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Category Archives: North America

7 Ways to Save Money on Travel This Fall

​This was the summer that everyone decided to travel again. Sixty percent of Americans had plans for a summer vacation, according to a 2022 summer travel survey by Deloitte. And good for them. After being locked up for over two years due to the pandemic, we all deserved a much-needed getaway. But goodness, was that […]

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The Most Fun Outdoor Fall Festivals in the U.S.

We get it—summer gets all the festival glory. But the celebrations don’t quit just because the temperature drops. Toss on a few extra layers, then head out to stuff your face with tacos and tequila, shred on Sedona’s famed slickrock trails, or relive the ’90s with Eddie Vedder and friends on the California coast. All that […]

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Adventure Meets Culture Meets History in the Land of Enchantment

Venture into some of the most pristine backcountry in the United States while experiencing a rich cultural heritage and thousands of years of human history. From cliff dwellings and petroglyphs to caverns and mineral hot springs, you’ll find some of the best access to outdoor recreation in North America interwoven with some of the continent’s […]

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The 12 Best National Forests to See Fall Foliage in the U.S.

With autumn here, our favorite hikes are about to explode with eye-popping flora. The annual Smoky Mountains Fall Foliage Map—a trusted resource for autumn-color forecasts across the U.S.—predicts peak leaf colors will hit the northern U.S. by late September, then spread west and south throughout October. Sure, you could soak up the seasonal splendor with […]

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One Man’s Quest to Save a 117-Year-Old Storm-Battered Lighthouse

On a windy January afternoon, our boat navigates the nine miles from Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina to its offshore mooring in a swift 35 minutes, plunging five feet down and back up over waves that look like rolling hills in Vermont. We have come to Graves Light Station on a good day. A few […]

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Vail Resorts Will Limit Daily Lift-Ticket Sales This Winter to Cut Down on Crowds

Vail Resorts dropped opening dates on Tuesday at all of its North American ski areas, plus a little surprise: Daily lift ticket sales will be capped for the 2022-23 season in an effort to cut down on crowding on the mountains. The move comes a year after the international ski giant received an avalanche of […]

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You’ll Need a Reservation to Ski at These 4 Ikon Pass Resorts This Year

If you thought reservations were a thing of the past as we head into our fourth (!!) pandemic winter, think again. Last season, a few Ikon Pass resorts—Snoqualmie, Wash., Taos Ski Valley, N.M., and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Wyo.—implemented reservations systems. All three will do so again this coming winter. And skiers were pleased. So […]

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