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Jun 9 2015

travel42 Best Of: Top 10 lodges for nature-lovers

Category: Best Of | HotelsMegan Leader @ 10:00

There's something about summer that draws us to connect with nature. We think some of the best summer vacations allow travelers to connect with their surroundings while still enjoying a little bit of luxury (or in some cases, a lot of luxury).

That's why we've compiled a list of our top 10 lodges for nature-lovers. From elephant sightings in South Africa to overnighting in the treetops of the Amazon and exploring the vast plains of Patagonia, these unique hotels give visitors a once-in-a-lifetime experience while immersing them in the local landscape. We've given you a snapshot of our hotel reviews for each one, but be sure to click through for more information on each of these exquisite properties.

1. Longitude 131, Ayers Rock, Northern Territory, Australia. If you want to experience the Australian Outback More...

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Jun 5 2014

Sipping my way along the West Coast

Category: Karen @ 10:57

Saturday morning on the front porch with a steaming cup of black coffee. A cold IPA at a backyard summer barbecue. Girls' night and a nice bottle of cabernet. Coffee, beer, wine. Three of my favorite things (yes, in that order). Little moments can become perfect memories when you wrap your hands around the correspondingly appropriate beverage. More...

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Apr 6 2012

Carmel is the relaxing spring vacation everyone needs

Category: Destinations | ItinerariesChristine @ 08:53

It’s finally spring—and what a warm spring it is!—and I’m getting excited for things to come this season. Sandals! Cookouts! Swimming! But to fully enjoy all this warm weather, there’s really only one thing I need: antihistamines vacation! More...

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Feb 7 2012

Hotel-hopping down the California coast

Category: Destinations | Hotels | ItinerariesChristine @ 05:12

Here at travel42, we read about so many destinations, I think we’re all constantly on vacation in our minds. In my imagination, I’ve already been to three countries this year. I have planned numerous fantasy vacations, but there is one trip that I want to actually plan more than almost any other: hotel- and city-hopping along the Pacific Coast Highway.

 The Monterey Bay coastline

The beautiful Monterey Bay coastline

The 453-mi/729-km drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles via the famed Pacific Coast Highway (also called Highway 1) is a popular item on west-coast itineraries when vacationing in California, and for good reason: The route allows you to hit many fantastic coastal California cities, and it’s one of the most scenic and beautiful drives in the U.S. If you want to make this trip as badly as I do, here’s an idea of what you should do and where you should stay. More...

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Dec 20 2011

These LA tours make running fun! Paparazzi anyone?

One of my favorite things to do while traveling is to run a few miles in the local area while seeing the sights. You see so much more than you do in a car. In Chicago, for example, I love running down the Magnificent Mile to the lakefront, where there is a concrete pier that juts out onto the lake. You feel as if you are on the water as you run, and the view of the city as you come back is gorgeous, especially if you go at sunrise. More...

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Dec 5 2011

Three one-of-a-kind San Francisco bars

Category: Destinations | NightlifeMegan Leader @ 07:18

San Francisco certainly has hundreds of activities to enjoy by day, but at night, the city comes alive. These three bars and taverns are sure to provide a unique atmosphere to enjoy a drink before attending a show at the Fillmore or the Great American Music Hall. More...

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Oct 20 2011

Five Foot Races for the Adventurous Athlete

Category: RecreationMegan Leader @ 06:15

Nearly every large city in the world has its own annual marathon. But for travelers looking for something a little more exotic, these five foot races are sure to pose unique challenges to even the most experienced marathoner.More...

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