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Great Wolf Lodge Indoor Water park
Great Wolf Lodge

Bathing suits have never seen this much action. Keep your summer clothes on standby year-round as indoor water parks surge in popularity, providing access to the beach-y weather we crave all year long. Leading the pack with expansion and value, Great Wolf Lodge is North America’s largest family of... Read More

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Five Finger Strand, Malin Head/Christina Garofalo
Five Finger Strand, Malin Head/Christina Garofalo

Ireland’s West Coast is home to many of the country’s most striking vistas. The best (and most economical) way to experience them is by car, following the Wild Atlantic Way. The route maps more than 1,000 sights (most of which are free to enter) along the jagged 1,553-mile coastline.... Read More

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They don’t call Seattle the Emerald City for nothing. Washington’s largest metropolis is surrounded by evergreen forests and glittering waters, where you’re never far from hiking trails and parks. If you want to explore the rugged nature of this Pacific Northwest gem, dive in with these seven low-cost activities. ... Read More

Huntington Beach State Park by Visit Myrtle Beach.com
Huntington Beach State Park by Visit Myrtle Beach.com

Most folks know that Myrtle Beach is a great place to practice your golf swing on one of the areas’ 100 premier golf courses, but you might be surprised to find out that this Southern coastal city in South Carolina has plenty of healthy activities to offer—for a better... 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

North Carolina's Cape Lookout Lighthouse
Cape Lookout Lighthouse/Christine Dayao

For those in search of the quintessential beach destination with more than just lounging on the sand, look no further than North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. Situated along the state’s Southern Outer Banks, the region encompasses several communities — including Cape Lookout, Morehead City, Emerald Isle, Pine Knoll Shores, Beaufort... Read More

Inca Trail
Ann Babe

Machu Picchu isn’t designated a New Wonder of the World and UNESCO World Heritage Site for nothing. This 15th-century Incan citadel, set in the jungles of the Andes, tops many a bucket list, attracting 1.1 million visitors in 2014 alone. The best way to reach the Lost City is via... Read More

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Western Desert Safari
Ann Babe

Safaris in the African savanna can be expensive. Go on a two-day guided excursion in Kruger National Park in South Africa, for example, and it will cost you upwards of $400 — and that’s just per person. If you’re strapped for cash but still long for that safari feeling... Read More

Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge South Africa/Christina Garofalo
Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge South Africa/Christina Garofalo

For many people, an African safari is the trip of a lifetime — in part because of the steep price tag. While a luxury lodge or a tented camp can cost upwards of $3,000 per person, per night, there are budget-friendly options out there, and they don’t require that... 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

South Africa Safari/Christina Garofalo
South Africa Safari/Christina Garofalo

If there’s a safari on your travel bucket list and you’re ready to check it off, this is where to start. Here are some things to think about as you’re booking your once-in-a-lifetime South Africa getaway. 1. Splurging on a higher-end lodge won’t guarantee a higher-quality experience. Safari lodges are similar... Read More

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Whale in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico/iStock

Mexico’s Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo are an easy, affordable hop from many cities across the U.S. – especially from the West Coast. If you’re ready to venture beyond your resort and put down your frozen cocktail, there’s plenty to do here. Whether your idea of... Read More

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Fireplace at the Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort
Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort

A roaring fire in the fireplace, snow gently falling outside your window, and somewhere in the distance, sounds of laughter drift from a nearby ice skating pond. There’s nothing quite like a winter wonderland getaway, and the United States is filled with exceptionally beautiful places to escape when the... Read More

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Channel Islands National Park
Channel Islands National Park/Flickr/National Marine Sanctuaries

Scuba diving is a thrilling and exciting sport to learn. However, once you’ve done dozens of dives — as amazing as they are — the usual coral and aquatic wildlife can become repetitive. Fortunately, there are scuba destinations across the globe that offer submerged scenery unlike any other —... Read More

 Fortymile River, Yukon Territory/flickr/Bureau of Land Management
Fortymile River, Yukon Territory/flickr/Bureau of Land Management

The Klondike Gold Rush of 1898 may have taken place more than a century ago, but history buffs can still relive it in Alaska and Canada’s Yukon Territory. There, sights, museums, and tours like John Hall’s Alaska Klondike Gold Rush Tour and those by Klondike Tours allow you to get into the Gold Rush spirit... Read More