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Covington's historic downtown features shopping, restaurants and B and B's like the Blue Willow. Courtesy LouisianaNorthshore.c
Courtesy LouisianaNorthshore.com

Just 45 minutes from New Orleans lies Covington, Louisiana. If you’ve not heard of it–and you probably haven’t–it’s because this town, in the seat of St. Tammany Parish, qualifies as the epitome of a hidden gem. Chock-full of Southern charm with art galleries, antique stores, and top-notch restaurants, it’s... Read More

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Big Sur/Tyra Sutak
Big Sur/Tyra Sutak

With an epic super bloom currently painting the hillsides and roadsides of the coast of California, and the official first day of summer just around the corner, it’s time to channel your inner Jack Kerouac and start planning that road trip up the West Coast. But tackling the nearly... Read More

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Provence, France, Lavender fields
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The South of France is nothing if not diverse, where a short ride from major cities like Marseille and Avignon can get you to everything from sun-drenched beaches to snow-capped mountains, and lavender fields to wetlands. Here’s what to see and when to go to this nature-rich region when... Read More

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A visit to the majestic Grand Canyon has long been a quintessential summer travel destination for families, outdoor adventurers, and road trippers. But a vacation to this popular national park doesn’t have to break the bank. Whether you’re venturing into the more rugged and quiet North or looking to... Read More

Tallahassee, Florida, downtown
iStock / SeanPavonePhoto Tallahassee, Florida

If you make it past Walt Disney World on a Florida vacation, chances are you’re heading to the beach. To see a completely different side of the Sunshine State, however, one with rolling red hills and oak trees blanketed in Spanish moss, you’ll need to head a little farther... Read More

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If you’re dreaming of packing the car, turning up the radio, and exploring your state, region, or even the whole country this summer, we have you covered. Here’s a list of products that will make your trip more memorable, and more fun. For those watching the sky… On August 21, 2017... Read More

Martin Van Buren sculpture/Laura Motta
Martin Van Buren sculpture/Laura Motta

It’s the classic American road trip: a rambling drive along Interstate 90 in South Dakota, stopping at such iconic sights as Mt. Rushmore and Wall Drug along the way. The route also passes directly through Rapid City, which offers a mix of history and Old West charm, along with... Read More

Galway, Ireland
Galway/Katie Hammel

Set on Ireland’s west coast, 130 miles from the bustling capital of Dublin, Galway may be the Republic of Ireland’s fourth largest city, but it comes in first in hospitality. Add in cozy pubs, great food, traditional crafts, and beautiful scenery and it’s easy to see why Galway is... Read More

Sylvan Lake, Custer State Park/Laura Motta
Sylvan Lake, Custer State Park/Laura Motta

This year, the 100th anniversary of America’s national parks inspired millions to get outside and explore some of the country’s most astonishing beauty. But the centennial programming was almost too successful: National parks across the country saw a surge of visitors, leading to long wait times and large crowds. The good... Read More

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The Clinton family is synonymous with Arkansas, where Bill Clinton served as attorney general and then governor before heading to the White House in 1993. Now, as Hillary now makes a bid to become the 45th President of the United States, we’re taking a look at noteworthy Arkansas sites with... Read More

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 Geneva/Switzerland Tourism
Geneva/Switzerland Tourism

When planning a European vacation, sometimes the hardest part is deciding where to go. All those countries, so little time. France or Spain? Germany or Austria? Switzerland or Italy? But why settle for one when you can have two? All across Europe, border towns give travelers the flexibility to... Read More

Pinnacles Overlook/Laura Motta
Pinnacles Overlook/Laura Motta

South Dakota’s Black Hills, in the southwestern part of the state, epitomize the idea of the American West. Rolling, grass-covered plains, buffalo munching on grass, herds of ambling black cattle, craggy rock formations that predate human existence — it’s all there. So many pass through this area while traversing... Read More

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Amtrak Vacations/Facebook

Taking the Great American Road Trip is a rite of passage for travelers, but spending hours behind the wheel isn’t for everyone. If exploring the vast U.S. is on your bucket list, but driving isn’t, check out our tips for road tripping — sans car. By Train Train travel has been highly romanticized since its... Read More

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flickr/TimOve

Before there were iPads, tablets, and DVD systems built into cars, people had to rely on brain games to stay amused during a long road trip. While there’s nothing wrong with zoning out to a movie while the miles slip by, there’s something fun and nostalgic about playing verbal games in... Read More

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Bixby Creek Bridge in Big Sur, California
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From Washington to California, the west coast of the United States is chock full of road trip opportunities, including journeys that cross state and country borders, meander up and down the coastline, bypass mountains and lakes, and offer endless opportunities to stop the car and enjoy. Here are five... Read More