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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.

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    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.

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    These 10 Places 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.

  • 10 Best Budget Vacations in America

    It's not too late to book a great summer vacation! From the beaches of New England to the mountains of Wyoming, from the Great Lakes to the California coast, America is second to none for summer fun. Here, some of our favorite places to get away from it all—at a price you can actually afford.

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    8 Indispensable Family Travel Websites (Plus 4 Amazing Apps to Download Now!)

    Ready for an unforgettable family vacation? Combining our know-how with intel from Rainer Jenss, president and founder of the Family Travel Association, we chose eight websites that offer money-saving deals, useful advice, and cool trips for your whole squad.

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    15 EASY Last-Minute Weekend Escapes

    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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    Brazil & Argentina, Air, 8 Nights, From $1,505 (Budget Travel)

    Get to know three of South America's most spectacular locales with this travel deal that gives you time to explore Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls, and Buenos Aires.

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  • Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory

    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.

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