The Durango Silverton narrow-gauge railroad stops in the San Juan mountains for passengers to stretch their legs. Photo courtesy of Durango Area Tourism Office.

Getting there is half the fun.

In some cases—think hand-built wooden boats, historic trains and iconic aircraft—it’s the whole point. This fall, make one of these “time machines” the soul of your vacation.

Click the links below for info on these vacation spots:

Exploring the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville, Ore.

Riding the rails in Durango and Silverton, Colo.

Boating the Snake River outside Jackson, Wyo.

Exploring the red rocks of Sedona, Ariz. with Pink Jeep Tours

WEB EXTRA: 

A self-guided bike tour of New York City 

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