Interstate 40 East, near the Arizona-New Mexico border

The Great American Summer Road Trip: Unforgettable Scenic Drives in the United States

Buckle up! We're hitting the road from sea to shining sea to find the most scenic drives in the United States, passing rugged coasts, majestic mountains, red deserts, lush forests, and classic Americana along the way.
Where can you find peace and quiet on vacation?

Listen to the Last Frontiers of Natural Quiet in North America

Where are the quietest spots to vacation? Human noise pollution has made it harder to find the undisturbed rhythm of nature. An expert shares where you can still find peace and natural sounds undisturbed by man.
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Huell Howser is the Ultimate Armchair Tour Guide to California

By Jason Cochran

Whether you're looking for things to do on a California vacation or just need a smile, Huell Howser's online archive opens a new state of mind to explore.

The Return of AutoSlash Means Deep Savings on Rental Cars Once Again

By Pauline Frommer

An old favorite re-emerges, stronger than ever

Touring the Western Irish Coast without a car

How to Travel Ireland's West Coast Without Renting a Car

While many itineraries for the popular Wild Atlantic Way require a rental car, not everyone wants to drive on the left along winding roads. Here's how to see the best of Ireland’s West Coast in Galway, Clare, and Mayo counties without driving.
Tucson, Arizona, is riding high

Tucson, Heart of the Southwest: A Photo Tour

With its famous dark skies, giant cacti, alternative vibe, award-winning food, and destination spas, Tucson, Arizona, is riding high.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas

Arkansas' Crystal Bridges, the Art Museum That Walmart Built

Funded by Walmart and filled with works by American masters, Crystal Bridges is worth going out of your way to see. Take our virtual tour to hit the highlights.
A road trip through Iceland is an epic adventure.

The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Road Trip in Iceland

Whether you plan to drive Iceland's Ring Road or strike out elsewhere in this gorgeous country, we've road-tested some pointers you need to know before setting out.
Snappy Lunch in Mayberry, NC.

Southern Food: 10 Restaurants off the Eaten Path

The best places to grab a meal and local culture in Georgia, North Carolina, and more southern states.
Kolob Canyon area of Zion National Park.

Best U.S. National Parks for Kids

14 parks and national seashores that will give you and your family memories for a lifetime.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame.

California for Families: San Diego to San Francisco

Highlights for adults and kids alike from the San Diego Zoo to the Golden Gate Bridge.
Plane at Yellowstone National Park.

Travel Health Tips: How to Eat Well On the Road

Get the scoop on healthy travel snacks, plus how to make smart choices at the airport food court, bar, and hotel breakfast buffet.
West Pier in Brighton.

10 Great Side Trips from London

From Cambridge to Bath, London is surrounded by opportunities for superlative day trips rich in English history and heritage.

Conductor for Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner at Fullerton, California.

The 10 Best North American Rail Trips Under $25

Climb aboard one of these trains for an affordable sightseeing tour over mountains and along coastlines in the U.S. and Canada.
Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View. Photo courtesy DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, Inc.

10 Ways to See Yosemite Without the Crowds

You already know you want to see Half Dome, El Capitan, and Yosemite Falls. Here are 10 more ways to experience Yosemite National Park.
A rock climber in southwestern Colorado. Courtesy Matt Inden/Weaver Multimedia Group

6 Exhilarating Colorado Adventure Getaways

From camping in yurts to ice climbing, each of these Colorado adventures delivers just the right amount of adrenaline.
Warwick Castle.

London Day Trips: Best Castles and Palaces

Eight monumental and palatial sites that are worth a detour from any London itinerary.
Interior of the ruins at the Rock of Cashel.

Best Celtic Ruins and Ancient Sites in Ireland

From the wonders at Newgrange and on to the Rock of Cashel, how to explore 5,000 years of Irish history in five easy stops.
The main street of Tombstone, Arizona, is where all the action takes place.

Classic Cowboy Towns and B and Bs

Rediscover the Old West by relaxing at a cozy B&B and exploring what these former mining towns have to offer.
Cerubs on the grounds of Schloss Linderhof.

9 Day Trips From Munich Into Bavaria

Mountains, lakes, spas, and medieval towns lie within an hour of Munich, and the landscape is dotted with castles, villas, and Alpine resorts.
The road through the Opal Fields to Coober Pedy.

10 Best Adventures in South Australia's Outback

South Australia's Outback can seem overwhelming, so we've narrowed it down to these top outback travel experiences.
The skyline of San Diego at twilight.

Experiencing the Very Best of San Diego

Are there many other American cities as fun to visit as San Diego? We don't think so. With its beachy setting, its powerful history, and its thriving arts and culinary scene, San Diego offers some potent lures to the vacationer.
A lake view from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore

14 Reasons Why You Should Visit Northern Michigan

What can you see and do in the Traverse City, Michigan area? Probably a lot more than you think.