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Wild Dunes Resort The Grand Pavilion at twilight. Photo by

Lowcountry Family Fun: Wild Dunes Resort

Located an easy drive from Charleston Airport in South Carolina, there’s a popular family escape into Lowcountry and the Atlantic -- the Wild Dunes Resort.
towns with unusual names A welcome sign for Accident, Maryland. Photo by Garrett County Chamber of Commerce.

Quirkiest Town Names in America: Allgood to Zig Zag

The stories behind these unusual American town names are as intriguing and entertaining as the unique monikers themselves.
Colorado is a top ski destination for families.

Native Secrets: Inside Scoop on Skiing in Colorado

Want an affordable winter vacation that doesn't break the bank? Let a local show you the road less traveled. Here's the inside scoop on skiing in Colorado.
Dog sledding in Maine with Mahoosuc Guide Service Maine

Winter Wonder: Dog Sledding Adventure in Maine

An Australian traveler discovers the exhilaration of steering a team of huskies across a frozen lake in western Maine.
Kee Beach in Kauai. Flickr/Peter Burka

Swimming the Kalalau Trail in Kauai

The Kalalau Trail in Kauai is infamous for 11 miles of twisting track that crosses swollen streams and vertiginous cliffs -- but some swim the sea below.
Traveling Solo to Tanque Verde

Traveling Solo to Tanque Verde

I like to travel alone. So why does everyone look at me like I'm strange?
A view of Mirror Lake in Lake Placid, a community located in the Adirondacks of upstate New York .

Adirondack Adventure: What to See and Do in Lake Placid, NY

Lake Placid twice hosted the Olympics, and today this mountain town in the Adirondack Mountains of New York continues to draw visitors. Forbes Traveler named it one of America's prettiest towns, and it's easy to see why.
GM Headquarters complex in Detroit along the Detroit River.

Detroit’s Comeback Fever: Rebirth of an American City

Detroit is experiencing a rebirth. From thriving new businesses in bustling core neighborhoods to a renewed energy and pride, here's why you'll want to visit Detroit.
Where is the best place to see the Northern Lights?

Where is the Best Place to See the Northern Lights?

The Northern Lights have been fueling imaginations for millennia. Here are the best places in the world to see the incredible Northern Lights.
One of the options at TreeHouse Point. Photo by TreeHouse Point

10 Unusual Hotels in the USA: From Submarines to Treehouses

When it comes to finding a place to stay the night, you don’t have to settle for blasé hotel rooms. Here are 10 of the most unique hotels in America.
Quebec Winter Carnival

Video: Snow Fun at the Québec Winter Carnival

Instead of fighting the cold, Quebec embraces the chill at the world's most popular winter festival.
Powder in the glades. Photo by Dino Vournas Ski Santa Fe

Ski Santa Fe: Winter Adventure in “The City Different”

Ski Santa Fe offers great alpine skiing in a setting like no other -- Santa Fe, New Mexico. Here's what you should know about skiing in the City Different.
A creative drive and spirit is felt throughout Taos. Photo by Dorothy Maillet

Unexpected Hiking Adventures in New Mexico

Two hikers on the Devisadero Peak Trail near Taos find much more than wildflowers and panoramic views while hiking in New Mexico.
Old Exchange and Provost

Family Travel in Boston and Charleston: A Tale of Two Cities

Secret night meetings, underground railroads and painful battles that tore a young nation apart. For my kids, these stories were once relegated to the...

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