California

When it comes to recreational weed legalization and use, California hits the top our list. California was far ahead of the curve with its initial legalization of medical marijuana use back in 1996. Now, the Golden State continues to be a trendsetter as the largest cannabis market in the nation. In 2017, the state combined features of their medical regulation framework with a framework for legal adult use. Since then, the legal pot industry has flourished into a model for other states to follow, with hopes to introduce a plan for legal consumption sites and venues. By becoming the first state to factor in consumption sites, California would solve a problem that plagues virtually every 420 friendly state in the US: cannabis travelers are able to buy weed, but struggle to find a legal location to consume it.

When it comes to recreational weed legalization and use, California hits the top our list. California was far ahead of the curve with its initial legalization of medical marijuana use back in 1996. Now, the Golden State continues to be a trendsetter as the largest cannabis market in the nation. In 2017, the state combined features of their medical regulation framework with a framework for legal adult use. Since then, the legal pot industry has flourished into a model for other states to follow, with hopes to introduce a plan for legal consumption sites and venues. By becoming the first state to factor in consumption sites, California would solve a problem that plagues virtually every 420 friendly state in the US: cannabis travelers are able to buy weed, but struggle to find a legal location to consume it.

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  • 2022 Holiday Shopping Guide to Los Altos

    Shop locally this holiday season with our 2022 guide to the best holiday shopping in downtown Los Altos, California.
  • Silicon Valley Taco Trail

    Northern Cali does tacos right. Explore Los Altos and greater Silicon Valley with the taco trail.
  • Tech History Trail

    Ever wonder where Jobs and Wozniak built the first Apple computer or Sergei Brin and Larry Page wrote the first lines of code that would become Google? On this Tech History Trail, you'll follow the paths of some of the most iconic tech companies, from their garage startup roots to the utopian mega-campuses they are today.
  • San Diego!

    West Coast is the best coast, these are some awesome spots you can't miss when you're in San Diego #hometownguides
  • Bay Area Day Trip - Sacramento

    The city capital and only 2 hours away from San Francisco, "the city's history is readily on display at places like Old Sacramento, near the waterfront. This historic district dates back to the mid-1800s and the California Gold Rush."
  • Gilroy Wineries

    Gilroy has over 15 unique wineries, from historical vineyards to brand-new boutique wineries. As part of the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail, there are also many more wineries to explore near Gilroy. Plan a weekend getaway now to go wine-tasting! visitgilroy.com/wineries/
  • Gilroy Garlic Gifts & Goodies 🧄

    Get great garlic 🧄 gifts and goodies and take home some garlic souvenirs! visitgilroy.com/roadtogarlic/
  • Family Fun in Gilroy

    Gilroy is the perfect place for family fun--from a family theme park and a produce stand-turned resort to a historical aviation collection and tons of outlet shopping. visitgilroy.com/gilroy-gardens/ visitgilroy.com/other-attractions/ visitgilroy.com/shopping/
  • Savvy Shopping in Gilroy

    Shoppers from around the world come to shop at the Gilroy Premium Outlets visitgilroy.com/shopping
  • Gilroy Taco Trail 🌮

    Looking for authentic Mexican food at affordable prices? Follow the Gilroy Taco Trail! You’ll find delicious tacos, burritos, enchiladas, tamales and more at casual taquerias and sit-down restaurants throughout Gilroy. visitgilroy.com/tacotrail/
  • Gilroy’s Road to Garlic-Garlic Dining 🧄

    Follow your nose to delicious garlic 🧄 dishes at some of our favorite Gilroy restaurants! visitgilroy.com/garlic-restaurants/
  • Gilroy Garlic Ice Cream 🧄 🍨 🍦

    Try the ice cream Gilroy is famous for—garlic ice cream! Try soft-serve, mixed in, hard ice cream, and even your choice of vanilla or chocolate at some locations. 🧄 🍨 🍦 visitgilroy.com/roadtogarlic/
  • Fresh Gilroy Garlic 🧄 & Garlic Products

    Pick up some fresh, local Gilroy garlic 🧄 and other great garlic products—from garlic pepper jelly to garlic seasonings, oils, and minced and crushed garlic, and more! visitgilroy.com/roadtogarlic/
  • Gilroy Garlic 🧄 Experiences

    Twirl in a garlic ride, take a photo in a giant wooden garlic or in front of a huge garlic mural, or learn all about the history of Gilroy’s garlic. 🧄 visitgilroy.com/roadtogarlic/
  • Los Altos loves dogs

    Dogs are living the good life in Los Altos! Here’s a complete list of dog friendly spots in and around town.
  • Los Altos Craft Cocktail Trail

  • Hometown Guide to Los Altos

    Welcome to Los Altos! I’ve lived here for over 20 years, and I’ve been lucky to explore the best my hometown — and the Greater Bay Area— has to offer. Here are my all-time favorite restaurants, bars and attractions. Whether you’re a local or tourist, these are places you absolutely can’t miss.
  • Guide to Los Altos and the Greater Bay Area

    All the best restaurants, bars and attractions in Los Altos and the surrounding areas (Palo Alto, San Jose, etc)
  • Bay Area Day Trip - Gilroy

    More than just the garlic capital of the world! Great weather, wine and outdoor activities.
  • Want to go

  • Easy hikes in Joshua Tree National Park

    These easy Joshua Tree trails are perfect for casual tourists, hiking newbies, and families.
  • Joshua Tree National Park Camping

  • Hotels Near Joshua Tree National Park

  • Aesthetic Coffee Shops in the Bay Area

  • Insta-worthy spots in San Jose

    From stunning street art to markets and cafes, the unique photo opps in San Jose, California are numerous.
  • Central Valley California Day Trip - Lodi

    With over 85 wineries and a flourishing downtown Lodi is a great stop for a day trip adventure. Creedence Clearwater Revival even made a song about this quaint town. - John Fogerty explained that the inspiration for "Lodi" came from trips with his father around central California, an area of the world where he "felt very warm and special."
  • Solvang For The Weekend

  • A Day in Napa

    Here are a few of my favorites places I've been to in Napa 🍷
  • Soon to visit artistic destinations

  • San Jose Craft Brew Blitz

  • Art Gallery Walking Tour of Carmel

    Since the turn of the century, Carmel as been a haven for artists and a refuge for writers and intellectuals who shaped this unique artist colony. Whether you're an art enthusiast or admirer, Carmel is an exploration of nearly 100 art galleries within one-square mile, featuring the works of world-renowned artists and one-of-a-kind finds.
  • Best RV Camping in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

    Camp among Giant Sequoias or in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range while visiting Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks! There are a number of RV and trailer-accessible campsites in the park so all visitors can enjoy their time here in the comfort of their mobile homes.
  • Best easy to moderate hiking trails in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

    Wander through groves of Giant Sequoias, climb up some steep Sierra granite, stroll past alpine meadows, or plan a hike up to a pristine alpine lake. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks offer hikes with breathtaking vistas for all hikers who visit the park!
  • Los Angeles 2022

    Family trip to LA in fall
  • Wilderness Cabins in and around Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

    Glamping while surrounded by some of the largest trees in the world? Yes, please! These lodging options offer many of the comforts of home while still connecting with the mighty sequoias and giant redwoods that make Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks so breathtaking.
  • Best things to see and do in Sequoia National Park

    From the world's largest tree to the world's tallest peak, there is no shortage of memorable things to do in this land of the giants - Sequoia National Park. We'd allow at least 2-3 days to explore all its grandeur before heading down the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway to take in Sequoia's sister park - Kings Canyon National Park.
  • Hotels near Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

    From wilderness cabins just minutes from the Giant Forest to affordable motels in the neighboring town of Three Rivers, there are plenty of hotel options in and around Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
  • Best things to see and do in Kings Canyon National Park

    Sitting adjacent to Sequoia National Park, Kings Canyon National Park is accessible by way of Kings Canyon Scenic Byway making it an easy day trip from Sequoia.
  • Camping at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

