Travel Ideas

50 Places to Drink Local Brews in 50 States

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Apr 7th 2014 04:44 PM
Vine Street Pub
Vine Street Pub
A belated happy National Beer Day to you! While not an official holiday (yet), April 7 commemorates the day in 1933 when low-alcohol beer became legal as Prohibition was slowly repealed, according to the Los Angeles Times.

While National Beer Day 2104 has passed, we recognize the eternal importance of being able to enjoy beer in a manner more dignified than reaching into your fridge and cracking open a Keystone Light tall boy (not judging -- we've all been there). So Aol Travel and our colleagues at MapQuest compiled this list of a special spots to drink a great local beer in each state (and Washington, DC because we have offices in the area and insight into where to drink nearby).
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New York City vs. Miami: The MapQuest Instabattle Winner Is...

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Apr 4th 2014 01:40 PM
MapQuest Instabattle NYC Miami
A few weeks ago our friends at Mapquest hosted the first "Instabattle" to determine which is more popular: New York City or Miami. Two MapQuesters took to the New York streets and the Miami beaches to Instagram the scenes. Each city competed for likes and comments; whichever city got the most love on social media would be the winner.

Which city was the most popular? The results are in:
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19 Tropical Cocktail Bars That Will Make You Feel Like You're on Spring Break

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Mar 28th 2014 03:30 PM
Blue hawaiian cocktail on bar counter
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It's five o'clock somewhere, and during spring break that means it's time for a great tropical drink. Even if you're not humming along to Jimmy Buffett tunes at a beach bar in the Caribbean you can enjoy the tastes of the tropics. In fact, a mai tai can be the best way to ignore the fact that your city is getting hammered by yet another winter storm.
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Spring Break Crawl: 130 Spring Things to Do in 26 U.S. Cities

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Mar 5th 2014 04:00 PM
Beach accessories with swimming suit and tequila sunrise cocktail on white background.
Alamy
Spring break is on the horizon, even though much of the country is still stuck in winter's chilly grip. Whether you're planning a Florida vacation to Disney World, a trip to a California beach or are suffering through another New York snow day, we've created spring break crawls in 26 cities to add some warm weather fun to your day.
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Aol Travel Staff

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Feb 28th 2014 02:40 PM




Michael Yessis
Editor-in-Chief, MapQuest/Aol Travel
Email: Michael.Yessis@teamaol.com
Twitter: @myessis
Instagram: MichaelYessis

Michael Yessis leads the editorial team for MapQuest and Aol Travel. He previously worked as an editor at USA Today and TravelChannel.com, and is the co-founder and former co-editor at the Webby Award-honoree WorldHum.com.




Jess Moss
Senior Editor, MapQuest/Aol Travel
Email: jessica.moss@mapquest.com
Twitter: @jkmoss
Instagram: @jmoss5

Jess is senior editor at MapQuest and Aol Travel. She oversees the sites' destination-based stories and travel guides. She previously worked as an editor at Fodor's Travel and Travora and has also worked as a freelance writer and photographer. She is currently becoming an expert on I-95, thanks to frequent travel between D.C. and New York.


Zach Everson
Travel News/Buzz Editor, MapQuest/Aol Travel
Email: zach.everson@teamaol.com
Twitter: @Z_Everson
Instagram: z_everson

A mid-life crisis at 28 sent Zach Everson on a three-month backpacking trip from Dublin to the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Upon returning, he started work as a freelance travel writer for publications such as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fox News, Air Canada's enRoute, Condé Nast Traveler and Eater.

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Find Your Perfect Caribbean Island

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Feb 12th 2014 12:00 PM
Planning a Caribbean vacation but not sure which island to choose? Want to tan by the pool at an all-inclusive resort? Or are you traveling with your family and looking for kid-friendly things to do? Maybe you want a romantic tropical escape full of sunsets, piña coladas and deserted beaches.

To make your vacation planning process a little more fun (isn't that the point of a vacation?), we came up with destination "dating profiles" for 10 Caribbean islands.
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2013 Travel Favorites: Photos from the Road

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Jan 2nd 2014 01:47 PM
Beth Warner
To closeout the year, AOL Travel asked our colleagues at MapQuest about their 2013 travel and plans for next year. Despite being busy with the releases of critically acclaimed major updates to their iPhone and Android apps, MapQuest employes took some killer trips in 2013. Responses are in no particular order. We've shared our own, too. Readers, feel free to do likewise in the comments.

Q. Favorite photo from the road in 2013?
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2014 Travel Forecast: Most Hotly Anticipated Trips

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Dec 31st 2013 11:23 AM
Milford Sound with a view of Mitre Peak, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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To closeout the year, AOL Travel asked our colleagues at MapQuest about their 2013 travel and plans for next year. Despite being busy with the releases of critically acclaimed major updates to their iPhone and Android apps, MapQuest employes took some killer trips in 2013. And it looks like they've got no plans to slow down in 2014 either. Responses are in no particular order. We've shared our own, too. Readers, feel free to do likewise in the comments.

Q. Most hotly anticipated trip of 2014?
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2013 Travel Favorites: Biggest Travel Wins

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Dec 30th 2013 03:30 PM
Silhouette of a young man paddling out to sea in a kayak
Getty Images
To closeout the year, AOL Travel asked our colleagues at MapQuest about their 2013 travel and plans for next year. Despite being busy with the releases of critically acclaimed major updates to their iPhone and Android apps, MapQuest employes took some killer trips in 2013. Responses are in no particular order. We've shared our own, too. Readers, feel free to do likewise in the comments.

Q. In 10 words or less, what was your biggest travel win (#EverydayVictories) of 2013?
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2013 Travel Favorites: Drive, Ride Shotgun or Sit in the Way-back?

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Dec 27th 2013 03:30 PM
Young woman driving car. Fast motion effect.
Shutterstock
To closeout the year, AOL Travel asked our colleagues at MapQuest about their 2013 travel and plans for next year. Despite being busy with the releases of critically acclaimed major updates to their iPhone and Android apps, MapQuest employes took some killer trips in 2013. Responses are in no particular order. We've shared our own, too. Readers, feel free to do likewise in the comments.

Q. Drive, ride shotgun, or sit in the way-back?
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