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National Parks With the Absolute Best Beaches

The Active Times | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel
The Active Times

Maybe your mind goes to epic hikes in Yosemite, paddling the coast of Acadia or camping out under the stars in Zion--but chances are you didn't think of relaxing on a beach.

9 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Galapagos Islands, Before It's Too Late

Findery | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel

If ever there was a time to visit a few of the 3500 islands that make up the Galapagos, now is the time. For many of us, the Galapagos represents th...

3 Tips for Traveling With Special Needs Children and Adults

U.S. News Travel | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Planning ahead takes on a new meaning for families with special needs travelers. Aside from the regular preparation and packing, families have to ensure that facilities are equipped for their specific needs.

The 2 Best Air Travel Search Engines Right Now

Shindy Chen | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel
Shindy Chen

Summer travel's on all of our minds. So, here are my latest favorites for finding the best airfare prices online right now--after all, there's more to travel search than Orbitz and Priceline.

10 Things to Do or Know When You're a Tourist in New York City

Dawn Q Landau | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel
Dawn Q Landau

I grew up on the south shore of Boston. I've been going to New York City since 1975, when I made my first trip, with my 8th grade Social Studies class.

2 Great Days in Cape Cod

Shoptiques | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel

Cape Cod: It's the quintessential summer destination. Located where New England juts out like a flexed arm to meet the Atlantic Ocean, this area is the place to find the perfect mix of quaint harbors, historic towns and, of course, sandy beaches.

Hurricane Season Cruising: What to Know Before You Go

U.S. News Travel | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

No matter if you leave from Florida, Texas or fly to the Caribbean to begin your cruise, there's always the possibility that a major weather scenario may interrupt your plans. It's yet another reason why it's important to arrive at your departure port at least one day in advance of your cruise.

Fall Asleep in Class at Portland, Oregon's Kennedy School

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

There's the multi-level Broiler Room Bar, a bar located, unsurprisingly, in the former broiler room. And there's the Cypress Room, which focuses on international rums. The Detention Bar permits cigar smoking, while Honors Bar plays classical and operatic music for its guests.

Lisa Shanahan | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel
Lisa Shanahan

Headed cross-country, I peer out the window. The plane bounces, lofts high above Vegas, where I'd taken her and G'ma to celebrate her twenty-first. Now, two years later, I'm on my way to L.A. to visit my daughter's new home.

5 Simple Body Hacks To Avoid Jet Lag

Supercompressor | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel

It's easy to get pumped about traveling abroad, but if you've ever been punished with a crippling case of jet lag, you know the struggle to reboot your body clock in unfamiliar territory is very real.

The Joy of Volunteering at the 5th Busiest Airport on the Planet

Leigh Briggin | Posted 07.29.2015 | Impact
Leigh Briggin

Volunteering is the most fulfilling part of my life -- and I have a very good life! I have a great job, loving friends, and I'm financially stable. At the end of every shift, I leave the terminals with a high -- filled with gratitude for being able to help others. This has been an intriguing journey for me. Who knew that serving all these people over the course of three years, and more than 1,000 hours of volunteering, would end up giving me so much more than I could ever give to them?

Yes, I'm Pretty, And I'm Traveling Alone

Alyssa Ramos | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
Alyssa Ramos

If I wear makeup, if I wear anything that shows skin, if I wear leggings -- or God forbid, if I wear a bikini -- I always get the most opinionated stares from people assuming I'm looking for my next customer to pick up.

12 Things You Should Never Do In Hawaii

SmarterTravel | Posted 07.29.2015 | Travel

If nothing says vacation like speeding tickets, painful stings, and bland food, by all means ignore this advice.

My Teenage Dream Came True (Yours Can Too) at Universal Orlando

Michelle Rae Uy | Posted 07.29.2015 | Travel
Michelle Rae Uy

As a self-professed Harry Potter fanatic, I spent many hours reading and dreaming about JK Rowling's imaginary but very intricate world, collecting, consuming as many details as my brain would allow.

Google Translate's Mobile App Just Got Even More Magical

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 07.29.2015 | Technology

The Google Translate app can be a godsend for travelers and language learners. And it just got even better. In January, the mobile app debuted a...

7 Must-Do Adventures in Yosemite Valley

The Outbound Collective | Posted 07.29.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

When I'm hitting the drawing board and thinking of places to travel to, one of the first places that comes to mind is Yosemite National Park..

I Found Home Overseas | Posted 07.29.2015 | Fifty

After almost two years of full-time travel, of extended stays in Italian university towns, Croatian coastal retreats, and forested German hideaways, I've finally come home. All it took was some exploration, a lot of paperwork, and a little luck.

New Moves for Brazilian Food at NYC's Botequim

John Mariani | Posted 07.29.2015 | Taste
John Mariani

The beef options, not carried around on skewers, include picanha ($34), a prime cut of superb top sirloin roasted on the hearth with garlic and oil (below), and costela ($28)--easily one of the most delicious short ribs dishes I've ever encountered in a city blanketed with them these days.

Stopover in Bratislava, Slovakia

College Tourist | Posted 07.29.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

The Slovakian capital boasts wonderfully preserved medieval architecture and contemporary buildings alongside remnants of its communist past.

Explore the Richness of the United Arab Emirates With a Semester in Sharjah

College Tourist | Posted 07.29.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

With fast growing economies like Saudi Arabia and the UAE quickly becoming hot destination for international companies, students who are looking to gain experience in a culture that will help their future job prospects should take note.

6 Reasons Why Montreal is the Perfect Summer Destination

Tausha Cowan | Posted 07.28.2015 | Travel
Tausha Cowan

Ask anyone who has ever visited Montreal during the summer, and you would be hard-pressed to find someone who does not love this city. I would go as far as to say it's the perfect summer destination for everyone. Yes, everyone.

I Was Lost and Found in the Mojave Desert

Bethany St. James | Posted 07.28.2015 | Women
Bethany St. James

A little over a year ago, I had somewhat of a meltdown. It wasn't the kind of meltdown that caused me to go into a depression or try to find myself in...

Historic Night Club Is Now Home to NYC's Best Turkish Restaurant

John Mariani | Posted 07.28.2015 | Taste
John Mariani

Turkish cuisine is not very different from others around the Eastern Mediterranean, though it can be delightfully spicier--as anyone who has been to the Spice Bazaar in Istanbul will recognize.

The Greatest American Hikes You Need to Take Before Summer Ends

The Active Times | Posted 07.28.2015 | Travel
The Active Times

When you think of summertime, do you think of long days in the sun, warm fire-side nights and weekends spent on the trail?

Top 15 Things to do in NYC With Kids

Findery | Posted 07.28.2015 | Travel

When I gave birth to my kids, I wondered if life as I knew it had come to an end. In my first eight years living in NYC before having children, I took advantage of every waking moment and explored every nook and cranny of the city.