Vacation Ideas

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...

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...

The Top 6 Fireworks Shows on July 4th

The Top 6 Fireworks Shows on July 4th
This Independence day, skip your regular routine and visit one of these destinations for a fireworks show that is sure to blow you away. Cities all over the U.S. have their own way of commemorating our country’s independence, from big concerts to backyard barbecues. But no matter where you are, the...

Best National Parks You've Never Heard Of

Best National Parks You've Never Heard Of
The joys of national parks go well beyond hiking and camping. Find volcanoes, glaciers, stalagmites, and more in these amazing destinations. America’s national parks are as diverse as the country itself. The ones that will truly “wow” you have unique features such as glaciers, volcanoes, massive...

Your Ultimate New Zealand Adventure!

Your Ultimate New Zealand Adventure!
Heading on an adventure trip to New Zealand? Here’s how to get your adrenaline rush! For a small country, New Zealand—which is jam-packed with rainforests, glaciers, fjords, and geysers—offers an incredible number of outdoor jaunts that take place on land, in the sky, in the sea, and even...

Best Beaches in America That You’ve Never Heard Of

Best Beaches in America That You’ve Never Heard Of
Looking for a great beach without the crowds? We’ve uncovered five under-the-radar places to enjoy the summer sun and sand in relative solitude. Miami Beach, Ocean City, Daytona Beach. These are some of the most famous summertime beaches in America, but they’re also among the most crowded. What if...

America's Top Animal Sanctuaries and Wildlife Reserves

America's Top Animal Sanctuaries and Wildlife Reserves
Want to walk with the animals? Get up close and personal with some of the world’s most incredible creatures—right here at home—at one of four US wildlife preserves. By Lenore Greiner, editor of TravelGearForWomen.com You don’t have to support the practices of traditional zoos (or travel halfway...

Quiz: Which Travel Volunteer Program is Right for You?

Quiz: Which Travel Volunteer Program is Right for You?
Find an ethical volunteer opportunity that fits your interests and skills. If you could check out your friends, co-workers and even strangers bucket lists, you’d probably find “traveling overseas” toward the very top. We all seem to want the opportunity to visit far-flung beaches, immerse ourselves...

Your Volunteer Travel Personality: The Educator

Your Volunteer Travel Personality: The Educator
No two travelers make the exact same journey in the exact same way. That's why, when giving back to local communities around the world, we strive to make our contributions just as personal—and as meaningful. To help you hone in on the volunteer experience that taps into both your skills and your...

Your Volunteer Travel Personality: The Agriculturalist

Your Volunteer Travel Personality: The Agriculturalist
No two travelers make the exact same journey in the exact same way. That's why, when giving back to local communities around the world, we strive to make our contributions just as personal—and as meaningful. To help you hone in on the volunteer experience that taps into both your skills and your...

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