world’s […]

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January 13, 2017 by | Comments Off on Vegas, Baby – A New Spin on Sin City

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

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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November 4, 2016 by | Comments Off on Scratch the Surface: 11 of the World’s Coolest Underground Attractions

The World’s Top 10 Classical Music Cities

tokyo concert hall

What makes a great concert hall? The conductor? Acoustics? Its design? All these elements come together in the concert halls of the world’s top 10 classical music cities.

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September 6, 2016 by | Comments Off on The World’s Top 10 Classical Music Cities

Getting an Inside Look on a Monument Valley Safari

Sunrise over the Mittens

A 14-mile dirt road through Monument Valley reveals well-known locations including the Mittens, Three Sisters, John Ford’s Point and Totem Pole. But to discover the real treasures, you need a native Navajo guide to lead you deeper into Mystery Valley, Hunts Mesa, Ear of the Wind and more. And that’s where our Lower Monument Valley […]

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June 8, 2016 by | Comments Off on Getting an Inside Look on a Monument Valley Safari

17 of the World’s Most Extraordinary National Parks

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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May 25, 2016 by | Comments Off on 17 of the World’s Most Extraordinary National Parks

Top 10 US Travel Photos You Need to Take

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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May 16, 2016 by | Comments Off on Top 10 US Travel Photos You Need to Take

Where to Go in May: 20 Great Spots for a Shoulder Season Trip

May's a great time to hit the beach in Rio.

Whether you’ve had enough of the April showers and need a travel respite, or you’re trying to hit the tail end of the shoulder season or just itching to add a new stamp to your passport, May is an excellent month to hit the road. Almost no matter where you’re headed, the month has that […]

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April 29, 2016 by | Comments Off on Where to Go in May: 20 Great Spots for a Shoulder Season Trip

6 Reasons You Need to Go to Detroit This Year

Detroit, Michigan

For awhile now, Detroit has made news for the wrong reasons. Bankruptcy, “ruin porn,” residents maintaining public parks because the city just wasn’t – the list goes on. In the past several years, however, the story has been changing, just like the city. Detroit’s recovery, dubbed “America’s great comeback story,” may be a morbid curiosity […]

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April 15, 2016 by | Comments Off on 6 Reasons You Need to Go to Detroit This Year

The Most Beautiful Place You’ve Never Heard of to Watch Sunsets

Ludington's famous sunset (photo by Jessica Spiegel)

“Where are you going after your visit to Detroit?” My table-mate was a young Michigan native working for the city’s tourism office, and when I replied, “Ludington,” her face positively lit up. Then she grabbed her phone and started swiping through photo after photo of glowing pink, yellow and orange clouds over water. “Ludington is […]

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March 18, 2016 by | Comments Off on The Most Beautiful Place You’ve Never Heard of to Watch Sunsets

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

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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March 8, 2016 by | Comments Off on Get There First: The Newest National Parks to Visit in 2016