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Courtesy Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa

Small-scale wines and barrels aren’t just for artisanal distillers anymore — more and more large hotel chains are jumping on the small-batch trend, collaborating with local vineyards and spirit makers to offer exclusive pours. On your next business trip or family vacay, an in-hotel meal might not be such a... Read More

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 Yeiser Art Center, Paducah
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America is so vast, it’s easy to fill your bucket list with big-name destinations, like New Orleans and San Francisco, and never tap into smaller cities that pack just as much culture. Whether it’s a burgeoning arts scene or a host of new, award-winning eateries, these six cities —... Read More

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Lobby of Hilton New Orleans St. Charles in Louisiana
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Travelers are increasingly on the hunt for unique, one-of-a-kind vacations. A growing number of global brands — ones that rely on recognition of comfort, consistency, and stability — are responding to this interest by enhancing the overall experience. No longer thought of as just a place to sleep and... Read More

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Shaker Village/Shelley Seale
Shaker Village/Shelley Seale

The Bluegrass State of Kentucky is home to sophisticated, vibrant cities such as Louisville and Lexington; incredible national and state parks; and of course, the blue-green rolling hills that are dotted with farm estates and horse pastures. Here are our picks for five great stops on an epic Kentucky... Read More

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historic downtown Bardstown, KY
Visit Bardstown/Kip McGinnis

Rolling hills dotted with centuries-old trees, split rail fences corralling thoroughbred racehorses, and the world’s finest bourbon are what most people envision at the mere mention of Kentucky. Because it’s all true, especially in and around Bardstown — the commonwealth’s second oldest city, located at the head of the... Read More

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St. James Court in Louisville
St. James Court/ Connie Hum

Louisville, Kentucky is, of course, the famed home of the Kentucky Derby, the Louisville Slugger, and Kentucky Fried Chicken, but there’s much more to this city. There are a number of under-the-radar spots worthy of attention and exploration. Here’s a sampling… Architecture buffs will fall in love exploring the homes in Old Louisville... Read More

Kentucky Bourbon Trail

The iconic Bourbon Trail: the booze-soaked area between Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky, where you’ll find rolling hills lined with wooden fences between the country’s best bourbon distilleries. Most opt to drive it, but for a more unique way to visit the distilleries, try riding a bicycle. ... Read More

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Casa Pueblo, Punta del Este, Uruguay, architecture

Lots of hotels have impressive art collections, but these ones go a step further and function as stand-alone museums as well as accommodations. Benesse House, Japan The Tadao Ando-designed Benesse House is located on the tiny Japanese island of Naoshima, a fishing community turned “art island” that hosts the Setouchi Art Triennal and... Read More

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It’s fair time! As we mourn the end of summer, the nation’s great state fairs give us something to look forward to in the fall. And we suggest getting out your calendars, because some of the best fairs are either under way right now or coming up soon. Here... Read More

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Hocking Hills Canopy Tours

It’s no wonder zipline tours are more popular than ever here in the States. The sensation you get from ziplining feels like flying, and it’s a manageable way for all types of travelers (at all fitness levels) to join in an adventure activity. Some tours include guided hikes through... Read More

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What is it about state fairs that fill us with glee? Is it the chance to see our favorite local bands? Mental images of deep fried butter? The smells of food, cattle, and sweat simultaneously wafting through the air? Whatever it is, hundreds of thousands of people travel to state... Read More

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Kentucky Bend

As any midwesterner will tell you, Kentucky is an incredibly beautiful place to visit in the fall; then again, the same could be said for Tennessee and Missouri. If you’re trying to figure out which one to visit on an upcoming road trip, you’ll be glad to hear it’s... Read More

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Spring: It’s more than a term, and it’s more than a season. It’s a word that spells relief for much of America that has grown tired of shoveling snow and yearning for sunshine. There aren’t too many locales in the country that shine like Louisville in the spring, and... Read More

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By: Mike Barish and Liz Webber You probably have your July 4th plans locked down already – the barbecue, the fireworks, maybe a community parade. But what about the rest of the summer? That’s where we come in. There are plenty of free festivals and events taking place across the... Read More

Dan Ng

With so many national parks in the U.S. and so much ground to explore, choosing an ideal hiking trail can be a challenge. The best hikes should get you to one or more of the park’s top sights, and our 10 favorite national park hikes do just that. These... Read More