Author: Shannon Lowery

National Seashores: East Coast Beaches Road Trip

Why so landlocked? The United States has miles of salt and freshwater coastline. From north to south, the East Coast is dotted with gorgeous national seashores and beaches. Scenic, enjoyable and important, these national seashores have some of the best East Coast beaches in the United States. If you’re looking for the ultimate summer road trip beach vacation, this is it.

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Best Botanical Gardens in the US

Everyone loves a good urban adventure! But, when you find yourself missing a little greenery, head straight for these botanical gardens and urban greenspaces. Peaceful, romantic, and educational, botanical gardens are perfect for everyone from solo travelers to honeymooners to families. The only question is, which place would you add to our list of the best botanical gardens in the US?

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Ultimate Guide to Leave No Trace Travel

Leave no trace travel is about more than just preserving the environment. It’s an entire movement geared toward a healthier planet and population. Sustainability is about connecting with the world and cultures around us. “Leave no trace travel” isn’t just a buzz word, it’s a lifestyle that’s here to stay.

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Things to Do in Williams, Arizona: Off-Season Edition

Williams, Arizona, is the crossroads of the American Southwest. From Grand Canyon National Park to Route 66 to rodeos, there’s plenty to explore in the area. Naturally, summer is the busiest season for visitors. However, since attractions remain open year-round, why not visit during one of the other equally enjoyable seasons? The only thing you have to lose are the crowds, heat and higher summer rates! Sounds like a no-brainer to us!

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Midweek Getaway to Williams, Arizona

This three-day itinerary is the perfect way to explore the gateway town to Grand Canyon National Park without all the fuss of the busy season. Live like a local AND see all of Williams, Arizona’s favorite attractions when you visit during the off-season midweek.

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Spirit of America Road Trip: Explore the Kentucky Bourbon & Tennessee Whiskey Trails

For the ultimate American distillery road trip, look no further than the middle Southern states of Tennessee and Kentucky. Both states, respectively famous for their whiskey and bourbon production, are dotted with distilleries that boast strong spirits and natural beauty that lingers. Prepare to take in rolling pastures, remote hollers and scenic mountain ranges that seem to be frozen in a different time and place. This part of the lower Appalachian Mountains is an often misunderstood and underrated part of the American historical, cultural and geographic landscape. In these parts, you’ll find yourself getting lost down winding country roads that slice through some of America’s richest layers.

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Bike Touring for Every Kind of Adventurer

Bike touring is the perfect way to experience just about any region or landscape. You might be asking yourself, what is bike touring? It simply means getting around by bike. Bike touring encompasses all experience types, from one-hour city bike tours to multi-day overnight excursions. Not only is biking an eco-friendly mode of transportation, it allows you to cover more ground than walking or hiking while still going slow enough to appreciate your surroundings. If you’re interested in exploring by bike but aren’t sure where to start, here’s our guide to bike touring, from basic day trips to weeklong mountain biking expeditions.

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