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Iconic long-distance hikes like the Appalachian Trail to the east and the Pacific Crest Trail to the west have always evoked a sense of adventure in those who favor the thrill of a never-ending footpath. The Appalachian Trail, covering more than ... Read more

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While most vacations aim to provide a relaxing getaway full of beautiful sites, mouthwatering meals and adventures that temporarily suspend reality, we more often than not arrive home afterward feeling drained and ill-prepared to resume life’s bu... Read more

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From the natural beauty of mountain towns like Stowe, Vermont, and North Conway, New Hampshire, to the serene white sand beaches of Cape Cod and Connecticut’s Hammonasset Beach, New England’s list of reasons for visiting runs deep. There is adven... Read more

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Fredericksburg Herb Farm Fredericksburg, Texas Vibe: Organic Spa & Garden Hideaway Wander through gardens of lavender, rosemary, and basil. Bliss out with a thyme massage and cherry facial. Wake up to an almond waffle with whipped cream ... Read more

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Editor’s Note: On Sept. 1, Kyle Whitecotton submitted the story below on Key West, detailing how its beauty and charm contribute to its immense appeal as a travel destination. On Sept. 10, the eye of Hurricane Irma hit the Florida Keys, leaving i... Read more

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To many, far West Texas is little more than a sprawling desert scattered with ghost towns and tumbleweeds. It’s a harsh landscape where populated settlements are small and infrequent. But there, beneath a sky that still boasts a trillion stars ea... Read more

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Fixed between the Rocky Mountains to the west and the Appalachians to the east, Arkansas’ Ozark Mountain region is an often-overlooked part of the country where natural beauty, outdoor adventure and quaint mountain towns quenched in Southern char... Read more

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In the geographical and historic heartland of Mexico lies San Miguel de Allende, a magical landscape with a local scene full of year-round festivals, fireworks and parades. This enchanting world consists of magnificent 17th-century mansions, pict... Read more

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Imagine waking up to the sun peeking through your luxury stateroom window as it rises over the Mediterranean. Maybe you roll out of bed and head straight to the gym for a quick workout, or instead you stroll through the elegant interior of the di... Read more

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There are two kinds of tourists: those who go to Cabo San Lucas and those who go to Todos Santos, Mexico. The Cabo tourists favor the beaten path, while those who venture to Todos Santos get off the grid. The Cabo tourists don’t mind cruise ships... Read more

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There’s something captivating in the rhythmic casting of a fly line over crystal-clear water and something intimidating in the complexities of a well-organized box of flies. For some, to watch a river flow is to read the riffles and the seams whe... Read more

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Like rivers, wind and the setting sun, roads are ripe with metaphor. They help us understand the twists and turns of life’s long journey and teach us to appreciate all those unexpected detours. But nowhere does the road-as-life metaphor offer mor... Read more

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Twice a year, in the spring and fall, tens of thousands embark on Round Top (population 90) and surrounding “Roundtopolis” towns from Carmine to LaGrange for the Round Top Antiques Fair – an event that’s unmatched worldwide. Shoppers, dealers, d... Read more

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  When it came to travel, few could match Ernest Hemingway’s voracious hunger for adventure. As a result, the man is forever associated with a handful of places around the world including Paris, Africa, Key West and Cuba. But it was Spain that w... Read more

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More than 150 miles north of the Arctic Circle, on the road to the Arctic Sea and surrounded by a dense forest that gives way to the vast subarctic wilderness of Urho Kekkonen National Park, 20 glass igloos pepper the landscape. These futuristic ... Read more

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Beginning in October of 1883, the Express d’Orient, as it was originally known, made its first journey from Paris to Istanbul. Throughout the 20th century, the Orient Express gained popularity, upgraded its luxurious carriages, joined forces with... Read more

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So, you consider yourself a skier. You’ve blazed a trail through the Rockies, planted turns in the High Sierra, and even ventured north to the snowy slopes of Alaska. But you’ve yet to experience the rustic New England charm and natural beauty of... Read more

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Washington State is divided into 13 official American Viticultural Areas with more than 900 winemakers creating more 90+ vintages than anywhere in the country. As the country’s second largest wine producer, specializing primarily in premium wines... Read more

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What was once an ancient sprawling desert populated by towering dunes of fine-grained sand is now, hundreds of thousands of years later, a stunning sandstone landscape long exposed to the persistent engines of erosion. Today, this otherworldly sl... Read more

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The true landscape and culture of the Old South resides in Charleston, South Carolina’s charming architecture and picturesque surroundings. The town’s historic district boasts more than 70 pre-Revolutionary buildings, 136 late 18th century struct... Read more

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