Travel Guides

What to do and where to do it at some of the most popular vacation destinations.

Travel Guides
  • 5 Foodie Cities to Visit In 2017

    While big cities like New York and San Francisco seem to get all the attention when it comes to food trends, there are a few smaller destinations foodies should consider visiting in 2017. Read More...

  • Discover Acadia National Park: What to See and Do

    Acadia is intimate and accessible, and its historic carriage paths provide visitors nearly endless ways to explore. Make the most of your national park vacation with this practical guide. Read More...

  • Relax at These 6 Beaches Near Orlando

    When you head to the “Theme Park Capital of the World,” it’s always a good idea to also schedule some beach time to unwind. But which one might you enjoy the most? This guide will help you decide. Read More...

  • What to See and Do as a Group in Chicago

    Ready to start planning that reunion trip for your college friends who are spread across the country? Read More...

  • Planning Your Nashville Girls’ Trip

    It’s hip, it’s trendy, and it’s the country music capital of the world. It’s Nashville, Tenn., and this hot spot makes for an excellent girls’ trip getaway. Read More...

  • Atlanta for History Buffs, Music Fans and Families

    This guide of fun things to do in Georgia’s capital city reveals an exciting blend of historical sights, up-and-coming musical talent and family-friendly attractions. Read More...

  • Winter Wonderland Getaway in Quebec City

    Located in the Quebec province, Quebec City is primarily French-speaking and offers visitors all of the old-world charm of Europe without leaving North America. Read More...

  • The Best National Parks to Visit in the Off-Season

    Visiting the country’s most popular national parks doesn’t have to mean fighting traffic and paying peak prices. Read More...

  • Wellness Travel: 5 Relaxing, Renewing Vacations

    Vacation gives people the chance to disconnect from daily life, but with jam-packed itineraries, long layovers and jetlag, travelers often come home from a trip more exhausted than when they left. Read More...

  • Must-See Attractions in and Around Las Vegas

    Don’t let the name "Sin City" fool you; Las Vegas offers far more than slot machines and blackjack tables. Read More...

  • Explore Jacksonville: How to Travel Like a Local

    Unlike many of Florida's major cities, Jacksonville doesn't come across as a tourist destination. Read More...

  • Discover Zion National Park: What to See and Do

    Zion National Park's soaring cliffs and colossal sandstone monoliths never fail to dazzle the eye and delight the nature lover in all of us. Read More...

  • Discover Glacier National Park: What to See and Do

    Sitting on the northernmost edge of Montana, travelers will find more than 700 miles of trails, glaciers and iconic wildlife roaming at Glacier National Park. Read More...

  • What to See and Do in Costa Rica’s Gold Coast

    Take a driving tour through one of Central America’s most stunning destinations: Costa Rica’s Gold Coast and Liberia. Read More...

  • Celebrate the Holidays in These 7 National Parks

    Consider making your holidays even more memorable by scheduling a family trip to attend one of these national park events. Read More...

  • How To Spend the Holidays in Hawaii

    Where will you spend the holidays? Celebrate the season by soaking up the sunshine in Oahu, Maui, Kauai or Hawaii. Read More...

  • Where to Vacation in Wisconsin? The Delightful Dells

    Whether you’re looking for adrenaline-pumping adventure, relaxation, history, natural attractions, entertainment, delicious food or just an escape from the ordinary, you’ll find it when you visit the Wisconsin Dells. Read More...

  • Car Rental Tips: Explore Popular One-Way Rental Routes

    One-way rentals offer travelers the option to fly into one city, enjoy the freedom of the open road and fly out of their final destination city. Read More...

  • QUIZ: Where Should You Vacation to Enjoy Fall Colors?

    Red? Orange? Yellow? Your fall color can influence many things, from your autumn wardrobe to your seasonal decorations — even your vacation destination. Read More...

  • 6 Lake Michigan Beach Towns for any Vacation Style

    Boasting more than 3,200 miles of freshwater shoreline, Lake Michigan’s beaches are as welcoming as they are beautiful, attracting millions of visitors every year. Read More...

  • Best Rides for the Entire Family at Disney Theme Parks

    There’s nothing like a trip to Disney World with your family. Known as “the happiest place on Earth,” it’s an incredible place to create and make memories. Read More...

  • Family Fun on Coronado Island

    Check out our guide to find out where to stay, what to eat and what to see in and around the “Crown City” Coronado. Read More...

  • Lake Tahoe Summer Travel Guide

    Whether you’re planning a long vacation or a weekend getaway, this action-packed guide will help ensure you don’t miss any of Lake Tahoe’s summer gems. Read More...

