Jacob Baynham

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Best Towns 2013: Spokane, Washington

Seattleites may call it Spokompton for its perceived crime, but Spokane is about as dangerous as Bend and safer than Colorado Springs.

Best Towns 2013: Oklahoma City

Six years ago Oklahoma City, a longtime oil-and-gas hub, was dubbed one of the fattest in the country. It's come a long way since then.

The 5 Best Lake Getaways

With sites like VRBO.com, it’s easier than ever to rent a sweet place on a spectacular body of water. These five classic lakes offer the perfect blend of...

Opposites Attract in New Zealand

Our summer is the perfect time to migrate south to new zealand, where July means trekking-perfect temperatures and no crowds

Bhutan Base Camp

Get way out there at the new luxury hotel Uma Punakha, in the foothills of Bhutan's Himalayas

The Land the War Ate: Tourism in Afghanistan

Once a layover for hippies on the overland trail to India, Afghanistan is now so dangerous even its Lonely Planet author won’t go back. Can a tourism industry rise from the rubble?

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