Whether you’re looking for a big city or a quiet retreat, America’s heartland offers something for everyone.With its wide stretches of picturesque landscapes, from the Great Plains of North Dakota to the rivers and valleys of Ohio, the Midwest features an American charm all its own. This area of theContinue Reading

Angel Falls: Canaima National Park, VenezuelaAlthough the current U.S. Department of State travel advisory for Venezuela warns of violent crime due to political instability, nature lovers should add the world’s tallest waterfall, Angel Falls (or Salto Ángel in Spanish), to their bucket lists. The cataract can be found in anContinue Reading

Michigan offers a dizzying number of excellent state parks outdoor enthusiasts can explore.Established in 1919, Michigan’s state parks have expanded across both the state’s peninsulas over the past century. Given that Michigan touches four of the five Great Lakes, the state’s parks include a variety of landscapes and features, fromContinue Reading

Choose one of these national parks for an unforgettable adventure.California’s geographical diversity is by far its greatest gem. It’s rare that in one state you can hit the beach, hike mountains, explore dense forests and wander through the desert. But in California, that’s all possible. And often, you don’t haveContinue Reading

Be inspired by these fascinating locales across southern France.Brimming with charming medieval hamlets, picturesque ancient towns perched on hillsides and fishing villages awash with pastel-colored buildings, the south of France is magical. The scenery along the Côte d’Azur is also breathtaking, with many towns overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. This partContinue Reading

U.S. News takes an unbiased approach to our recommendations. When you use our links to buy products, we may earn a commission but that in no way affects our editorial independence.What to Look For When Shopping for Carry-on LuggageWhen it comes to carry-on bags, the right choice looks different dependingContinue Reading

U.S. News rounded up Utah’s top national parks, monuments and recreation areas.Almost two-thirds of Utah’s land is federally owned, meaning that it’s nearly impossible to traverse the state without cutting through some combination of national parks, monuments and recreation areas. The difference between these three national distinctions comes down toContinue Reading

Credit(Ray Mabry/Courtesy of Safari West)See which domestic wildlife havens offer safe habitats for critters and fun experiences for visitors.With about 470 zoological facilities licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, America offers a wide range of animal-focused attractions for you to choose from. Though the notion of keeping animals inContinue Reading