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As Croatia enters the EU, will it help or hamper its booming tourism industry?

Croatia’s ravishing coast of more than 1,000 islands is a favorite destination for Europeans and travelers from further away. Croatia draws much of …

Mid-Century Kitsch to Caveman Chic: 7 Offbeat American Hotels

Summer is way more than just cookouts, beaches and bonfires. It's also that special time of year when millions of travelers hit the road to visit friends and family, and embark on cross-country adventures. When you drive down those long, lonely stretches of asphalt bypass the chain hotels and rest …

Ten Inspiring Travel Books and What They Taught Me About Adventure

<b>By Candice Gaukel Andrews</b><p>When I was growing up, my family never "went away on vacation" like my friends' families did. I place the blame for that fact squarely on the shoulders of World War II. As a young man, my dad was sent -- compliments of the U.S. Army -- to France in the bottom of a transport …

3 Great Farm Stays for Escaping the City

After a long day of commuting, computing and number crunching, wouldn't it be nice to trade it all in for some fresh air and sunshine? Give the rural life a try on a farm stay. Farm stay accommodations are a great way to embrace simple living. They're popular in places like Australia, New Zealand …

10 Mediterranean Islands to Get Away From it All

The Mediterranean's charm is based largely upon its history, cuisine, sun-bleached villages, and relaxed lifestyle, and nowhere are these on better display than its many islands. This summer, why not skip the crowded beaches and touristy fare of the region's traditional summer hotspots and head for …