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National Hawaiian Humpback Whale Marine Sanctuary

Hawaii’s Best Small Towns Have the Big Cities Beat

We all know about Waikiki Beach and Honolulu, but the Hawaiian Islands are home to a vast number of immersive small towns very much worth exploring. Put these places on your radar.
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America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene

Situated on the eastern coast of Florida, St. Augustine is America's oldest European-settled city. Its age, though, has not held back its innovation. This city has a fresh and vibrant food and drink scene to juxtapose its history.
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There’s Never a Bad Time to Visit Whistler, the Four-Season Outdoor Playground

Whistler, British Columbia has a population of 12,000 but hosts 3.5 million visitors annually. The Canadian city has something to offer in every season. Hour guide to this dream destination.
Funner, California

Welcome to Funner, California (Yes, It’s a Real Place)

Located in San Diego County, Funner, California is a tourist destination that features a massive casino, as well as celebrity mayor, Rob Riggle. Riggle recently took over for David Hasselhoff and broadcasts his mayoral materials into every hotel room in town.
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12 Reasons South Dakota Deserves Your Attention

Ever thought about a trip to The Mount Rushmore State, South Dakota? If you haven't, it might be high time you do. Here are 12 of the best things to do in the state that you can plan a trip around.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

11 Under-the-Radar Cities in Canada Worth Exploring

Being one of the largest countries in the world, there's probably a lot of Canada that you've never heard about before. Here, we break down the 11 best underrated Canadian towns that you should make plans to visit.
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Fall Foliage Forecast: Where and When to See the Leaves Change in 2019

Higher temperatures around the Atlantic will translate to a later start to this year’s peak foliage. Much of the country will see the most dazzling colors in the first two weeks of October. But the change is mercilessly brief, so it pays to know precisely when and where the best foliage will appear.
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Escape to the Pacific Northwest at Hoh Rainforest Caravan Cabins

Until space travel is a thing, we’ll have to settle for escaping society in a treehouse or a cabin in the Alaskan wilderness. Few regions of the U.S. guarantee a proper, off-grid digital detox like the wilds of the Pacific Northwest. Enter: The Hoh Rainforest Caravan Cabins.
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The Quietest and Loneliest Roads in America

Hidden amid the four million miles of roads that criss-cross the country are some of the most amazing routes in the world. If you’re looking for stunning, Instagram-worthy scenery and as few other travelers as possible, these are some of the quietest, loneliest, most scenic roads in America.
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What Americans Need to Know Before Traveling to Cuba

Visiting Cuba can prove difficult for unprepared travelers, and President Trump hasn't made it any easier. Here are the most essential things every American needs to know before traveling to Cuba.
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You Need a Vacation: 5 Midwestern Camp-Style Lodges Where You Can Unplug

You need a vacation. Believe it or not, rustic woodland getaways still exist. We've pulled together a shortlist of the finest camp-style resorts and lodges located within some of the country's most beautiful, largely overlooked natural settings.
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The Best Things to Do in Tokyo if You’re Traveling Solo

Tokyo is one of the coolest places to visit alone. This weekend guide lists the best things to do in Tokyo if you're traveling solo.
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4 Reasons Why You Should Visit Bowling Green, Kentucky

Here are a few activities, eateries, drinkeries (not a word but just go with it), and spots you've just gotta see if you're in Bowling Green. Not heading to Bowling Green any time soon? Here are four reasons why you should.
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Why Vancouver and Tofino Should Be Your Introduction to Exploring British Columbia

For an easy introduction to Canada's British Columbia, consider starting in the major city of Vancouver and heading over to the tiny, yet wildly impressive surf town of Tofino.
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The View of an American Road Trip from the Back of a Motorcycle

One day while heading to my favorite peak, an idea formed: "What if I could tour the Rocky Mountains of the West on the motorcycle of my dreams?"One day while heading to my favorite peak, an idea formed: "What if I could tour the Rocky Mountains of the West on the motorcycle of my dreams?"
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North Carolina Road Trip Itinerary: What to Eat, Drink, and Do in the Tar Heel State

