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America’s Top Luxury Destinations

If you are planning your next vacation and you're looking for glamour, opulence, and extravagence, then look no further than this article. This list of luxury getaways is all about the destination and what makes each of them an indulgent experience.

A Guide to Madison

While Madison, Wisconsin wears its college-town moniker proudly, the city's vibrant arts, culture, and foodie scenes prove it has much more to offer. Although we would never suggest skipping the seemingly city-wide football tailgate parties on Saturdays in the fall, there is definitely more to experience. Madison is also home to several James Beard-nominated restaurants, more than 200 miles of bike trails in and around the city, and five Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings.

Top 10 Road Trip Movies

  • Top 10 Road Trip Movies
Few methods of travel have inspired filmmakers as much as the great American road trip. With summer around the corner, you might start feeling the itch for an epic journey. If you hunger for adventure and the open road but aren't sure where to go next, try popping in one of these films for some inspiration!

Map Crafts: DIY Luggage Tag

  • Map Crafts: DIY Luggage Tag
Add a touch of flair to your luggage with this easy-to-make luggage tag! Nothing screams adventure quite like a map, so we've crafted this luggage tag out of a premium Rand McNally map. Follow these instructions to create the perfect little addition to your next adventure.

Wallet-Friendly Spring Break Destinations

Don't be fooled—spring break doesn't have to break your budget. From the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee to the chic metropolis of Montreal, we've found wallet-friendly destinations perfect for the whole family.

Presidential Estates You Must Visit

It’s strange to think of our U.S. Presidents residing somewhere other than the White House, but each President had a place to call home before or after their presidency that helped shape them into the historical figures we know today.  Whether you’re a fan of American history or not, these estates once owned by former U.S. Presidents should be on your bucket list. Take a look at the top Presidential Estates you must visit.

Most Romantic Destinations in the Nation

Planning a trip for two? Feel the love in these romantic getaways. Whether you are looking to relax and gaze into each other’s eyes or engage in daring activities and get your heart racing, our guide will help you find the destination that is perfect for you.

Mardi Gras Celebrations Across the USA

When you think today’s Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) you think of grabbing your friends and family for a night of partying in the streets - but did you know that the origins of the celebration can actually be traced all the way back to medieval Europe? This traditional festival of feasting and merriment before the long abstinence of Lent was made an official holiday on the Gregorian calendar by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582. When the French came to protect their claim on Louisiana in the 1700s, they didn’t want to pass up an opportunity to celebrate and brought the party with them – thus laying the framework for one of the biggest celebrations in the nation. Now you can find Mardi Gras festivities at various restaurants and events across the country, but if you want a truly authentic experience then head to these cities!

A Guide to Charleston

Take a stroll down the cobbled streets of Charleston and you can feel the history and culture thick in the air. As the oldest city in the state of South Carolina, this coastal gem oozes southern charm and draws travelers from all over the world. While the city makes you feel as if you’ve stepped into a different time, among the antebellum architecture, it is a thriving city with much to see and do. Our guide to the charming city of Charleston will have you rushing to visit and experience all that it has to offer.

Map Crafts: DIY Tray

  • Map Crafts: DIY Tray
Add a level of adventure to your interior decor with this map-decorated tray! This DIY tray is a low-cost craft that is as simple to make as it is sophisticated. Our tray is decorated with one of our premium maps, but you can use any paper-like item, such as pictures, posters, etc. Follow these steps to create your own decorative tray!