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8 Awesome Houseboat Rentals Across The U.S.

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Since houseboat rentals are available at about 40 lakes nationwide and many offer all the creature comforts of a hotel, they're a great option for exploring watery parts unknown.

The Relaxing Practice You Should Make Sure You're Doing On Vacation

Christiane Wolf | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Christiane Wolf

Travel-proofing your meditation is easier that you think. The motto is, "Do something at least every couple of days." This is enough to keep you going through travel time and to pick up your daily routine once back home.

Proof That Hiking Makes You Happier And Healthier

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living

John Muir was onto something when he said, "In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks." Hikers battle bug bites, blisters and bru...

10 National Parks to See Before You Die

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.17.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Our national parks are overwhelming in every way -- in number, in size, in their capacity to inspire wonder. And the question remains: Which one will you see next?

6 Tips for Planning the Perfect Family Reunion

Home Away | Posted 07.16.2014 | Travel
Home Away

Family reunions have been gaining in popularity for the past several decades and show no sign of slowing.

Why Am I Speaking Chinese in England?

Grace Li | Posted 07.16.2014 | Travel
Grace Li

It has been months since I have spoken to anyone in Chinese. And it was just one conversation, so maybe I'm thinking too much into it. But in that brief period of time, I was no longer in a stranger in a foreign country.

10 Golf Courses With Amazing Views

Oyster | Posted 07.15.2014 | Travel

So what if you double-bogey when all you can see is crystal-clear ocean for miles?

These Are The World's Best Water Parks

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 07.15.2014 | Travel

You may not think of water parks as global travel destinations, but these 10 watery wonderlands are definitely worth a visit. TripAdvisor announce...

What No Parent Wants to Hear on a Flight

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Travel writer Joanna Goddard has spent more than her fair share of time finding clever ways to entertain her toddler and baby on a flight. You think you have it bad sitting in front of a screaming child? What about the parent trying desperately to ease the tension?

Beachfront Libraries Are Pretty Much The Best Idea Ever

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel

What's a beach day without a good book? Beachfront libraries are an ingenious addition to shorelines around the world. Forget your book? Go grab a...

Nautical Stripes and Boat Shoes: 5 Great New England Beach Towns | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel

New England's seasonal climate only allows residents and tourists a small window of time to enjoy the sun, sand, and surf, and they savor every minute of it.

You Might Want To Avoid Putting This Kind Of Sunscreen On Your Kids

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents

Spray sunscreen may take half the time as lotions to apply, but health officials are unsure if they're completely safe. The Food and Drug Administr...

Four Family Reunion Themes to Make Time with Your Relatives a Pleasure

Home Away | Posted 07.07.2014 | Travel
Home Away

For families spread out across the country who aren't able to get together under one roof very often, reunions are well worth the effort they take to organize. It may seem like a daunting task at the offset, but the memories you'll create are invaluable.

Why Riding Your Bike Makes You A Better Person (According To Science)

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living

From the 2,400-mile Sierra Cascades route to the colorful RAGBRAI across Iowa -- complete with party buses and the occasional costume -- it's safe to ...

Best Adventure Travel Destinations 2014

Travel + Leisure | Posted 07.06.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

You might eat your way through Shanghai's bustling food markets and its most renowned chefs' private kitchens, or head to the world's last intact Buddhist kingdom--Bhutan--in search of the elusive snow leopard.

50 Cities You Should See In Your Lifetime

minube | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel

With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at

25 Ideas For Your Best Summer Ever

Travel + Leisure | Posted 07.02.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Summer vacation--the memories and anticipation keep you going all year long. It's the most exhilarating season, when places gleam in the sunlight a...

Feeling a Bit "Off?" Travel During the Off Season

Dane Steele Green | Posted 07.02.2014 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

I have a friend from Wales who, several years back, wanted his first trip to the United States to be perfect. He settled on a city, New York.

All The Flight Patterns Across the North Atlantic In A 2 Minute Clip

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 07.03.2014 | Travel

Every day, between two and three thousand flights traverse the North Atlantic on journeys from North America to Europe, or back again. Have you eve...

It'll Be Grand

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.01.2014 | Travel
Miriam Ava

Summer visualizes abundance. It's the magical time of year when life flows effortlessly because I'm enjoying myself thoroughly. Loving sunshine o...

10 Amazing Free Museums in the U.S.

SmarterTravel | Posted 07.01.2014 | Travel

Cultural discovery doesn't always come cheap. While admission fees support and sustain museums, they can add up for tourists looking for artistic experiences on a budget.

The Only Time I've Ever Experienced Love At First Sight

Lisa Condie | Posted 07.01.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

Some people don't believe in love at first sight, but I do. It has happened only once for me, at seventeen years old, but my love for David has never waned.

5 Dream Trips You Can Actually Afford

Budget Travel | Posted 06.30.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Yes, you CAN afford to visit Machu Picchu! Try going with an affordable group tour by G Adventures. (Photo courtesy of Luq1/Dreamstime. Article by Ka...

America's Best Towns for July 4th (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 07.04.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

The Tillery family has vacationed in Boulder, Colorado, every summer since 1998. Pat Tillery, a native of Poulsbo, WA, says all three generations love to "see the mountains, walk the trails, and stroll along Boulder Creek. It's idyllic."

11 Of The Best Swimming Holes Around The World

Cheapflights | Posted 06.27.2014 | Travel

Lounging poolside is one thing, but nothing beats the childlike allure of splashing around in a swimming hole. The lake near your parent's home may to...