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Beachy Keen: Warm Getaways From NYC | Posted 01.23.2017 | Travel

To find more beautiful destinations, visit For a relaxing winter retreat, we like these four destinations because they're hot, beautifu...

Changing Your Life Direction

Stephanie Huston | Posted 12.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Huston

Changing your life direction. Contemplating the thought alone could be a catalyst for change. This thought can cross your mind at any age or life phas...

3 Ways to Explore Lake Clark National Park in Alaska

Stefanie Payne | Posted 12.25.2016 | Travel
Stefanie Payne

Lake Clark is one of the National Park System's true gems--a large sliver of all of the best parts of Alaska rolled into one easy-to-get-to place. It ...

3 Life Lessons Learned in Antarctica

Stephanie Huston | Posted 12.20.2016 | Travel
Stephanie Huston

Traveling to Antarctica captures part of your soul and drops you in a majestic, serene, unlivable and harsh world where you are disconnected from ever...

7 Antarctic Adventures Of A Lifetime

Stephanie Huston | Posted 12.07.2016 | Travel
Stephanie Huston

I recently got back from my 7th continent trip - a basecamp activity cruise to Antarctica. As one would anticipate, it truly was a trip of a lifetime and filled with unexpected adventures at every turn.

The Best Things to Do in Bristol, Rhode Island | Posted 11.29.2016 | Travel

For more stories on car-free getaways head to Bristol, Rhode Island is a New England town that is made for car-free coastal exploration...

Glaciers, Fjords, and Wildlife: 3 Adventures in Kenai Fjords National Park

Stefanie Payne | Posted 11.02.2016 | Travel
Stefanie Payne

Harbor seals bask on an iceberg as the fog rolls in near Bear Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park. Photo credit: Jonathan Irish A lot of people ask...

4 Ways Onto The Water In Glacier Bay National Park

Stefanie Payne | Posted 11.01.2016 | Travel
Stefanie Payne

Conveniently located on the second floor of the Glacier Bay Lodge is the National Park Service Visitor Center. Nightly educational programs are offered, and passionate park service employees are on hand to answer questions to help you better plan your adventures.

Exploring Minnesota's Voyageurs National Park on a Houseboat

Stefanie Payne | Posted 10.13.2016 | Travel
Stefanie Payne

Just five hours of quiet driving on country roads north of the Twin Cities in Minnesota resides Voyageurs National Park, one of only three national parks in the American Midwest. The theme of this park is water - 84,000 acres of freshwater highways that enfold nearly 900 islands and shore off the north woods.

Ten Strange, Cool, and Compelling Reasons to Visit Southwestern Delaware Now

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 09.26.2016 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Delaware is not a state that gets much hype, tourism-wise, and when it does, it's usually about the beaches (Rehoboth, Bethany), the Brandywine River ...

Vail Colorado's GoPro Mountain Games Absolute Must-See Event

Natalie Kalin | Posted 06.13.2016 | Entertainment
Natalie Kalin

The GoPro Mountain Games, held in Vail, Colorado each year, is the country's greatest celebration of mountain sports. All photo copyrights are solely ...

Dominica: The Best Hikes on the Nature Island of the Caribbean

Till Bruckner | Posted 06.08.2016 | Travel
Till Bruckner

I recently had the pleasure of spending four months in the Commonwealth of Dominica, one of the most beautiful countries on earth. In between listenin...

RedzNZJourney: Day 212 of A Solo Kayaking Journey Around New Zealand

Jo Brothers | Posted 05.31.2016 | Sports
Jo Brothers

I first wrote about Lynn nearly a year ago in June 2015. Lynn planned an incredible journey and an audacious goal to kayak around New Zealand. "My ...

You Need to Try at Least One of These Caribbean Eco-Adventures | Posted 04.22.2017 | Travel

By Michelle Schuman for the Orbitz Travel Blog We'd never knock you for spending an entire vacation with your toes in the sand, piña colada in hand....

Fear Is a Four Letter Word

Elin Stebbins Waldal | Posted 03.22.2017 | Fifty
Elin Stebbins Waldal

Today my fear rides shotgun. Maybe one day I will manage to wrestle it into the backseat, maybe even the trunk. Better yet, perhaps there will come a time when fear will only be briefly glimpsed in the side view mirror.

The Perfect Vacation Spot-Hatteras Island

Kiley Smith | Posted 03.16.2017 | Travel
Kiley Smith

Hatteras Island is located in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Hatteras Island is 50 miles long and 3.5 milies wide and is made up of seven villages...

The Best Way To Avoid the Crowds on the Amalfi Coast

Chandi Wyant | Posted 03.02.2017 | Travel
Chandi Wyant

Italy's Amalfi Coast is stunning and very crowded from June through September. With its dramatic vertical landscape of mountains and dizzying sea view...

Lakeside luxury: 5 Reasons You Should Book Your Malawi Trip Now

Alex Matthews | Posted 02.24.2017 | Travel
Alex Matthews

Malawi might be off the beaten track, but it's worth making the effort to get there. The sea horse-shaped central African country more than delivers -...

Hawaii Family Travel: Sharks, Dolphins, Whales, Turtles, and Yoga

David Code | Posted 02.24.2017 | Travel
David Code

We swam with the sharks. Literally. No protective cage. On a gorgeous, sunny morning, my 16 year-old son Josh and I joined 5 others to board a boat...

Vacationing in a Screen Saver

John Nicholson | Posted 01.26.2017 | Travel
John Nicholson

I've had many friends visit the Maldives over the years, and they all rave about it nonstop when they get back. This tiny archipelago in the Indian Oc...

Wild Orca Named Pickle Has Swum Next To His Kayaker Buddy For Years

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 12.16.2015 | Good News

This man and an orca sure know how to have a whale of a time together. New Zealander Nathan Pettigrew and a wild orca named Pickle have been gliding a...

What Kayaking With Whales Taught Me About My Kids

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 11.18.2016 | Parents
Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

So very often, as parents, our schemes do not pay off. It rained on our camping trip. The hike to the waterfall was a bust. But, finally, here was an adventure that exceeded all of our expectations.

Alabama Shore Shows Diversity of U.S. Culture

Christine Negroni | Posted 11.13.2016 | Travel
Christine Negroni

On a recent trip to Paris, I had breakfast with Sofia Vandaele, General Manager of the newly remodeled and absolutely gorgeous Hilton Paris Opera. Sof...

9 Tips for Exploring Portugal

College Tourist | Posted 10.06.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

You can't miss going to Sintra. It's about a half hour train ride from Lisbon and the perfect destination for a day trip. Literally step into a fairytale land as you explore castles and gardens fit for kings and queens.

21 Unforgettable Adventures for Your Labor Day Weekend

The Outbound Collective | Posted 09.04.2016 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

When a holiday weekend comes around, you need to take advantage of that extra day off and spend some time outside. Whether you're into hiking, camping, biking, climbing or fishing, there is something for everyone on this list.