Canadian Traveller announces TOP AMERICAN TRIPS 2018
Showcasing the best of the U.S., Canadian Traveller’s annual issue of America: Yours toDiscover will feature first--‐hand accounts from top--‐tier writers who have visited destinations selected as our “Top American Trips”

TORONTO, DEC. 21, 2017 – After a competitive nomination process, Canadian Traveller is pleased to announce its Top Trips in America 2018, to be featured in the annual issue of America: Yours to Discover, released in July. Throughout September and October, tourism offices from across the U.S. were asked to nominate experiences within their destination, based on a selection of categories: Be Inspired; Beach Vacations; City Getaways; History, Arts & Culture; All--‐Access Vacations; Nature & Outdoor Adventure; and Road Trips. The editorial team evaluated more than 100 submissions and chose the top entries within each category, as follows:

All‐Access Vacations
Lafayette, Louisiana
Honolulu, Hawaii
Charleston, South Carolina (Hilton Head, Savannah, Myrtle Beach)

Be Inspired
Craters of the Moon/Lava Hot Springs, Idaho
Big Sur, Monterey County, California
Family Farm‐cation, Maryland

Beach Vacations
South Padre Island, Texas
Visit Ventura, California
Fort Myers--‐Sanibel, Florida

History, Arts & Culture
Rochester, New York
St. Pete Clearwater & Tampa Bay, Florida
El Paso, Texas

City Getaways
Cleveland, Ohio
San Diego, California
Houston, Texas

Nature/Outdoors
The Ozarks, Arkansas
Polk County, Central Florida
Wrangell--‐St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska
Black Hills & Badlands + Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Road Trips
Golden Chain Highway 49, California
Highway 60, Oklahoma
Lake Michigan Circle Tour, Michigan & Wisconsin
Loneliest Road in America, Nevada

Canadian Traveller introduced a new approach to America: Yours to Discover with the 2017 issue, which was the first since 1993 to have a nomination--‐based content line--‐up. The stories which tap into the visceral element of travel, just as much as the destinations themselves were written by an esteemed roster of writers who each had the first--‐hand opportunity to experience some part of a winning itinerary within the locations selected. Print content has been further build--‐out online with Canadian Traveller’s signature “pillar” pieces, which do a deep dive into the practical elements of visiting the selected destinations, including where to stay, where to dine, and more insight on what to
do, giving readers a comprehensive guide to all things U.S.

America: Yours to Discover was originally written for the Canadian travel trade, and, three years ago, switched to a consumer publication available on newsstands across the country. The issue, set to be published in July 2018, will have a nine--‐month presence on newsstands and will be distributed to
13,000 print subscribers.