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There's No Better Education than the Post-Graduation Road Trip
Throw away those beer cans and put down your textbooks. It’s time to learn a lesson from the open road.
The Ultimate 24/7 Escape Is on Wheels
Campers, teardrop trailers, and (gasp!) even motorhomes are having a bit of a moment right now as wannabe wanderers across the country pack up and hit the road.
Blue Crush: The Best Surf Camps for Women
Women who want to learn how to surf are often dismissed by instructors. Not so at these surf-centric escapes.
Presenting the Most Incredible Destination You've Never Heard Of
Mountain gorillas, Pygmy guides, and idyllic lakes are hidden in southwest Uganda. And almost no one is going!
Campers are Great, But (Gasp!) You Really Should Rent an RV
We tackled these easy-to-make newbie flubs so you don’t have to
Ales and Trails: Perfect Together
This brew lovers’ dream camping trip lets you sip high-quality suds deep in the California wilderness
7 New Ways to Disconnect, Escape the Crowds, and Embrace Summer
Can’t fit two to five months into your schedule to hike the PCT? No worries. These monthlong thru-hikes are just as good.
Visit Now! This Gorgeous Island Is About to Close.
Lanai is one of Hawaii’s least visited gems, and it’s closing down (mostly) till next year. But you can still visit. Here’s how.
6 Ski Resorts Even Better in Summer
Before you bemoan the melting mountain snow, know that many ski resorts are just as good in the heat as they are in the cold
Float Freely (and with a Great View)
Hold the chlorine and take a dip with a view (sans children doing cannonballs)
Vote for America’s Best Town
One of these 64 towns can be called the “Best Town Ever.” Crowning the winner will be up to you.
How a $5 Fee Can Transform a National Park
Increasing fees isn't always a straightforward process, but the benefits make it a worthwhile effort
The SUP Vacations You Should Be Booking
Endurance athletes, thrill seekers, and the yoga set have all fallen for stand-up paddleboarding. Find your perfect match.
Have 24 Hours? You Can Visit Any of these National Parks.
We've cut the fat (and circumnavigated the crowds) so you can enjoy any of these thrilling parks in just one day
These 5 Trips Will Make You Happier Than Any Purchase
Use your money correctly and it can buy you happiness. Here’s how.
Help Us Pick the Best Town Ever: Wild-Card Round!
Think you live in the best town in America? Prove it by entering your town in our Best Towns tournament. All you need is an Instagram account.