Spotlight Las Vegas

Moon Spotlight Las Vegas

Moon Spotlight Las Vegas is an 80-page compact guide covering the thrilling attractions and local secrets of Las Vegas. Author Scott Smith offers his seasoned advice on must-see attractions, and includes maps with sightseeing highlights so you can make the most of your time. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations on sights, entertainment, shopping, […]

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Road Trip USA Appalachian Trail

Rediscover the Open Road Road Trip USA: Appalachian Trail shows you how to make the most of over 2,000 miles of two-lane highways, from the north woods of Maine, through Pennsylvania Dutch Country, and all the way to the heart of Dixie. With mile-by-mile highlights and detailed driving maps—all in a handy, portable format—this is […]

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Road Trip USA Great River Road

Rediscover the Open Road Road Trip USA: Great River Road shows you how to make the most of the route following the mighty Mississippi River, from its Minnesota headwaters all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. With mile-by-mile highlights and detailed driving maps—all in a handy, portable format—this is roadside Americana at your fingertips. […]

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Road Trip USA Atlantic Coast

Rediscover the Open Road Road Trip USA: Atlantic Coast shows you how to make the most of almost 2,000 miles of two-lane highways, from the bright lights of the Big Apple, through the Carolina low-country, and all the way to Florida’s free-wheeling Key West. With mile-by-mile highlights and detailed driving maps—all in a handy, portable […]

Sunner Time by artist Nellie Mae Rowe. Photo © Nellie Mae Rowe [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

African American Arts and Heritage in Atlanta

Atlanta has been called “the crown jewel in the story of black America” for good reason. The city’s distinction as a crossroads for equal opportunity dates back generations, due in no small part to the concentration of historically black colleges (the largest in the country) and long legacy of African American entrepreneurship and innovation. This unique heritage is also a major draw for tourism; no matter what the calendar says, it’s always Black History Month in Atlanta.

Downtown Oakland skyline. Photo © Eric Broder Van Dyke/123rf.

Things to Do in Oakland

Oakland is the biggest city in the East Bay. Although its reputation hasn’t always been perfect (travelers should probably stay in the popular visitor areas), today a great deal of downtown urban renewal has made it a visitor-friendly place with plenty of attractions, accommodations, and exceptional food. For interactive fun, a truly exceptional museum, and outdoor activities, check out these locations.

Mount Shasta. Photo © Christopher Arns.

Northern California Getaway: Mounts Shasta and Lassen

The mountains in the far northern reaches of California are some of the most unspoiled areas in the state, protected by a wealth of national and state parks and forestlands. The most prominent features of this region are two iconic mountains: Shasta and Lassen. Both mountains make great vacation destinations, beautiful to behold and surrounded by recreation opportunities, or a fabulous weekend getaway—particularly if you’ve got a three-day weekend.

Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse. Photo © Jbatt/Dreamstime.

Where to Go in Northern California

If you can’t decide between the beach or the mountains, city nightlife or quaint historical towns, and sleeping in luxury or roughing it, then Northern California is your ultimate destination. Here you’ll find a breakdown of each distinct region in the area, highlighting their major draws and general personalities.