    Choose the best campgrounds in Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park. Camp among towering Giant Sequoias, in the rolling foothills of the Sierra Nevada, or in the breathtaking backcountry that both parks offer.
  • Where To Set Up Your Campsite This Summer In California

    Welcome to California- where camping can mean tucked away amongst ancient redwoods or drifting to sleep beneath swaying palm trees. Against dynamic rock formations or along sandy coastlines- these world-renowned campsites are guaranteed to connect you with untouched nature, luminescent night skies, incredible hiking, and summertime memories to last a lifetime. Whether it's a solo getaway to find yourself or a family fun-cation- consider these campsites for your next summer adventure in the Golden State.
  • San Diego Staycation

  • Road Trippin' the California Coast

    Looking to explore the Central and Southern California coastline? This road trip along Highway 1 (aka Pacific Coast Highway, PCH) covers my favorite spots to soak up the sun and relish in some of California's most quintessential views. Convertible required.
  • Bay Area Day Trip - Martinez

    “This old fishing village, where the waters from Suisun Bay and Carquinez Strait meet, has changed a lot over the past seven years, and the downtown is home to many exciting new ventures on the east side of the Caldecott Tunnel.“
  • California Glamping - where nature meets luxury

    Nothing better than wine, nature, soft beds and s’mores.
  • Famous Trees in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

    Sequoias are native to California and only California thanks to the high altitudes of the Sierra Nevadas and the runoff of the mountain snow. They are the biggest trees in the world, by volume, and only the redwoods can make a bigger claim as the tallest trees in the world. This is what makes Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks so epic. And these are the most famous of all the mighty sequoias.
  • Death Valley National Park Bucket List

    These are my favorite places to hike and soak up the views in Death Valley!
  • Mothers Day Brunch in Palo Alto and Los Altos

    Here are some great spots for a beautiful brunch with fam on Mothers Day (or any of brunch lovin' holiday!).
  • Best Tacos Spots in the South Bay

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  • Favorite Hiking Trails in the Bay Area

  • These Ice Cream Places Are To Die For

    tis the season *for 🍦 *
  • Ojai, CA

  • Spring Break 2022

    Hitting Southern California this spring break ☀️ 🌊
  • Bay Area Restaurants to try

  • Where to get Galentine's Day Brunch in Los Angeles

    Catching up with besties is best with a side of pancakes and a glass of sparkling mimosa. What better way to celebrate this iconic holiday than enjoying the most important meal of the day? These scrumptious Los Angeles destinations serve up some of the tastiest breakfasts in the city, from Japanese pastries by the beach to European-influenced cooking underneath the California sunlight. Enjoy our choices for the *best* brunching spots in Los Angeles to ring in Galentine's Day.
  • Carmel Restaurants

    Collecting recommendations for restaurants in Carmel
  • Dog Parks on the SF Peninsula

  • San Francisco

  • Hotels Near Sequoia National Park

  • Bay Area Menorah Lightings and Hanukkah Celebrations for 2021

    I love taking the kids to see the public menorah lightings throughout the Bay Area. Here are some of fav spots.
  • Christmas in the Bay Area

    Santa's villages, Christmas tree farms, and all about the holly jolly holidays in the Bay Area! 🎅 🎄
  • Day Trip - Golden Gate Park

  • Day Trip - Chinatown SF

  • Favorite Bakeries in the Bay

    Tis the season of cozy vibes and desserts ☕️ 🍰
  • Home Town Holidays - Bay Area

    Favorite spots to get me in the holiday spirit.
  • Bay Area Brunch - Favorite Spots

    ☕️ 🥓 🍳 #BayArea
  • Camping Spots in Sequoia National Park

  • Soup Season - Bay Area Addition

    Warm your tummy and your soul with the best soups in the bay area.
  • Yosemite National Park Itinerary

    Headed to Yosemite and here's what we're planning on seein'! This will be my first time on the west coast (best coast?) so I'm excited as heck.
  • Roadtrip to Slab City

    @silvia.tedeschini and I went on a roadtrip last Summer to visit Slab City, in SoCal. Slab City is considered the last "lawless" city in the US, and it’s definitely one of the coolest places I've ever visited in my life. #SlabCity
  • Bay Area Holiday Train Rides!!!

  • Best Day Hikes in Yosemite

  • California Coast Road Trip

    Driving Highway 1 down the California Coast? These are some of my favorite destinations definitely worth checking out!
  • San Francisco Favorites

    Activities: Conservatory of Flowers, Fort Point, Nob Hill, Embarcadero, Cable Cars, City Tour, Presidio, Alcatraz Island| |Food: Belly, Mo’s Grill, Trattoria Contadina, Ferry Building, Ghirardelli Square, Boudin, Tony’s Pizza Napoletana| |Bars: Blackbird, The Edge
  • 3 days in Joshua Tree

    Staying at the Joshua Tree House (airbnb) for our anniversary in October!
  • My Favorite Italian Restaurants in California

  • Things to Do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

  • Hotels Near Lassen Volcanic

  • National Parks in California

    California boasts 9 national parks - more than any other state. Each park is distinct from the next - from the largest tree in the world at Sequoia National Park to the underwater world of Channel Islands - California offers non stop beauty and intrigue.
  • Things to Do in Death Valley National Park

  • Places to Stay Near Yosemite National Park

  • Things to Do Near Yosemite

  • Things to do in San Francisco with Kids

    My favorite kid-friendly spots in the city by the bay
  • Wineries in Livermore with Tasting Rooms

    While most people think of Napa or Sonoma for a wine country vacation, California has many other under the radar wine destinations. Just 30 miles east of San Francisco, is Livermore Valley, one of the oldest wine producers in all of California. The town of Livermore is an underrated, charming spot for a weekend getaway, with over 60 wineries to choose from. Here are some of my favorites.
  • San Francisco's Famous Houses

    Marvel at San Francisco's beautiful and unique architecture while visiting these houses with a famous past.
  • San Francisco Must Sees

    A list of must sees in the city by the bay
  • San Francisco Hikes and Trails

    There is no better way to see San Francisco than on foot. The views are epic and the hills will make you feel like a bad ass.
  • Most photogenic spots in San Francisco

    Whether you are seeking the money shot of the Golden Gate Bridge or the perfect selfie for instagram, these spots will not disappoint.
  • Haight Ashbury Walking Tour

    Birthplace of the 1960s counterculture movement, Haight Ashbury has no shortage of unique and quirky places.
  • California Road Trip 2020

    This summer we are hitting the open road in an RV and exploring California’s National Parks and the coast.
  • Street Art Tour of San Francisco

    San Francisco is packed full of unique and surprising spots for a great photo, but the mission district in particular is a treasure trove of beautiful murals and rich storytelling. Head out on foot and spend the day exploring the history of street art in the city by the bay.
  • Bay Area Historic Restaurants & Bars

  • Great Camping Spots in Northern California

  • Iconic Trees in US National Parks

    These are the trees that were famous before instagram.
  • Coffee shops worth the Java detour

    Coffee wakes me up, makes me happy and keep me going, but it’s gotta be a good coffee, ideally a flat white served with a smile. This list is a work in progress with my favorite locally owned, small or innovative coffee shops I have come across or can’t wait to try.
  • Southwest Stories Seasons 1 & 2 Destinations

    These are the featured destinations from Southwest Stories, Seasons 1 & 2 (some destinations were featured more than once). Soon, we'll have the list coming for Season 3 - shooting in fall 2022!
  • U-Pick in the Bay Area

    I'm always on the hunt for a good u-pick farm in the fall. Here are some of my faves and ones I hope to hit soon. Call ahead or check the websites as produce availability varies year to year.
  • Favorite places to eat and drink in Los Altos

  • American dream: my road trip

  • If You're a Cat Person, This List is for You

    Calling all the catpeople here. October 29th is #NationalCatDay 🐈 🐈‍⬛ Here is a list of places around the globe where you can enjoy views, coffee, or food while petting some furry friends!
  • Best Date Spots In San Francisco

