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The Ultimate Road Trip Guide From Dallas to Santa Fe

The dusty drive from Dallas, Texas, to Santa Fe, New Mexico, will run you upwards of about 10 hours and 700 miles. However, luckily for you and your fellow road trippers, there is no shortage of fascinating hotspots to visit along the way. This wayward drive not only promises travelers a scenic tour through America’s exhilarating southwest but a lifetime of memories. Tip your hat and set off into the sunset with this trusty list of must-see spots.

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the 39-foot school bus named 'Natasha' turned into a hotel on wheels

Explore the Wilderness in Your Very Own Hotel on Wheels

Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, Mybushotel was founded by a group of friends who renovated an old school bus in preparation for a road trip through South America. Today, the company has three school buses – or “skoolies,” as they’re affectionately known – available to rent or buy, and they’re currently working on a fourth. If you’re looking to renovate your own hotel on wheels, but you don’t know where to start, the team at Mybushotel is also happy to renovate a bus to your specifications.

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Amish horse-drawn buggy

Gasthof Amish Village: Old World Oasis in the Hoosier Heartland

Life moves at a frenetic pace. It often feels impossible to hit pause on the obligations and distractions that come with modern life. One 92-acre village in the heart of Indiana is just the place to change all that. With its authentic Amish food, hospitality, and culture, Gasthof Amish Village is the perfect place for a weekend getaway to recharge and refresh.

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Bourgeois Pig in Chicago, Illinois

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeois Pig Café in Chicago

As far as American cafés go, the Bourgeois Pig is in a class all its own. It sprang from humble beginnings in 1993 when a 28-year-old traveler named F. Mason Green, who after years of backpacking through Europe and visiting many of the continent’s most fabled coffeehouses, plopped down just enough money to secure his own café upon his return. And it’s been a Chicago institution ever since. But despite this popular haunt’s ubiquity to the Windy City, the Bourgeois Pig was no impulse buy.

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Sky Lagoon waterfall

Sky Lagoon, Iceland: Where the Sea Meets the Sky

Iceland has long maintained a reputation for being one of the most serene and otherworldly landscapes on the planet. The stark, natural beauty of this remote land has garnered more than just fleeting interest from tourists from all over the globe. For years, one of the key attractions has been the thermal pools and hot springs that populate the countryside. And, with the impending completion of what looks to be the Rolls Royce of outdoor luxury experiences, there will be even greater reason to visit.

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Weeki Wachee: Where Mermaids Perform ‘Under the Sea’

Florida has a long and storied association with aquatic life. It is, after all, one of the few U.S. states almost entirely surrounded by water. For decades, people have flocked to Florida’s shores looking for magic in one form or another. And many of them have their sights set on something greater than your average aquarium. For those visitors, there’s Weeki Wachee—a throwback resort featuring, among other things, performing mermaids.