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Motor Lodges Can Be Cute (We Promise)

Oyster | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Oyster

While motor lodges are almost always affordable, they're not always aesthetically pleasing. But with summer right around the corner, we were inspired to round up the five cutest motor lodges in the United States

10 Places You Wouldn't Have Gone 10 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 05.08.2015 | Travel

Of all the exciting developments that have occurred in the last decade, the new travel landscape is definitely high on the list. Certain countries hav...

The 10 'Hottest' Trips To Take In Summer 2015

Hopper.com | Posted 05.05.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

The parks are blooming, the sun is out and everybody's smiling: Summer is coming (okay, sort of). For many an American, that means vacation is just around the corner, and it's high time to go searching for flights across the country.

5 Spectacular National Park Road Trips You Need On Your Bucket List

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.22.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Nothing gets us more excited for summer than the prospect of an epic road trip: wind whipping through open car windows, highways flanked by stunning landscapes. Luckily, this is an easy reality in the U.S., thanks to an abundance of amazing national parks.

The Best Farmers' Markets In America

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.15.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

These markets are definitely worth the trip.

The Goonies Town Is Actually Really Charming

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 04.02.2015 | Travel

"Hey you guys!" The town from everyone's favorite '80s movie "The Goonies" is actually a real place. Not only that, but it's also quite charming. Much...

10 Hotel Water Parks Your Kids Will LOVE

Oyster | Posted 03.30.2015 | Travel
Oyster

We scoured the country for hotels that have on-site water parks that are fun for both little splashers and thrill-seeking teens. From Wisconsin to New York to Tennessee, there's a waterslide -- or surf simulator -- with your family's name on it.

The Seven Most Amazing, Surprisingly Affordable Beach Destinations

Oyster | Posted 03.10.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Unfortunately, a mid-winter or spring break getaway can get quite pricey, especially because so many travelers have just the same idea, thereby creating a price spike among hotels and flights. But, fortunately yet again, there are some beach locales that aren't inordinately expensive.

5 Dreamy U.S. Ski Resorts

PureWow | Posted 03.09.2015 | Travel
PureWow

Cold weather is infinitely better when spent in five-star comfort and, preferably, at a ski-out-your-front-door resort. Here are five luxe snowy locales to pin to your travel boards immediately.

10 College Towns To Visit If You're Not In College

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 12.13.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

You don't need to be a student to pay a visit to these college towns -- there's theater, great restaurants, hiking and microbrews to keep even non-undergrads happy.

10 Of America's Most Beautiful Lake Resorts

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 11.08.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Book a blowout at the resort salon before heading to an on-site cooking class or wine tasting, or just spend the evening watching the wildlife from your private porch.

The Unfriendliest Cities In The U.S.

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.05.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Originally posted on CNTraveler.com Our annual Readers' Choice Survey always yields fascinating insights into your travel experiences--including th...

The Friendliest Cities In The U.S.

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.05.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Originally posted on CNTraveler.com Our annual Readers' Choice Survey always yields fascinating insights into your travel experiences--including th...

Kid-Friendly Summer Vacations: Our Top Tropical Picks

Oyster | Posted 10.02.2014 | Travel
Oyster

What's the secret to a great family vacation? Finding a location that allows everyone to explore and have fun -- at their own pace. A spot where the kids (most likely bursting with energy) can have a blast while you enjoy a relaxing massage and a margarita... or several margaritas.

The Sexiest Adults-Only Pools in Florida's Kid-Friendly Hotels

Oyster | Posted 09.21.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Summertime is often when families choose to get away as a group for some family togetherness and sibling bonding. But that doesn't mean Mom and Dad (or any other couples along for the family reunion) shouldn't be allowed some alone time of their own, as well.

So Over the Beach? 10 Amazing Non-Beach Alternatives for a Summer Getaway

Oyster | Posted 09.21.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Don't get us wrong -- the beach will always hold a special place in our hearts. But when sandy toes and sunburn get to be too much, here are ten great alternatives to the typical beach getaway.

The 10 Best Small Cities In America

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.21.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

By David Jefferys, CNTraveler.com Instead of planning a trip to New York City or Los Angeles, explore some of America's quainter cities. These spots,...

10 National Parks to See Before You Die

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.16.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Our national parks are overwhelming in every way -- in number, in size, in their capacity to inspire wonder. And the question remains: Which one will you see next?

5 Free Things To Do In Des Moines, Iowa

AP | BARBARA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 09.16.2014 | Travel

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Nestled in the middle of Iowa, surrounded by miles of rolling hills green with corn and soybeans, is the capital city of Des...

Watch A Bunch Of People Not Know Where Iowa Is, In Real Time

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 07.18.2014 | Travel

We wonder what Miss Teen South Carolina would say about this. Real estate website Movoto asked 400 participants from outside the United States to ...

10 Iconic Things You Can Only Do in America

SmarterTravel | Posted 09.07.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Rediscover your patriotic streak this summer with an iconic American experience.

College Students Provide Update to Their "50 States in 50 Days" Travel Adventure

Diane Propsner | Posted 08.21.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

In mid-May I introduced, Madeline Carl and Meredith Jacob, the traveling filmmakers from Stephens College. On schedule (more or less) and already ha...

USA Photographer Of The Year Winners Show Off America's Many Beautiful Angles

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.19.2014 | Travel

Travel and photography are basically inseparable -- a great travel photo shows off its subject, sheds new light on it and makes viewers wish they coul...

6 Worst Travel Nightmares! (And How to Make Them Go Away)

Budget Travel | Posted 08.17.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

For a few unlucky travelers, vacation can feel a little like that bad dream where you're walking the halls of your old high school with no clothes on. Missed connection? Lost reservation? Credit card crying "Uncle!" halfway through your trip? Wake up to these common-sense fixes.

The Envelope, Please! Announcing The First Annual 'Blurbie' Awards for Truly Ridiculous PR

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.05.2014 | Media
Peter Mandel

As a travel writer whose inbox is always jam-packed with profound and deeply moving press releases, it started me thinking. Wasn't it high time that the finest of these works earned the recognition they deserve?