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Vacation Lessons from the Griswolds

We suspect you'll never come close to the blunders committed by Clark Griswold and his family in the Vacation movies starring Chevy Chase. Here, some ...more

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    25 WACKIEST Roadside Attractions in America!

    From the world's biggest pineapple maze to a castle made of coral, you won't want to miss these oddball only-in-Amerca spots the next time you are looking for road trip ideas or ready to hit the road. Here are some of our favorites!

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    33 Most Memorable Family Vacations

    From fond memories of family road trips out West to exploring ancient Mayan ruins at an early age, our readers share the vacation experiences they'll never forget.

  • 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.

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    Ultimate California Road Trip

    From the Monterey Bay down to Hearst Castle, California's central coast has been enchanting visitors for decades. Warning: you may never go home again.

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    25 Incredible Road Trips BT Readers Love

    From beautiful, relaxing drives down the scenic Pacific Coast Highway to epic cross country adventures, our Budget Travel audience shares their all-time favorite road trips.

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    25 Most Beautiful Cities in America

    Sure, the U.S. is home to spacious skies and shining seas, but it also boasts some of the world's most gorgeous cities. From New England to the Hawaiian Islands, we celebrate the stylish, vibrant, and always surprising metropolises that are the most beautiful in America!

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    12 Great Memorial Day Getaways

    From Palm Springs to D.C., we've rounded up 12 convenient Memorial Day escapes from coast to coast to ensure that you spend more time enjoying your blues festival (or pool party) than you do deciding where to go.

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  • Photos: Great Memorial Day Getaways

    From Palm Springs to D.C., we've rounded up 12 convenient Memorial Day escapes from coast to coast to ensure that you spend more time enjoying your blues festival (or pool party) than you do deciding where to go.

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