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WATCH: Reconnecting With Your Senses In Vermont

Richard Bangs | Posted 03.13.2013 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Living in Los Angeles I felt a poverty of the senses; the stifling of authentic exposure. I shared my experiences of a dozen years ago in Vermont, and how I wished I could recapture that sense of calm and brightness. "You're suffering from Vermont Deficit Disorder," he explained. "But there is a cure."

Diving With Sea Slugs In Israel

Ben Goldfarb | Posted 05.12.2013 | Travel
Ben Goldfarb

For a small, ocean-loving subset of visitors, this dusty corner of the Middle East is renowned for more than political turmoil. Every year, from February to May, the coral reef off Eilat's coast is an unparalleled place to spot some of the planet's strangest, most beautiful animals: nudibranchs, or tiny, jewel-like sea slugs. While the words "sea slug" probably don't ignite your imagination like "great white shark" or "blue whale," there may not be more spectacular critters in the entire ocean.

An Active Beach Vacation at Jade Mountain, St. Lucia

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 05.05.2013 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

Stimulating endorphins is just as important as resting the body when you're on holiday, and on a recent trip to Jade Mountain on the beautiful island nation of St. Lucia we realized we really can have it all.

PHOTOS: 10 Things To Do On Easter Island That Don't Involve Stone Heads

Paul Brady | Posted 03.11.2013 | Travel

Everyone knows about the enduring appeal of Easter Island's stone heads, enormous statues that are actually full-body representations of long-lost anc...

Skiing on Super Bowl Sunday

Posted 01.29.2013 | Travel

What time is the Super Bowl? Not until the evening, ski resorts across the country are working to remind visitors, extending deep discounts for lif...

Escape The Winter Blues In These Winter Wonderlands

Tracy Christoph | Posted 03.30.2013 | Travel
Tracy Christoph

I am more of a water skier than a snow-bunny and tend to gravitate toward sunny beaches rather than snowcapped peaks, but I always love exploring new travel destinations and adventures.

PHOTOS: 14 Luxurious Ski Hotels

Oyster | Posted 03.22.2013 | Travel

Skiing is one of our favorite winter activity: There's just something about getting out in the fresh air and fresh powder that does a body good.

Dodging A Tsunami On Hawaii's Big Island

Kari Haugeto | Posted 03.19.2013 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

The Big Island, the largest and one of the least-visited islands in the 50th state, is certainly exciting. To say our family just survived a visit might be a stretch -- but not much of one. From an erupting volcano to a tsunami warning to sidestepping deep lava tubes obscured by rainforest foliage, we feel lucky to still be alive.

Asia's Surprising Safari Destination

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 03.18.2013 | Travel
Carolyn O'Donnell

The leopard was waiting for us. As the jeep rumbled closer, the big cat rippled to his feet, loped across the front of the vehicle and ambled into the bushes. The spotted beast didn't return, but none of us on board will ever forget him.

WATCH: Winter In The Catskills

Richard Bangs | Posted 03.10.2013 | Travel
Richard Bangs

When I finally arrived in the Catskills I expected Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog, and an overkill of free love and recreational psychotropics. Instead I found an unexampled rebellious spirit that stretches back to the 18th century, and is a connective tissue between Woodstock and the Borscht Belt, and a life-force that upholds today.

WATCH: Winter In New York's 'North Country'

Richard Bangs | Posted 01.07.2013 | Travel
Richard Bangs

I trundle into town beneath a white flurry, watching the falling flakes reflected in the lake. Despite the tag, the placid body of water next to town is not Lake Placid -- it's Mirror Lake. The namesake is down the road, a bit off the beaten track.

Andrew Burmon

Scuba Diving Mexico's Cenotes | Andrew Burmon | Posted 12.22.2012 | Travel

As a stalagmite blocks the cave mouth from view, I find myself sinking into the noduled gullet of Sistema Sac Actun, the cave system running some 135 ...

Snowshoeing In The Dolomites

Dolomite Mountains | Posted 02.19.2013 | Travel
Dolomite Mountains

For outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy the unique experience that traditional winter sports have to offer, snowshoeing is the perfect sport. Add in the magnificent natural beauty and perfect snow-covered terrain of the Dolomites, and you've got the perfect setting for an unforgettable snowshoeing adventure.

PHOTOS: Winter In Venice

Oyster | Posted 02.12.2013 | Travel

In the summertime, Venice belongs to tourists -- 18 million tourists to be exact. But with winter's arrival, the city appears to reclaim itself. In those short weeks between the holidays and Carnevale, Venetians indulge in life the way it is meant to be.

PHOTOS: Jaw-Dropping Hotel Gym Views

Oyster | Posted 11.18.2012 | Travel

Some hotels go above and beyond to provide an appealing space for travelers to work out, with large windows overlooking the city, the mountains, even the beach!

PHOTOS: Ski Resorts For Couples

Oyster | Posted 01.09.2013 | Travel

Skiing spots across North America have begun to focus more and more on charming features designed to help inspire some romance. Here are some of our favorites.

EXCERPT: The Memories Of Home While Paddling North

Audrey Sutherland | Posted 12.18.2012 | Travel
Audrey Sutherland

The pattern: Tie up the boat, stand quietly and listen for clues to this new place, then carry up a load of gear, lift the latch to my new home and check the stove.

Swimming With Whale Sharks In Mexico

Nadia Aly | Posted 10.01.2012 | Travel
Nadia Aly

Not many people know that you can have an amazing ocean adventure just one hour out of Cancun, Mexico.

PHOTOS: The Best Hotels To Om

Oyster | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

Hotels sometimes come equipped with the best fitness spaces you'll find anywhere, yoga mats included, and we've picked out our favorite hotels where finding your inner peace is made just a tad easier.

PHOTOS: The Best Natural Swimming Holes

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.30.2012 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

It's August, it's humid and we'll bet you want to go swimming. Lucky you, we found 26 natural spots -- gentle waterfalls, deep swimming holes, lazy rivers -- where you can relax with a dip.

PHOTOS: America’s Healthiest Cities To Visit

Food & Wine | Posted 10.29.2012 | Travel
Food & Wine

In great American cities where active lifestyles intersect with delicious food, it's possible to plan a trip that's both healthy and extremely fun.

Hiking The World's Urban Jungles

George Hobica | Posted 10.18.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

From the fringes of New York to the heart of steamy Singapore, nature is everywhere you're not looking in some of Earth's most notoriously crowded big cities.

PHOTOS: Great Overnight Trips From London

Oyster | Posted 10.17.2012 | Travel

Here's a list of our top picks for overnight trips, all less than a two-hour flight from London. Start packing!

PHOTOS: Where To Stay In The Bahamas

Oyster | Posted 10.15.2012 | Travel

Wanna know how to turn your island vacation into an adrenaline-packed trip? Click through our slideshow to find out now!

PHOTOS: What To Do In Whistler In Summer

Oyster | Posted 10.14.2012 | Travel

Those same bunny hills and black diamonds turn into fun hiking trails and mountain bike circuits when the snow melts, and the dining and drinking is taken outdoors, bringing a lively atmosphere to long, sunny summer days.