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Piedras Blancas in California
Piedras Blancas/Flickr/Anita Ritenour

Highway 1 is arguably America’s most scenic road trip. Many people fly into Los Angeles, rent a car, and cruise up the coast to San Francisco. While the 450-mile trip could be driven in a couple days, we highly recommend a week. San Luis Obispo County, which many people breeze... Read More

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Rooftop space at Gansevoort Park Avenue
Rooftop/Gansevoort Park Avenue

What better way to kick off the summer travel season than with a getaway during Memorial Day weekend? That’s May 27-30, in case you’ve not been dreaming about it as much as we have. From escapes to the city to a lazy beach vacay, we’ve rounded up 12 hotels for... Read More

Agritopia Photo Credit Visit Mesa
Visit Mesa

There’s nothing new about urban u-pick farms, dairies, and other agricultural attractions. In fact, we almost expect them in places like Portland and Denver, where cities sprawl into vast farmland. But in the last five years, massive farming operations have also started cropping up in dense metropolises, like New York City, where you’d be hard-pressed to find a... Read More

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Guestroom at The Marker in San Francisco, California
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If you’re pining for a late spring or early summer trip, we have good news: May and early June are still considered shoulder season in many destinations — meaning there are plenty of travel deals to be had. Whether you’re into the desert, the beach, or the city, here are seven hotel deals that are perfect... Read More

Mama Shelter in Los Angeles, California
Mama Shelter

Finding an affordable hotel in L.A. might be the only thing harder than finding a parking spot. Unfortunately, we can’t help you with the latter, but for the former, there’s Mama Shelter. You wouldn’t think that one of L.A.’s trendiest new hotels would also happen to be one of its... Read More

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Flickr Rian Castillo
Flickr/Rian Castillo

A road trip is the ideal all-American vacation, and summer’s the time to get behind the wheel. Bonus: Gas prices are still exceptionally low, so fuel up the tank and hit the road. Here are five trips to add to your itinerary. 1. Pacific Coast Highway State Route 1, known for its... Read More

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Powerplant Superfood Cafe

The City of Angels has something for everyone — especially vegans. Here are five meat-free L.A. eateries that will get even the most devout bacon-lover to veg-out. 1. Stuff I Eat Tourists don’t often venture to Inglewood, but this vegan soul food joint is worth the trek. Chef and owner Babette... Read More

Pedaling through Portland, Oregon on a beer and bike tour
Pedaling through Portland/TravelPortland.com

Beer tours and bike tours are two fantastic ways to forgo boring tourist traps and explore a new city like a local. Recently, tour guides have combined the best parts of two-wheeled travel with the craft beer craze, offering visitors an untapped look into popular destinations. Whether you’re traveling... Read More

Guestroom at Ventana Inn and Spa in Big Sur, California
Guestroom/Ventana Inn and Spa

Set on 240 acres in the 240,000-acre Ventana Wilderness of the Los Padres National Forest in Big Sur, California, the Ventana Inn and Spa, knows how to play to its strengths — specifically, its spectacular position along one of the most beautiful stretches of the California coast. Tucked into the hills... Read More

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Miami/iStock

When it’s time to plan a family vacation, most parents automatically think of theme parks and water slides — but there are plenty of alternatives. From discovering dinosaur fossils to taking a swim in a geothermal spring, here are some destinations that are surprisingly fit for kids and families. Miami Miami may... Read More

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Seashore Sleepover at Kelp Forest Exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium in California
Seashore Sleepover at Kelp Forest Exhibit/Monterey Bay Aquarium

Picture yourself spying on a herd of sleeping elephants or waking up next to giraffes enjoying breakfast. No, you’re not on an exotic safari, but you are spending the night at the zoo. From California to Connecticut, here are five zoos and aquariums where you can have a sleepover with lions, zebras... Read More

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In-room personal shopping experience at DUKES Hotel in London, England
In-room personal shopping experience/DUKES Hotel

Gone are the days when taking a vacation meant simply checking into a hotel and spending every waking minute by the pool (though sometimes, it’s a tempting thought). Now, travelers are in search of complete experiences, planning well-rounded itineraries that include top hotels, great restaurants, and excursions that earn... Read More

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The pool at Arizona Inn in Tucson
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After a winter of record high and low temperatures, we’re looking forward to spring — especially with great deals on travel. Here’s where and how you can save in April and May. From $90: Hotel Allegro (Chicago, IL) Fresh off a major makeover that channels 1920s glam, this Kimpton property in Chicago’s Theatre... Read More

Salton Sea California
Shores of the Salton Sea/Laura Motta

There are moments when southern California’s desert landscape can feel a little surreal. Maybe it’s all that flatness, or the spiny trees that look like they sprung up on another planet. But if you can tear yourself away from the cocktails and poolside parties in Palm Springs, there’s a... Read More

A view of the monorail at Epcot in Walt Disney World
Epcot/Flickr/Jimmy Vuccolo

Every year, Disney raises the admission prices for its parks in Florida and California. In 2014 and 2015, news of the price hike came in February — leading many to anticipate the 2016 hike would come by Leap Day. While the predictions were indeed true, the new prices came this... Read More