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Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 at 3:51 AM

Watermelon Skiing Has to Be Seed to Be Believed

Watermelon Skiing Has to Be Seed to Be Believed

The California Watermelon Festival is back, and so is its most memorable competition. Read »

Friday, Jun 21, 2019 at 11:18 AM

Five Reasons Anchorage Should Be Your Next Vacation Spot

You may think that a trip to Alaska will make for a cold summer vacation, but the state’s largest city offers a range of different activities for tourists to enjoy. Here are five reasons why you should consider... Read »

Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 at 9:10 AM

Reservations Now Open for Taco Bell Hotel in Palm Springs

Reservations Now Open for Taco Bell Hotel in Palm Springs

Reservations will open Thursday for what will easily be one of the most off-beat niche hotels to ever open in Palm Springs -- the Taco Bell Hotel. Reservations for the pop-up hotel will open at 10 a.m. Thursday Read »

Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 at 1:57 PM

D23 Expo's Merch-tastic Retailers Revealed

D23 Expo's Merch-tastic Retailers Revealed

The everything-Disney convention will have plenty of exclusive items for mavens of Mickey and more. Read »

Friday, Jun 21, 2019 at 2:14 PM

Strike a Pose at Selfie Museum in Hollywood

We read it time and again, hear about it from many people and have to acknowledge it for ourselves: Upload a photograph to the internet and there it is likely to stay, and/or be shared, for all of time,... Read »

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 at 12:03 PM

5 Reasons You Should Travel to the Grand Canyon This Summer

The Grand Canyon is celebrating its 100th anniversary of being named a national park this year, and to mark the occasion, it will continue to provide extraordinary experiences in nature as it always has. Read »

Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 at 5:22 PM
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Photos: Some of the Spectacular Locations in the Airbnb 'Around the World in 80 Days' Adventure

A lucky few will be able to live the adventures of Phileas Fogg from Jules Verne's classic "Around the World in 80 Days." Hosted by Airbnb, a small number of guests will travel across 16 countries using...View gallery »

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Friday, Jun 21, 2019 at 5:46 PM

14 Destinations on the Connecticut and Rhode Island Coast

It's New England Vacation Week and we're exploring the best summer destinations the region has to offer. Here are some awesome ways to enjoy the summer on the Connecticut and Rhode Island coast. Read »

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 at 12:46 PM

Learn How to Make Your Travel Experience Eco-Friendly

If you’re thinking about traveling this summer for your vacations, consider this: Ecotourism is becoming increasingly popular among travelers lately. You might want to try it, too. You may be wondering... Read »

Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 at 10:36 AM

Swimming at Hearst Castle Isn't Just a Daydream

Swimming at Hearst Castle Isn't Just a Daydream

The landmarks' Neptune and Roman Pools will open on select 2019 nights to a limited number of 'Foundation At Hearst Castle' members. Read »

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Sarah Pixley Sarah is a freelance photographer and the founder of True Icon Media. When she's not snapping photos of a ridiculous amount of objects, she spends her time enjoying the splendor of D.C. life. Send her tips and ideas: info (at) trueiconmedia (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo is an editor and writer for NBC Washington. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.