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Dmitry Panchenko/Dreamstime The Get Out Fest, in Northeast Washington State, will include mountain biking activities led by outfitter REI. The inaugural Get Out Fest is attracting visitors to a little corner of Northeast Washington where you’ll find pristine trails, lakes, mountains, and maybe even grizzlies. We love introducing you to places you’ve possibly never heard
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Learn what it’s going to cost you for a carry-on (for real), choice of seat (uh-huh), a pillow (we’re not making this up), and other former freebies. Airline fees are flying high. In 2016, U.S. travelers paid a whopping $7.1 billion in checked bag fees and flight changes alone, up from $6.3 billion in 2010,
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Boston may have a reputation for posh living and pricey lodging, but it’s also home to an array of freebies. Bostonians pay notoriously high prices for baseball tickets and real estate. But fortunately, budget travelers can experience the best of Boston without paying a cent. Here’s the scoop on 21 free (or nearly free) things
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Highs in the 60s and 70s? Lows in the 40s and 50s? When the summer heat soars, those temperatures may sound too good to be true. But when the mercury climbs, these 10 beautiful destinations stay refreshingly cool all summer. From Maine to Alaska, from California to Atlantic Canada, there are places not too far
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Nick Verbelchuck/Courtesy Experience Olympia & Beyond Olympia, Washington, has a beautiful waterfront that is only one of its many charms. There’s no better guide to a city than someone who lives there, so we asked Olympian Riana Nelson, a musician and cultural ambassador for the U.S.A., with a global perspective,for her take on culture, food,
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Phillip Danze/Dreamstime New rules are mostly aimed at protecting Rome from over-tourism. From the sensible (don’t jump in the fountains) to the head-scratchers (don’t hang your laundry out to dry), the Eternal City is implementing some far-reaching new rules that will affect your next visit. Rome has introduced a spate of new rules and regulations
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The Irish capital beckons to Americans with a short flight, easy customs, an array of affordable hotels and restaurants, and the friendliest locals on the planet. Please enjoy our “day in the life” video of Dublin, above. And should you wish to re-trace the steps of videographer Chalkley Calderwood, here’s how: Dublinbikes To explore Dublin
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From heavyweight portable speakers and fancy firepits to effortless tees and go-to bags, we’ve got the gifts that’ll make his day. Shopping for the father who’s been around the world can be tough, but whether they’re clinging to a beat-up gym bag or rocking the latest titanium luggage, we’ve got the gear to take their
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Dan Grytsku/Dreamstime Your smartphone becomes an inspiring travel partner with the right apps. With these apps on your smartphone, you’ll save time, money, and hassle when you travel. Whether it’s spending hours pouring over airfare, sleeping in noisy hostels or battling through the red-eye squished in coach, traveling on a budget can feel like a
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Andre Gabriel Stanescu/Dreamstime When the fog rolls in, San Francisco becomes even more magical. As selected by mysterious social media star—and newly minted book author—Karl the Fog. On the spectrum of anthropomorphized inanimate objects with a hefty social media presence, San Francisco’s Karl the Fog (@karlthefog on Twitter and Instagram) is a clear favorite. Emerging
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Hsantiago982/Dreamstime When you arrive in Rome, grab a gelato and see the sights. Before you unpack your bags, before you settle down for a nap, these are the just-arrived experiences every traveler must try. After arriving in one of Europe’s cultural capitals, you could check into your hotel and take time to rest and reset.
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From California to New Jersey, from Illinois to Texas, ​we’ve got an array of iconic boardwalks where waterfront roller coasters, funnel cakes, and Whac-A-Mole—and much more—are beckoning this summer. At least one of these little pieces of honky-tonk heaven is just a road trip away from where you live.j The boardwalk is as much a
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Angkana Kittayachaweng/Dreamstime Drive down the cost of your vacation by avoiding these blunders. Planning a road trip this summer? Expect some company on the expressway. Even amid rising gas prices, Americans are packing up their cars for a vacation. According to a recent AAA survey, 64 percent of Americans traveling this summer are planning a
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