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World’s Best Under-the-Radar Ski Destinations

World’s Best Under-the-Radar Ski Destinations
Get a serious powder fix (without long lines!) at these up-and-coming skiing and snowboarding destinations. Sure, you’ve heard of Aspen, Whistler and Tahoe—some of the most recognizable ski destinations in North America—but where do you go if you want a less-crowded destination that still boasts...

Urban Adventures in Chicago

Urban Adventures in Chicago
Ready to do even more than sipping, shopping and strolling your way through the Windy City? We challenge you to take on some of Chi-town’s little known—ridiculously heart-pounding—outdoor adventures. The Windy City is renowned for many things—deep-dish pizza, the Miracle Mile and some of the...

World’s Best Coastal Walks and Beach Trails

World’s Best Coastal Walks and Beach Trails
Can’t decide between an invigorating multi-day hike and a relaxing trip to the beach? You don’t have to! With these five coastal treks, you can combine your passions—and experience some of the world’s most spectacular waterfront scenery. Shaded forests and mountain trails are cool places for summer...

How The World Drinks Coffee: An International Sipping Guide

How The World Drinks Coffee: An International Sipping Guide
Can’t start your day without a cup of java? You’re not alone! Billions of people crave and drink the addictive brew—but how they prepare it usually depends upon where in the world they’re standing. It’s one of the world’s most widely sipped and savored beverages—a fortunate fact for travelers who...

America’s Top Beach Boardwalks

America’s Top Beach Boardwalks
Looking for surf, sun and sand—with a side of Americana nostalgia? Plan your next beach getaway to one of America’s best boardwalk destinations. There’s something distinctly nostalgic about ambling down a sun-warmed beach boardwalk at height of summer. Because they haven’t changed all that much in...

Father’s Day Gift Guide: 9 Top Gifts for Your Traveling Dad

Father’s Day Gift Guide: 9 Top Gifts for Your Traveling Dad
Don’t assume he’s the man who has everything! If he’s the traveling type, you’re bound to find the perfect present for Dad on our ultimate Father’s Day gift list! If you’ve got a wandering spirit, chances are, Dad probably does too (didn’t you know that wanderlust is hereditary?). But whether he...

Travel Safe: How to Protect Your Bags and Belongings while Traveling

Travel Safe: How to Protect Your Bags and Belongings while Traveling
If you strategize for safety—and plan ahead—you can avoid becoming a victim of theft on the road. Keep these eight tips as you start packing up for your next getaway. When traveling and exploring unfamiliar territory, your belongings become more vulnerable to being lost or stolen. That said, you...

Top Urban Adventures in Rio de Janeiro

Top Urban Adventures in Rio de Janeiro
Once you’ve had enough of sipping coconut water on Ipanema Beach, check out the near-endless array of heart-pounding activities you can try in and around Rio. (Don’t worry: that stretch of sand will still be there when you get back!) While some of us may associate Rio De Janeiro with beautiful...

Your Intro Guide to Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)

Your Intro Guide to Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)
Paddleboarding is definitely the latest hot adventure water sport. Interested in trying this wildly popular way to hit the water? Here are some helpful things to know before you stand up on your board. Paddleboarding, also known as stand up paddleboarding or SUP, is becoming increasingly popular...

Wild West Escapes

Wild West Escapes
Find out how to have your ultimate Gold Rush -inspired vacation with this travel guide to destinations where you can experience the wild, Wild West for yourself. Lots of people are hooked on Discovery’s most addicting reality show, Gold Rush . While watching the show from home is exciting, what...

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