  • Colorado Summer Travel Guide

    Whether you prefer mountain treks, music festivals, ancient dwellings, historic mining towns, or scenic drives, a summer visit to Colorado has it all. Read More...

  • Visiting Lake Tahoe: North Shore vs. South Shore

    Whether you’re traveling to ski or paddleboard, Lake Tahoe is a popular vacation destination year-round. Read More...

  • Fun Facts About U.S. National Parks: The People Behind the Parks

    If you’re planning a trip to a U.S. National Park soon, explore these 14 facts highlighting the people at the parks, from workers to volunteers. Learn about who they are and what they do. Read More...

  • Fun Facts About U.S. National Parks: Weird Facts

    Our 5th installment of 100 facts to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service explores 20 unusual facts about our National Parks. Read More...

  • Fun Facts About U.S. National Parks: Natural Phenomena

    One of the best parts about visiting a national park is the chance to commune with nature. Read More...

  • Fun Facts About U.S. National Parks: Where to Stay, What to Do

    If you’re planning a trip to a national park soon, these 24 facts will help you discover interesting things to do, sites to see and places to stay Read More...

  • Fun Facts About U.S. National Parks: Geographic Curiosities

    Grab a map and a compass. The following 18 facts about U.S. National Parks center around where to go and how to get there. Read More...

  • Fun Facts About U.S. National Parks: The Basics

    The U.S. National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016. In honor of the centennial, we will be sharing 100 facts. Read More...

  • A Grand Canyon Family Vacation Guide

    Planning a family vacation to Grand Canyon National Park? To get the most out of a trip to the planet's most famous chasm, you may need to do a bit of research. Read More...

  • How to Tour Portland Like a Local

    Meet David Penilton: He’s a professional tour guide, and a passionate world traveler who loves sharing the story of Portland, Oregon, with visitors from all over the globe. Read More...

  • How to Tour Chicago Like a Local

    Meet Amanda Scotese: She’s a professional tour guide in Chicago, who has a passion for local architecture. Read More...

  • How to Tour Route 66 Arizona Like a Local

    Meet Jim Hinckley: He’s a writer, photographer and tour guide with a passion for sharing the history of the American Southwest. Read More...

  • How to Tour Moab, Utah, Like a Local

    Meet Jeff VanCleve: He’s an outdoor enthusiast who moved to the Moab area of Utah in 2009. A native of Portland, Oregon, Jeff frequented Moab for the annual Easter Jeep Safari event. Read More...

  • Rent Car, Will Travel: Five Amazing Southeast Destinations

    While driving through the southeast United States, you’ll encounter Southern hospitality, the thrill of Southeastern Conference (SEC) football and warmer winters. Read More...

  • Rent Car, Will Travel: Amazing Southwest Drives and Day Trips

    With vast stretches of desert, majestic mountain ranges and the breathtaking Pacific coast, families will find the sights and activities of the southwestern United States as diverse as the region’s exceptional landscapes. Read More...

  • How to Tour Honolulu and Oahu Like a Local

    Meet Yen Phan: She’s an adventurous spirit, who visited Hawaii six years ago. Though originally from Oakland, California, she instantly fell in love with the Rainbow State. Read More...

  • Discover Orlando: A To-Do List for Travelers

    When you think of Orlando, Florida, Walt Disney World and other theme parks are certain to pop into mind. Read More...

  • Amazing Pacific Northwest Drives and Day Trips

    With the peaks of the Cascade Mountains to the east and the majestic Pacific Ocean to the west, the Pacific Northwest is abundant with life of all kinds. Read More...

  • Amazing Mid-Atlantic Drives and Day Trips

    The mid-Atlantic region of the United States encompasses beautiful drives along the coast and through hills that will connect you to the nation’s history in many memorable ways. Read More...

  • Fort Myers and Sanibel Island: Beyond the Beaches

    With brilliant white sands and calm waters in varying shades of blue, Fort Myers and Sanibel Island radiate beauty, so it’s no surprise they’re popular beach destinations in southwest Florida. Read More...

  • Five Things Every Family Should Do in Palm Springs and Joshua Tree National Park

    From Sinatra and Elvis to today's Hollywood A-listers, show biz folk have long favored sunny Palm Springs, California, as a desert escape from the glare of megawatt superstardom. Read More...

  • Miami and the Florida Keys: A Girls’ Weekend Getaway Guide

    Miami Beach's sultry, palm tree-lined shores are awash in neon-draped art deco architecture, sunbathers and enviable nightlife. Read More...

  • More than the Falls: How a Family Vacations In and Around Niagara Falls

    When you think of the “classic” family vacation, you maybe think of loading the kids into the station wagon for a week-long road trip to Niagara Falls or the Grand Canyon. Read More...