The best way to see what the North Carolina's mountains offer is by experiencing them through scenic drives and stops in the cities that offer quaint places to stay, incredible restaurants, and lots of activities to fill your time.
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Newfoundland Road Trip Itinerary: Where to Visit, Eat, and Stay on the Canadian Island

One of Canada’s most remote provinces is also one of the most spectacular places to visit within the massive country. This Newfoundland road trip includes stops in Gander, Gross Morne National Park, Fogo Islands, and Change Islands.
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How to Spend 36 Hours in Buenos Aires, Argentina

The next time you find yourself in Buenos Aires and only have hours to spend, here’s a 36-hour, must-see-and-do guide to help inspire your travels.
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Why You Should Visit Yukon, Canada

The Yukon is one of those destinations we hear or read about, but it’s a place so remote that most of us can only imagine what really goes on there.
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Israel Travel Guide: What to Know, Where to Go, and How to Get There

Israel can feel daunting for American travelers who have no idea if it's safe, how to prepare, or whether it’s worth the visit. After a week in the country, we’re happy to report there’s never been a better time. If you’re considering a trip, here’s what you need to know.
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Why You Should Visit Argentina’s Salta Region

Salta City provides visitors the opportunity to experience both Quechan and Andean culture, in addition to trying regional foods like empanadas, which are said to be the best in the country. Outside of town, it continues to get better and better.
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10 Reasons to Visit Norway in 2019

The picturesque ruggedness of Norway is just part of the appeal of what may arguably be one of the most beautiful countries on the planet. Nature is magnified with awe-inspiring Northern Light displays set against a backdrop comprised of magnificent mountains, fjords, and coastline.
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The 5 Best Places to See the Northern Lights in 2022

If catching the Northern Lights is still at the top of your bucket list, then now's your chance to check out one of the five best places to see the northern lights in 2022.
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Why the Cayman Islands are the Ultimate Foodie Destination for 2022

The Cayman Islands may be a hidden gem of the culinary scene for now, but they won't be for long. Whether you’re looking for fresh-caught fish cooked, farm-to-table explorations, or a high-end meal, the food and drink scene of the Cayman Islands is ready to serve you.
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A Travel Guide to the Luxurious Side of Boston

Boston isn’t all about sports and beer. Beantown is also packed with nice hotels, swanky speakeasies, and extravagant cocktail bars that give Paris and New York City a run for their money. Next time you’re planning a luxury getaway, head to Boston. Here’s your full itinerary for the most luxurious trip.
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How to Eat and Drink Your Way Around Barbados Like a Local

The interwoven history of rum and religion in Barbados dates back since long before any local can remember. To understand the island’s past and present, you needn’t look further than its churches, rum shops, and sugar plantations. Here’s how to dive into five of its most iconic experiences.
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The 5 Most Scenic Amtrak Train Routes for Unparalleled Views of the United States

One of the great advantages of American rail travel is the opportunity to see the breathtaking beauty and sweep of the land as you pass through it. Buy yourself a ticket and park yourself in one of Amtrak’s observation cars for the most scenic views of the United States you’ve ever seen.
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A Comprehensive Guide to Amtrak’s Northeast Regional Train Stops

By far the busiest of Amtrak’s national trains are the ones that ply the New England to Mid-Atlantic stretch from Boston to Roanoke. Aside from the convenience for commuting, the Northeast Regional system is perfect for taking vacations and includes some of the best-appointed train stations in the U.S.
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The Best Places to Explore and Things to Do in Ecuador

There are a lot of beautiful places, great outdoor activities, and delicious (and adventurous) food to try in Ecuador. We've put together a quick introduction to the best of the best in Quito, Otavalo, and Baños de Agua Santa.
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Ecuador Travel Guide: What to Know Before You Go

If you're planning to visit Ecuador, this guide will help prepare you for the trip and avoid a few embarrassing moments. We've got tips for everything from navigating your way around the country to what kinds of food to expect.
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Traveling Alone Can Be an Unforgettable Adventure with Contiki

