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For My Children's Sake, I'm Learning To Let Go

Stacey Hatton | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Stacey Hatton

The true success of our vacation was that I let my anxiety go and let my daughters experience new things. Watching their freedom is the best feeling I've had as a mother so far.

Miami Summers: Pure Luxury and Hidden Gems

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.15.2014 | Travel
Dwight Brown

Conventional wisdom says book a room in South Beach. But if you want a different look at Miami, head downtown.

Best Beach Weekend Getaways

Travel + Leisure | Posted 07.23.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Summer brings a craving for lazy, sunbaked days featuring ocean breezes and an inclined beach chair. Luckily, you don't need to travel far to stake out your place in the sand: We've collected 18 easy beach weekend getaways from major U.S. cities.

12 Beach Vacations With No Passport Needed

Travelzoo | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel
Travelzoo

Shaded cabanas, bright beach towels, shell-collecting, sunscreen and sand between your toes -- a little sun and beach time can do wonders.

Top Tips for a Family Vacation in Oahu

Fly.com | Posted 06.24.2014 | Travel
Fly.com

Fortunately Oahu offers a diverse range of kid-friendly accommodations and activities -- while still featuring a backdrop of sun, sand and ocean.

9 Gorgeous Hotel Villas In The Caribbean

Oyster | Posted 06.21.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Owning a private vacation home sure sounds nice, but people fantasizing about their own beachside property often forget that owning also means cleaning, maintaining, fixing, the list goes on... and it can end up being less of a vacation and more of a job!

5 Spring Break Beach Escapes for Families

Joy Pecknold | Posted 04.16.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

'Tis the season when the kids are let out of school and looking to be entertained. Making it easy on moms and dads are these breezy-to-reach beach des...

10 Places Where Winter Never Happens

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.30.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

This winter -- filled with flight-cancelling snowstorms and polar vortexes -- is seemingly never-ending. It's got us thinking about packing up and moving to one of these perpetually warm and snow-free destinations.

10 Fun-filled Friends' Getaways

Joy Pecknold | Posted 04.01.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Valentine's Day isn't going anywhere, so we singletons (and it's complicated-tons) might as well go somewhere. During the flurry of February 14th is an ideal time to skip town and indulge in some unadulterated fun sans romantic pressure.

7 Reasons to Visit Miami This Winter

Carrie Seim | Posted 02.08.2014 | Travel
Carrie Seim

You've got four long months of bitter chill ahead of you and you've probably already lost a mitten. Now's the perfect time to review the seven reasons you should be taking a tropical time-out to Miami immediately.

7 Awesome Beach Getaways for Kids

Oyster | Posted 11.08.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Traveling with the kids is hardly a picnic, and all too often parents don't get to do a lot of vacationing on their vacations. If you're hoping to tantrum-proof your family beach getaway this winter, we have some solutions for you.

Sizzling Deals at Kid-Friendly Beach Resorts

MiniTime | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

(photo: The Landings St. Lucia) There's nothing like cooling temperatures to make families start yearning for the sand, surf and sun. Here are five...

Planning the Perfect Hawaiian Babymoon (...Yes, It's a Real Thing)

Janna Mandell | Posted 10.07.2013 | Travel
Janna Mandell

Whether you decide to take your Babymoon in Kauai or some other fantastic beach location, just remember relaxation is key. So skip the adventure trips and do Vegas another time.

Understanding Maryland's Ocean City: A Floridian's Perspective

Rebecca Bredholt | Posted 09.23.2013 | Travel
Rebecca Bredholt

I have yet to find a reason to keep coming back to this beach, which is frustrating since it is the closest one in terms of driving distance. The novelty of this vacation destination wears off after one or two visits.

7 Classic Beach Boardwalks

MiniTime | Posted 09.22.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

Saltwater taffy, carnival rides, and old-school fun are back on the upswing in classic beach towns whose boardwalks can make you feel like you've stepped into a time machine. Here are seven classic boardwalk towns that go out of their way to entice families,

Everyone Loves... Speedos?

Posted 07.17.2013 | Travel

There are few things people around the world can agree on, but one of those things seems to be an unwavering love of the beach. Expedia released t...

6 Six Bay Area Beaches That Are Better Than Everyone Else's Beach

offMetro.com | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel
offMetro.com

Taking a trip to San Francisco? While the Bay Area has no shortage of beaches, not all beaches are created equal. For that reason, we've scoped out six sandy spots located just two hours from the city. Even locals couldn't have put together this list.

Catch a Dune

MiniTime | Posted 07.23.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

Love the thrill of downhill sports? Lose your woolly socks and thermal fleece and get ready for sandboarding -- arguably the coolest new way to have fun on a beach or desert getaway.

5 Great Boutique Hotels in the Hamptons

Oyster | Posted 05.21.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Summertime is all about quick weekend getaways to enjoy some pampering in the sun. And what better way to relax and soak up the scene than heading to the Hamptons?

What Really Goes On Inside Nudist Resorts

JustLuxe | Posted 05.16.2013 | Travel
JustLuxe

While the term 'clothing optional' may have different definitions at different nudist resorts, there is one practice that seems to be standard across the board: all guests must sit on a towel when nude. I'm sure the maid staff and cleaning crew are appreciative of that.

The 60 Best Beaches In The World

Bridal Guide | Posted 07.03.2013 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

Unsure where to head on your honeymoon? Check out some of the most incredible beaches in the world.

PHOTOS: 6 Awesomely Affordable Hotels For Beach Bums

Oyster | Posted 06.15.2013 | Travel
Oyster

The truth is, there's no need to break the piggy bank to have a fabulous oceanfront getaway.

5 Lighthouses Worth a Climb This Summer

MiniTime | Posted 06.12.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

There's no more thrilling way to discover lighthouses than to climb their towers, step-by-step, on the same staircases used by lighthouse keepers and their families a hundred years ago.

5 Awesome Los Angeles Beaches for Families

MiniTime | Posted 06.01.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

Miles of soft sand, swaying palm trees, and the lure of the sparkling ocean make the City of Angels a magnet for surf-and-sun devotees. Yet with over 90 beaches in Los Angeles County, it can be difficult for visiting families to know where to begin.

A Hawaii Hotel For Every Traveler

Oyster | Posted 02.20.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Whether you're on a budget or you're looking for luxury, Oyster has found just the spot to stay for almost every kind of traveler -- and has the perfect Hawaii hotel for you.