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what travel means to us now • THE POST-PANDEMIC PLACES WE MOST WANT TO VISIT, WHO WE’LL GO WITH, AND HOW WE PLAN TO GET THERE
NORTHEAST KINGDOM • New England’s shoreline has been an all-American summer destination since the earliest days of the republic, but for a region that is unapologetically rooted in the past, there’s a remarkable amount of change afoot. Here’s what you need to know as this swath of the East Coast jumps into the season
SECOND TIME AROUND • A clutch of new restaurants and hideaways is upping the ante in Uruguay’s José Ignacio
THE INN CROWD • Denmark’s traditional seaside hotels are being reimagined with food and flair to draw the next generation of vacationers
THE SCIENTIST’S APPRENTICES • Researchers like Allison Cusick are recruiting cruise passengers to help them carry out their life’s work
This River Is Your River • Some of the world’s best waterways are in America’s backyard. And new cruise launches are making it easier than ever to explore them
RUNG TO RUNG ALONG THE IRON WAY • Via ferratas have helped amateur hikers tackle the Alps for decades. Now, they are catching on stateside
WHERE TO FIND THE VIA FERRATAS
LET’S GET TOGETHER • After more than a year stuck in our pared-down pods, we’re all dying to burst out of our bubbles and celebrate somewhere new—and these three fresh rentals are great options for getting the party started
Great Escape • In an overlooked corner of Oregon, Hannah Wallace finds hike-in resorts, smart design, and surprisingly good pizza
Into the Deep • Near the north shore of the Dominican Republic, Darrell Hartman joins migrating humpbacks for the swim of a lifetime
A Sunshine State of Mind • When COVID-19 shut down the world, Erin Florio found her eyes opened to the everyday wonders around her parents’ place in Florida
This Coast Is Clear • On a visit to her home country, Sarah Khan recruits a friend to drive South Africa’s emptiest stretch
Head Space • For the most intrepid travelers, exploration has more to do with mental resilience than trying to reach a destination.
HEART OF THE LAND
GOING UP THE RIVER • There is much more to the mighty Mississippi than what they teach in school, Ashlea Halpern discovers
Road Shows • This year, for the first time in over a decade, the Department of Transportation anointed a fresh set of National Scenic Byways—beautiful, culturally significant routes that are perfect for long, leisurely drives. Here, four of our favorite newbies.
INTO THE GREAT WIDE OPEN • Amid the craggy mountain peaks and under-the-radar vineyards of Colorado’s Western Slope, Jill K. Robinson finds her happy place
SLEEP AWAY • Think of boat-in camping as the outdoorsy version of arriving at a hotel via water taxi
WHAT’S LOST IN THE LAKE • For Maggie Shipstead, Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula is a vital backdrop for her family’s story
LOCAL LEADERS • Indigenous-driven companies offer an essential point of view for travelers to native lands
WHERE FREEDOM RINGS • As Americans turn inward to reexamine our shared history, we should look to the U.S. Civil Rights Trail to learn how to move forward, says Deborah D. Douglas
Happy Trails • Biking and hiking through national and state parks let travelers get even closer to nature. Here, four routes to ride or...