    Outdoorsy fun, artsy old cinema, fresh fish imported from Japan, and more- San Francisco might just be the most exciting city to get lost in with your honey. These romantic getaway spots make for one heck of a weekend, from sparkling views to retro bowling alleys, we put together a list of our favorite date night locations throughout the city so you can woo your sweetheart.
  • Hot springs bucket list

    I’m on the hunt for the world’s best hot springs! Drop your recs 👇
  • Most Charming Towns in America

    Planning to hit the road this summer? Check out these charming towns across America gushing with personality and history.
  • Places to Stay Near Death Valley

  • Public Art Hotspots Around The United States

    Because we believe that art is for everyone (!) Nothing transforms a cityscape like a massive red abstract work of art clashing against a cloudy sky, or a vibrantly colored mural popping out behind abandoned train tracks. These destinations are famed for their lengthy collection of public artwork, from wine country estates in California decorated in International sculptures to Greensboro painted in every color across every wall of prominence. These are some of the most incredible public art hotspots throughout the country, so grab your best camera and let's go art hunting!
  • US Destinations That Look Like Europe

  • Weekend Getaway Ideas For Couples In North America

    Nothing like taking a weekend away with your loved one for some quality time and fun- we have put together a little guide of some of the best destinations for a last-minute romantic vacay. From the old-timey, European atmosphere of Quebec City to the sandy shores of Laguna Beach, these destinations are not only gorgeous but blossoming with exciting activities for you and your honey. Let's escape the day-to-day and get lost in love and adventure at these downright gorgeous destinations throughout North America.
  • Best Cities for Trick-Or-Treating

    We are so ready for trick-or-treating! Whether you dress up to scare, impress, or get some laughter Halloween is a time for *fun* and candy. These cities across the country feature some of the top-ranked trick-or-treat spots, brimming with neighborhoods that are known for taking Halloween as seriously as we do. With consideration to decorations, costume level, and overall candy satisfaction, consider these cities for a family Halloween getaway. From San Francisco to Philadelphia- let’s take a look at America’s most impressive trick-or-treat destinations.
  • Lake Tahoe Summer 2022

    Heading to Lake Tahoe for the first time during Summer time to experience the great lake life ⛱
  • Summer 2020 Roadtrip

    This summer we are hitting the road in an RV and exploring the National and State parks of California.
  • National Parks to visit list

  • Travel Ideas For A Father's Day Getaway

    These are the perfect backdrops for some major one-on-one time with pops, from the sweeping vineyards of Napa Valley to the dynamic desert landscapes of Tuscon. Set up father's day the right way- fine wine, golfing, and camping trips. Check out our picks for the best getaway spots to whisk your dad away on a real adventure.
  • Best Cities For Cinco De Mayo Festivities

    It's that time of year again! We are so ready for colorful parades adorned with massive floats, family-friendly fun during the day, and bottomless margaritas at night. Throughout the continent, cities take to the street to celebrate the culture and history of Latin America. Whether you are looking to enjoy fresh street food while watching mariachi bands or enjoy an authentic reenactment of the battle that caused it all these destinations have something for every traveler. So let's get into the party zone and jump into the top cities to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year.
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    places that I have been with debbie
  • Incredible Places In The US That You Haven't Heard Of Yet

    We love looking for hidden gems everywhere we travel, and with a massive country like the United States, there is almost no shortage of excellent finds- and these are just our top six! Enjoy exploring icy tundra, clear lakes, and sprawling Tuscan-Esque hills with these breathtaking destinations across the map. From ancient cities in the desert to European villages along the coast, these are our favorite off-the-beaten-path destinations in the US- that you probably haven't heard of yet!
  • Best Margaritas in Palo Alto and Los Altos

    There is nothing like a freshly made margarita on a hot summer day, with salt, of course. I'm always on the hunt for the best margs in the Bay Area. Here are a few of my faves from my local haunts.
  • Bucket list stays in California

    California is the land of the weird and wacky and hotel accommodations are no exception. From Cadillacs to teepees, trailer parks to over the top luxury, this list is my go-to for weekend getaways.
  • Kid Friendly Things to do in Washington DC

    I took my 10 year old on a mom and son trip to DC in Nov 2019 and we had the most incredible time. These were our favorite spots. Book tickets early as many of these sites sell out.
  • USA Bucket List

  • USA Spring Music Festival Destinations 2022

    From jazz festivals in New Orleans to sunny flower-crowned festivals in California, spring 2022 means incredible music festivals are coming to the USA. Enjoy the biggest Afrobeat festival *in the world* in Puerto Rico, then hop over to Northampton for a sea-soaked, art gallery-adorned music extravaganza. These are some of the best cities to go to if you are looking for a transformative sound experience, combining music, good eats, and community. Any music festival aficionados or beginners are welcome- you won't want to miss this one.
  • My USA Bucket List

    Places in the US that I haven’t visited (yet).
  • Foodie Towns Across The USA

    Whether you want to take a bite of the big apple or head to the west coast for fine wine and fresh sourdough- we have you covered. The neverending patchwork of creativity and fine dining that sweeps over the nation may be overwhelming as you plan out your next big foodie adventure in the US, but we have put together a roadmap of some of our favorite spots. Some that are worth the hype, and some hidden gems, let’s dig in (literally) to the best foodie destinations across the country.
  • Horror Movie Locations You Can Visit IRL

    Looking to spend a day surrounded by spooky mist at the edge of an ocean, touring unsuspecting suburban towns, or spending the light at a luxury gothic mansion in the English countryside? One thing these destinations all have in common is being the backdrop for some truly bone-chilling storytelling. Whether you are into cult classics or movie masterpieces (or both), these spooky destinations across the world are in some of your all-time favorite horror films. Let’s take a trip around the globe and get in the mood for Halloween at these IRL scary movie destinations.
  • August Travel Destinations In The USA

    As summer melts into fall, we want to get our last summer vacations in before it starts getting too chilly for swimming in the moonlight, traversing mountaintops, or dancing on the beach. These destinations across the country sparkle beneath the August sunshine, with gorgeous natural landscapes, idyllic beaches, and historic sights around every corner. As we count down to bring out our cozy coats and apple cider mugs, we just want to embrace that summertime lifestyle a little bit longer, thank you very much. So Seekers, let’s dive into the best August travel destinations across the country.
  • Best National Parks With Beaches

    Whether you are setting up camp to drift away to the distant sound of waves beating against the shoreline, or are planning on taking the entire fam out for a beach-day extravaganza- these pristine coastlines need to be on the top of your list. From rugged, cliffed landscapes to small idyllic beaches *ideal* for children, tour America’s fantastic shores at these untouched beachy wonders.
  • USA Validated

  • Theme Park Hotels Where You Can Bring Your Dog Along For the Ride (But Not On the Rides)

  • Around the world in ??? days

    I'm in the midst of (very slowly) flying a giant circle around the world. This is where I've been, and where I hope to go before ending back up where I started. WORK IN PROGRESS
  • Places I’ve Visited and Would Love to Revisit

  • West Coast Road Trip

  • Top Tourist Attractions in the US

    These attractions range from breathtaking to dazzling- with gorgeous natural landscapes, sparkling nightlife, and everything in between. No matter your USA plans, whether you are exploring natural parks, touring NYC, or visiting *every* iconic theme park in the country, life-changing experiences await. These are the most legendary tourist attractions across the United States, from the effervescent Las Vegas Strip to The Grand Canyon. Make it a trip to remember, and consider these spots for your USA bucket list.
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    Places I want to explore
  • Spilling the Tea. Best Tea Houses and High Tea in the US.