Contiki's curated Ecuador experience is not one you'll want to skip out on. From Quito to Guayaquil Contiki brings you the best that this South American country has to offer.
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What to Do in Mexico City: 33 Best Restaurants, Bars, Shops, and Destinations

Mexico City is a vibrant metropolis filled with some of the best museums, restaurants, bars, and hotels in the world. Here are all the things you need to do during your next visit.
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Why Fall is the Best Time to Visit Chattanooga Tennessee

Like rock climbing? How about beer? Fried chicken? Well, then it is time to visit Chattanooga— and there's no better time than fall. Here are the best things to see, eat, drink, and doo in Tennessee's fourth-largest city,
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A Visit to a Maasai Village in Africa (Photos)

The Maasai are a semi-nomadic people and, because of their proximity to some of Africa’s most visited game parks, they are also one of the most well-known. Unlike many other indigenous groups, the Maasai are known to welcome visitors to their villages to learn about their customs and way of life.
St. Croix

Dive In to the Best Beaches and Rum During Your St. Croix Vacation

If you’ve been considering a tropical vacation, now is a fantastic time to head to the Caribbean. With stunning beaches, impossibly friendly locals, and the world’s best rum practically flowing from the taps, St. Croix might be just what you’re looking for.
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10 Reasons Why Rhode Island Is the Unexpected Summer Destination You’re Missing Out On

New England winters can be merciless, and summers are brief. So, when the warm weather rolls in, locals know to make the most of it. Here’s how you too can explore The Ocean State with our top 10 things to do in Rhode Island.
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Jersey City Is the Under-the-Radar Gem You Should Know

Sometimes considered the sixth New York City borough, Jersey City is an often overlooked neighborhood that has lots of amazing restaurants, bars, and shopping. Here are the best things to do in Jersey City, New Jersey.
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Things to Do in Richmond: Where to Eat, Play, Drink, and Stay in Virginia’s Capital City

There are glimmers of renewal and rebirth in Richmond, Virginia. Boutique hotels, gallery spaces, and nouveau chefs are finding their groove in previously forgotten corners of the city. Here are our favorite places to eat, play, drink, and stay in Virginia’s capital.
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5 Must-try Experiences for First-time Visitors to Asia

If you’re looking for a “best of” primer on where to go and what to do in Asia, here are five bucket-list-worthy places to start.

The Original Jersey is 14 Miles from the Coast of France

The Bailiwick of Jersey in the Channel Islands is little known to Americans but is a beautiful bastion of serious seafood, enthralling hikes and cozy hotels
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The Best Things to Do in Toronto During a Long Weekend

These are the best things to do in Toronto, Canada's "Concrete Jungle." Be ready to eat and eat well during your long weekend in Toronto.
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There’s No Canada like French Canada: A Traveler’s Guide to Montreal                    

Montreal is a unique blend of Francophone culture in modern North American. Check out our traveler's guide to Montreal to make sure your stay is parfait.
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The Best of Providence: Big City Travel in the Country’s Smallest State

Great cocktail lounges, world-class beer bars, & a rich colonial history? Take in all this Rhode Island city offers with our guide to the best of Providence
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Nerd Out in Silicon Valley

Check out The Manual's quick guide to Silicon Valley Travel. We help you find the best places to eat, sleep and drink in this entrepreneur's paradise.
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Pub Crawl along the Pacific in Seaside, Oregon

Traveling along the Oregon coast, you'll hit plenty of sleepy beach towns. Seaside, Oregon stands out from the rest. Here's our pub crawl guide for Seaside.
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Off-Season Mountain Fun in Big Sky, Montana

If you're looking for a long weekend of mountain biking, golf, and good cocktails, Big Sky, Montana should be at the top of your list.
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The Other Brazil: São Paulo Travel

There's more than just Rio in Brazil. See where to go, eat, drink and shop in Brazil's largest city with the Manual's São Paulo Travel Guide.
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Travel Birmingham: A Guide to the South’s Rising Star

Navigate your way through the city's blooming culinary scene and revitalized historic district with our guide to travel Birmingham, Alabama.