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    Experience a Classic American Road Trip From Illinois to California

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    Best Trips

    The year's best trip ideas and top travel destinations in the world.

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    I Heart My City

    Check out these guides to the world's greatest cities through a local's eyes.

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    More Free City Guides

    Check out these comprehensive guides to free activities and attractions in some of your favorite cities.

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    Tours of a Lifetime

    From Livingstone's Tanzania to Sacagawea's Oregon, our top 50 guided trips trace the paths of early explorers—and blaze new ones, too.

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    Where the Locals Go Montana

    Outdoor retreats, charming mountain towns, and scenic natural wonders describe just a few of the places locals go in Montana. Experience the best of Big Sky Country with our comprehensive guide to local hot spots.

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    Canada's 50 Places of a Lifetime

    Canada is a world-class country that offers a captivating array of scenic, cultural, urban, and intellectual wonders.

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    Food & Travel

    Savor the flavors of travel with this guide to the world's best trips for foodies and more.

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    Best Family Trips

    Take the kids on a vacation they'll never forget. Get our full list and plan your family's next great adventure.

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    Travel Tips

    Road-tested secrets from National Geographic experts on traveling wisely and well.

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    Beaches & Islands

    Everything you need to know to plan your next beach trip.

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    Travelers of the Year

    Our hats go off to these passionate globe-trotters who are changing the world, one passport stamp at a time.

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    World's Happiest Places

    Explore images of the world's happiest hotspots, take the happiness test, and see why places determine your happiness.

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    American Festivals Project

    Partially funded by a National Geographic Grant, two photographers roamed the country to document America's "small, hidden, and bizarre festivals."

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    Free to See in the U.S.

    Check out hundreds of free events and activities across the country.

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    Winter Trip Ideas

    A series of powder-and-ice postcards from around the world: how we celebrate winter, lose ourselves in it, and, ultimately, enjoy it.

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    Submit your best shots for a chance to be featured in our weekly galleries and to win a grand prize trip for two to Alaska.