How to Take a Mini Sabbatical With Your Family


Last year, my husband and I made everyone we know jealous by announcing that we were moving to Hawaii. The punchline is that we only moved there for a month. Many of us assume that travel falls into a couple of categories: a week of vacation time or a quit-your-job-and-travel-the-world adventure, a trend that’s increasingly […]

How to Make Your Next Travel Experience Far From Ordinary


The excitement of seeing new places may never get old, but many travelers these days are looking for a more authentic cultural experience during their adventures. Taking a cooking class has been the go-to immersive activity to date (and a good one at that!), but there is so much more out there. We put together […]

Israel for the Adventurous : Outdoor Adventures in the Ancient World

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The first thing that pops into your mind when thinking about Israel probably isn’t hiking, camping, paddleboarding, biking, snorkeling, or even delicious food. This tiny Middle Eastern country gets just a wee bit more attention for things like, well, Jesus, for one. Both Christianity and Judaism sprouted from this patch of the planet, and the […]

Insider’s Guide to Everglades National Park

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The Everglades are genuinely one-of-a-kind. Only a few thousand years old, this singular wetland on the toe of Florida historically saw rainfall and overflow from Lake Okeechobee send a slow-moving sheet of water to Florida Bay and the Gulf of Mexico (and, to a lesser extent, the Atlantic) through vast marshes of sawgrass—the famous “river […]

Shooting the Stars in Utah: A Conversation with Dave Lane, Astrophotographer

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This article is the first of a two-part series of conversations with Dave Lane, an accomplished astrophotographer, on how he is able to get the breathtaking images of the Milky Way that he is so well-known for. Dave Lane calls himself "an unabashed astronut.” For about two weeks each month from April until September, Lane […]

5 Unique Glamping Getaways in the Texas Hill Country


The Texas Hill Country, spanning 25 counties in Central and South Central Texas, is vast, wide open, and beautiful. Even those who call other parts of Texas home flock to the Hill Country for green, hilly escapes, particularly in the springtime when the bluebonnets and Indian paintbrushes awash the hillsides, and in June when peach […]

Trekking Through One of the Least-Visited Regions of Mexico


It’s closing in on noon, and the day couldn’t be more perfect. The morning started out in a cool, mist-covered shroud, but now the sun is shining bright, trickling down as the pine-needled carpeted trail gently meanders uphill, past peeling madronas draped with Spanish moss. The thin air up at 8,000 feet makes for slow going, […]

How to Introduce a Loved One to Adventure Travel


"Are you crazy?" my friend exclaimed. “He’ll never want to travel again!” I simply smiled. We were catching up and discussing my upcoming travel plans, which involved a multi-day jungle trek with my city-slicker brother in tow. I’m a well-seasoned travel vet, with more than 35 countries on my passport. On the contrary, my younger […]

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