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The 6 Best Seaside Towns to Visit During Fall

Fall might not seem like prime beach-going time, but there’s more to the sea than just sunbathing. Seaside towns around the world are at their best during the season, when summer’s crowds have subsided, the weather is usually mild, and activities (marathons! whales! surfing!) are abundant. Check out our list below and plan your fall…

8 U.S. Destinations Best Visited in the Summer

Summer is arguably the best time to travel in the United States, thanks to warm weather (finally), longer days, and school being out of session. But where to go? Luckily, the United States is a geographically diverse country with a lot of options for intrepid summer travelers across the budget spectrum. We rounded up eight…

7 Awesome Father-Son Getaways in the U.S.

Yes, Father’s Day is approaching, but you need not wait for the holiday to spend some quality father-son time together. And what could be a better way to strengthen your bond than by taking time away from everyday life and hitting the road for an adventure? Whether you’re the type of pair that embraces the…

4 Great American Beer Cities and What to Do in Each

History buffs, put your thinking caps on: What historical event took place on April 7? Stumped? Today marks the day that President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Cullen-Harrison Act, which set into the motion the repeal of prohibition. Roosevelt’s famous statement on the Act: “I think this would be a good time for a beer.”…

Where to Go in Maine: 11 Places You Should See in Your Lifetime

Photo courtesy of Flickr/Anthony Quintano From the northern highlands to its southern coastline, Maine is one of the most popular destinations among tourists hoping to commune with nature. Outdoor adventurers, families, and couples embark on fun recreational activities in the state such as hiking in Acadia National Park, watching fireworks at an annual fall festival…

The 10 Most Adorable Cobblestone Streets in the U.S.

The undeniable history, charm, and romance of cobblestone streets have a way of winning over even the most stubborn of self-proclaimed modernists. If we’re going to be completely accurate, true “cobblestone” streets are only those that are distinctly bumpy, with roundish stones, originally designed for horses (and their hooves) to get a good grip. Later…

6 Adorable Historic Towns in the U.S. Worth a Visit

Historic getaways are nothing new (pun intended!), but it’s relatively easy to get stuck in a rut; you’re either visiting whatever’s close, or heading into the big U.S. cities that lay claim to some of the most important historic sites, museums, and other attractions in the country. So we’re going to take those major cities…

Free-Spirited Spots For Your Favorite Aquarians

“This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius…” Our favorite astrological free spirits are celebrating their birthdays, and we couldn’t be happier for them. Possessing a deep social conscience, Aquarians are humanitarian, philanthropic, and dedicated to making the world a better place. And they do so with flair. Known for their wildly inventive and…

11 Awesome Last-Minute Gifts You Can Swipe from Your Hotel

If you’re one of the many shoppers out there struggling with gift buying this holiday season, don’t fret. Whether you’re a road warrior with no time to shop or just looking for a ‘lil inspiration, we’ve found a surprising source for great gift ideas: hotels. From gourmet goodies to decadent bath products to home decor,…

The Most Haunted Hotels in the World

Anyone who’s watched The Shining late-night has probably had at least one nightmare featuring hotel ghosts. (Truth be told, we watched it during broad daylight. And we were still terrified…) Whether you believe in paranormal encounters or not, be prepared to shiver from more than the autumnal chill in the air if you book at…