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08

Apr

If you’re tired of traffic and high gas prices, it’s time to put the car in park, unbuckle your seatbelt and enjoy one of these vacation destinations where your wheels aren’t welcome. You won’t find a single automobile in any of the places on our list — just bicycles and the occasional golf cart or horse-drawn carriage.10 places in the U.S. where bikes and boats rule

If you’re tired of traffic and high gas prices, it’s time to put the car in park, unbuckle your seatbelt and enjoy one of these vacation destinations where your wheels aren’t welcome. You won’t find a single automobile in any of the places on our list — just bicycles and the occasional golf cart or horse-drawn carriage.
10 places in the U.S. where bikes and boats rule

11

Dec

20 photos of gorgeous cabin escapes
These man-made hideaways add to the landscape instead of detracting from it, making them the perfect places to get away for a while.

26

Jul

It comes down to this: Some of us just aren’t into camping, but still love the great outdoors. America’s national parks are some of the most beloved parts of the United States’ history and culture, and the good news is that they all have hotel-style accommodations near — or sometimes in them.Cool accommodations at national parks

It comes down to this: Some of us just aren’t into camping, but still love the great outdoors. America’s national parks are some of the most beloved parts of the United States’ history and culture, and the good news is that they all have hotel-style accommodations near — or sometimes in them.
Cool accommodations at national parks

19

Jun

Find the cleanest, safest beaches with updated Swim Guide appThe free app covers 5,000 beaches across North America.

Find the cleanest, safest beaches with updated Swim Guide app
The free app covers 5,000 beaches across North America.

29

Apr

8 great vacations based on books

24

Mar

Going on a trip? Your concern for the planet doesn’t have to take a vacation when you do.

Going on a trip? Your concern for the planet doesn’t have to take a vacation when you do.

22

Mar

If you want a bicycle to be a part of your next vacation, these pedal-friendly cities should be near the top of your list.
10 bike-friendly cities around the globe

If you want a bicycle to be a part of your next vacation, these pedal-friendly cities should be near the top of your list.

10 bike-friendly cities around the globe

03

Feb

One of the most popular wellness practices in North America has its roots in Northern Europe. Saunas, those sweat-inducing rooms found in hotels and health clubs around the world, were invented in Finland. Some Finns still use the historic method of heating rocks with a wood fire in an enclosed room for several hours before letting out the smoke and entering the room. Many locals also use vasta, a bundle of birch leaves and twigs that are gently slapped against the skin. Even without these traditional extras, the detoxification benefits of saunas are well documented.7 destinations for a wellness getaway

One of the most popular wellness practices in North America has its roots in Northern Europe. Saunas, those sweat-inducing rooms found in hotels and health clubs around the world, were invented in Finland. Some Finns still use the historic method of heating rocks with a wood fire in an enclosed room for several hours before letting out the smoke and entering the room. Many locals also use vasta, a bundle of birch leaves and twigs that are gently slapped against the skin. Even without these traditional extras, the detoxification benefits of saunas are well documented.
7 destinations for a wellness getaway

23

Aug

Enter now!

17

Jul

Forget Disneyland, we’re going back to YellowstoneSurvey reveals that 75% of Americans would prefer to vacation at a national park instead of a trendy tourist spot.

Forget Disneyland, we’re going back to Yellowstone
Survey reveals that 75% of Americans would prefer to vacation at a national park instead of a trendy tourist spot.