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10 best attractions in Florida: Readers' Choice winners

After four weeks of voting in's Readers' Choice contest, your votes helped identify the "Best Florida Attraction." The winners are:  [Go there...]

Breckenridge's big expansion: The sky's the limit for skiers

BRECKENRIDGE, COLO. -- Skiers and snowboarders just got a big Christmas present, courtesy of Breckenridge ski resort. On Wednesday, the new lifts opened for the first time on Peak 6 in one of the most popular ski areas in the world. This is by far the largest ski resort terrain expansion in the country this season, and one of the highest-profile ones in many years.
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Southwest Montana And The Rivers That Run Through It

Are you planning a trip through Montana this Spring or Summer?  If so this article has a few suggestions for you.
Traveling with Airstream in tow along the rivers that run through Montana, I couldn't help but reflect back on the film, "A River Runs Through It", and the life lessons learned through the storytelling of American author Norman Maclean. A well known author for his many works such as "The Theory of Lyric Poetry from the Renaissance to Coleridge", it was his book "A River Runs Through It and Other Stories" that captured the attention of director Robert Redford making its way to the big screen.  [Go there]

10 U.S. Destinations You Should Visit In 2014

Planning a vacation in the US next year but aren't sure where to go? After all, it's a big place! For the fourth year running, our travel experts have scoured the States to make the decision a bit easier for you.
While Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2014 covers global must-sees, including Chicago and Texas, here we delve a bit deeper and showcase the top 10 places in the US that should be on travelers' radars in the coming year. There's something for all - beachcombers, nature lovers, beer aficionados, history buffs, road trippers, dice rollers - from every corner of the land. Whether quietly emerging destinations or perennial favorites...  [Go there...]

Florida's best beaches: East coast-Gulf coast smackdown

It's the time of the year when visions of sugar soft sands top travelers' wish lists. Florida, with its 825 miles of beaches, lures sunbathers, surfers, action lovers and solitude seekers to its shores.
To find the best Florida strands, USA TODAY hosted an east coast-west coast smackdown. "Dr. Beach," aka Stephen Leatherman, professor and director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research at Florida International University in Miami, helped select the destinations for each of five categories. Each week, readers voted for one pair of contenders. Here are the champs they chose:  [Go there...]

10 great theme parks for the holidays

Theme parks, long reserved for roller coasters and kiddie rides, now get decked out with Christmas trees and holiday shows. The trend has accelerated in the last decade as parks discover the holidays can bring out crowds eager for elaborate decorations, special foods and holiday shows, saysRobert Niles, editor of "They do Christmas on a scale you won't find anywhere else." He shares some top park holiday displays with Larry Bleiberg for USA TODAY.  [Go there...]

5 Awesome & Affordable American Drives

Every corner of the U.S.—including yours!—offers a bold, beautiful road trip that rolls out an unforgettable vacation at a reasonable price. Here, five that we bet you haven’t taken yet.
We sometimes make the mistake of thinking that a vacation has to involve flying, or covering great distances via some other elaborate, pricey conveyance, such as a cruise ship.  [Go there...]