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How Presidential Libraries Provide Historical Perspective
CBS News / USA

How Presidential Libraries Provide Historical Perspective

There are only 13 of them in the United States, and one is being planned. They are the U.S. presidential libraries, built for and named after 13 U.S. presidents, ranging… Read More…

Los Angles Destination Photos: Downtown LA
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Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: What are the Most Popular Destinations in America?

It won’t come as much of a surprise if I tell you that Americans’ favorite foreign countries to visit are France, Spain, and Italy. But what about foreign travelers—where are… Read More…

Towns Across America Where You Can Celebrate the Holidays
CBS News / Christmas / USA

Towns Across America Where You Can Celebrate the Holidays

Christmas villages, sleigh rides, caroling, parades, and lights. Yes, there’s even a special Polar Express train. It’s all part of how many towns across America celebrate the holidays. Watch Peter… Read More…

Discovering Snow Sports in Mammoth, California
California / Family/Kids Travel / Winter Sports

Discovering Snow Sports in Mammoth, California

Southern California is well-known for its beaches, but what about its mountains? Contributing writer Margot Black visited Mammoth Mountain in SoCal with her family—and learned to ski for the first time…. Read More…

Travel Tip: The Most Fun Cities in the U.S.
Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: The Most Fun Cities in the U.S.

What’s the most fun city in the U.S.? The personal finance website WalletHub investigated and compared the 150 largest cities in America across 51 key subjects ranging from number of… Read More…

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Travel Tips / USA / Winter Sports

Travel Tip: Alternative Ski Destinations Around the Country

Are you getting ready for ski season? Do you want to avoid the crowds? Consider some ski mountains you’ve never heard of. How about Schweitzer, Idaho? It may not be… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Setting the Mood for Autumn
Fall / Halloween / Luxe Lavs / USA

Luxe Lavs: Setting the Mood for Autumn

Each autumn, travelers around the country journey to see the leaves changing color and to get into the spirit of the season. This month, Luxe Lavs contributors Angela Fairhurst and… Read More…

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Travel Safety / Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: Countries Release Travel Advisories for the U.S.

For nearly 30 years, U.S. travelers know all about State Department travel advisories, warnings, and even travel bans. But in recent years a number of foreign countries are now returning… Read More…

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Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: What are the Happiest States in the Country?

You probably have a list of places you love to visit, or destinations that make you happy. Now there’s a list of of the happiest states, thanks to the research… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: The Jaipur Literature Festival in Boulder, CO
USA / Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: The Jaipur Literature Festival in Boulder, CO

If you’re spending time in Boulder, Colorado this weekend, you might want to check out the Jaipur Literature Festival, which takes place from September 23-25. This festival focuses on the… Read More…

Animals, Airboats & Sundaes: Family-Friendly Adventures in Miami
Family/Kids Travel / South

Animals, Airboats & Sundaes: Family-Friendly Adventures in Miami

While Miami may not be the first U.S. city that comes to mind when you think of family-friendly activities, it has many hotels, museums, activities, and ice cream parlors suitable… Read More…

Family-Friendly Activities in the Florida Keys
Eco Travel / Family/Kids Travel / South

Family-Friendly Activities in the Florida Keys

Thinking of visiting the Florida Keys? Contributing writer Margot Black planned a road trip with her family, and discovered some family-friendly activities and hotels along the way.  I had not… Read More…

Family-Friendly Activities on California’s Islands
California / Family/Kids Travel

Family-Friendly Activities on California’s Islands

Looking for some family-friendly activities in California? Contributing writer Margot Black visited California’s islands with her family—and discovered kayaking spots, ferries and ferris wheels in Orange County, outdoor activities, and… Read More…

Harry Potter & Hemingway: A Family Literary Road Trip in Florida
Car Travel / Family/Kids Travel / South

Harry Potter & Hemingway: A Family Literary Road Trip in Florida

Reading books as a family is one thing, but what about creating a literary-inspired road trip? Contributing writer Margot Black decided to reward her son’s extracurricular reading by creating a… Read More…

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
Trains / Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: Can’t-Miss Train Rides You Can Take Around the Country

If you’re like me, you’re a train fan and love traveling by rail. This summer–and in many cases throughout the year—there are some great train excursions you can take in… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: Reliving Aviation History in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Airlines & Airports / Midwest / The Travel Detective® Blog

Travel Detective Blog: Reliving Aviation History in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

It happens every July in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. For one week, the small Wittman Regional Airport is transformed into one of the busiest airports in the U.S., and the control tower… Read More…

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National Parks / Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: Celebrating 100 Years of National Parks

As we celebrate the 100th birthday of America’s national parks, it’s estimated that a record number of visitors will travel to one or more national parks this summer. The numbers… Read More…

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Museums / Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: There’s a Hall of Fame for Everything

Perhaps you’ve visited the National Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, or the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Those are two of the better-known halls of… Read More…

Hotel With A Past: French Lick Resort
Hotels & Accommodations / Hotels With A Past / Midwest

Hotel With A Past: French Lick Resort

Most people have never heard of French Lick. It’s a small town of 1,800 that some would say is in the middle of nowhere. But it’s located in southern Indiana…. Read More…