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7 Late Summer Day Trips

7 Late Summer Day Trips

It’s not too late to sneak in a road trip.
Bear Lake, Utah Summer Weekend Escape

Bear Lake, Utah Summer Weekend Escape

Frolic in water, nosh on pizza, and explore a cave at Bear Lake on the border of Idaho and Utah.
Bear Lake, Utah Summer Weekend Escape

Bear Lake, Utah Summer Weekend Escape

Frolic in water, nosh on pizza, and explore a cave at Bear Lake on the border of Idaho and Utah.
Summer Getaway in Flagstaff, Arizona

Summer Getaway in Flagstaff, Arizona

Enjoy a scenic high country escape this summer.
Houseboating on Lake Havasu, Arizona

Houseboating on Lake Havasu, Arizona

Lake Havasu could provide the perfect setting for a fun houseboat vacation.
Great Midcentury Modern Architecture in the West

Great Midcentury Modern Architecture in the West

Midcentury landmarks from Seattle to Palm Springs recall the era of beehives and tiki bars.
Lake Hopping in Prescott, AZ

Lake Hopping in Prescott, AZ

Head to Arizona's mile-high city for refreshing outdoor fun.
7 Spots for a Short and Sweet Summer Trip

7 Spots for a Short and Sweet Summer Trip

Enjoy the sunshine—or beat the heat—with a few days away in one of these summer-fun destinations.
5 Ways to Save Money on Car Expenses

5 Ways to Save Money on Car Expenses

Owning a vehicle is convenient, but costs add up. Follow these simple tips to keep expenses down.
No, It's Not Okay to Drive 5 MPH Over the Speed Limit

No, It's Not Okay to Drive 5 MPH Over the Speed Limit

Speeding is just as deadly as drunk driving.
Mobile Driver’s Licenses Are Coming

Mobile Driver’s Licenses Are Coming

Digital IDs are being adopted in Arizona, Utah, California, and elsewhere in the West.
Reduce Car Clutter for a Safe Ride

Reduce Car Clutter for a Safe Ride

Help make your ride cleaner—and safer—with these organizing tips.
A Weekend Away in Tomales Bay, CA

A Weekend Away in Tomales Bay, CA

Explore the soothing North Coast coastline alongside hearty bites of cheese and oysters.
7 Late Summer Day Trips

7 Late Summer Day Trips

It’s not too late to sneak in a road trip.
Ultimate Monterey Coast Road Trip

Ultimate Monterey Coast Road Trip

California's Highway 1 reveals adorable otters, friendly towns, and fabulous local flavors.
Columbia River Highway: Oregon's Scenic Gorge Drive

Columbia River Highway: Oregon's Scenic Gorge Drive

Savor the scenic Columbia River Gorge with 70-mile road trip along the state's northern edge.
Highway 1 Road Trip: Big Sur to San Luis Obispo

Highway 1 Road Trip: Big Sur to San Luis Obispo

This PCH stretch has stunning vistas, seaside hamlets, and whale watching opportunities.
Road Trip: Stops Along Highway 89A to Sedona, Arizona

Road Trip: Stops Along Highway 89A to Sedona, Arizona

In Sedona, Arizona, it's all about the journey.
7 Best Campgrounds in the West for Fall

7 Best Campgrounds in the West for Fall

Book a site at one of these prime campsites.
Must-Visit Wild and Quiet National Parks

Must-Visit Wild and Quiet National Parks

These seven treasures don't attract throngs of visitors—which only makes them better.
What’s New in Northern California’s Parks and Lands

What’s New in Northern California’s Parks and Lands

From the just-opened Presidio Tunnel Tops to the reopening of Big Basin, see the latest.
8 Best Rivers to Float in the West

8 Best Rivers to Float in the West

Head to these spots for a safe, relaxing tube downstream.
Are You Ready for a Wildfire?

Are You Ready for a Wildfire?

Follow these 15 expert tips to make sure you’re prepared.
How to Help Save the Western Monarch Butterfly

How to Help Save the Western Monarch Butterfly

Implement these strategies in your yard and community to help the butterflies bounce back.
Bay Area Hikes With Great Payoffs

Bay Area Hikes With Great Payoffs

Take these 8 trails to see birds and elephant seals, stunning waterfalls, and towering redwoods.
7 Aerial Tram Rides in the West

7 Aerial Tram Rides in the West

These aerial gondolas and trams offer a new perspective on destinations in the West.
5 Places to Explore By Bike in the West

5 Places to Explore By Bike in the West

An engaged cycling community, carefully-planned infrastructure, and interesting landmarks make these areas top biking destinations.
Best Summer Fruit U-Pick Spots

Best Summer Fruit U-Pick Spots

Check out these popular u-pick farms for the sweetest, juiciest fruit in the West.
How to Keep Your Money and Credit Cards Safe While Traveling

How to Keep Your Money and Credit Cards Safe While Traveling

These simple tips can help you manage your credit cards and cash safely when you travel abroad.
How to Detect and Prevent Real Estate Fraud

How to Detect and Prevent Real Estate Fraud

Both buyers and renters should be aware of these common scams.