Posts in North America
Where to Find Affordable Skiing Less Than an Hour from Downtown Denver

Winter is here and that means it’s time to break out all the good stuff — the snowshoes, skis, snowboards, sleds, and sleighs that have been tucked away since last season, waiting patiently for their day in the sun …er, snow. With the cold weather finally, truly upon us, the slopes, the slopes are calling, and what better way to answer that call than by heading to what is arguably the winter sports mecca of the West: Colorado.

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How to Tackle a Cross-Country Road Trip (Plus, 13 Restaurant Recommendations)

With the largest road atlas money can buy (thanks, grandma) laid out on the kitchen counter and some fancy new highlighters in hand, I began marking points. I marked places where I knew people, drew lines connecting the dots, checked the mileage with Google Maps to make sure I wasn’t planning ridiculously long drives (I max out at about 14 hours), and started feeling giddy.

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Buffalo, NY: Looking Back at a Weekend Spent on the Eastern Edge of Erie

Sometimes, when picturing upstate New York, I imagine a mystical land far, far away — a place that almost isn’t even real. Perpetually second fiddle to the Big Apple, the City That Never Sleeps, the city so great they named it twice, etcetera, etcetera, you tend to just kind of forget that the state of New York has 50,000 square miles of land which are not encompassed by the five boroughs.

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Soak Up Some History & Freak Yourself Out at These 9 Western U.S. Ghost Towns

While haunted houses and ghost ships and corn mazes filled with chainsaw-carrying killers may be better equipped to scare your pants off, there is something to be said for ghost towns, as well.

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5 Canadian Destinations to Add to Your Travel Bucket List

Canada may have celebrated its sesquicentennial last year, but there's still no time like the present to visit the Great White North. As the world's second-largest country by total area (3.85 million square miles, eh), there are practically limitless possibilities for travelers looking to embark on adventure in the vast wilderness that makes up a majority of the U.S.'s northern neighbor.

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5 of the Coolest Things to Do in St. Louis, According to a Local

St. Louis probably isn't one of the first cities you think of when deciding where you might go on vacation in the U.S. It's close enough to Chicago and Nashville that you might just head to one of those places instead and think nothing of it. That would be fine, of course — those are great places to visit, too — but St. Louis can hold its own just as well.

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