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2. EMPTY YOUR QUEUE Next, it's time to go into super hustle mode and wrap up all your projects before you leave. Before I
Credit: Songquan Deng/Shutterstock What to do there: Obviously, most visitors come for the surf, so do that. But strolling
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Boulder, CO Pot tourism. It's a thing now. Like a full-blown, basing-our-vacations-around-getting-high thing that thousands
Most of the country's shark attacks happen off the coast of Florida Where: Volusia County, FL The stretch of coastline between
1. The "West Coast" is not just California Los Angeles may be the biggest city on the West Coast with 3.8 million people
Spa resorts, ski resorts, mountain lodges -- these are the top resorts in the United States, as chosen by Condé Nast Traveler readers.
We all dream of jet-setting off to Europe for an unforgettable getaway. A very, very expensive getaway. But that doesn't mean you can't get the full European experience right here in the ol' US of A. Seriously.
Even the most travelled Americans have a few gaps in the "where I've been" map, especially when we're talking about missing states. It's a big country out there and clocking all 50 is a bucket list accomplishment. But which ones get passed over the most?
All have populations of under 100,000, and often as much to offer as cities ten times their size.
One of the best things about this great nation of ours is that we don't like to be bored. Like, ever. But mostly, on road trips. Which is why we have all these bizarre roadside attractions.
The friendliest cities have certain intangible qualities, too. Charleston's high-ranking may come in part from its slower-paced lifestyle, says Isabelle Furth, a p.r. exec who lives in Washington D.C. (a city that, ahem, did not make the top 15 this year).
People are really proud of their small towns.
There's nothing better than a great American cross-country road trip: soaking in the nation's majestic beauty, eating in tiny roadside diners, driving 150 miles out of the way to take a selfie in front of... a giant ball of string!
Seattle is renowned as the home of Kurt Cobain, the venti Frappuccino and depression-inducing drizzle (see: Cobain). But it's also home to the chillest cops in the nation, Eddie Bauer's iconic down jacket and a weird rivalry with Tacoma. Here are a couple of other Seattle secrets you may have never known.
"Why not?! I'm on vacation!" We've all uttered those golden words, right? Doing a little overindulging is a cornerstone of many-a-getaway. But how much do Americans actually shirk their responsibilities and fall away from the straight and narrow while traveling?
Embodying a simpler time in American life, wooden covered bridges began springing up across the country in the early 1800s. They're often referred to as "kissing bridges" since their enclosed domes provide lovers with just the right amount of privacy. It's worth taking the scenic route to find them.
Click through the slideshow below to see what we found. Once you've checked the big ones off your list, do you find yourself