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Where to Escape Winter in the U.S.

Pool at Hampton Inn and Suites St. Petersburg Downtown/Oyster It’s not even fall, but we’re already starting to plan our escape from winter. We love snow and hot cocoa as much as the next person, but there always comes a time when we need to defrost, even if it’s just for a few days. Luckily,…

2018’s 11 Most Budget-Friendly Beach Destinations in the U.S.

Now that summer is in full swing, soaring temps have us craving a refreshing beach with cooling breezes to beat the heat. Unfortunately, with so many Americans thinking the same thing, finding an affordable beach getaway can be difficult. So, we did a ton of research to create this list of the 11 most budget-friendly…

8 of the Most Crowded U.S. Beaches and Where to Go Instead

You know the feeling: You have your towel, beach chair, and sunglasses in tow, ready for a relaxing beach vacation, when you’re met with hordes of tourists looking to do the same. While some spots are worth braving crowds for, we’re often looking to get some peace and quiet, where we can listen to the…

The Best Small Towns in America

While big cities may get mentioned more often in travel guides and on Instagram feeds, small towns offer distinctive opportunities to interact with history, navigate lesser-known pathways, and even post pictures to social media that everyone hasn’t already seen. Here are 12 small towns (most with a population under 10,000) that are worth turning off…

5 Budget Beach Vacation Myths—Busted!

Everyone likes a day at the beach, and vacations alongside crashing waves are unbeatable. However, common wisdom might tell you that staying on or near a beach isn’t a budget-friendly option. Or, perhaps you think that you’ll have to put up with too many compromises, ultimately making your beach time less than ideal. To help…

6 Attractions to Visit in Honor of Black History Month

Wherever you are on the political spectrum, we should all agree that it’s important to celebrate the role of other cultures and races in shaping our history—and some may feel it’s more important now than ever. Observed every February in the U.S. and Canada (and in October in the U.K.), Black History Month reminds us…

The 9 Best Gulf Coast Beach Towns

If you want to enjoy the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico without splurging on an all-inclusive resort in Cancun, never fear. We’ve created a list of the best beach towns along the Gulf Coast that are perfect for a warm-weather getaway that doesn’t require a passport. They’re filled with sandy shores, warm water,…

Where to Celebrate Mardi Gras (Besides New Orleans and Rio de Janeiro)

New Orleans and Rio may have two of the most famous Mardi Gras celebrations, but neither place is the original home of the holiday. In fact, it was two French-Canadian explorers who brought Mardi Gras to the city now known as Mobile, Alabama at the turn of the 17th century, about 15 years before New…

8 Amazing Places to Ski in the South

You don’t often hear them listed in the same breath as Colorado or Wyoming, but the ski destinations in the southern U.S. have their very own charms. For starters, the Blue Ridge Mountains contain the highest peaks on the East Coast. From Alabama (yes, Alabama!) to West Virginia, folks can enjoy craft brews at a…

10 Jaw-Droppingly Eerie Ghost Towns Around the World

Even the most glamorous towns can fade into the hereafter. Once stylish mansions, beautiful pools, glitzy hotels, and cool bars disintegrate like yesterday’s sand castles, leaving behind a completely deserted area. Sometimes there are takeaway lessons or heartbreaking tales found amidst the empty streets and vine-covered chaise lounges. And often, there’s even a compelling story…