  • Where To Celebrate The Year Of The Tiger In The US

    February first marks the Lunar New Year, and this time we are welcoming the year of the tiger. Millions of people from across the planet celebrate the Chinese New Year annually, while traditions and celebrations vary, one aspect that stays the same across cultures is the atmosphere of celebration and excitement. Even if you can’t make it over to Asia this year, or are interested in contributing to local Chinese communities across the US- this list highlights some of the most iconic Lunar New Year celebrations in the country. Massive street markets in San Francisco, Cultural festivities in Honolulu, and firecracker ceremonies in Chicago- check out our picks for some of the best places to celebrate the year of the tiger, with lots of fortune, fun, and food.
  • America's Abandoned Ghost Towns

    Moments are frozen in time at these uncanny towns; ranches in the Old West, coal mining towns, and modern toxic cities, any explorer or history nerd is sure to discover something new at these historical destinations. Experience the California gold rush, or witness the decaying beauty of archival architecture. As the world rushes for “new, new, new” we love taking a moment to reflect on the history that echoes in old structures, and these preserved ghost towns across the country are a passage into ages past, continuously overlooking our modern achievements in antique silence. Let’s try time traveling today Seekers, and take a look into the mysterious and fascinating world of America’s old ghost towns.
  • Worlds Most Epic Trails

  • HALLOWEN TIME 🎃: Haunted Hotels 🏨Around the World 🌍where you might want sleep 💤😴with one eye open👀

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  • Secret Speakeasy Bars

    Everyone has a fantasy of pushing a bookcase to uncover a hidden world, or simply deep inside the closet to an alternate dimension, speakeasies are our childhood dreams coming to life, plus some fancy cocktails included. We chose these destinations based on the ambiance created through moody lighting and carefully chosen interior design, the quality of the beverages and dishes served, and naturally the exclusivity provided by how well hidden they are. Follow us, seekers, as we explore the world's best-kept secrets.
  • Ouray, Colorado

  • Theme Parks in the US

    A quintessential summertime experience, amusement parks draw crowds from around the world to embrace the adrenaline, munch on salty snacks, and make memories to last a lifetime. Whether you are planning an exciting first date, friend reunion, or planning out how to give your kids an experience to remember- these amusement parks will not disappoint.
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  • Pride Summer 2022 Celebrations Around The World

    Pride is one of the most iconic events of the year, and these destinations have some incredible plans. All summer long, from Montreal to NYC to London and everything in between, these destinations are being painted in rainbow colors, rainbow flags, and *lots* of confetti. So let's check out the most sparkling events of the season, happy Pride!
  • National Parks To Visit After Dark

    Whether it's getting lost in our shimmering galaxy or witnessing the beauty of bioluminescence, these parks offer some incredible nighttime experiences that will have you packing up your camping bag for an adventure. Who said the fun had to stop when the sun sets? This summer consider these parks for a mesmerizing nighttime experience cloaked in the night sky, beneath sparkling stars, and munching on a toasty marshmallow or two.
  • Easter Weekend Getaways

    Looking for a last-minute weekend getaway this Easter? Whether you have big plans or are just enjoying some major r&r, we have selected some of the best spring destinations for a quick trip away with the entire family. From metropolitan cities to endless fields of tulips in the great outdoors- these destinations feature balmy temperatures, incredible scenery, outdoorsy fun, and sparkling city skylines.
  • Warm Travel Destinations In The US For November

    From a California dream to the mythical world of Vegas to the islands of Hawaii- don't worry it's not like the entire country goes sub-zero this winter. We have selected our favorite cities to escape the freeze, and embrace sunshine even in the most wintery months. Enjoy the holidays beneath the palm trees and forget your worries down south, let's take a look at some hot destinations in the USA to travel to this winter.
  • If A Place Could Define Me...

    I find pieces of myself wherever I travel! Here's a list of the places that have had the biggest impact on me #seekerchallenge
  • "Me" Places

    (and this is one of the reasons why my name on social media is stillontheroad)
  • Channel Islands National Park

    Close in proximity to Southern California yet completely isolated from the mainland, the Channel Islands National Park offers wildlife sightings at every turn, a nature enthusiasts dream.
  • Most Random Bucket List

    *needs a list where randomly putting all the cool spots, restaurants, experiences found around*
  • Iconic Places in the US

    These monumental locations have maintained their status as bucket list-worthy travel destinations. Whether it's the iconic Hollywood sign that transports you into a movie or the dirt roads of Route 66, these landmarks are distinguished in how they have influenced culture across the US. Inspiring natural wonders, incredible architecture, sobering memorials, and outright stunning achievements of humanity: enjoy our Seeker-approved list of the most iconic landmarks in the US.
  • National Parks in the US

    The US boasts an impressive 63 national parks, each with its own distinct character, awe inspiring views and countless ways to connect with nature. The parks are managed by the National Park Service which offers an annual pass for access to all 63 parks throughout the year for one flat price. Let's explore.
  • Incredible Playgrounds Around The World That Were Designed By Artists

    Artists have long been fascinated with how their work could be interacted with, and nothing gets quite as much interaction as a jungle gym. These abstract pieces are some of the most popular and aesthetically pleasing playgrounds in the world (whether the artist intended it as that or not). From the dynamic playscapes of Noguchi to the glistening climbing wall of Székely, these artworks are multifunctional- and an excellent way to keep your children occupied while you enjoy some art.
  • Last-Minute Memorial Day Weekend Travel Ideas

    It's time to take a spontaneous adventure- and we have you covered. Whether you are looking for a glitzy night on the town or sinking your toes on a sandy beach- these are some of America's best gems for an adventurous three-day weekend. From idyllic island paradise to geographical wonders, let's check out the best last-minute getaways for your memorial day weekend.
  • Trending Travel Destinations For Summer

    What time is it? From island paradise to sparkling downtown metropolis, stunning natural surroundings, and trendy galleries- these are the cities that are on our map for trending summer getaways. Looking for a family-friendly adventure? Or a weekend girls' trip? These destinations are full of nonstop excitement to start your summer 2022 on the right foot. Let's dive in!
  • Weekend Getaways For Mothers Day

    Whisk her away this year at one of these gorgeous destinations for a Mother's Day to remember. Nothing says "Thank you" like a balmy day along the Florida coast or a night of sampling cocktails at a cozy bar in Budapest. Whether you plan to stay close to home or go on a 48-hour adventure, these cities are sure to impress and show your mom just how much she means to you.
  • Cities Known For Incredible Food Markets

    Nothing motivates us like food when it comes to our travel destinations- and food markets allow optimal chances to sample as much local cuisine as we can in a short period of time (and often some of the tastiest. Whether it's exploring the buzzing night markets of Taiwan with iced bubble tea in hand, enjoying *the freshest* sushi in Tokyo, or trying Toronto's unique peameal bacon- these markets are sure to make your mouth water.
  • Easily Walkable Cities Around The World

    Sensible shoes are essential for this list-we put together some of the world’s most exciting and walkable destinations for a fun itinerary uncovering hidden gems, iconic landmarks, and memories to last a lifetime. Walkable cities are excellent for getting a taste of local life and having a chance to see past the usual tourist landmarks. These are some of our favorite cities to spend the day exploring by foot from NYC to Singapore- let’s step into the world’s most easily walkable cities for your next excursion.
  • Remote Getaways In The USA

    An escape into the remote wilderness is always full of adventure, fun, and tranquility- and we have selected some of our favorite getaway destinations in the country for just that. From islands in Alaska to rainforests on the west coast, and a few small-town retreat spots in New England, this list is for the Seekers who are looking to "get away from it all." Let's take a step off the usual travel map of cities, and tourist spots for a moment and explore some of the untouched beauty and charm of the United States.
  • Fall Vacation Spots For Wine Lovers

    As fall drifts through the trees and transforms emerald into gold, these destinations continuously serve up delectable wine against picturesque autumnal backdrops. Enjoy temperate climates with gorgeous scenery, mouthwatering wine, and delicious cuisine at these idyllic getaways. Whether you dream of stepping into a European fairytale or sprawls of untouched land in the Pacific Northwest, these locations are steeped in charm and ready to provide some tasty drinks for the coziest time of year.
  • Romantic Summer Getaways Around The World