  • 4 Must-Visit Amusement Parks

    Nothing represents family fun like amusement parks. Think back to your childhood and you’ll remember going (or wanting to go) to one – it’s something that stays with you for a lifetime. Read More...

  • Choosing the Hawaiian Island That's Right For Your Family

    Hawaii has long been thought of as the perfect destination for honeymooning couples, but these days the islands also have much to offer families of all sizes. Read More...

  • LA - More Than Just Hollywood

    From the quaint shops of Culver City to the golden sand at Redondo Beach, Los Angeles is full of hidden gems waiting to be explored by visitors looking to experience Los Angeles’ world-class neighborhoods and rich Hollywood history. Read More...

  • Don't Get (Tourist) Trapped: How Your Family Can Visit New York Like a Local

    Those who live in NYC know that the real sign of spring isn't blooming flowers, it's sidewalks sprouting with kids. Read More...

  • 7 Spectacular Views in San Francisco

    While San Francisco's famously steep streets can be a hassle if you're hoofing it around town, all those hills provide spectacular views of the city and its landmarks. Read More...

  • Next Stop: Adventures in Albuquerque

    Planning a trip to the Southwest? Albuquerque, the most populous city in New Mexico, has plenty of family activities to choose from. Read More...

  • Denver is Full of Mile-High Surprises

    At the foot of the picturesque Colorado Rocky Mountains, the old west meets a thriving modern culture in Denver. Read More...

  • Things to Do in San Francisco with Family

    San Francisco, also known as the “City by the Bay,” is the second-most densely populated city in the U.S. and home to several family-friendly attractions. Read More...

  • Things to Do in Kansas City with Family

    Kansas City, the birthplace of Hallmark greeting cards and its own style of barbeque, offers a wide array of activities for visitors of all ages. Read More...

  • Fort Lauderdale Family Fun

    Located on the eastern coast of Florida about 23 miles north of Miami, Fort Lauderdale is a popular tourist destination featuring several cultural, recreational and historical destinations for visitors to explore. Read More...

  • Fun Attractions in Charlotte – the “Queen City”

    Charlotte, nicknamed the Queen City, is the largest metropolitan area in North Carolina and seat of Mecklenburg County. Read More...

  • Things to Do in Austin, TX

    Austin is the state capital of Texas and the Travis County seat. Read More...

  • From the Redwood Forest...

    The Redwood Forest in Northern California is one of America’s most iconic landmarks and a top destination for travelers throughout the country. Read More...

  • Taking the Family to Las Vegas

    For decades, Las Vegas has been called the gambling capital of the world. Read More...

  • Five Must-See Sights at Yellowstone National Park

    Located mostly in the Northwest corner of Wyoming and extending partially into Montana and Idaho, Yellowstone National Park is the oldest National Park in the United States. Read More...

  • Top 5 Things to Do in San Diego with Your Family

    With San Diego’s mild year-round temperatures, this Southern California city is a can’t-miss destination filled with memorable places to explore. Read More...

  • Experiencing Family Skiing in Keystone, Colorado

    Thousands of skiers and snowboarders will travel to Colorado’s Rocky Mountains this winter for some fresh powder, fantastic lodging and family fun. Read More...

  • Spend the Weekend in Memphis, Tenn.

    The heartland of America is stacked with attractions, history and culture, but few cities have a great mix of all three like Memphis, Tenn. Read More...

  • 7 Things for Families to See and Do in New York City

    If you’ve ever Googled “things for families to do in New York City,” the results probably overwhelmed you. Read More...

  • Top Cities for Multigenerational Travel

    Thinking of vacationing with your immediate family and including the grandparents this year? Read More...

  • Planning the Ultimate Washington, DC Family Vacation

    For many American families, a trip to our nation’s capital ranks near the top of the “travel” bucket list. Read More...

  • 7 Things for Families to See and Do in Seattle

    If you plan to take a trip to the “Emerald City” soon, you might be interested to know that Seattle - the birthplace of Starbucks and grunge rock music - is the fastest growing major city in the U.S. and has plenty to offer visitors of all ages. Read More...


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    Travel Tips

    Travel Tips

    Sound advice from travel experts on a wide array of vacation topics from packing to getting the most out of your trip. Read more...

    Family Travel

    Family Travel

    Tips and tricks on mastering the art of vacationing with the entire family. Read more...

    Seasonal Travel

    Seasonal Travel

    Discover how to get the most out of traveling during certain times of the year. Read more...

    Adventure Journals

    Adventure Journals

    First person travel stories and perspectives in the moment. Read more...

    Vacation Tales

    Vacation Tales

    Real families sharing their funniest, strangest or simply their most memorable vacation stories and moments. Read more...