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Weekend Getaways

EXPLORE AMERICA: Verde Canyon Railroad

Built to support the copper mines, the Verde Canyon Railroad has evolved into a scenic ride through the rugged wilderness of Arizona....

EXPLORE AMERICA: Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway rides the crest of the Blue Ridge and the Black Mountains for 469 miles, connecting Shenandoah and Great...

EXPLORE AMERICA: Elvis Presley Festival

You might think of Elvis festivals as strictly a Graceland phenomenon, but no, at least once a year there’s plenty of Presley...

EXPLORE AMERICA: Padre Island National Seashore

Sandpipers pluck their way along beaches that are constantly reshaped by waves and wind at Padre Island National Seashore. One of the...

EXPLORE AMERICA: Natural Bridge State Resort Park

One of the Kentucky’s original state parks, this site displays some of nature’s best engineering feats with the centerpiece being the natural...

EXPLORE AMERICA: Acadia National Park

Carved by glaciers and pounded by ocean waves, Acadia National Park’s rugged seashore and hilly interior offer a wide range of activities....

EXPLORE AMERICA: WaterFire

It’s not often that you hear a modern-day festival compared to a “primal rite” or “tribal ritual.” Then again, you could also...

EXPLORE AMERICA: Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

This wide-sweeping expanse of coral-pink sand dunes is a wonderful place for riding off-highway vehicles, taking pictures, or just relaxing. It is...

EXPLORE AMERICA: Mark Twain State Park

The largest lake in northern Missouri, Mark Twain Lake was formed when the waters of the Salt River were impounded by Clarence...

EXPLORE AMERICA: Old West Days

The maverick spirit of the old West lives on in Jackson Hole. Often called “The Last of the Old West,” the town...