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5 Reasons Why Fall Is the Perfect Time for a Guys-Only Trip

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 1:16 PM

Now is the perfect time for a guys trip, and if you really need some reasons to take a few days off with your buds to have some fun, we've got five good reasons for you.

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  1. Motorcycles. There's just something about a road...
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Just in Time for Labor Day Weekend: Tips for BBQing on Vacation

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 12:47 PM

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Labor Day weekend is all about enjoying a three day weekend and barbecued food. You don't have to choose between getting away this Labor Day or staying home and having a cookout - just make sure there's a grill...

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Nine Incredible "Wizard of Oz" Themed Vacation Homes

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 8:06 AM

To celebrate the Wizard of Oz's 75th anniversary on August 25, we compiled a list of look-alike locations that bring the classic movie to life. From a condo that shimmers like the Emerald City to a castle that's the spitting image of the Wicked Witch home, there is something here...

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An Appalachian Trail Road Trip

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 5:12 PM

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Road trips are an American institution. Pile your friends and family into the car with a map and a playlist and set out on an adventure. A tour of the Smoky Mountains via the iconic Appalachian Trail provides sublime scenery and plenty of...

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6 Tips for Planning the Perfect Family Reunion

(1) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 1:36 AM

Family reunions have been gaining in popularity for the past several decades and show no sign of slowing. In fact, 63 percent of respondents have attended a family reunion, with 29 percent attending a reunion in the past two years, according to a recent survey by the global independent research...

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Top 5 Alternatives to San Diego Comic-Con

(1) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 11:38 AM

While 130,000 geeks head to the San Diego Comic-Con in July, you can check out a more affordable and low-key alternative in your own backyard. Comic-Con events are happening throughout the country all year long! Over the next four months, you have five especially fantastic big-city Comic-Con events to choose...

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Four Family Reunion Themes to Make Time with Your Relatives a Pleasure

(0) Comments | Posted July 3, 2014 | 5:24 PM

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For families spread out across the country who aren't able to get together under one roof very often, reunions are well worth the effort they take to organize. It may seem like a daunting task at the offset, but the memories you'll create...

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Have You Stayed in One of These?

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2014 | 2:51 AM

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A castle? A Star Wars-themed house? A barn? There is nothing cookie-cutter about your vacation when you stay in a converted airplane, on a houseboat, or in a wine...

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Top 10 US Destinations for Spectacular Spring Blooms

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 2:40 PM

Nothing says "springtime" quite like flowers and now is the peak time to see them at the following gardens, parks and reserves across the U.S. Our spring flowers infographic will give you a preview of each destination's botanic specialty.

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Peak Season:...

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Worth Every Calorie: Award-Winning B&B Breakfasts

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2014 | 5:23 PM

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Get a hot cup of coffee and drool along with us at these Sweet 16 amazing breakfasts. Bed & Breakfast owners and chefs share the recipes that earned them a place as finalists in the annual contest that celebrates...

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Five Things to Know About the Kentucky Derby Experience

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2014 | 1:35 PM

On May 3, thoroughbred racing insiders, fans, experience seekers and celebs will flock to the most popular horse race in the U.S. Even if you know nothing about horse racing, it's well worth it to visit Louisville, Kentucky to take part in this longstanding American tradition. Here are five tidbits...

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5 Things to Eat During SXSW

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 6:27 PM

If you're one of the tens of thousands flocking to Austin, TX for South by Southwest (SXSW) music and interactive festival March 7-16, you have likely started researching the city's hottest venues and planning which parties you'll attend. Aside from being the "Live Music Capital of the World," Austin is...

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10 Incredible Million Dollar Ski Houses

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 1:56 PM

The best ski homes don't just sit near the best slopes, they ooze luxury and tempt you to never leave. With style, comfort and amazing views, these 10 ski homes let you live like a local -- a very wealthy local -- in the best ski resorts in the world.

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The Best B&Bs in America

(1) Comments | Posted January 9, 2014 | 2:08 PM

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With one-of-a-kind amenities and delicious home cooked meals, bed and breakfasts deliver experiences that leave guests raving. The inns on this list are as varied as their destinations and include an alpine lodge, historic city mansion, charming small-town estates and...

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Five Things to Love About Estes Park, CO

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 12:04 PM

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We've had a wild weather year in Colorado, and Estes Park was hard hit in September by flooding that damaged buildings and local businesses, and made the two main highways from Denver and the Front Range impassible. Happily, the town got...

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5 Places Not to be Missed in a Lifetime

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2013 | 5:07 PM

As a travel writer since 1997, I have visited 100 countries, and I make 20 to 30 trips a year. I am always being asked where in the world I'd most like to go. In this post, I'm going to reveal the five destinations I'd love to visit, or re-visit,...

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Where to Go in Brazil for the World Cup [Infographic]

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2013 | 1:33 PM

Sure everyone's excited about the World Cup in 2014, but here in Australia, we're bloody excited. We're so bloody excited, we created this infographic and info page to show where all the action will be in Brazil next summer, who will be involved, and all the insider tips...

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Top 5 Haunted Hayrides

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2013 | 8:20 AM

There's nothing like a good old-fashioned hayride to get you into the Halloween spirit. Here are some of the best across the country:

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Star Bridget Marquardt poses with a scary clown at the premier of the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride.

1. Headless...

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Ski Season Outlook

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 7:10 PM

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Hello, Winter!
Just a few weeks ago, I was saying goodbye to summer from my kayak on Dillon Reservoir near Keystone while enjoying the display of the changing leaves and cooler air. Suddenly the wind picked up, the sky...

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Fall Road Trips [INFOGRAPHIC]

(6) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 8:50 AM

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Even in the digital age, road trips remain a classic American pastime. In 2013, 50 percent of Americans said they planned to take a road trip, which is 14 percent more than the previous year. Why are road trips...

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