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This ruggedly handsome beach is probably just as photogenic as the swimsuit models who are often found posing on its sleek stretches of sand. More »

 

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If you want to do San Marcos like a local, tube your way down the San Marcos River. More »

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Upper Cathedral Lake reflects the majestic lines of Cathedral Peak, its backcountry companion here in Yosemite National Park in Northern California. More »

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Snow-rimmed and majestic, the Canadian Rocky Mountains are the centerpiece of Banff National Park, Canada’s first national park and UNESCO World Heritage site. More »

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At Big Bend, all roads lead to a rich history of peoples living along the Rio Grande along with geologic wonders like the Boquillas Formation. More »

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Call it the original home where the antelope roam. Grand Teton National Park comprises most of Jackson Hole valley, a sagebrush- and pine tree-mottled swath of land. More »

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Sao Paulo is that rare industrial city that still knows how to be sexy. And nothing here screams industrial sexiness more than its sparkly, curvy Octavio Frias de Oliveira Bridge, also known as the Ponte Estaiada. More »

Today’s Daily Escape is from Bardstown Courthouse Square in Kentucky. More »

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Today’s Daily Escape is Niagara Falls, New York. More »

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The Best of the Road RV continues to make its way across the country searching for America’s best small towns. Our road warrior,  Allison Otto is capturing the wonders of Small Town America.

Check out Allison’s latest dispatch from the road, where she gets a taste of small town life — one bite at a time:

Biting into a hot, fried cinnamon-apple pie in Gainesville, TX; sipping a salt-rimmed prickly pear margarita in Santa Fe, NM; enjoying a freshly charred romaine salad drizzled with a blue cheese cream and balsamic reduction in San Luis Obispo, CA: This is how I discovered America on this Best of the Road journey.

Strawberry tart from Café Eccell in College Station, TX.

The sweets, the spices, the savories—I’ve been truly lucky on this trip to sample so many of the unique, creative dishes this country has to offer and the variety of meals that make American cuisine my favorite in the world. But what kind of traveler would I be if I didn’t share my finds with you all? So here–in no particular order—are five of the best:

1. Prickly pear margarita from the Coyote Café in Santa Fe, NM: Try this signature drink in the evening in their rooftop cantina with a bowl of chips and the café’s fresh guacamole. Heaven!

2. Strawberry tart from Café Eccell in College Station, TX: Pattie Sears, a College Station resident since the 1960s and a member of the College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau, said this tart— filled with Bavarian cream, topped with apricot-glazed strawberries and chocolate shavings in an almond-lace cookie shell– was a can’t-miss in College Station! I savored every single bite while listening to Pattie’s stories of College Station’s history. Thanks, Pattie!

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