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6 of the Most Dangerous Beaches in the U.S. (and Where to Go Instead)

North Myrtle Beach Nothing says vacation quite like the beach. However, while frolicking in the water, we don’t always think about the dangers associated with many stretches of sand and sea. Although the majority of beaches in the U.S. are safe, especially the guarded spots (in 2017, there were 17 deaths by drowning on guarded…

America’s Prettiest Towns in the Winter

It’s October, and that means — in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway — winter is coming. This is the season when even the most popular summer destinations look drab and make you want to duck under the covers. But many charming towns across the U.S. know how to do winter right. From cozy ski villages in…

Where to Go in California: A Cheat Sheet to the Top Destinations

More than one-and-a-half times bigger than the entire United Kingdom, California is the U.S. state with the highest population, the most national parks, the tallest trees, and some of the coolest, most vibrant cities. A state of mountains, deserts, lakes, and beaches, California has some of the most incredible landscapes in the country, too. Plus,…

8 of the Cutest Cottages in California

If the all-you-can-eat buffets, 24-hour casinos, and thumping pool and nightclub scenes of major mega-resorts are not your thing, look for a getaway on a smaller scale. California’s cottages, for example, offer quiet, idyllic escapes, with plenty of charm in the form of crackling fireplaces, quaint porches, tasty homemade breakfasts, and elegant decor. To help…

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.…

11 Stops to Make Along the Pacific Coast Highway

One of the most famous and beloved highways in America, California State Route 1 runs along the coast, offering beautiful vistas of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding landscape. It meanders along the Golden State’s coast for 655 miles, from its southern point in Dana Point (a 20-minute drive south of Laguna Beach) up to Leggett…

7 Overrated Attractions in the U.S. (Plus, Where to Go Instead)

American vacations often center around open roads, national parks, big cities, or coastal settings, but the particulars within each of these categories can make or break a trip. So we wondered, how can we avoid wasting precious travel time on overrated attractions? To help, we turned to some trusted U.S. travel experts. While we’ve put…

7 Easy Weekend Getaways to Take From San Francisco This Fall

San Francisco has grown into an expensive metropolis, trending foodie destination, and the home to thousands of techies who work at nearby social media giants such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. But considering the stresses of living in a bustling city, many locals search for weekends of respite beyond the City by the Bay. So…

7 Gorgeous Beaches Where You Shouldn’t Swim

Los Cabos beach The ocean: It conjures up images of soaking up the sun, working up a sweat, and then splashing in the cool surf, bringing the body back to life once more. However, there are some oceanside destinations on the globe where swimming ranges from utterly unpleasant — to downright dangerous. The seven beaches…

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…