Vacation Ideas

7 Coolest Destination Races Around the World

7 Coolest Destination Races Around the World
From marathons with wine-tasting stops to a mettle-testing adventure race through Patagonia, we’ve discovered seven incredible reasons to make your next big trip a journey to the finish line. We all know exercise is important, but summoning the energy to make it happen while on vacation can be a...

The Best Places to Travel in April and May: 5 Top Shoulder Season Destinations

The Best Places to Travel in April and May: 5 Top Shoulder Season Destinations
Avoid crowds and enjoy picture-perfect weather by visiting these locales during the spring season. Do you hear the birds chirping and see the flowers blooming? After a particularly harsh winter, springtime has finally arrived. Hallelujah! So why not celebrate by packing your travel gear and taking...

Everyday Staycations: How to Incorporate Travel into Your Daily Life

Everyday Staycations: How to Incorporate Travel into Your Daily Life
From creative tour guiding to mini-trips to simply putting your mind in vacation mode, we’ve got five ways to make “real life” feel a bit more like an adventure. There are few things more exhilarating than stepping off a plane, ready to explore a place that you’ve never been before—but for many of...

World’s Greatest Brewery Tours

World’s Greatest Brewery Tours
Raise your stein and toast to beer tourism with these five exceptional brewery tours. While the term “beer tourism” may sound like a thinly veiled euphemism for a pub-crawl, this emerging trend offers so much more than just a trip to the local pubs. Whether experienced stateside or halfway around...

Caribbean Without Crowds: Visit these Quiet, Beautiful Beaches

Caribbean Without Crowds: Visit these Quiet, Beautiful Beaches
There are still some Caribbean beaches where you can relax in relative solitude. Check out these quiet beaches before everyone else finds out about them! With its soft sand and beautiful scenery, the Caribbean is one of the most popular destinations in the world for beach vacations. But despite the...

How to Plan a Budget-Friendly Safari!

How to Plan a Budget-Friendly Safari!
Always longed to go on safari—but don’t have the funds? Stop dreaming! Find out how to organize your own African safari on the cheap! Going on safari ranks right up there as one of the top travel adventures of a lifetime, but it’s often one of the most expensive. Some of the more luxurious safari...

Going for Gold: 12 New Medal Events to Debut at the Sochi Winter Olympics

Going for Gold: 12 New Medal Events to Debut at the Sochi Winter Olympics
Before the games kick off on February 6th, read up on the bevy of sports making their debut at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. We’re less than a month away from the Opening Ceremony of what will be the largest Winter Olympics in history. Twelve new medal events, many borrowed from the...

World’s Most Beautiful Wine Country Bike Tours

World’s Most Beautiful Wine Country Bike Tours
One of the best ways to truly appreciate the terroir (or “sense of place”) of a particular wine-tasting region is by peddling your way through it. Take a slow ride from vineyard to vineyard, over the land and under the sky that come together to produce a perfect grape—and wine that can’t be...

5 Coolest New Winter Sports to Try

5 Coolest New Winter Sports to Try
Skiing and snowboarding? Been there, done that. Mix things up by trying out one of these retro-cool—or newly popular—cold weather pursuits. Snowboarding and skiing remain two of the most popular cold-weather sports, but they’re not the only ways to raise your heart rate as the mercury plunges...

Top Outdoor Adventures in Sochi

Top Outdoor Adventures in Sochi
Find out what this Russian city—and home to the 2014 Winter Olympics—has to offer. When you think about great adventure destinations, the American Rockies, Interlaken, Switzerland or just about anywhere in New Zealand may come to mind. This year, after watching the Winter 2014 Olympics, you’ll...

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