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Quiz: What Should Be Your Next Summer Getaway?



The long days of summer are meant to be cherished. This is the season for barbecues and beaches, stargazing and relaxation. It's also the best time of the year to get out of town on the perfect summer vacation! There are so many incredible destinations across the United States, so where should you go? Take this quiz to find out!




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Topics: Travel Inspiration


Most Visited National Parks in the US



America’s national parks are so precious that they are nationally protected and preserved as a birthright for all future generations. These natural wonders make us feel small—and we can’t help but marvel at their extraordinary beauty. Popular parks receive over a million visitors annually. The 10 most visited parks welcome more than 3 million people each year.




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Topics: US National Parks, Travel Inspiration


12 Must-See Thailand Temples




Thailand’s temples, or wats, are among its most popular tourist attractions. There are over 30,000 Buddhist and Hindu wats found across this Southeast Asian country. They are sacred places that many people visit every day to pray, meditate, and seek counsel from monks.

Thailand’s wats are colorful, ornately decorated complexes that are as beautiful as they are sacred. With multi-layered roofs, bell-shaped stupa towers, holy relics, and elaborate ornamentation, they are some of the most impressive religious structures in the world.

With so many options, how do you choose which Thailand temples to visit? Easy. You start with this list.




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Topics: Asia, Travel Inspiration


Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel is the Ultimate Escape




The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is one of the finest resorts in the country. The hotel was built in 1887 as a lakeside retreat for wealthy Golden Age travelers. Almost 140 years later it has retained its ambiance of refinement and gentility. The setting for the 1980 film Somewhere in Time is romantic, elegant, and the ultimate escape from modern life.

Iconic, historical, and famously luxurious, the Grand Hotel is the type of place you must visit at least once. A 2-night stay at the Grand Hotel is the highlight of YMT’s Mackinac Island & Grand Hotel tour.




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Topics: Americas, Guest Stories, Travel Inspiration


Most Romantic Cities in the U.S.



There are many romantic cities in the United States. From the west coast to the east coast, from the south to the north, from tropical islands to desert vistas. There is a huge variety of stunning destinations, each with their own flavor of love and romance.

10 Most Romantic Cities in The U.S.

Here is our guide to the 10 most romantic cities in the US. From laid back to bustling, these cities each offer something special for visitors looking forward to a romantic escape.




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Topics: Americas, Travel Inspiration


How the Panama Canal was Built




The Panama Canal is one of the world’s most important and impressive engineering marvels. Once considered an impossible dream, this on-land shortcut across 50 miles of Central American jungle connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.




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Topics: International Travel, Travel Inspiration


Where You Should Travel Based on Your Zodiac Sign



Are you trying to figure out where to go for your next vacation? You can look to the stars to help you decide! We’ve put together a helpful list of the best vacation destinations for each sign, from charismatic Capricorns to regal Leos. What’s your sign? And where will it lead you? 




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Topics: Planning a Vacation, Quizzes, Travel Inspiration


National Parks with the Best Wildlife Viewing




National Parks are the best place to see wildlife in USA. They offer protected habitats for wild animals to roam freely. Visitors can observe wildlife as they live and interact with each other in their natural environment.




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Topics: Americas, Planning a Vacation, Travel Inspiration


America's Bucket list - Travel to our National Parks



When westward expansion threatened America’s wildlife and wilderness, a “nation’s park, containing man and beast in all the wild and freshness of their nature’s beauty” was proposed.

A century later, the National Parks System now encompasses nearly 400 parks and monuments. These natural wonders, which were set aside for the benefit and enjoyment of the people, are among America’s greatest treasures—bucket list National Parks you will not want to miss.




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Topics: Americas, US National Parks, Travel Inspiration


Top European Destinations to Visit in Spring



The snow has melted and blooms now carpet the landscape in brilliant colors as Europe rolls out the welcome mat for travelers.

Spring is the ideal time to grab your passport and consider the best places to travel in Europe in the spring. March, April and May offer more than just pleasant weather and longer days for sightseeing—the shoulder season also brings more affordable airfares and accommodations.

Join the locals as they head outdoors to celebrate the season and visit five of our must-see places in Europe in spring.




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Topics: Europe, Travel Inspiration


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