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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,…

8 Awesome Honeymoons for $2,000 or Less

Beach at Royal Hideaway Playacar, Playa del Carmen/Oyster The tradition of traveling after a whirlwind wedding is something many couples look forward to. However, shelling out loads of cash for a honeymoon, especially after emptying out your pockets for a wedding, is less than ideal. Couples, on average, spend around $4,466 for a honeymoon, though…

The Most Beautiful U.S. Islands

A beautiful island can make you feel like the entire world is one picture-perfect postcard. As you sit on the beach, pristine water laps your feet and lush green mountains tower in the distance. Beyond Hawaii, the United States may not be well known for gorgeous islands, but there are plenty of photogenic ones scattered…

The Best Small Towns in California

Many Californians love to boast about how they’re located just a short drive from the beach and the mountains. But if you travel to Los Angeles, San Francisco, or one the state’s other major cities with expectations of experiencing nature, you’ll likely spend hours sitting in traffic rather than lying on sand or scaling peaks.…

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…

Where to Go in California, Instead of San Francisco and L.A.

Vineyards in NorCal’s Carmel Valley California is the third largest state in the U.S., taking up a whopping 163,695 square miles. That’s close to 25 percent of the entire country. However, most tourists tend to stick to two cities when planning their itineraries: San Francisco and Los Angeles. It’s understandable. These two cities are fantastic,…

8 Hidden Towns in California That Should Be on Your Radar

A lot of travelers will have already experienced the pleasures of California’s big four destinations — Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento and San Diego — but the state is so varied and diverse that there is plenty of adventure to be found in breaking out to the smaller towns that dot the Golden State. From…

7 Beautiful Pedestrian-Friendly Destinations That Don’t Allow Cars

There’s nothing like gearing up for an incredible vacation full of promise — of pampering, of relaxation, of blissful days free from stress — only to have your dreams crushed by rental car snafus, traffic jams, stir-crazy kids, and (let’s be honest) aggressive drivers in unfamiliar destinations. It’s a nightmare we’ve all lived. And that’s…