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Summer Travel

Summering in Scandinavia: Heat Things Up in the Land of the Midnight Sun

Oyster | Posted 08.26.2014 | Travel
Oyster

There is more to these Northern European countries than meets the eye -- and it's not all winter and chill.

10 Perfect Late-summer Staycations

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 08.20.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

If you're lucky enough to call one of these places home, then we suggest you stick around this weekend. These staycation ideas will help you do just that.

These Photos Prove Summer Is Magical Around The World

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 08.19.2014 | World

When Henry James wrote the lines, "Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English langu...

The 40 Best Beaches on Earth

minube | Posted 08.18.2014 | Travel
minube

It ain't summertime without at least spending a few days at the beach soaking up the rays and relaxing with family and friends.

There's No Place Like HOME

Laurie Schacht | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

A family staycation is all about doing things together -- whether it's cooking, gardening, playing or creating an adventu

Iowa State Fair Combines Old And New For 2014 Season

AP | BARBARA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 08.14.2014 | Travel

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa State Fair opens its doors Thursday for an 11-day run with classic attractions that are expected to draw a million ...

10 Cool Pools Around the World

Joy Pecknold | Posted 08.05.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Most pools are cool, technically speaking, but some are a whole heck of a lot cooler than others and luxury hotels are home to some of the coolest.

Labor Day Airfares Are Likely to Increase after Aug. 9

Fly.com | Posted 08.04.2014 | Travel
Fly.com

Fly.com looked at data from more than one million Labor Day user searches conducted between July 15 and Aug. 22, 2013, and discovered that fares to popular Labor Day destinations experienced a dramatic price increase three weeks before the Labor Day weekend (Aug. 9-16).

Kid-Friendly Summer Vacations: Our Top Tropical Picks

Oyster | Posted 08.02.2014 | Travel
Oyster

What's the secret to a great family vacation? Finding a location that allows everyone to explore and have fun -- at their own pace. A spot where the kids (most likely bursting with energy) can have a blast while you enjoy a relaxing massage and a margarita... or several margaritas.

What Kayakers Can Teach Us About Living Well

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living

Some plunge down waterfalls while others fish from their vessels, but kayakers have one thing in common: They all know a thing or two about leading a ...

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
Oyster

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

BnBFinder.com | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel
BnBFinder.com

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.