Driving through Custer State Park, South Dakota.

Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills Travel Planning

Bestowed with great natural beauty, Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills have always been a beloved road trip destination. Pan for gold, visit a vineyard, pet wild burros, or watch a rodeo. Bike, boat, ride a horse, or explore a cave. Hike the highest peak in North America east of the Rockies, or relax in the warm springs of a spa town. It’s all here.

Svartifoss waterfall in Skatftafell National Park.

East Iceland and the Eastfjords Travel Planning

Tips on planning your time in East Iceland, where you find the actual “ice” of Iceland, and the Eastfjords, home to active volcanoes and remote, unspoiled beauty, including area overviews, main attractions, and highlights,

Rai Le beach in Krabi, Thailand.

Planning Your Time on Thailand’s Andaman Coast

How you plan your time on the Andaman Coast depends mostly on what you want to get out of your vacation. Here’s a look at where to base yourself and plan for diving, island-hopping, or good ol’ fashioned beach bumming.

Rio Grande Gorge in New Mexico. Photo © Candacy Taylor.

Route 66 Road Trip: 14-Day Itinerary

This two-week itinerary hits the key highlights on the Mother Road and honors the places that have stood the test of time. Start in Chicago or Los Angeles, and if you run short on time, consider prioritizing the mom-and-pop, off-the-wall places for a true Route 66 experience.

Cabins on the water at Khao Sok National Park.

Southern Gulf of Thailand Travel Planning

Visit the southern Gulf of Thailand for idyllic islands, off-the-beaten-path beaches on the mainland, and some charming small historical cities where you can learn about the culture and history of the region.