Family & Fun Travel

By Beth Blecherman | Family and fun travel adventures

A Bikepacker’s Guide to Mountain Weather Preparation

compose Editor Team time Oct 17, 2016 comment 30<p>Shoulder season weather in higher elevations can be dicey, and even dangerous. When bikepacking in …

Camping

Top National Park Camping Destinations in the United States

“Camping” is defined differently depending on your travel style. The good news is you can always find an experience to fit your sense of adventure, …

National Parks

Why Indian Food Might Be the Most Exciting Cuisine in San Francisco Right Now

San Francisco is home to some notable Indian restaurants, but lately, the entire Indian food scene has stepped up its game, better reflecting the …

Restaurants

11 secret Italian villages to visit before the crowds do

Rome? Been there. Venice? Done that. Florence? Bought the statue-of-David postcard. While this triumvirate of tourist destinations is a must-do for any first-time visitor to Italy, many of the country’s greatest charms can only be experienced in small Italian villages — places where you can slip …

Europe

Relocating to Barcelona

American online Entrepreneurs Andrea and Harris Fellman are originally from Los Angeles and moved to Barcelona in July 2016 after having spent three …

Here’s What’s in Pro Backpacker Andrew Skurka’s Pack

Andrew Skurka surely has one of the world’s best jobs: He’s essentially a professional backpacker. Or adventurer, maybe. When he’s not writing books …

Camping

We’re a Full-time Traveling Family. This is How We Pay For It!

We’re a Full-time Traveling Family. This is How We Pay For It. All the Financial Details!<p>This post has been a long time coming. We get asked alllllll …

Inspiration

100 trips everyone should take in their lifetime, according to the world's top travel experts

No matter how many countries you've been to, there's always somewhere new to discover.<p>But with so many cultures, countries, and landscapes to explore, it's hard to prioritize one dream destination over another.<p>Business Insider UK asked 20 top travel bloggers and writers/editors from the likes of …

List-Worthy

Top 20 Wellness Retreats

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Wellness

How to Plan a Coast-to-Coast Road Trip

The adventure of a lifetime requires more thought than just filling your gas tank and hitting the open road.<p>With so much to see and so many unknown highways to travel, planning a bicoastal drive can seem quite the daunting task. Perhaps that’s why the biggest oversight road trippers make is not …

Best West Coast Road Trips

With summer gas prices hitting a 12-year low, there’s no better time to take a classic American road trip. Here are seven of our favorite West Coast road trip itineraries, including where to stop, where to stay, and what you’ll see along the way.

Road Trips

Here’s what happened when I took a solo road trip with my 4 kids. Spoiler: It was awesome!

As my kids get older and my status as single mom changing with the blending of my family with my fiancé and his pug (Hi Audrey!), I decided I wanted …

Kids

How a New Maldives Eco-Resort Is Returning Luxury to Its Roots

The resort comprises 25 villas on a private lagoon—but that's just the beginning.<p>For decades, the Maldives have enjoyed a reputation as a honeymooners’ paradise, their blue lagoons, pristine beaches, and coral atolls attracting Hollywood and Bollywood elite, soccer stars and supermodels, and tech …

Tenerife Has Got To Be The Most Underrated Island Destination

It has EVERYTHING.<p>Ibiza, Santorini, Capri: You’ve likely heard of them all, and probably wanted to visit. But have you ever considered Tenerife?<p>The largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, Tenerife has an impressive mashup of personalities. The southwestern coast sparkles with fancy shopping malls, a …

Beaches

You Can Take One of America's Most Breathtaking Train Rides for Only $97

You can travel from Seattle to Los Angeles all for less than $100.<p>If you’ve ever wanted to see the West Coast without the hassle of driving, then we …

The World's Top 15 Cities

Here are 2017’s top urban destinations.<p>Every year, we ask our readers to rate the best cities in the world, and the results continue to surprise us. …

Travel

What to Do in Malibu

With the opening of two new hotels along California's most prized stretch of coastline, you might never leave.<p>As a Los Angeles native, I’ve always been grateful for the glacial pace of Malibu’s transformation. Since the iconic Alice’s Restaurant on the Malibu Pier reopened under new management as …

Restaurants

The Top 100 Hotels in the World

This year’s list of the best 100 hotels — which include exclusive safari lodges, urban sanctuaries, and family-friendly beach resorts — will inspire …

Quit Your Job And Live Abroad: 8 Places So Cheap You Might Not Need To Work

Have you ever fantasized about quitting your job and moving to a place where it’s so cheap that you barely need to work — if at all? ”It’s a great idea, and it’s not that far-fetched,” says Kathleen Peddicord, who has turned this fantasy into a business. As founder of the company <i></i> Live and Invest …

Chiang Mai

Zagat

My kids plan our vacations and I love it!

<b>Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.</b><i> -Frank Borman</i>This post is sponsored. I’m excited to be working with HomeAway® for my 5th year! …

Travel

Threatened US national monuments you have to see – in pictures

America the beautiful … it’s a land of dramatic – and protected – scenery but, with 27 national monuments’ status under review, change may be coming. Here, are 22 of the threatened mainland sites. The public comment period closes 10 July<p>‘Escape from a crazy world’: why people value America’s public …

National Parks

The 6 Most Beautiful National Parks to Add to Your Travel Bucket List Stat

The term “bucket list” usually conjures images of foreign landscapes and exotic locations, the type of journey that involves passports and tons of …

National Parks

Eat Your Way Around The World At These Top Foodie Destinations

Deep down, there’s a part of all of us that wants to be Anthony Bourdain (minus the maggot fried rice). We’re hungry for experiences that combine …

Travel

50 Adventures in 50 States

From hiking volcanic cliffs to racing down snow-capped mountains, take a look at the greatest adventures across the country.<p>Adventure enthusiasts from all over the world travel to the United States to explore stunning national parks, trek iconic trails, and immerse themselves in America’s vast …

National Parks

23 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles

There are a few things to remember when it comes to eating in L.A. For starters, breakfast is a big deal here. Waiting in line (for 20 minutes!) for an order of ricotta toast is something people actually do. And it’s not uncommon to linger on a back patio with a café con leche and grain bowl for …

The Best National Park in Every State

Item 1/53<p>Last year, the US National Park Service (NPS) turned 100(!), and we think it’s best to keep the party going. With summer right around the corner, why not start planning your trip to a national park now?! The world is full of color and adventure — it’s basically begging to be explored! And, …

National Parks

This $213 Train Ride Shows You All of America's Most Beautiful Sights

Trains are a pretty great way to travel. Think about it: You can sleep, eat and lounge pretty comfortably in them, and even pretend to be living in …

Trains

School's Out For Summer!

First Year at the American School of Barcelona<p>School is out for summer here in Barcelona! Our kids finished school on June 22nd and I think I may …

Adorable