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Long Weekend Trip Ideas

Have a long holiday weekend coming up or just looking to use up some vacation days? Although we would love to spend a month traveling, quick trips can be just as fun if you pick the right place. So head out of work early, beat the traffic, and find yourself at one of our favorite long weekend getaway destinations. 

Iconic Sites to Visit in Honor of Black History Month

African American History Month, also known as Black History Month, is a dedicated time to celebrate the achievements of African Americans and how they helped shape United States history. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. But you don't need to use this month as an excuse to visit the many parks, monuments, homes, and other landmarks that are tributes to the lasting legacies of some of the nation's most influential musicians, politicians, writers, and Civil Rights leaders. While testaments to history can be found in just about every state, consider taking a trip to one of these eleven sites to learn about black heritage. 

19 Fun Things to do in Atlanta

The capital of Georgia, Atlanta, also known as "Hotlanta," or the ATL, is a wonderful blend of art, shopping, outdoor activities, history, and southern charm. We think it's a "peachy" idea to visit this buzzing place, so if you're planning a trip to visit Atlanta, here are some fun things to do while you're in town: 

Coolest Small Towns to Visit in the U.S.

When picking a travel destination, many people are drawn to the big cities like New York and Chicago. But we want to inspire you to think outside the box and discover some places that are a little different. These small towns have so much to offer — culture, natural beauty, and a little whimsy. Here are some of the best small towns to visit in America according to our travel experts.

An American’s Guide to Pizza Styles

  • An American’s Guide to Pizza Styles
  • An American’s Guide to Pizza Styles
  • An American’s Guide to Pizza Styles
  • An American’s Guide to Pizza Styles
We'll take you on a tour of America's most iconic pizza styles in the U.S. and where you can find them. Choosing which types of pizza are the best is just too hard, so we suggest you go ahead and try them all!

Why Visit the Ouachita Mountains?

Enjoy an all-American getaway when you visit the Ouachita Mountains. Learn about the history as well as places to go and things to do in this helpful guide to the Ouachita Mountains.

Holiday Markets You Won’t Want to Miss

  • Holiday Markets You Won’t Want to Miss
No matter what you celebrate, holiday markets are a fun place to get all your shopping done and actually enjoy yourself. This centuries-old European tradition is a great way to get into the spirit of the season with the all of lights, decorations, tinkling music, and the bustle of people trying to pick out of the perfect gifts. We’ve rounded up a list of our favorite annual pop-up markets across the nation so you too can experience this beloved annual tradition.

A Guide to the Best Ski Vacations in the U.S.

Craving the adrenaline rush of cutting through fresh powder first thing in the morning? The United States has some amazing ski towns that are rich in history, culture, and of course, slopes, slopes, and more slopes. We know that a lot of people have their favorites they keep going back to, but we’ve rounded up some of the best skiing in America if you feel like trying somewhere new!

The Best Wine Country Vacations in the U.S.

Every bottle of wine tells a story. When you sip on a glass of wine, you can taste the region from which it came — the rich history, culture, climate, and ingenuity. Yes, you can pick up a bottle at the store, but nothing compares to the experience of visiting a vineyard, talking to winemakers, and really getting to know the vino that you are drinking. While there are wine destinations all over the country, these are our top ones to visit.

Road Trips to be Thankful For

As much as we love road travel, driving can be a slog. Whether it’s sitting in traffic or seeing the same billboards over and over, it’s easy to forget about the joys of the open road. In this season of giving, we wanted to bring back some of the magic of the car trip with our favorite scenic drives. From the granite peaks of New Hampshire to the red rocks of Arizona, these are road travels meant to inspire.