Machu Picchu with Huayna Picchu behind it. Photo © Tomas Sobek/123rf.

The Best of Machu Picchu in One Week

This eight-day itinerary starts off in the lush surroundings of the Sacred Valley, moves through cloud forests and the magnificent stonework of Machu Picchu, and finishes in Cusco, the Spanish Renaissance city built atop Inca foundations. Check it out!

Inca Trail carved into the mountainside. Photo © Matyas Rehak/123rf.

Four-Day Trek on the Inca Jungle Trail

The latest route to Machu Picchu is locally known as the Inca Jungle Trail. Author Ryan Dubé shares an itinerary for making this four-day trek that includes biking, hiking, and trains.

The Cholla Cactus Garden along Pinto Basin Road. Photo © Jenna Blough.

5-Day Best of Joshua Tree Itinerary

The landscape of Joshua Tree National Park is mesmerizing—from the spiky trees to the scoured desert, and jumbled boulders begging to be climbed. Explore the land, climb mountains and mines, and experience all the best of Joshua Tree with this 5-day itinerary.

Fan palms in Palm Canyon. Photo © Jenna Blough.

Travel Itinerary: Palm Springs Weekend Getaway

Palm Springs is a hipper Las Vegas, a more restrained and stylish resort destination that’s perfect for a weekend getaway. Whether you’re lounging poolside at a mid-century resort, partying at a ladies’ weekend, or relaxing at a couples’ spa getaway, Palm Springs has got your weekend wonderland squared away.

Palm trees scattered along a wide golden beach with softly lapping waves.

Travel Itinerary: Best of the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a huge country—the second largest in the Caribbean—and the most diverse geographically. This 10-day itinerary will give you a solid glimpse into the DR’s beaches, culture, and adventure. It can also be used for a 4- or 7-day trip.

The William H. Murray Bridge in OK. Photo © Miroslav Liska, 123rf.

Birthplace of Route 66: Oklahoma

Candacy Taylor offers a brief history of Route 66’s conception in Oklahoma, along with highlights and tips on navigating the Mother Road’s original alignment.