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Haida Gwaii Is Canada's Best Kept Secret

Oh, Canada. Who knew you were hiding this gem from us?Formerly known as the "The Queen Charlotte Islands," Haida Gwaii is an ancient Canadian archipelago located just off the coast of British Columbia. Its name translates to "Islands of the People," and is the perfect combination of both remote and accessible.  Sometimes called the "Canadian Gal├ípagos," Haida Gwaii is inhabited by native Haida people.  Go there...

10 best places to buy souvenirs

What's the point of a vacation if you can't bring back a bumper sticker or a taxidermy rattlesnake? You'll find classic keepsakes at souvenir emporiums, many of which date to the early days of automobile travel. "They're still a few of them that hang on and thrive, and they've been out there for 50 years and more,"   Go there...

Best U.S. zoos: Readers' Choice award winners

10Best's Readers' Choice contest for Best U.S. Zoo shattered voting records in all previous contest categories. After a four-week period of intense participation by wildlife enthusiasts and regional stakeholders, Toledo Zoo came out on top. An amazing amount of support from fans, followers, friends and patrons catapulted this respected institution to the No. 1 position in the "Best U.S. Zoo" results.  Go there...

Some Suggestions For Where To Float In The National Parks This Summer

Spring has set in throughout the country, perennials are reappearing, if they haven't already started to bloom, and summer vacation for some could be just weeks away. If you need some suggestions on where to float in the National Park System, we have them.  Go there...

War memorials around the USA

From sea to shining sea, there lie multiple memorials dedicated to the men and women who lost their lives in service to the ideals of the United States of America. The majority of the USA's top war memorials are clustered in and around Washington, D.C., which makes it a practical gathering spot to honor the fallen. Read on to learn more about the nation's military history and where you can go to pay respect to those who served.  Go there...

More on "Yellowstone National Park"

When John Colter of the Lewis and Clark expedition wrote home to describe finding boiling mud, steaming springs and geysers, he was widely ridiculed, and his find was termed "Colter's Hell." Nowadays, even with 3 million visitors a year to this natural wonderland – the first in the country to be named a national park – it is still met with incredulity, even when you see it with your own eyes. Even were it not for the rare geophysical features, the area would still be a marvel; home to grizzly bears, wolves and whole herds of elk and bison, it's one of the last great intact wildernesses in the world's temperate zones.  Go there...

In search of America's best French fries

If you will be near one or more of these towns this summer, you may want to sample these fries while you are there.  Even though the name may sound foreign-inspired, French fries are about as American as any food can be — they're deep-fried, they're the quintessential vehicle for ketchup (America's favorite condiment, hands down), and they're made from one of the country's most bountiful crops, potatoes. However, while French fries are so popular in the U.S. that they can be found on most menus,  Go there...

What To See And Do In Yellowstone This Summer

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Old Faithful likely comes to mind when you think of Yellowstone National Park. And it's certainly worth seeing, along with other geysers. But the geysers are just the start of what Yellowstone offers: hiking, biking, camping, fishing, wildlife-spotting and more. If the park were its own state, it would be larger than both Rhode Island and Delaware.   Go there...

The 11 People You Don't Want To Go On A Road Trip With

Ittttttt's ROAD TRIP SEASON! We can't wait to jump in the car or RV and explore the country with the music on and the wind blowing through our hair.
But who you bring along on your adventure is a tough decision to make.
To avoid a disaster trip where all you want to do is punch your friends in the face, follow our guide to the 11 people you shouldn't invite on your next road trip.  Go there...

The Happiest States In America Might Also Be The Prettiest

Last week, Gallup released the results of a poll asking Americans how they feel about living in their home states. The results left us with one thought -- a pretty state is a happy state.
You see, the states with the largest percentage of residents who believe their state is the "best or one of the best places to live" also happen to be the states with some of the grandest, most beautiful natural scenery in America. They're the states we'd love to visit any day.   Go there...

8 Underrated Beer Cities

Any bona fide beer geek already knows they can find a great brew in Denver,Portland, Oregon, and Dublin. But if you've already tapped the keg on these well-known beer cities, perhaps you and your taste buds are ready to explore a new frontier (with someone else behind the wheel, of course). "You can get beer just about everywhere,"...  Go there...

Colorado Is The Most Magical State In America

There's a reason "Rocky Mountain High" is one of Colorado's official state songs. Because regardless of your feelings on legalized pot, Colorado will leave you feeling absolutely magical.
If you're an urbanite, a mountaineer, a ski bum, a history nerd, an outdoor adventurer... you get the point... there is something for you in Colorado.   Go there...

Visit these baby zoo animals around the USA

Spring is here, and so are plenty of adorable arrivals at zoos across the country. From baby alligators to panda cubs to zebra foals, there's cuteness to be found in nearly every state. Here are 15 of the most charming little critters to put on your to-see list this summer.   Go there...

Scenic trails that showcase the best of America

A seemingly endless series of storms turned much of the U.S. into a nation of shut-ins this past winter, so it comes as more than just a breath of fresh air that the mercury is beginning to rise above freezing: it's an invitation to dig those hiking boots out of the closet and hit the trails.
For hundreds of people this time of year, that trail begins in Springer Mountain, Ga., and ends some 2,180 miles later on the top of Mount Katahdin in Maine.  Go there...

10 most popular national parks by Facebook check-ins

It used to be so laborious to tell friends and family where you were traveling. Schlep an address book on the trip, buy postcards and stamps, find a mailbox. Ditto for photos, where you were always many steps away from showing off a prized picture.
No more. Social media sites and location-based services offer instant gratification, and few groups take better advantage than travelers.   Go there...

6 Unforgettable North American Road Trips

Nothing builds bonds in a family more than road trips. Confined to a car or rv with your wife and kids is a perfect time to talk and really get to know them and when you get to your destination, it's time to make memories that will last a lifetime. Here are 6 road trips you can take with the family today.  Go there...

White House opens door to tolls on interstate highways, removing long-standing prohibition

With mounting pressure to avert a transportation funding crisis this summer, the Obama administration on Tuesday opened the door for states to collect tolls on interstate highways to raise revenue for roadway repairs.
Contained in the proposal is a four-year $302 billion White House transportation bill that would reverse a long-standing federal prohibition on most interstate tolling.  Go there...