    We always need a little away time with our honey. Whether you are just getting to know someone and looking to impress, or are already deep into your journey together, these destinations are sure to light that romantic spark. From well-known classic romantic spots to some of our personal favorite destinations, let's take a look into this sweet-like honey, enchanting and romantic summer getaway list.
  • Socially Distant Weekend Getaways In The US

    In case you want to get away, from bustling airports and cities, from whatever stress is happening in your day-to-day, we have the spot for you. These are some of our favorite remote destinations across the country that are perfect for some r&r, adventure, and socially distanced fun. Whether you seek to spend your days adventuring new terrain, cozy inside a cabin by a lakeside or experiencing off-the-beaten-path culture along the beach, these destinations have something for everyone.
  • Cities With Vaccine Passports

    These cities are requiring proof of vaccination for most non-essential services, and while this may change in the future, it’s great to always stay aware of local covid restrictions prior to travel. We put together a list of some of our favorite destinations that intend to, or already are, implementing vaccine passports. So in case you need some travel inspo for the upcoming year, this may be of service. We would like to add that you should always do your own research about the destinations you are traveling to, and what processes need to be completed prior to/ and after boarding. Safe travels seekers!.
  • Best Parks To Picnic In Across The USA

    Pack your favorite basket because we are going on a picnic. These parks across the US are tried and tested, locally loved picnic spots that we personally think are the *best* in the country. From tropical gardens to sprawling meadows, there is no shortage of quaint scenery to lay down your favorite blanket and indulge in a tasty lunch with friends. Including classics like Central Park, and historical reserves such as the Walden Pond- Check out these picks for your next big picnic.
  • Best National Parks For Snorkeling And Diving

    Tour shipwrecks in freshwater ecosystems or witness turtles and schools of fish swarming in clear, tropical waters. For any snorkelers, divers, or just people who like to splash around- these are the next national parks you *need* to visit. Witness colorful fish and massive sharks, uncover hidden mysteries, and make the most of your diving license at these awe-inspiring, underwater destinations.
  • Most Adventurous National Parks Around The World

    If you are an adrenaline junkie look no further, we have selected some of the most *iconic*, adventurous national parks around the entire world so that you can start planning your next exploration. Whether you want to raft through rushing rivers, hike dramatic peaks, or witness incredible wildlife, check out these famous destinations for some major adventuring inspo.
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  • Ghost Towns in the US

    As spooky season is approaching, here is a list of ghost towns in America I visited or plan to visit. Boo!
  • Epic Destinations For Surfing Around The World

    We finally decided to put together a little list for the surfers out there- and this one is seriously epic. Whether you just got your first board or have been riding the waves for a while, these destinations offer up diverse waves for all levels and an incredibly friendly surf community. Whether it's along the coast of Ireland or Indonesia- this world has no shortage of prime surfing destinations. So grab your board and let's check out the waves- Summer is just around the corner after all.
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  • Romantic Resorts Around The World

    Relax along the sandy shores of Greece or swim beneath the palm trees in Bali, explore amongst cave formations in Jamaica, or enjoy delicious room service in a fortress-turned luxury hotel in Spain. There is nothing quite like enjoying a resort vacation with your partner- warm sunshine, clear shores, and gorgeous scenery makes for an excellent opportunity to connect and unwind together. Let's take a little tour of the world's most romantic resorts for a swoon-worthy holiday for two.
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  • Cities With Stunning Winter Light Displays Around The World

    Thousands and thousands of twinkling lights, neon colors, glittering festivities, and art- these destinations take their winter illuminations seriously, because what else can cheer up those cold dark nights of winter. Escape the darkness and come into the mesmerizing light at these fantastic international cities, all known for their insane winter displays, from Kobe to NYC and everything in between.
  • Magical Christmas Markets Around The World

    Fresh mulled wine, hot chocolate, fresh poutine and snow-capped stalls brimming with local ingredients and twinkling lights- Christmas markets bring travelers far and wide to adorable winter villages full of local charm and holiday spirit. Whether you are on the west coast of the USA or exploring historical European cities- these destinations are bringing you a big dose of winter magic, complete with enough food to fill you up, and timeless views.
  • Best Ski Resort Destinations In The US and Canada

    So what is in your dream winter ski getaway? Riveting and adventurous outdoorsy fun, endless marshmallow-like snow decorating forested mountaintops, and cozy resorts complete with any amenity you can imagine? Us too. These stunning resorts across North America truly have it all, and whether you are looking for excitement or just some r&r, from British Columbia in Canada to Colorado, USA, these gorgeous destinations are just waiting to be explored.
  • The Most Haunted Hotels In The USA

    Old Hollywood establishments, island getaways, and unsolved mysteries, this list will take you on a trail of drama, betrayal, and poolside bars (?) Jokes aside- these fantastical destinations across the country all feature ghoulish visions, peculiar happenings, and eerie backstories- they are also all incredibly old and steeped in history. Visit some of America's most incredible hotels, indulge in delicious cuisine, and face your fears- you might just run into a ghost.
  • Where To See The Best Fall Foliage In October

    One thing these breathtaking destinations all have in common is idyllic fall landscapes painted in warm hues and crisp cool air in October. We are gearing up for leaf viewing this season, and these are our must-see October fall foliage spots. For scenic drives through stunning shades of ruby red and vermillion, mouthwatering wine at rich vineyards soaked in autumn tones, and seaside views with leafy landscapes, these are your go-to fall destinations for October.
  • September Fall Foliage Destinations Around The USA

    Early fall is settling in across the US, with cooler temperatures and hotter drinks, fewer crowds, and dreamy warm hues painting the natural landscape. Fall might just be our favorite season, with spicey pumpkin-flavored snacks, cozy layers, and a new way of embracing nature. These are some of our favorite spots to welcome the new season, explore transforming landscapes, and take some autumny-vibes pictures for the gram. From gorgeous forests to iconic national parks, let’s explore this crispy-leaved, auburn-colored season.
  • Cozy Fall Destinations In The USA

    From urban metropolises to small-town comfort, we have selected some of our top picks for fall travel this season. Head west to San Francisco and enjoy a tinge of warm weather with fresh sourdough and delectable produce, head east to Bar Harbor for gorgeous foliage and stargazing. These cozy destinations are sure to deliver enchantment, wonder, crispy leaves, and delicious hot cocoa- our recipe for a great fall vacay.
  • Pumpkin Patches To Visit This Fall

    It’s the season for fresh apple cider and fields brimming with friendly orange pumpkins just waiting to be carved into mini-masterpieces. These classic farms are a guaranteed family tradition in the making, full of nostalgia and mouth-watering food. Put on your coziest fall outfit and get ready for days of family fun- we’re thinking tractor rides, corn mazes, petting zoos, and (of course) *pumpkins*! From the east coast to the west coast- nothing says fall quite like an old-fashioned pumpkin patch excursion.
  • Best Beaches Of North America

    Nothing says 'vacation' quite like a beach getaway, and we have *not* been able to stop thinking about what beach we want to visit next. These are our recent fave beaches across North America, and we have selected something for everyone. Whether you want to escape the crowds and explore pristine coastlines, are seeking crystal clear shimmering water to snorkel, or want an exciting family getaway full of sun & fun- we have found the place for you. Take a look through our selection of the best beaches in North America for some major vacay inspo, while we pretend we're lying beach-side with a fizzy drink in hand.
  • Best National Parks For Beginners

    These top national park destinations are no stranger to newcomers, they have solidified themselves as some of the most famous and popular parks across the entire world. No matter what landscape you seek, from lush rainforests to spiral rock formations, there is a park waiting for you- complete with well-paved walking trails, quirky tourist traps for the entire family, and plenty of guidance documented online and at the site. Make sure to bring a reusable water bottle and some comfortable shoes because we are ready to take you on your first, life-changing National Park adventure.
  • Cozy And Welcoming National Park Hotels

