Family & Fun Travel

By Beth Blecherman | Family and fun travel adventures

6 Things Adults Will Enjoy on A Disney Cruise

I recently discovered the magic of a Disney Cruise during the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2017. We think of Disney Cruises, and all things …

Travel

Outdoor Project raises $2M to help people find and plan adventures outside

A Portland startup that wants to help plan your next outdoor adventure just raised some fresh cash to build out its platform and expand across the …

Startups

Bay Area hikes that are even better after the rain

North America

7 consejos si vas en un crucero de Disney

Comienza a disfrutar de tus vacaciones <b>tan pronto como logres abordar</b>. ¡Hay tanto que hacer incluso antes de que tu camarote esté listo! Por eso …

Getting around in San Francisco

How to get <i>around</i> San Francisco.<p>Although hanging from a San Francisco cable car is undeniably charming, most visitors rely on alternative public …

San Francisco

10 Tips for Making Jerusalem an Extraordinary Family Experience « TBEX – Travel Blog Exchange

<i>by: Joanna Shebson, Fun in Jerusalem</i><p>With TBEX approaching and lots of family travel bloggers expected to join the conference, I want to share some of …

The perfect ski resort for someone who doesn't like skiing

Two confessions: I am a terrible skier, and I am a terrified skier. The two do not always go hand in hand – I used to be a terrible but excited skier, quite gung-ho and free from nerves, until I had a catastrophic fall one unseasonably warm spring while shooting down a slope covered with something …

Travel

The 30 Cheapest Places To Travel In 2017

Photo credit: Nastasia Yakoub / Dame Traveler<p>Time to start packing your bags: 2017 is shaping up to be a banner year for budget travel. The dollar is enjoying historic highs — meaning your money goes much further in many destinations around the globe — and according to an American Express Global …

Travel

Australia's 13 Most Beautiful Islands

Thanks to the drop in the Australian dollar and the beginning of summer in the southern hemisphere, now is the time to plan travel to the exotic islands around Australia. Here are a few of our favorites.

New Zealand

The 13 healthiest countries in the world to live in as an expat

LONDON – When choosing to live abroad, a healthy environment and an affordable and accessible healthcare system will be at the top of the list of things you are looking for.<p>In a new survey by InterNations, the world’s largest network for people who live and work abroad, expats ranked their health …

Health Care

How to Get a $52,000 Trip Around the World for $400

In business class, no less.<p>Flying around the world on the cheap can be a ton of work. Between signing up for the right credit cards to collect free …

Travel

Hike Through 7 European Countries on this Epic Trail

The Via Dinarica is poised to become one of the world’s top trekking destinations.<p>Twenty years ago, the Balkans seemed an unlikely spot to go trekking. Torn apart by bitter conflict, Yugoslavia painfully splintered, and borders between the new republics were better known for acrimonious rifts than …

Trails

44 of the best long hiking trails in the continental US all on one map

So many trails, so little time. That’s sure how it feels sometimes when you’re trying to pick a new adventure to go on. It can be difficult deciding …

Trails

How The National Park Service is letting families visit free!

I’m all about supporting our nation’s National Park Service in any way we can, especially because of the myriad ways they support us right back. So …

National Parks

7 Clearest Waters in the World, and Where to Find Them

Water so clear that it looks like glass seems like something out of a fairy tale, but nature has an uncanny habit of surpassing our wildest …

21 Best Beaches in the World

Find perfection in these places where land meets water.<p>Ask true beach lovers to name a favorite swath of surf and sand, and the answer changes with the tides. Luckily our planet is covered in oceans, seas, and lakes, which means there’s a beach to indulge any whim. From pearly crescents covered in …

Beaches

10 under-the-radar destinations to visit, according to the youngest person to travel to every country in the world

LONDON — Even for someone trying to break a record for visiting every country in the world, travel is about more than just ticking places off a list.<p>Planning a trip is an opportunity to see something unique, and to discover people, places, cuisines, and scenery you didn't know existed.<p>We asked …

Travel

Best Dive and Topside Destinations

Scuba diving has long been the domain of adventure-seekers and adrenaline junkies. Luckily, many of the world’s best scuba destinations also offer …

Scuba Diving

26 Epic Adventures by Travel Bloggers in 2016

Well, it’s about that time again. Time to look back on the year that was and look forward to the year that has just begun. For the past 6 years we’ve …

The Ryukyu Islands Are This Year's Most Magical Piece Of Paradise

This destination is gaining fame, for good reason.<p>There’s a wonderland off the coast of Japan where the water is gloriously turquoise, the sand is perfectly white and you can lie on a beach with few neighbors besides the friendly sea turtles beneath the surface.<p>Behold the Ryukyu Islands, an …

5 Incredible Luxury Hotels That Should be on Your Bucket List

<b>Like most people, I get very excited about the thought of staying at a luxury hotel, particularly in a destination that I see on Instagram feeds</b> …

Your California Bucket List: Essential adventures and experiences in the Golden State

Here's our growing guide to essential California adventures, easy to edgy. We'll be adding to it daily all year. And we won't suggest an adventure unless one of the Travel section's staffers and contributors have tried it.<p><i>Tell us what's on your California bucket list. Email travel@latimes.com and</i> …

California

The 5 places that stole my heart in 2016

For a lot of people, 2016 was the kind of year that warranted a lot of getting away. So it’s no surprise that for me, a professional jet-setter, most of the year’s highlights were far away from home. Here are the five places that stole my travel-editing heart over the last 12 months —some classic, …

Travel

Doing Disney with Magicbands Makes a Huge Difference! Here’s Why…

As a Cali native and Disneyland Annual Pass Holder, I never really saw what the big deal was about the Magic Bands. Sure they are cute and you can …

Walt Disney Company

Here's what's inside the modern explorer’s survival kit

Because phone apps can only do so much<p>Who needs a survival kit? You have a phone. Compass. Flashlight. Maps. Translator. Classic tools of exploration, all there under your uncalloused thumb. But your phone is not a rain poncho or a power bar. It’s time to think like a modern explorer, one as …

6 of the best luxury wildlife lodges in Costa Rica

Famous for its mind-blowing biodiversity and sheer natural beauty, Costa Rica should be on every wildlife enthusiasts bucket list. Thanks to its tiny …

Costa Rica

Fifth Element Camping

We take a look at one of the most impressive DIY interior builds around<p>When I first fell in love with mountain biking I was living in San Francisco. …

Western North Carolina