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Wild ponies grazing on Assateague Island.

Wild Ponies and Windswept Beaches: Camping on Assateague Island

With its wild ponies and wind-swept beaches, Assateague Island is a rewarding place to pitch your tent.
Waterfall Resort on Prince of Wales Island is a top fishing resort in Alaska. Photo by Janna Graber

Searching for Salmon near Prince of Wales Island

When a fishing novice heads to Waterfall Resort, one of Alaska’s premier fishing resorts, the result is a bit comical, but an experience to remember
Horses wait for their riders at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch in Arkansas. Photo by Horseshoe Canyon Ranch

7 Best Dude Ranch Vacations

Dude ranches provide an unforgettable family vacation, but each has their own style and offerings. Here are some of the best dude ranches in America.
Evening light fades in the Queen Charlotte Islands. Flickr/Dale Simonson

Land of Giants: Canada’s Queen Charlotte Islands

Kayaks and canoes provide the only access to many parts of Canada's remote Queen Charlotte Islands in British Columbia. From ancient forests to hidden bays, exploring the Queen Charlotte Islands is an unforgettable experience.
Texas Bluebonnet Tour

Springtime in Texas: Bluebonnet Tour

Texans are crazy for bluebonnets. The Bluebonnet Festival and "Wildflower Watch" pay homage to this love affair.
A surface lava pool attracts visitors at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Flickr/Thomas Tunsch

Edge of the Abyss: Hawaii’s Drive-In Volcano

Madame Pele, the Hawaiian volcano goddess, attracts thousands of visitors daily to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Here's what to see and do in this popular national park in Hawaii.
Solo travel at a dude ranch in Colorado

Heels Down, Eyes Up in Colorado: Solo Travel in the American...

An English woman learns the ways of the west at a Colorado dude ranch.
Giant manta rays in Hawaii. Photo by John Haut, Kona Divers

Must-See Sea Life: 7 Places to Experience Sea Life Up Close

Forget the aquarium. When it comes to exploring the ocean’s splendor, there’s nothing like the real deal.
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.
Horseshoe Bend in the Grand Canyon

9 Reasons to Visit the United States This Year

From its natural wonders to its unique and sometimes surprising culture, here are nine reasons to visit and start exploring the United States.
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.

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