5 Fantastic Ways to Enjoy Yosemite in Winter


Yosemite National Park is blissfully serene in cold-weather months, especially under the canopy of changing leaves and a blanket of snow, without the crowds of the high season from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Fall brings as pretty a palate of autumn colors as you'll see in Northern California, and the winter means cross-country skiing, […]

Beat the Winter Blues: 6 Perfectly Cozy Cottages, Huts, and Cabins in Colorado

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Suffering from a case of the post-holiday blues? Don’t let the dark days of winter put you in a gloomy mood. Instead, harness your dreams from the clouds, throw a dart at a date, and start planning a winter escape. Colorado is brimming with enchanting mountain retreats where you can rip backcountry turns, soak in hot […]

6 Amazing Safaris That Aren’t in Africa


The word safari usually conjures up images of the African savannah, with elephants nibbling acacia leaves, sunbathing lions sprawled on rocky kopjes, and leggy giraffes silhouetted by the setting sun. Sure, with destinations like the Serengeti, the Okavango Delta, and the Zambezi Valley, the continent is undoubtedly home to some of the planet’s most iconic […]

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

Everglades National Park.

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 […]