    In case camping isn’t your thing, don’t fret- we have selected some of the most quaint and cozy hotels nestled into the most iconic national parks across the USA. Whether you want to glamp (that’s camping with some needed amenities and luxury) in the California desert, or snuggle up in an elegant, historical hotel just steps away from the steep slopes of The Grand Canyon check out these unique and welcoming lodges to refresh yourself for busy adventuring days.
  • Favorite Spots in Healdsburg, CA

    Healdsburg is the perfect home base for wine tasting in Sonoma County. The historic square in downtown is packed with restaurants and unique shops and there are dozens of world class wineries in the surrounding area. Here are some of my favorites.
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  • Cities In The US With Amazing Art Scenes

    Huge installations, small gallery hopping, and museums full to the brim with bucket-list-worthy pieces- this is the ultimate art guide to the United States. From Marfa to New York City, there is always something exciting to uncover artistically while traveling the diverse map of the country. Whether it is the parties of Art Basel Miami or a day in The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, take a look at our selection of the best cities in the US with amazing Art scenes.
  • Top Recreational Marijuana Dispensaries Around the World

    We are constantly seeking out the most interesting and unique dispensary experience across the globe. The dispensary culture boom is huge in the US, but we are excitedly watching this trend spread far and wide. From traditional cannabis coffeeshops along the canals in Amsterdam to giant dispensaries in Las Vegas, we are proud to present this list of our top recreational marijuana dispensaries.
  • Top Cannabis Cafes Around the World

    From traditional cafes in Amsterdam to trendy lounges on the North American west coast, cannabis cafe culture is growing across the world *literally*. We scoured our records of past 420 friendly spots and selected our favorites, taking into consideration the ambiance and the quality of the bud. These inclusive spots serve inexperienced to well-versed connoisseurs daily, offering a truly elite cannabis-infused experience for levels. Enjoy hand-rolled premium joints, weed leaf tempura, and *a lot* of munchies at these top weed cafes across the world.
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  • Where To See Fall Foliage Around The World

    These destinations have garnered international recognition for featuring breathtaking fall landscapes decorated in carpets of rich hues of orange, red, and yellow. We are so ready to grab a cup of cocoa and our favorite sweater and start our fall adventure, and these stops are on the top of our list. Fairytale castles, sparkling metropolises, fresh wine country, and hiking towns, all adorned in seas of leafy trees for us to melt into. Whatever dream fall getaway you have, consider these global destinations for autumn vibes and gorgeous scenery.
  • Last 10 Cities That Hosted The Summer Olympics

    We took a little trip down memory lane and *virtually* visited the 10 most recent Summer Olympic Games host cities. Check out how each city celebrated the occasion, and consider adding these exciting destinations to your bucket list. The Olympics have long been an international celebration dedicated to promoting travel and connection between countries far and wide, and with the current games underway, get in the spirit and let's take a look at these iconic, historical destinations.
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  • Get To Know Tarah Through My Favorite Places In the World

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  • My Travel Story

    This list tells the story of how I got started on travel and some of the most memorable spots along the way.
  • Top things to do outside of Joshua Tree National Park

    Sure, you've wanted to go visit Joshua Tree National Park and the hipster enclave of Joshua Tree. But while you can explore the national park for the rest of your life and still not see it all, what else is there to do - outside of the park - during your visit? Plenty.
  • Iconic Travel Landmarks

    Mark the occasion- literally, with these incredible travel landmarks across the planet. These destinations represent history and culture and have drawn travelers from all corners of the globe to take in their magnificence. Enjoy the view from The Empire State Building in NYC or snap a pic in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. Become a part of history- let's explore these iconic Travel Landmarks.
  • Theme & Amusement Parks

    Grab your favorite snack and get ready for the epic highs and lows that come with a good coaster. We are obsessed with sampling amazing theme parks during our travels, whether you want cutesy rides for the entire family or are seeking to scream your face off- we know a place! Check out this awesome list of crazy parks across the globe for your next exciting adventure.
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  • Coolest Places to Go Camping

    Sandy deserts, cool mountain air, rocky coastlines with picture-perfect views, no matter what you are seeking we have found the best campsite for you. Across the globe there are endless awe-inspiring destinations to immerse yourself in nature, we have selected some of our favorite locations for your next adventure. Let's explore what this amazing earth has to offer and live off the beaten path at these cool camping destinations.
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  • Bucket List Caves

    Gorgeously sculpted and picturesque caves exist in all forms across the planet, perfect for your bucket list. From the otherworldly glowworm caves which light up like sparkling lights to deep underground caves showcasing the history of our planet, we love discovering the secret world of these destinations. Check our selection of the most amazing caves across the planet that are sure to scratch your need for adventure and picture-perfect views.
  • Places to see Banksy in the wild

    A list and map of all the places you can see works by everyone’s favorite graffiti artist, Banksy.
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  • 15 Summer Vacations For Families

    These epic destinations come with the territory , from epic natural wonders to big city adventures, legendary theme parks to bucket-list beaches. These are the best summer vacations in the U.S. for families. #Seekerchallenge
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    On a quest to eat sushi at every Nikki Beach Club worldwide.
  • The Most Colorful Places on Earth

    From Red to Black, here are the most colorful places on Earth. Stroll through picturesque lavender fields glowing with soft purple in southern France or discover the dynamic fiery reds of Antelope Canyon in Arizona. Our world is rich in color, and we have selected the most pigmented destinations for your list.
  • Best Museums In The World

    These museums are bucket-list worthy destinations that are on the top of itineraries worldwide. From ancient treasures to contemporary design, there is something for everyone. Enjoy our expertly curated selection of the most breathtaking museums from around the world, merely a plane ride away.
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  • Honeymoon Destinations

    A little slice of paradise for you and your honey is just an airplane ride away. What better way to celebrate your endless love and connection than by visiting these gorgeous destinations? Here are our picks of the most romantic and picturesque destinations from around the world for the perfect backdrop of your romantic holiday. Whether you dream about relaxing along a pristine coastline sipping on fruity drinks or uncovering an adventure- we have the place for you.
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  • Route 66 Road Trip

    Ready to get your kicks on route 66? This route 66 road trip route and map covers all the best sights and attractions along America's Mother Road.
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  • Glamping Sites Around the World

    Luxury experiences combined with getting in touch with nature- what could be a more fulfilling way to travel? Choosing your next destination for a glamping escape will be easy with our list of the best glamping sites across the globe. We chose the most gorgeous settings with amazing service and amenities, whether you want to be high in the mountains or relaxing in a tropical jungle. Enjoy our selection of glamping sites around the world.
  • World Heritage Sites in North America

    Sprawling natural parks with unique wildlife, ancient and mysterious temples, world-renown monuments, and more- the continent of North America is one with a deep history to be uncovered. Explore some of humankind's most famous mysteries and witness nature's magnificence at these UNESCO designated world heritage sites across the massive continent.
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  • World's Most Beautiful Botanic Gardens

    Spend time engulfed in an awe-inspiring atmosphere that originates from being surrounded by massive amounts of carefully looked after plants. We wandered the sprawling grounds of plentiful flowers at The Royal Botanical Garden in England and sweat beneath the Arizona sun admiring oddly shaped cacti at the Desert Botanical Garden. Whether it's the aesthetic zen of rock gardens in Japan or well-kept orchard collections in Singapore, we chose a selection of our favorite gardens so you can have a safe bet for your itinerary.
  • Unbelievable Natural Hot Springs

    Gorgeous geothermally heated water rising from the earth's crust is one of nature's greatest gifts, providing stress reduction as well as aiding with skin concerns. Along with wellness benefits, hot springs also make for an entirely luxurious spa-like experience, and with these glowing pools of stunning and fresh heated water existing around the world, there are plenty of picturesque destinations to sample throughout your travels. We put together a list of the most impressive natural hot springs from around the globe so you can truly indulge in relaxation with destinations including mountainous landscapes, opulent palaces, and luxury spas. Let's take a dip, seekers.
  • Best Beaches in the World

