Now that the snow has finally melted away and the summer heat beats down on Illinois, you might be looking for a place to take a dip in the pool or take your family on a day-trip.
A recent survey from HomeAway looks at how much "kidfluence" comes into play when families plan their vacations.
Summer is coming, and whether you live in the eternally sun-soaked Southwest, the seasonally challenging Northeast or anywhere in between, one thing is certain: it's about to get HOT. But no need to fret. We have just the thing to cool you down.
With so many waterparks located across the US, it is important to know which ones have the whole package, with rides ranging from easy float-along rivers to towering water slides that send you zipping down extreme drops.
Six Flags have pretty much dominated the hearts, minds, and queasy stomachs of Americans since their inception back in 1962. So, in the interest of giving the spotlight to a bunch of other places (that also aren't Disneyland), we rounded up a list of some of the other best amusement parks this country has to offer.
Adventures abound for families and friends in South Carolina's Lowcountry. Whether you're looking for a wave pool or an ocean, to get up on ropes or down in alleys, we can tell you where to go.
Action Park was New Jersey's deadliest theme park. At least six people died from ride mishaps. So, of course it was the location of one of the most elusive water slides in existence: the loopty-loop water slide.
Hotel water parks have grown in popularity in recent years, allowing guests to enjoy all the thrills and entertainment of a water park without leaving the comfort of their hotel. Here are 10 of the most fantastic water slides onsite.
Beyond its partially-trussed shoulders, and sensually curved back, beyond its juicy, succulent berries, Vermont is a place that emanates a pheromone that smells more pine than Axe. And yet it somehow manages to excite in ways unexpected.
I know that part of the joy of sex is freedom of expression -- and I think it's great when people want to try new things -- but a few of you have been embarrassing our gender these past couple of weeks.
Who doesn't feel like a kid again when at a water park?
Budget travelers fear not. In a country where a brand new 2012 Toyota Camry costs $146,000, and million-dollar Ferraris and Lamborghinis are driven on the roads daily, there are plenty of alternatives that won't send your checking account into cardiac arrest.
I said yes to a trip to Atlantis, The Palm's Aquaventure water park in Dubai. Then I remembered that I can't swim.
The rickety chain clanks as it thrusts you forward, and then there's nowhere to go but down. As the car teeters at the pinnacle, one thought flashes before you: "I paid to do this?"
Carnivals, fairs and amusement parks can be pretty scary when it comes to picking healthy meals and snacks.
While the summer swimming season is behind us, many communities across the country still have their doors open to those looking to cool off in water p...