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Longing for a long-distance getaway but don’t have a passport? No problem! We’ve found five faraway places overseas where, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, you won’t need to bring a passport. #Puerto Rico The island of Puerto Rico (officially an unincorporated territory of the United States) has long been a favorite of travelers...

Visitors to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore will find an opportunity for children to experience some of the park’s wonders at a new Nature Play Zone. The “playground” doesn’t have traditional fixtures such as slides and swings, explained public information officer Bruce Rowe. Instead, it is a place where children can dig into the sand, probe around logs and enjoy other hands-on...

The Appalachian Trail (A.T.) runs through historic Harpers Ferry, where the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers meet in what Thomas Jefferson described as “perhaps one of the most stupendous scenes in nature.” Start or end an A.T. day hike here, and be back in time for supper and a soak at a quaint B&B. When to Go: June-August; June 22 for an all-day event, The Birth of a State: 150th Anniversary of the State of West Virginia Where to Stay: Four-room Laurel Lodge is a restored, Craftsman-style stone bungalow a block away from...