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WATCH: Kid-Friendly Surfing In Hawaii

Kari Haugeto | Posted 03.16.2013 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Hawaii doesn't have a shortage of terrific surf spots, but Maui and Oahu are two standouts. When people ask me which one to go to, which they sometimes do, I feel conflicted. If you're just going to watch surfing, you can't go wrong with either of these places. The North Shore has more of a scene, with the surf museum, surfer hang-outs and shave-ice shops. But Maui is breathtakingly beautiful and less developed than Oahu.

Five Secrets For Making Friends On The Road

Kari Haugeto | Posted 03.12.2013 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

It isn't always possible or practical, but kids need time with other kids. And that can be something of a challenge when you're on the road as much as we are. Our family travel adventure can keep us away from home more than 30 days at a stretch.

Where To Go (And Not Go) In 2013

William D. Chalmers | Posted 02.26.2013 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

If you are reading this, you survived the Mayan Day of Reckoning and are now happily imagining some fresh 2013 travel destinations.

One Note (Or Two) On Planning A Trip With Kids

Kari Haugeto | Posted 02.17.2013 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

If you think pulling together a complex trip is the kind of organizational nightmare that'll make you feel like you're in a bad remake of a Vacationmovie -- don't worry. There's an app for that. Take it from me: I've been on the road with my family for the better part of a year, often for weeks at a time.

5 Honeymoon Destinations That Don't Require A Passport

Charles Tran | Posted 02.09.2013 | Weddings
Charles Tran

if you're looking to save a bundle on your honeymoon -- or if you don't like plane rides -- check out these stateside honeymoon destinations that you could drive to:

PHOTOS: Fun Attractions Off The 405 Freeway

Posted 12.04.2012 | Travel

The 405 can be as monstrous as any CGI creature. As one of America's busiest roads, it offers drivers a steady diet of bumper to bumper frustration co...

Why Female Scientists Are a Rarity

Ashley Bush and Raphaela Sapire | Posted 01.14.2013 | Women
Ashley Bush and Raphaela Sapire

Growing up, we loved science class. We brewed steaming potions by mixing chemicals; created ice cream by shaking salt, ice and sugar; and crafted volcanoes made out of clay. Somewhere along the line, however, our interest in pursuing the sciences disappeared.

PHOTOS: End Of Fall Drives

Departures Magazine | Posted 12.21.2012 | Travel
Departures Magazine

Our first destination is Lake Placid, which we reach by following Route 73, enjoying the spectacle of maple, beech and birch trees changing colors amid waterfalls and massive ponds.

The Life Lesson I Learned on a Road Trip with My Son

Patricia Leigh Brown | Posted 12.16.2012 | Fifty
Patricia Leigh Brown

Inviting your 18-year-old son to follow his muse on a road trip -- even though he refuses to let you friend him on Facebook -- is to enter uncharted emotional terrain.

10 Fall Road Trips Through The Northeast

Fathom | Posted 12.08.2012 | Travel

Head to the North Fork if you're in the mood for large plots of farmland, farmstands, U-picks and wineries.

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Cross-Country Road Trip Inspires, Educates Entrepreneurs | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 10.12.2012 | Small Business

In kitchens and offices, at a winery, an old theater and even in an NBA arena, entrepreneurs of all stripes convened to share their stories. Bloggers,...

What Has Reality TV Done to Young Women?

Ashley Bush and Raphaela Sapire | Posted 11.26.2012 | Women
Ashley Bush and Raphaela Sapire

And we wonder why women aren't advancing in the boardrooms. Rather than seeing examples of what they can become -- a scientist, a vineyard owner, a chef -- girls and young women are watching examples of females as teen moms, housewives or socialites (Kardashians).

PHOTOS: Great American Factory Tours

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 11.24.2012 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Whether you've watched Americans make potato chips or Mack Trucks -- you'll come away with a greater appreciation for the businesses and objects our countrymen are capable of building.

Highway Nannies and Drive-Thrus

Juliet Linley | Posted 11.18.2012 | Parents
Juliet Linley

Let's be honest: When the kids wake up and need to break free of Car Seat Prison, giving them a dry AutoGrill sandwich and letting them run wild down the aisles isn't quite ideal.

PHOTOS: Roadside Dinosaurs And Jurassic Parking

Smithsonian | Posted 11.12.2012 | Travel

A model in a shock wig rides a dilapidated sauropod surrounded by icicle lights, while a sad, roughshod theropod threatens to chomp down on a poor mannequin next door.

PHOTOS: Modern Life And Ancient Ruins In The Southwest

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 11.05.2012 | Travel

SECOND MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A road trip to the Four Corners region of the Southwest offers a window into Native American culture, from ruins older tha...

10 Fascinating US Military Attractions On US Route 6

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 10.29.2012 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Anyone who has served one of these ships or has a modicum of interest in Naval History must see this place to believe it.

An Artsy Ozark Oasis

Christine Buckley | Posted 09.22.2012 | Travel
Christine Buckley

In fact, under part of Beaver Lake lies the remains of the failed resort town of Monte Ne, which was flooded when the man-made lake was created in the 1960s.

Deal-Driven American Road Trips

Travelzoo | Posted 09.14.2012 | Travel

Across the border in Texas and down I-90 is Beaumont, home to the world's third-largest fire hydrant, painted in Dalmatian spots, ready for its close-up.

Culinary Carolina Continued: "Meat & Three," and So Much More

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 09.11.2012 | Good News
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

You "can't hardly find" barbeque in Upstate South Carolina if you're unlucky enough to be visiting the region mid-week. Upstate BBQ eateries are open ...

The 10 Best Scenery-Stealing Biker-Worthy Stretches Of US Route 6

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 09.11.2012 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

In grad school, whenever I needed to clear my head, I'd get in my car and drive. It was, as most lovers of the open road will agree, a sensual experi...

New (Old) Road Trip Music

CarsTravelFood | Posted 09.09.2012 | Travel

More Americans go on road trips in the summer than any other time of year and part of the fun is -- what songs do we want to hear on the playlist?

Upstate South Carolina (Culinary & Sentimental) Road Trip

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 09.07.2012 | Good News
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

In the South, the South I thought I knew, the times they are a'changin' . . . and it's about time. The mills and moonshine are gone. What's replacing them -- big-box Walmart stores, Pizza Huts and enclaves of rich, northern retirees -- are fast-changing the landscape I (and all the Bolemans, Smiths and Shirleys before me called home).

PHOTOS: Amazing State Capitol Buildings

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.02.2012 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

State capitals may be hotbeds of partisan madness, but they are also the hubs around which local economies, cultures and sentiments spin.

The Most Iconic Places To Stay On Route 6

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 08.28.2012 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

There are women who collect shoes and men who amass baseball caps. I'm obsessed with hotels.