Destinations

Travel destinations are the stuff of daydreams and memories. Discover the many options available such as adventure travel, city guides and family vacations.

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There are 20 different types of "national parks" that fall under the protection of the National Park Service, including national monuments and actual parks. But what makes them different?

By Sharise Cunningham

Here's an Australian town where you can eat, sleep and play, all below the surface. Not surprisingly, it's starred in many movies too.

By Caroline Eubanks

It's only 180 square miles, but it packs a lot of personality. In fact Andorra is the only country in the world that's ruled by co-princes from different countries.

By Valerie Stimac

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What's nauseating and inedible to one man is ambrosia to another. The cultural differences people have around food are the reason for Sweden's Disgusting Food Museum.

By Stephanie Vermillion

Serious chocoholics can't get enough of their favorite treat and are always looking for ways to get more of it. These chocolate-themed attractions should help satisfy their sweet teeth.

By Caroline Eubanks

The Happiness Museum in Copenhagen explores happiness across the globe, including how it varies across regions, and why some countries, such as Denmark, are happier than others.

By Stephanie Vermillion

President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act into law in 1968 to protect U.S. rivers for future generations. Here are seven fabulous rivers you should check out.

By Katie Carman

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Death Valley hit 130 degrees Fahrenheit again Sunday July 11, 2021. That is only the fifth time in recorded history temperatures have reached 130 degrees on Earth. Why is it so hot here and how can anything survive in such brutal conditions?

By Stephanie Vermillion

Itching for a road trip that is as exhilarating as it is memorable? Check out one of these five drives that you surely won't forget.

By Cherise Threewitt

Some folks love stargazing so much, they're willing to build their lives around it. Welcome to Deerlick Astronomy Village, where you can live the astronomical life full-time — or just visit for a dark sky party.

By Nathan Chandler

The taiga biome stretches from Alaska to Mongolia, and it's super-cold. You can totally live here, though not too many people do.

By Stephanie Vermillion

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Lake Baikal is a massive, ancient lake in the mountainous Russian region of Siberia. It's home to nearly 4,000 different species, earning it the nickname the 'Galapagos of Russia.'

By Stephanie Vermillion

The mysterious and beautiful cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park lie at an altitude of 7,000 feet and are some of the oldest Native American archaeological sites in the United States.

By Nathan Chandler

A reclusive millionaire hid a treasure somewhere in the Rocky Mountains between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Canadian border in 2010. Some lucky hunter finally found it.

By Cherise Threewitt

The Serengeti in Africa is famous for being home to the "big five" and the annual migration of more than 1.5 million wildebeest. We'll tell you what else makes this place so special.

By Stephanie Vermillion

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It sometimes seems that, with Google maps and GPS and every-step-you-take tracking, there couldn't possibly be an unturned stone anywhere on the planet, but that's far from true.

By Nathan Chandler

You probably know that the equator is the imaginary line that divides Earth into the Northern and Southern hemispheres. But do you know on which side of 0 degrees latitude these famous landmarks fall?

By Alia Hoyt

People around the globe are just beginning to discover the beautiful Faroe Islands. With little crime, lovely scenery and lots of puffins, here are 11 things to know about this unique destination.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

You might be stuck at home under quarantine, but that doesn't mean you can't get your cultural fix, virtually, anyway. Here are nine amazing choices.

By Carrie Dennis

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Who's gonna get you the best hotel deal or tell you not to take that cruise during an outbreak of the latest super bug? Your travel adviser, that's who.

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

The lynching memorial and its sister project, the Legacy Museum, in Montgomery, Alabama, cause Americans to reflect on a past they'd rather forget or know little about. We pay a visit.

By Kathryn Whitbourne

Although there are many contenders for this dubious honor, experts have one particular seat in mind.

By Nathan Chandler

Four measly seasons may not be enough. The Sámi people of Lapland say their region's eight seasons better express their lifestyle and the cycles of their land. So, what are these seasons?

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

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The Rose Parade is an iconic New Year's Day tradition for millions of spectators. And it's the floral-decorated floats that always wow the crowds.

By Wendy Bowman

These brilliant gypsum dunes are the largest in the world and near the site of the first atomic bomb detonation in 1945. They're also renowned for their Instagram-ready landscapes. Our writer went for a visit.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus