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Monticello Wine Trail
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When most people think about a wine tasting getaway, areas like Napa and Santa Barbara spring to mind. But surprisingly, there a number of lesser-known locations worth a look…er, a sip. From Colorado to Pennsylvania, their award-winning wines are plentiful and you’ll want to explore the regions by foot, by bike... Read More

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Findlay Market, Cincinnati/Facebook

Dozens of America’s smaller cities are staging a comeback, as the countrywide re-urbanization that started in the biggest metropolitan areas trickles down. Thanks to low rents, cool eateries, and boho boutiques, it’s no coincidence that many of these revitalized neighborhoods are drawing new residents and tourists alike. Here are... Read More

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The tasting room at Banshee Wines in California
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Over the past few years, wineries and tasting rooms across the U.S. have made the experience less stuffy and formal by introducing casual-minded perks or add-ons. Here are just a few of our favorites. 1. Lounge Ambiance Not long ago, everyone bellied up to the bar and stood during the entire tasting; now, you... Read More

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21c Museum Hotels

Hotel trends come and go, but the good ones set new industry standards. Here are some we hope stand the test of time. Cool Hotels for the B-List New hotel brands with a unique beat are focusing their attention on the country’s medium-tier cities. Graduate Hotels’ college-themed properties are popping up... Read More

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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

Turkish Airlines Super Bowl 2016 ad for Batman v Superman
Ben Affleck (as Bruce Wayne)/Turkish Airlines

Some watch for the game. Some watch for the halftime show. And some watch for the ads. If you’re like us, you’re keeping a particularly keen eye out for the travel ads. Remember Carnival’s splashy Return to the Sea campaign that ran during last year’s Super Bowl, complete with a sober voiceover... Read More

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Guestroom at Orlando World Center Marriott
Orlando World Center Marriott

According to this Orbitz report, the next couple of days will be some of the best for nabbing the lowest Thanksgiving airfare, whether you’re heading home to see family or venturing out on a vacation. Here are 11 great Thanksgiving hotel deals that dip as low as $99 per night, and... Read More

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Portrait of Abraham Lincoln
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Some people just can’t escape fame, even in death. These eight famous people are now famous ghosts, and if you’re lucky — or not-so lucky — you might just encounter one of them yourself during your travels. Here’s where to look for their apparitions… ... Read More

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Richmond, Virginia has been making waves recently with an impressive roster of exciting restaurant openings that’s turning the city into the next top foodie destination in America. While there’s no shortage of mouth-watering options, here is the impressive lineup of restaurants in Richmond that’s shaking up the dining scene... Read More

The Appalachian Trail is an epic roughly 2,180-mile stretch between Springer Mountain in Georgia all the way up to Katahdin in Maine. For some, hiking through the trail’s 14 states is a months-long adventure filled as much with nature as new friends. “I love walking and thinking,” says Corky... Read More

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Restored Civil War Inns with Summer Availability from $95
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Looking for something a little different this summer? How about stepping back in time and cozying it up at a beautiful mid-1800s restored home? We’ve gathered a handful of converted inns and B&Bs that truly show off the architectural trends and designs of the era, from intricate fireplaces and high... Read More

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Mixology is all the rage, but often comes with steep prices to match the boozy libations. Jump on the trend and save some cash by indulging in the latest craze at resorts around the world — designer hot chocolate. While the weather is chilly, indulge in these cozy, chocolatey creations... Read More

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Shenandoah National Park Road Trip
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The Blue Ridge Parkway, which runs between Virginia and North Carolina, is one of the country’s most scenic drives. The 105-mile road was built by the Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps under President Franklin D. Roosevelt — taking more than 52 years to complete and encompassing over 11,000... Read More

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McAdenville - north carolina - Flickr-Annie Hall

Postcard holiday scenes often involve beautiful blankets of white snow, evoking images of cozy northern towns and ski resort havens. But who would have thought that regions like California’s Newport Beach, or the southern town of Woodstock in Virginia, are teeming with holiday cheer this time of the year... Read More

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National wildlife refuges — protected lands managed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service — offer many of the same recreational opportunities as national parks at a fraction of the cost. Some are even free, unless you plan to hunt, fish, or camp. We love these (mostly) gratis activities... Read More