Most Americans get just two lousy weeks of vacation. One of those is usually blown up with family obligations. So if we're lucky, we get just one week to throw off the shackles of our desk jobs and embrace adventure. Given the pressure of planning a vacation in just the right place at just the right time for just the right budget, it's no wonder more than half of us end up with unused vacation time at the end of the year.
Let us alleviate that pressure. Simply bookmark this article and head to each of these five cities for an amazing adventure vacation. When a city gets featured in Lonely Planet's "The Cities Book," you know it's worth your precious time.