Family & Fun Travel

By Beth Blecherman | Family and fun travel adventures

10 Best Last-Minute Memorial Day Getaways

This Memorial Day, take advantage of the long weekend and get out of Dodge. Across the country (and yes, even the continent), these ten cities have some of the best Memorial Day weekend travel deals—think the cheapest hotel rooms, most affordable flights, and best events. <i>This gallery was originally</i> …

Fort Lauderdale

20 trips to add to your travel bucket list

Chenjianhua/Dreamstime.com<p>Stop using precious vacation days for the same old, been there-done that trips. There's a big world out there filled with adventure, and we want you to see and do it all. Some of our suggestions will take you a little further out of your comfort zone than you're used to, …

Machu Picchu

Memorial Day Weekend in NYC: Festivals, Beaches, Family Fun Day

Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer, is here! We know it's been one of the coldest Mays in memory, but that's changing fast. No …

Memorial Day Weekend

20 Best Airbnbs for Family Vacations

Hotels for family vacations can get expensive, and don't always have amenities and services catered to visiting parents and children. From babies to teens, traveling with a family comes with few extra needs (and wants) that home-sharing businesses like Airbnb have been able to fill. Looking for a …

Hotels

Where to Skip the Beach on Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day holiday weekend is the official kick-off of the summer season. Thousands of beach-bound celebrators will clog the highways on their way …

Memorial Day Weekend

99 Days of Summer for Bay Area Kids {2017}

<i>Ice cream, camp-outs, sunscreen, art, s'mores, swimming, outdoor movies, hiking, a few places with air conditioning, a little bit of everything —</i> …

Kids

Why a train trip through the Canadian Rockies is one of the world's great journeys

Following tracks into wild places that cars can’t reach, Rocky Mountaineer, the luxury train that takes guests through the Canadian Rockies, provides some truly remarkable experiences. From cosmopolitan Vancouver to the UNESCO Heritage Sites of Jasper and Banff and renowned Lake Louise, four train …

Trains

The Best Small Town to Visit in All 50 States

The paradox of big-city travel is that you never really get a break. You ditch work in New York, LA, or Chicago to go visit your buddies in New York, …

Cool Stuff

Peru’s new luxury sleeper train is taking travellers on journeys through the Andes

A new luxury sleeper train that will take travellers through the incredible landscapes of the Peruvian Andes has launched this month.<p>The Belmond Andean Explorer journeys between Cusco and Arequipa on one- or two-night trips, taking on one of the highest rail routes in the world. Belmond describes …

South America

30 Of The Most Breathtaking Destinations On Earth

BRB, booking plane tickets.<p>Posted on May 18, 2017, 14:11 GMT<p>We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about a place they've visited that left them completely stunned. Here are some of their responses...<p>1. See Iguazu Falls from both Argentina and Brazil.<p>Elnavegante / Getty Images<p>These …

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6 Gorgeous Swimming Holes Hidden in Hawaii

Hawaii’s beaches tend to get all of the attention, but that can often equate to fighting with crowds for the perfect place to lay your towel. If …

Hawaii

The 6 Best Italian Road Trips

With its lush countryside, plunging coastlines, snow-capped peaks, and glittering lakes, Italy offers epic driving experiences for every kind of traveler. Here, we’ve put together our favorite Italian road trip itineraries—including where to stop, where to stay, and what you’ll see along the way.

Europe

British Airways is offering free flights for kids this summer

Explore Europe with your kids on the cheap this summer.<p>Parents looking to travel with their kids in the U.K. and northern Europe this summer can now …

Air Travel

The World's Most Beautiful Beach Cities Where You Can Live for Dirt Cheap

More than a few Americans fantasize about picking up their lives and moving to some seaside villa in a country where your rent is less than a car …

Cool Stuff

27 Clever Car Camping Tricks To Try On Your Next Trip

Where are *you* gonna go?<p>Posted on April 27, 2017, 17:01 GMT<p>Zoë Burnett / BuzzFeed<p>Car camping! Like camping, but easier.<p>“Car camping" just means there are roads that let you drive your car directly up to your campsite — instead of, say, parking further away and hiking to it. Some car campers sleep …

Camping

Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants 2017

An Introduction from Michael Bauer<p>So many high-quality restaurants have opened in recent years that it feels as if we’re in the golden age of dining. …

Restaurants

40 American Towns You Haven't Heard of But Should Visit ASAP

Hit the roads less traveled.<p>When it comes to your vacation, most people seek out places they've seen on TV or have heard about from friends and …

What to do in Barcelona with Kids!

So you’re coming to Barcelona with kids this summer, how wonderful! You and everyone else. Ha, ha, ha…<p>Barcelona is a fantastic city. There is so much …

The Best Hikes in America

As famed writer Wallace Stegner once said, America’s national parks are “the best idea we ever had.” And with warmer weather approaching, now’s the …

5 Special Vacation Experiences | Making Travel Memories

Traveling around the world and seeing amazing sights is special in itself. But believe it or not, experiences can be added to make it a trip not soon …

Natural Splendor: The 10 Most Magnificent Waterfalls Around the World

1 Angel Falls, Venezuela<p>Getty<p>The world's highest uninterrupted waterfall, Angel Falls is over 3,000 feet high and plunges over Auyantepui mountain. …

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This Couple Went to Every National Park in America and Says These Are the Best

Death Valley National Park<p>Payne and Irish picked Death Valley National Park, which spans both California and Nevada, thanks to the park's incredible …

The Best Meditation Retreats in the U.S.

You don’t have to journey to an exotic ashram in India a la <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i> for an exclusive, life-changing meditation retreat. Whether you’re traveling solo, want to reconnect as a couple, or take an unforgettable trip with friends, some incredible resorts and getaways in the States are geared to …

Meditation

Costa Rica Family Guide: Where To Go!

Guest post by: Andrea Fellman, <b>Wanderlust Living</b><p>Las Catalinas Playa Photo Credit: Andrea Fellman, Wanderlust Living<p><b>Where to go in Costa Rica with …

The 9 Pieces of Gear Any Beginner Backpacker Needs

Buying your first backpacking setup can be cost prohibitive and overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be.<p>This will likely be the first time you are completely in charge of carrying your means to clean water, food, and shelter on your back, and there is an entire industry dedicated to making that …

Farm-to-hotel: 10 resorts that grow their own food

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nestled amid the high-end shops, art galleries and traffic of Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood, blueberries and raspberries will flourish in a rooftop garden come springtime.<p>Rosemary and sage perfume the air, while four chickens strut in a coop surrounded by a canopy of hops shading them from …

Farming

Revealed: The Best 10 Secret Beaches On Earth

The Best 10 Secret Beaches On Earth<p>In "News"<p>Beaches don’t come more stunning than the vast expanses of sand bordered by crystal clear waters on …

Disney Cruise Line Adding Exciting New Features to Cruise Ship

Disney Cruise Line has announced that they are planning on adding new exciting features to Disney Fantasy that include new Star Wars and Marvel …

Walt Disney Company

10 Super Cheap Countries To Travel To Right Now

Traveling can cost a pretty penny, especially if you want to venture outside the U.S. and explore the far reaches of the world. But not every destination has to break the bank. Sure, the flight might set you back, but once you arrive in certain places, it’s budget-friendly all the way.<p>We’ve rounded …

Panama City