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    Vacation Secrets of the American Southwest

    Ready for an easy adventure? Head to these stunning southwestern landscapes, where people and the environment have been coexisting (and creating unique lodgings, meals, and public art) for centuries.

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    Every corner of the U.S.—including yours!—offers a bold, beautiful road trip that rolls out an unforgettable vacation at a reasonable price.

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    A Florida Dream Trip You Can Take NOW

    If you've got three days and a tank of gas, the beautiful beach towns of Florida's Space Coast make for a perfect winter getaway!

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    PHOTOS: 5 Awesome & Affordable American Drives

    Take a tour of five of our favorite American road trips—from the Florida Keys to the southwestern deserts, from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Great Lakes!

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    11 Bucket List Adventures You Can Actually Afford

    Think dream trips to Machu Picchu and the Great Wall of China are financially out of your reach? Think again. We've got the inside scoop on these and other super-affordable bucket list items—like hot air ballooning in Albuquerque and taking a jeep safari ride through the buffalo herds in Custer State Park—that are great for every budget.

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    PHOTOS: 11 Affordable Bucket List Adventures

    Think dream trips to Machu Picchu and the Great Wall of China are financially out of your reach? Think again. We've got the inside scoop on these and other super-affordable bucket list items—like hot air ballooning in Albuquerque and taking a jeep safari ride through the buffalo herds in Custer State Park—that are great for every budget.

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  • Take a Heartland Road Trip!

    Smack dab in the middle of America, this leisurely drive across Nebraska's Sandhills region includes peaceful winding rivers, gentle hills, and some of the most interesting folks you'll ever bump into anywhere.

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    Hawaii Hot Spots and Hideaways

    Strolling iconic Waikiki Beach, snorkeling in Hanauma Bay, and taking a surfing lesson on the North Shore? The Hawaiian island of Oahu offers the chance to mix big-city sophistication with a decidedly wilder side.

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