    From adventurous rocky coastlines to sandy paradises perfect for relaxation, these beaches are sure to make your seaside dreams come true. We have a guilty pleasure for exploring beaches throughout our world travels and have chosen these as the most picturesque, ocean-side destinations across the planet. From penguin viewing on a sandy coast in South Africa to the crystal clear turquoise water of Tulum, put on some sandals and explore these gorgeous beaches for your next escape.
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    Hiking the 46 High Peaks of the Adirondacks is a goal for most outdoorsy New Englanders— myself included. Those who complete the monster task, AKA "46ers", are recognized each year. Are you nuts? Shoot your shot at becoming a "Winter 46er".
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  • Forbes' Top 50 in Travel

    Across all continents, Forbes has selected their pick for the top 50 travel destinations. Explore the gorgeous hues of Jaipur or the bustling neon glow of Seoul, relax beachside after partying all night in Ibiza or try on eclectic Harajuku fashion in Tokyo. Across our planet there is so much to see and discover, so come on seekers as we explore this awe-inspiring list of destinations.
  • Travel & Leisure's 50 Best Places to Travel

    These breathtaking destinations selected by Travel & Leisure are on the top of bucket lists worldwide. From the gorgeous tropical landscape of Costa Rica to the modern metropolis of Beijing, this list encompasses the vast sceneries and experiences that our planet has to offer. Explore with us seekers, the 50 best places to travel as chosen by the experts at Travel & Leisure.
  • State Capitals in the U.S

    With 50 states across the USA boasting a vibrant and culturally rich capital city, there are plenty of awesome destinations for your next adventure. From ultra-trendy Salt Lake City to historical Boston, these beaming metropolises encompass the famously American melting pot. For some USA travel inspo, here is our list of every capital city across the country.
  • New York Times' 52 Places

    Leave it to The New York Times to curate such a lengthy list of life-changing locations for their iconic 52 Places list. These unique travel destinations across the world were selected by pros for being breathtakingly beautiful and providing awe-inspiring experiences. From the towering ancient pyramids of Egypt to the neon bustling metropolis of Tokyo, there is a lot of vacation inspo for your next big adventure.
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  • 16 Underrated US Cities Worth Visiting

    Sometimes the best cities in the US aren’t household names…or even home to major airports. Beyond capital cities and near major metropolises are lesser-known cities, town and villages waiting to be explored. Beauty, history, and charm make many of the most underrated US cities worth a visit in 2023. From soothing soaks in the hot […]

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  • The Most Unique Travel Destinations Around the World

    From rainbow lakes and trees to glowing waters around the world, our planet is filled with so many unique and wacky wonders. When an overcrowded museum or park simply won’t do, add a unique travel destination to your itinerary. Here are a few of our favorite weird, wacky, and wonderfully unique travel destinations around the […]

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  • 15 Best Places to Celebrate Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

    One of the most magical fall festivals in the world is Día de los Muertos: a traditional Mexican holiday where families honor death and celebrate life. Held on November 2, it’s believed that deceased relatives reunite with their families on Day of the Dead. The night is filled with music, processions, and candlelit ofrendas (altars) […]

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  • 18 Best Oktoberfest Events in the US for 2022

    As autumn approaches, it’s time to don lederhosen and dirndls and raise a beer stein in honor of Oktoberfest. While the Bavarian festival is rooted in 19th-century Germany, the popularity of the fall folk festival is prevalent throughout the US. The original Oktoberfest event was celebrated in 1810 on the wedding day of Crown Prince […]

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  • The Best Fall Festivals in the US for 2022

    After a summer of fun in the sun, you autumn know (get it?) about these cozy fall events and festivals. Stretching from the autumnal equinox in late September to the Winter Solstice at the end of December, autumn is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors by apple picking, leaf peeping, and festival-going. From stargazing to […]

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  • List of All National Parks in the US By State | 2022

    From swivel chairs to space rockets, the US has had some darn bright ideas over its short history. But of all the ideas that have changed the world, the national parks system is surely close to the top. It was way back in 1872 that the sulfur-belching lands of Yellowstone were designated as protected lands […]

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  • Yosemite National Park: The Complete Guide for 2023

    Massive granite cliffs, majestic waterfalls, and abundant wildlife: Yosemite’s U-shaped valley features profound natural wonders, earning its spot as the most-visited California national park. With more than 1,200 square miles of protected land within its borders, there’s opportunity for endless adventure. Walk amongst Giant Sequoias, explore the high country, swim in alpine lakes, hike up […]

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  • Kings Canyon or Sequoia National Park?

    Considering a trip to the land of the giant sequoias but don’t know which park to visit? Well you’re in luck. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are connected by the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway and are both easily do-able in one trip. In fact, the byway runs alongside many of the top attractions in […]

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  • 50 of the Most Romantic Places in the US by State

    Love is in the air, around the corner, and all over the map. Whether you prefer long walks on the beach at sunset, wining and dining until the wee hours of the morning, or soaring to new heights – literally, we have 50 shades of ways to spark love, rekindle romance, and induce wanderlust. Let’s […]

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  • 13 Epic National Parks to Visit in Winter

    From tropical islands to winter wonderlands, these sprawling US national parks are brimming with a sense of exploration and wonder. Visit frozen waterfalls and ski down snowy slopes in Montana at Glacier National Park, go snorkeling alongside sandy shorelines at Florida’s Dry Tortugas National Park, or hike volcanic landscapes and lava fields at Hawai’i Volcanoes […]

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  • 18 of the Craziest New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Events in the US

    Three, two, one…happy new year! Cities around the globe are ushering in the new year with coordinated countdowns and wacky, wild ball drops. Arguably, the most epic New Year’s Eve event is the ball drop in Times Square in New York, but smaller spots host equally exciting countdowns that include dropping quirky objects, like a […]

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  • 27 of the Most Remote Restaurants in the World

    How far would you travel for the perfect pint, celebrity chef meal, or creatively-crafted cocktail? Some of the most exemplary epicurean endeavors are a long plane, train, or car ride from civilization. Or, in some cases…. multiple modes of transport until you’re literally in the middle of nowhere. From the middle of the ocean to […]

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  • Joshua Tree National Park: The Complete Guide for 2023

    Rugged mountains, giant boulders, desert wildlife, and the famous Joshua Tree yucca plants span across the 800,000-acre landscape protected as Joshua Tree National Park. Go hiking, rock climbing, birding, stargazing, or horseback riding to explore the tranquil environment in this Southern California national park. Gaze at impressive panoramic vistas, learn about California’s mining history, explore […]

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  • 17 of the Most Haunted Places in America

    Mysterious and spooky, ghosts have captivated the world for centuries. From ghost stories and seances to haunted tours of the most mysterious places on earth, the fascination with spirits and connecting with the departed skyrockets during autumn with cooler weather, long nights, and, of course, Halloween. The most haunted places in the U.S. are not […]

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  • Sequoia National Park: The Complete Guide for 2022

    Lace up your boots and head to Sequoia National Park: Land of Giants, home to the largest trees in the world. Sitting at number 23 on our list of US national parks, Sequoia is famous for its groves of old growth giant sequoias. And the plunging peaks and steep mountain hikes? Those might come as […]

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  • 17 Delicious Food Factory Tours Across the US

    Ever wonder how PEZ is made? Thanks to food factory tours, hungry travelers can satisfy their curiosities…and cravings. Whether you’re road tripping across the US or exploring your own hometown, take a delicious detour at some of the country’s most beloved snack factories. From learning how ice cream is made at Ben & Jerry’s in […]

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  • 38 of the Most Unique Hotels in the World

    When it comes to sleeping around the world, we have no reservations. Fancy resorts? Cheap hostels? Quirky hotels? Been there, done that. From planes and trains to a decommissioned oil rig to ice hotels and igloos, we get around, booking unique hotels that come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and surroundings. We’ve traveled to […]

