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Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in the USA, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

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Kentucky, the Bluegrass State

Bourbon, bluegrass and horse racing, plus the home of a sporting legend, are some of the many reasons to visit Kentucky. Even though it’s known as the “front porch” to the South, its pretty white clapboard towns seem more attached to the north, nestling in undulating green pasture, and the state was officially neutral during […]

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Green Adventures in Vermont

I’m standing near the top of Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest mountain contemplating a descent down the world’s fastest and most exhilarating zip line experience.

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Breaux Vineyards, Virginia

One day Paul Breaux was clearing a field on a farm he had bought in 1994 in Loudoun County, Virginia when he found some old grapevines. He recultivated the vines and made a little wine for family and friends. Three years later Breaux Vineyards was open for business.

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The Very Odd Side of Las Vegas

If you peel all the glitz away, you’ll see a very bizarre side of the city. For those of you who enjoy experiencing the absurd, check out some of these altogether truly unusual attractions.

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Skyland Lodge in Shenandoah

Don’t let the rustic name fool you. Our bed at Skyland Lodge, in the heart of the Shenandoah National Park, was almost as big as the entire room we’d had the previous night in a luxury city hotel.

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Hidden View B&B, Virginia

We were driving to a vineyard in Loudon County, Virginia, when I noticed some houses with spectacular hilltop locations. ‘Look at those,’ I said to my wife, ‘They must have fantastic views. Hang on… I think that’s where we’re staying tonight.’

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