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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…

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…

10 Fun, Under-the-Radar Things to Do in Texas

Although “Keep Austin Weird” is the slogan for the capital of Texas, the saying could be extended to the whole state. After all, Texas is filled with a variety of quirky attractions and fun, under-the-radar activities. Typical Texas to-dos include attending a Cowboys’ game, eating barbecue, and experiencing a rodeo, but we’ve created a list…

8 of the Best Spring Break Party Destinations

March is the unofficial month of spring break, which — at least to hundreds of thousands of college students across the nation — means it’s a 30-day stretch of time dedicated to partying, preferably in beachy locales around the world. We’ve already given you the inside scoop on where to spend an awesome alternative spring…

The Most Underrated Places to Go in 2018

Browse most travel-focused Instagram feeds or peruse popular where-to-travel lists, and you’ll likely be presented with the usual suspects: Paris, Iceland, New York City, and the like. And while we love these major metropolises and countries, we’re also interested in the underdogs — the mainly undiscovered destinations that offer plenty of cultural appeal without the…

The Best Free Things to Do in Houston

Though it’s the most populous city in Texas, Houston often gets overlooked for its smaller and weirder sister, Austin. But take a visit to Bayou City and you’ll find tons of cool things to see and do that you can’t find anywhere else, as well as some very unique community art initiatives. The people are…

The 13 Best Beaches in the U.S.

Summer is finally here, and that means it’s time to bust out the beach chairs, slather on some sunscreen, and brace yourself for beach season. Luckily, when it comes to beach destinations, there’s no shortage of amazing options to choose from in the red, white, and blue. So without further ado, from the ethereal windswept…

12 Best Swim-Up Bars in the U.S.

The swim-up bar at Hotel Blue in Myrtle Beach. When you’re on a warm-weather vacation, there’s something highly alluring about being able to order a cocktail poolside, but it’s even better if you can do so without ever leaving the pool. Enter the wonderful world of swim-up bars! We’ve discovered the best spots across the…

8 Amazing Nude Beaches You Can Find in the U.S.

Whether it’s the dream of a uniform, all-over tan or the opportunity to free yourself in the company of like-minded naturalists, taking it to the nudist beach is the best way to fulfill your disrobed destiny. Europe may be the first spot to come to mind when considering the idea, but from relaxed “clothing optional”…

How to Experience Asia Without Leaving the U.S.

Photo courtesy of Flickr/Andrea Nguyen Traveling to Asia might require a flight halfway around the world, but that doesn’t mean Americans can’t experience the Far East culture much closer to home. In fact, Asian-Americans make up a little over five-and-a-half percent of the country’s population, giving way to plenty of deliciously authentic restaurants, riveting festivals,…