Low-key and spiritual, it's suited to quests: Climb high, eat well, tap your inner Aztec.
A brother-sister trip to a remote part of the Grand Canyon comes with its own rewards: incredible scenery and peace. There's also a sobering encounter with Mother Nature.
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Finding authentic food at cheap prices in Oahu requires a little exploration and a touch of daring.
It's the trip of a lifetime for a 9-year-old: camel rides, bazaars and a desert festival.
El Pital, once a rebel lair in El Salvador's highlands, is now an unexpected haven of natural beauty and outdoors pursuits.
Political America is in full flower in this New England state. Shake the candidates' hands; look 'em in the eye. You might meet the next president.
It's officially fall, and the delicate, ephemeral dance that transforms summer's deep greens into autumn's sunset-colored hues has begun across the nation.
Leave your heart -- not your wallet -- in the Bay Area on a whirlwind 24-hour tour of the city. It's Alcatraz, cable cars and chowder, then back to L.A. Megabus' $1 fares make it happen.
With the 2008 Summer Olympics looming, the host city has gone on a wild building spree. Prepare to be wowed by the world-class transformation.
Mountain bikers take on some of the state's most challenging runs.
The state's central coast is home to the nation's first sandboarding park.
The 32-mile-long lake has a short season but it's long on charm.
This region of Old Castile has emerged as a wine superstar, with its royal roots (castles, anyone?) and sophisticated lodging (think 17th century chic).
Near the top of the world sits once-remote Lhasa. Today, it's bustling with tourists and pilgrims, who still circle the fabled city's holy sites.
In the Black Hills, two men carved their dreams into the granite. Mt. Rushmore honors four presidents, while the Crazy Horse Memorial celebrates a Sioux warrior.
Embraceable grandeur persists at the U.S. park and its Canadian cousin, though the ice is receding.
Compared with Nashville, Memphis is more a working-class river town with a blue-collar vibe except for lavish Graceland.
Nashville touts itself as the "Athens of the South," and it's brimming with musical creativity.
The first thing to know about the appropriately named "Roar and Snore" sleepover program at San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park is that very little sleeping occurs.
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What better way to experience the High Eastern Sierra wilderness, with civilization along for the ride? A court ruling, however, has reined in horse and mule outfitters.
The gloomy, angry English city that spawned rock icons is now a vibrant indie scene of cafes and culture and its musical heart still beats on.
Manchester, the famously gloomy working-class city memorialized by novelists and post-punk songwriters, was transformed in the late '80s into danceable, Day-Glo soundtracks by the Stone Roses and Happy Mondays.
A wide variety of lodging options abounds both with and outside Yosemite National Park.