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Horseshoe Bend in Page, Arizona

Epic Road Trip: Southern Utah & Northern Arizona

Westward, ho! From admiring the incredible red rock views at national parks like Zion and Bryce Canyon to snapping the perfect Forrest Gump photo ...more

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    National Parks (Minus the Crowds)

    Our most protected lands—and the dramatic drives that give access to them—are all too often conga lines of taillights and tourists. These four itineraries revive the majesty.

  • Crater Lake National Park

    Beat the Crowds in September

    Autumn's a good time to visit Redwood, Crater Lake, Acadia, and North Cascades parks, as temperatures will be cool and school kids absent.

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    20 Yummiest Ice Cream Shops in America

    Rocky road! Mint chocolate chip! Cookies and cream! From the beaches of New England to the mountains of Hawaii, nothing says "summer" quite like a heaping scoop of ice cream. Here, some of our favorite places to get your frozen fix. And you won't believe the wacky flavors they're serving in Portland.

  • 12 Awesome Summer Getaways to Book Now

    Budget Travelers know it's possible to have an amazing summer vacation without breaking the bank. Here, we've rounded up some awesome alternatives to pricey hot spots plus deals in some of our favorite summer destinatinos.

  • America's Most Dangerous Destinations

    Don't get us wrong: You should most definitely visit each and every one of these one-of-a-kind vacation spots! But be aware that your risk of being bitten by a shark, swept out to sea, mauled by a bear, or blown off a winding ridge trail are just a bit higher here than back home!

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    Chill Out! 10 Places That Stay COOL All Summer

    Highs in the 60s and 70s? Lows in the 40s and 50s? With the summer heat arriving early this year, those temperatures may sound too good to be true. But when the mercury climbs, these beautiful destinations stay refreshingly cool. Here, the 10 best places to beat the heat.

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    15 Best Last-Minute Road Trips

    No plans this weekend? No problem. These easy escapes will get you out of town on a moment's notice. All you need is a tank of gas, an adventurous spirit, and the willingness to drop everything.

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  • El Calafate in Patagonia, Argentina

    Patagonia, Tours, 8 Nights, From $1,180 (Budget Travel)

    Spend some time exploring three of Argentina and Chile’s most popular National Parks—Tierra del Fuego, Los Glaciares, and Torres del Paine—with this land-only travel deal that includes a $150 discount for Budget Travel readers.

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  • Huge Ice chunks at Jokulsarlon Lagoon, Iceland

    45 Best Mother-Daughter Getaways!

    If you could take a mother-daughter getaway anywhere in the world, where would it be? We posed this question to our audience, and their answers, as always, made us smile. Just in time for Mother’s Day 2015, BT presents 45 vacation ideas for the ultimate girlfriend getaway.

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