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Food For Thought While Traveling - America's Best French Fries

French fries hold supporting roles on menus across the globe. The Dutch and the Belgians prefer them served in a paper cone with a side of mayonnaise, while the Brits like them sprinkled with just enough salt and vinegar to clear the sinuses. On the other side of the Atlantic, fries provide the foundation for many a quirky creation.  [Read More]

Top 25 U.S. destinations: TripAdvisor's winners

TripAdvisor, the crowd-sourced mega site that lets travelers rate hotels, restaurants and attractions worldwide, has crunched the numbers for the fifth year running and will announce its 2013 Travelers' Choice Destination awards today.
The latest list spotlights 412 locales in 38 markets.
On the domestic side, the usual suspects — New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Las Vegas — claimed the top four spots, as they did last year. Orlando jumped five places from 2012 to rank No. 5.  [Read More]

10 great places: A true Player flags favorite golf spots Larry Bleiberg , Special for USA TODAY10:43 p.m. EDT May 16, 2013

It takes more than well-placed bunkers or long fairways to make a memorable golf course, says Gary Player, a championship golfer and course designer. The South African urges travelers to look for beauty and serenity. "People need to get away from the hustle and bustle. They don't need a course that's too tough." He shares with Larry Bleiberg for USA TODAY some favorite destinations and courses (including several he designed but in which he has no financial interest). [Read More]

Free things to do in 10 great cities

You may not think of a city known for catering to high rollers as a budget-friendly destination. But there are plenty of things to do in Las Vegas that don't cost a dime. Take in the aquatic action at the free Silverton's Mermaid Show. At various times Thursdays through Sundays, live "mermaids" drop into a 117,000- gallon aquarium for a swim with stingrays, sharks and thousands of gorgeous tropical fish  [Read More]

Visit Pigeon Forge, TN & the Great Smoky Mountains National Park…

"The Great Smoky Mountains National Park".   Located in the southeast corner of Tennessee and the northwest corner of North Carolina, the park encompasses over 500,000 acres, and is the most visited National Park in the nation.  The park has tons of gorgeous waterfalls, just off the road, and many of them had parking areas near them so visitors could get out and explore.  We checked out the park campground that is located closest to Sugarlands, and found a few spots that we could fit in (we pull a 42 ft toy hauler).  There is a lovely river that winds through the park, and some of the camping sites are on the river bank.  [Read More]

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Check out America's Best Hot Dogs on your travels this summer

The hot dog is one of the few foods that's nearly impossible to screw up. You heat it through, tuck it into a bun, squirt on some mustard, and call it lunch. But there's a big difference between not screwing something up and turning it into a paradigm-shifting, transcendental dining experience. And there are lots of hot dog stands, restaurants, and drive-ins out there that have the power to change your life. [Read More]

Time to revisit underappreciated Albuquerque

The historic city of Santa Fe and the artist — and ski bum — haven of Taos get all the love when New Mexico is mentioned. But Albuquerque? Until the hit TV show Breaking Bad came along, I'm guessing most travelers didn't even give the state's largest city a second thought, and those who did were just trying to figure out how to get from the airport to some place else. Too bad they didn't know:  [Read More]

10 great Mexican restaurants across the USA

Mexico celebrates Cinco de Mayo Sunday to commemorate a military victory. But here, it's an excuse to head out for tacos, margaritas and other Mexican favorites. Author Jane Butel, who runs a cooking school in New Mexico, says the cuisine is among the USA's most popular. "It has a lot of snappy flavors you don't get in American cooking. It's like a fiesta in your mouth." [Read More]


In the uplands, the trees were just starting to come into their spring greenery.  In the valleys, the bright yellow forsythia, white and pink shrubbery and wildflower blossoms and lush green everywhere kept us enchanted for mile after mile (much akin to fire-weed in the Yukon Territory).  [Read More]

America's Best Spring Drives

There's something about spring that makes many of us want to grab our car keys. Maybe it's that the season's longer days mean there's more sunlight to get out and enjoy; maybe it's that the drab winter landscapes are newly ablaze with color. Maybe it's just good old-fashioned spring fever, pushing us to get outside, to get out on the road for a new adventure.  [Read More]