Destinations

Checked the gas prices? Sorted out the car rental? Loaded your playlists? It’s time to go on an extended road trip across the spectacular and diverse landscapes of Washington State. From the winding, forested roads of the coast to the well-built engineering marvels of the Cascade Mountains to the dry, ruler-straight thoroughfares of the eastern
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Washington, DC, attracts travelers of all sorts, from nature lovers and history buffs to city slickers and trendsetters. A typical weekend in the district could include jogging along the Georgetown waterfront, indulging in a bottomless brunch on U Street or getting lost in one of the many free museums on the National Mall.  Here are the top things
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In a city where a wheel-and-spoke pattern overlays the street grid, it can be overwhelming to figure out how to get around Washington, DC. But the truth is that navigating the US capital isn’t that tricky with a bit of advanced planning. Washington, DC, has some walkable neighborhoods, but using a mix of taxis, bicycles and
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A striking tableau of ancient, undulating mountains topped with dollops of wispy clouds, Shenandoah National Park is a dreamscape for those who love sweeping Appalachian views and pristine, thriving forests. This park clocks in at 200,000 acres with over 500 miles of trail, offering plenty of room to spread out and enjoy any type of
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One of the oldest and largest cities in Mexico, Guadalajara is a dynamic metropolis made up of dozens of neighborhoods, each with their own vibe and appeal, and all connected by a robust public transportation system. Most neighborhoods are centered around a bustling church plaza, ringed with colonial-era buildings, yet with modern skyscrapers almost always
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Named for the French mainland’s hexagonal shape, l’Hexagone contains an astonishing diversity of natural and urban landscapes packed with exhilarating activities. Glittering monuments, medieval villages, rolling vineyards, soaring peaks, pounding surf… France has it all, and so much more it’s hard to know where to start. Find out how to get the most out of your visit with
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Scotland’s turbulent history of battles in the glens has bequeathed the country a magnificent selection of castles, with the added bonus of its rugged landscape. Whether you roam the fortresses overlooking Edinburgh and Stirling or seek out a romantic ruin amid the vast lochs and brooding mountains of the Scottish Highlands, inspiring historical adventures await.  Get
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Mesmerizing waterfalls, active volcanoes, stunning coasts: Australia and New Zealand are an adventurer’s playground.  Lonely Planet’s new book, Epic Hikes of Australia and New Zealand, celebrates the region as one of the world’s best hiking destinations. The new guidebook features the vast variety of terrain, climate and landscape that can be found in both countries. Here are
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The Gaelic term for whisky − uisge beatha, or “water of life” − illustrates how intrinsically linked the drink is to Scottish culture. Scotland’s whisky is a unique fusion of geography and history developed over time, in conditions that mean no other whiskies can compete in terms of pedigree, character and diversity of spirits produced.
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