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How to have an epic North American trip without a car

9 min readPublished Apr 14, 2021

Despite America’s automobile obsession, your visit doesn’t have to be dictated by a car. Here's how to visit epic cities along the west coast by train.

The Pacific Surfliner travels along the coastline in Del Mar, California. The Pacific Surfliner offers a unique vantage on the Southern California seascape connecting San Luis Obispo and San Diego through Los Angeles and Santa Barbara.
Adventure travel

Here’s what you can expect on a Lonely Planet Experiences tour of Western USA

5 min readPublished Feb 25, 2020

The scale of the canyons and mountains in Western USA is intimidating. Let Lonely Planet Experiences help you see the highlights with a local guide.

Here’s what you can expect on a Lonely Planet Experiences tour of Western USA
Food and drink

Get a taste of Tucson's Unesco-recognized food scene

3 min readPublished Nov 6, 2019

Recognized by Unesco as one of the world's most important food scenes, Tucson is an exceptional place for Mexican and Southwestern gastronomy. 

Chef Maria Mazon of Boca Tacos brought her family's recipes with her when she moved from Sonora, Mexico. Image courtesy of Visit Tucson.
Adventure travel

How America's premier dude ranch spurred a century of wild west vacations

5 min readPublished Oct 1, 2019

For 100 years, the C Lazy U – America's original vacation dude ranch – has been a pioneer, with experiences only it can provide.

Walking through the C Lazy U's front gate is like stepping back in time to the Wild West © C Lazy U Ranch
Art and culture

Creative Denver: art and music in the Mile High City

5 min readPublished Sep 19, 2019

From monthly art walks to multiple design districts to music venues that double as geological marvels, Denver's art scene is electric.

Creative Denver: art and music in the Mile High City