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DESTINATION: Climbing the Capitol Steps in Kansas

Kansas State Capitol by Steve Crecelius Topeka, Kan.—There’s something compelling about climbing big structures. Maybe it’s the view, or maybe it’s the...

DESTINATION: Wickaninnish Inn's Ancient Cedars Spa a Winner

Hot-tub beach view by Rob Melnychuk/Wickaninnish Inn Tofino, B.C.—On one of the very first Rand McNally Best of the Road trips, I...

Portland’s Sunny Day

Credit: Rose Test Garden by Michael Peck/Rand McNally.com Portland, Ore. — The temperature hit 101 degrees in Portland on Saturday. It felt like it,...

Seeing the Big Tree

Credit: Siskiyou National Forest by Laurie Borman/Rand McNally.com Siskiyou National Forest, Ore. — Get up early for a cool hike through the conifer forest....

The Land of Full Service

Credit: Local color by Laurie Borman/Rand McNally.com Near Crater Lake, Ore. — While gas prices may be sky-high, there’s one thing about...

Tower of Treats

Credit: Rogue Creamery by Laurie Borman/Rand McNally.com Medford, Ore. — Anyone who’s ever ordered from gourmet food purveyor Harry & David knows about the...

TRAVELOGUE: Vacation Mode

Credit: Ashland statue by ElektraCute Ashland, Ore. — The phases of relaxation can be measured by the amount of makeup applied each morning. As...

Shakespeare Unleashed

Credit: Metal Shakespeare by Laurie Borman/Rand McNally.com Ashland, Ore. — This town is famous for its Oregon Shakespeare Festival, now in its 73rd...

All Aboard the Railroad Motel

Credit: Railroad Park Resort by Laurie Borman/Rand McNally.com Dunsmuir, Calif. — Train buffs and kids would love this place. I am neither, but...

TRAVELOGUE: Hiking the Bumpass Hell trail

Credit: Hi-Lo by Laurie Borman/Rand McNally.com Lassen Volcanic National Park, Calif. — Snow still obscures part of the Bumpass Hell trail in Lassen...