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  • Pinnacles National Park: The Complete Guide for 2023

    As volcanoes erupted throughout central California about 23 million years ago, Pinnacles National Park began to form. Located near the San Andreas Fault, the fault split over time and pushed Pinnacles about 200 miles north. Peaks over 3,000 feet were formed, and the continuing tectonic movement and wind and water erosion formed the unusual rock […]

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  • The Top 420-Friendly Hotels in the World

    In decades past, Amsterdam was the sole destination for marijuana tourism. Lucky for us, today, there are dozens of weed-friendly travel destinations around the globe that welcome recreational cannabis users with open arms. Still, in a lot of those cities, especially in the United States, it can be difficult to find safe consumption sites. Unlike […]

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  • All 9 of California’s National Parks: Ranked

    California is the stuff of myths, legends, and lore. There’s a sense of fantasy that doesn’t hail from Hollywood, but from the size and scope of its natural wonders. Otherworldly landscapes abound, from colossal, ancient trees to volcanic basins and dangerous deserts, rocky plains and cacti-covered mesas. For those looking to reignite their appreciation for […]

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  • List of Recreational Dispensaries in the US By State

    Recreational marijuana has seen exponential growth and acceptance since Colorado first passed Colorado Amendment 64 nearly a decade ago, legalizing recreational use for adults 21 and over. Since that big day, other states have followed suit, falling like dominos in their efforts to legalize and commercialize recreational marijuana use. Today, over 36 states have legalized […]

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  • 19 of the World’s Best Swim-up Bars

    Departing the deep end for a refreshing cocktail isn’t necessary at some of the world’s most popular resorts, thanks to swanky swim-up bars. Swim-up bars offer classic cocktails, tasty nibbles, and enviable views without leaving the water.  Swim-up bars are the perfect respite from the sizzling sun. Often perched poolside, they feature a collection of […]

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  • 9 of the Most Outrageous Theme Parks Treats in the US

    Theme parks know how to do treats. Everywhere you look there are ice cream cones, cotton candy, pretzels, and popcorn. While those are all perfectly acceptable snacks, they aren’t quite the drool-worthy treats you dream about at night, ya know? This list of over-the-top treats will have you saying things like, “I can’t believe those […]

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  • The Best Places to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo 2022

    On May 5, 1862, Mexico celebrated a history-making victory over France in the Battle of Puebla. This win was a source of great pride for Mexico— and for those of Mexican descent around the world. It’s believed that Cinco de Mayo was first celebrated in America just one year later in 1863, and today, it’s […]

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  • Top 420 Friendly States: Ranked 2022

    In the last decade, the number of 420-friendly states has increased exponentially, and now, weed-loving travelers have their pick of states where recreational marijuana use is both legal and highly celebrated. With sixteen 420 friendly states (and more added each election cycle), smokers and travelers alike can rejoice knowing that marijuana tourism is alive and […]

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  • Channel Islands National Park: The Complete Guide for 2023

    Channel Islands National Park is an archipelago just off the coast of Southern California. It’s a nature lover’s paradise, home to species of plants and animals found nowhere else on the planet. The islands attract eco-enthusiasts from across the globe, and its surrounding waters, aptly named the Channel Islands Marine Sanctuary, are home to hundreds […]

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  • Redwood National Park: The Complete Guide for 2023

    Over 2,000 years old, towering over 300 feet tall, and reaching a circumference of more than 90 feet around: the redwood trees at Redwood National Park are a sight to behold. With over 40,000 acres of old-growth forest and fossils dating back to the Jurassic period, Redwood is one of the most sacred national parks […]

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  • The Best Cities in the US For Architecture Lovers

    One of the most unquestionably enticing elements of travel is feasting your eyes on the buildings that populate your favorite cityscapes. Beyond New York City’s soaring skyline, San Francisco’s famous Golden Gate Bridge, and Savannah’s iconic oak trees lie city streets lined with skyscrapers, mansions, monuments, and more.  Architectural enthusiasts enamored with rich histories, intricate […]

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  • 9 of the Best Places to See the Sunset in San Francisco

    Something about a West Coast sunset hits differently. Maybe it’s the knowledge that we’re some of the last people to see the sun go down in the U.S., or maybe it’s just the golden glimmer over the Pacific. Either way, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more magical experience than a San Francisco sunset. No […]

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  • 10 of the Best Theme Park Bars in the World

    Amusement parks aren’t always known as the best place to saddle up to the bar for a frosty beer or fancy cocktail, but most have a hidden gem or two that can hold their own against your favorite local haunt. From hand-crafted mixed drinks to cozy couches and gorgeous scenery, these watering holes will blow […]

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  • 11 Orange Places You Need to Add to Your Bucket List

    Dreamsicle-colored deserts (not desserts, for once) cover our planet…and they’re not the only show-stopping orange places around the globe. Orange festivals, orange cities, orange monuments —whether you prefer to sweat your way through arid ginger-scapes or dance through a valley of delicate flowers, you’ll have ample opportunity for both. Check out these 11 orange travel […]

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  • Death Valley National Park: The Complete Guide for 2023

    Death Valley National Park. Just let that sink in for a moment: Death Valley. What sort of place could possibly inspire such a macabre moniker? Well…how about one of the hottest and driest places in the Western Hemisphere? How about a vast, Mars-like landscape of rust-red dunes and badlands that extends over three million acres […]

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  • 36 of the Most Colorful Places in the World

    Curiously crimson landscapes that are (somehow) natural and Gatorade-level hues of blue are found in droves across our travel rainbow—along with every other eclectic shade in between. Mother Nature formed and human-made alike, these destinations provide a hearty dose of monochromatic magnificence that’ll have you reconsidering your favorite color left and right. Toss out everything you […]

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  • Lassen Volcanic National Park: The Complete Guide for 2023

    There’s no doubt about it: Lassen Volcanic National Park is a weird and wild place. Where else can you lurch from steaming fumaroles and broiling mud plots to idyllic alpine scenery with the turn of a hiking trail? Where else can you scramble up Cinder Cone scree slopes by day and gaze into some of […]

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  • Zion National Park: The Complete Guide for 2023

    If you love: crying out of sheer happiness, seeing something so beautiful that you take 80 pictures of basically the same thing, and the Milky Way, Zion National Park is the place for you. From extreme hikes for those who don’t mind heights to leisurely paved strolls along the Virgin River, at this uber-famous Utah national […]

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  • Where is General Sherman Tree?

    As the largest tree in the world in terms of volume, General Sherman stands 275 feet tall, is over 36 feet in diameter at its base, and is estimated to be over 2.5 million pounds. This famous sequoia has been thriving for an estimated 3200 years in the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains of California and […]

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  • Which famous trees live in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks?

    California has so much beauty and the sequoias are no exception. Found only in California thanks to the climate of the Sierra Nevada mountains, they are the largest trees in the world, by volume (second to only the redwoods by height). Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are where the majority of the sequoias have […]

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  • What is the elevation at Sequoia National Park?

    Sequoia National Park is in the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains of California and elevation varies greatly – from 1,300 feet to 14,500 feet at the peak. In the foothills area of Sequoia National Park elevation is around 4000 feet. At the Giant Forest, the location of the General Sherman Tree (the largest tree in the […]

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  • What is the tallest mountain in the US?

    Danali National Park‘s Mount McKinley (aka Denali) in Alaska takes the prize for the highest peak in the United States at 6,190 meters (20,310 feet). In fact, Alaska has the top 10 tallest mountains in United States! Coming in 2nd through 10th place we have: Mount Saint Elias on the Yukon, Canada and Alaska border, […]

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  • Can you rent cabins in Sequoia National Park?

    There are many different options for lodging in and around Sequoia National Park. Cabins are a great choice if you are looking for comfort and character while still connecting with nature. Cabins typically sell out so if you plan to go this route, book early.  For cabins within Sequoia National Park, consider Wuksachi Lodge, located […]

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