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The rugged outdoorsperson can always use a little pampering to take his or her hunting trip to the next level. Here are eight places that require both guns and bath salts. Read more

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Students backpacking in Utah

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Both students and teacher learned valuable lessons during a backcountry adventure through Utah. Read more

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Getting sun soaked on a cool river — with beer in tow — has become a rite of passage for any Texan. These are the perfect places to cut your teeth on the tubing life. Read more

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The richness of Texas’ European influence is confirmed by the state’s long list of towns named for European cities. There are tiny towns like Edinburgh, Moscow and Newcastle. There are close-to-home towns like Athens and Dublin. And there are eve... Read more

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It’s always appropriate to admire the postcards that occupy your refrigerator door, but you should also take the time to enjoy these beautiful locales in person. The following quaint settlements offer a storybook ambiance characterized by a uniqu... Read more

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Clifton Drive Time: 1 hour, 28 minutes Midway to Austin is The Cell Block in Clifton’s historic and artsy downtown district. Stay the night in this jail cell built in the days of Bonnie and Clyde, but escape during the day to explore the sh... Read more

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Everyone has their own idea of a romantic getaway, but when you head north to Canada, things tend to get a little wild. You may find yourself in a hotel carved from ice or in the middle of a roadless wilderness in Northwest Territories or even si... Read more

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For most, the first signs of winter’s arrival lightly frosting our windowpanes and chilling our cheeks have us fine-tuning the thermostat and scouring the closet for warmer clothes. By the time we’re just a few days into December, our minds are a... Read more

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Despite cool weather and runny noses, the winter makes a habit of blowing in a host of holiday festivals. While cozying up by the fire or taking part in local happenings is never a bad idea, there are some festivities throughout the Lone Star Sta... Read more

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Over the years, the craft distillation movement has produced hundreds of new distilleries across the country and delivered a fair amount of small brands to compete with the bigger, more established names on the market. These craft distillers are ... Read more

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No two bucket lists are the same. Many people fill their bucket with physical achievements like marathons and mountains, while others check off landmarks like Mount Rushmore and the Hoover Dam. There’s whale-watching and bird-spotting. There’s le... Read more

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Geothermally heated groundwater circulating deep beneath the earth occasionally makes its way up to form small pools of varying temperatures on the surface. The best of these hot springs are scattered around the world from the Cascate del Mulino ... Read more

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With more than 360 miles of coastline, the state of Texas has its own heavy-hitting seaside offerings with uninterrupted sandy beaches, stunning waters, great swimming, snorkeling, fishing, kiteboarding and bird-watching to occupy the long hours ... Read more

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In northern Italy’s Lombardy region, where the Alps begin their sharp ascent toward Switzerland, rests an assemblage of bright blue glacial lakes. This landscape of breathtaking waters tucked beneath jagged limestone peaks is known as the Italian... Read more

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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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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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