Driving through Joshua Tree National Park.

Visiting Joshua Tree National Park

Nestled in the Mojave Desert is Joshua Tree National Park, an oasis of beautiful natural sights and a few historical ones too. Here’s an overview of the park, including how to get there, must-see landscapes, and tips on hiking the many nature trails in the desert.

Visitors approach the Avenue of Flags at Mount Rushmore National Monument.

Planning a Visit to Mount Rushmore and the Central Hills

Mount Rushmore and the small cities and tourist industries that grew up around it are filled with sights and activities to delight just about every kind of traveler. It is possible to spend as little as a day here, or a full two weeks and more. Here’s how to plan your time exploring the region.

The village of Stonington on Deer Isle.

Deer Isle and Isle au Haut Travel Planning

Isle au Haut is a remote section of Acadia National Park that’s raw and rugged, beautiful, even breathtaking in parts, a place where it’s easy to feel far removed from civilization. Nearby is Deer Isle, a colony of artists and artisans inspired by these landscapes.

The town of Ólafsvík in the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

Snæfellsjökull National Park, Iceland

The jewel of the western coast, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula has a taste of everything; many locals refer to the region as “Iceland in miniature.” Here’s a look at the region’s highlights, including climbing glaciers in Snæfellsjökull National Park.

Route 66 through the Mojave Desert.

Route 66 Through California

Before you reach the sun-washed Pacific Coast, following Route 66 through California means first trekking across a parched, wind-swept desert. Read up on route advice, driving tips, where to eat, stay, play, and more on the final stretch of the Mother Road.

A curtain of water spills over into a calm stream in a thickly wooded area.

Oregon’s Top Five Hikes

Oregon’s diverse, dramatic landscape lends itself wonderfully to a good hike. Narrowing down the plentiful and varied options to Oregon’s top five hikes isn’t an easy task. Here are our picks.

Randy's Donuts in Inglewood, CA

5 Unique Donut Shops on the West Coast

When it comes from one of these unique donut shops on the West Coast, a donut is never just a donut. Laden with Captain Crunch, 100% organic lemon & poppyseed, or an oversized Homer Simpson, these specialties go above and beyond all your donut fantasies.