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The World's Top 10 Amusement Parks, According to Travelers

Nothing beats the thrill of your first childhood theme park visit.<p>Fried foods, water slides, roller coasters (or log flumes, for the slightly less …

6 Tips for Planning the Perfect Family Reunion

Family reunions have been gaining in popularity for the past several decades and show no sign of slowing. In fact, 63 percent of respondents have attended a family reunion, with 29 percent attending a reunion in the past two years, according to a recent survey by the global independent research …

Amusement Parks

New boat rental sites try to be 'Airbnb for yachts'

Just as Airbnb shook up the hotel market by making it easy for travelers to rent people's homes for vacation stays, some new boat-sharing sites are trying to make it simpler for folks to spend time on the water.<p>Sites like San Francisco-based Boatbound and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Cruzin are …

America's 5 Greatest Party Lakes

By: Lauren Everitt<p><i>Credit: Tour Lake St. Clair</i><p>Lake vacations were once about the blob, your Miller High Life-drinking uncle's legendary Buddha-belly flop, and the awkward muscle-shirt tan. Now, it's all "I'm On A Boat," bikinis, kegs, and debaucherous mayhem.<p>World-record boat tie-ups, yachts that …


12 Jobs You Can Do Anywhere in the World

The traditional 9-5 office job isn't your only option. Did you know that? Sure, it works for plenty of people. In at 9 a.m., out the door as the bells chime 5p.m., lather, rinse, repeat. Monday through Friday, 52 weeks per year for 40 years or more. <i>It works for plenty of people.</i><p>If you are not in …


Natural Bridges National Monument

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Kayaking on Jackson Lake

Peering Through a God’s Eye

I’m alone in Moab, Utah, eating a rare steak cooked over a wood camp fire. I can hear the Colorado river rushing fast and deep, just fifty feet away …


Delicate Arch

Layers in the Smokies

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South Lake Tahoe foodie guide

Wining and dining around South Lake Tahoe in style<p>Hotel Deals for South Lake Tahoe<p>Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort by Diamond Resorts<p>CA, USA<p>Apr 02 - Apr …


Read all about it: Travel reading lists from Kobo and G Adventures

Books are magic. They transport us to places we’ve never been, introduce us to people we’d never meet, teach us to cook and to speak new languages, …

Natural Bridges National Monument

Going-to-the-Sun Road

National Geographic Travel

5 Great Travel Alternatives to a Beach Vacation

Summer Festival in Milwaukee (Flickr: EMR )<p>There are many good reasons why beach vacations are such an obvious choice for families. The things that make them up -- water, sky, and sand -- are elemental. No matter what beach town you choose to visit, it's sure to have a casual, laid-back …

New England

PHOTOS: Driving California's Big Sur Coast

From the Monterey Bay down to Hearst Castle, California's central coast has been enchanting visitors for decades. Warning: you may never go home …

Reflection Lake, Mt. Rainier, WA

Marinated Flank Steak

Toast peppercorns, coriander, fennel, chiles de àrbol, and bay leaves in a small skillet over high heat, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, 2 to …


10 All-American Summer Road Trips

Drive, We Said<p>There's nothing more American than hitting the open road with the windows down, the music up, and a cooler full of beer in the backseat (you know, for later). Sure, the game has changed a little—smartphones have all but rendered guidebooks and crumpled maps obsolete—but one essential …

National Parks

Detoxing Guidelines: 16 Cleansing Foods

16 Detoxing Cleanse Foods<p>Get a jump-start on losing extra pounds with these essential cleanse foods<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>As a nutritionist, I always suggest that my clients get a jump-start on weight loss and a new way of eating with a short "cleanse," to help eliminate cravings, wake up the …

Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

<b>Yield:</b> 50 wings<p>Honey Garlic Wings (Oven Baked)<p>These honey garlic chicken wings are so good! In fact, they are so good that my girls have requested …

Tricks of the Trader Joe's: 10 items to feed your kids on the cheap

With over 400 stores in 38 states, Trader Joe’s has taken parents' mundane grocery shopping experience to the next level. And then there are the bragging rights: The minute someone brings up Trader Joe’s in a convo you almost always get an enthusiastic “OH, have you tried…?” or “You MUST get…" …

Healthy Eating

How To Pick A Crab Like A Pro

The arrival of summer means many things, but most importantly it means fresh seafood -- lots of it. Between buttery lobster rolls, clambakes in the fresh air and crab boils with newspaper-lined tables, we have so many reasons to embrace summer foods. But you won't get very far in summer feasting …


frozen coconut limeade

I understand this to be mostly a Northern Colombian drink, though I’d be happy to go investigate this in person if it is necessary to maintain the …

7 Quick Desserts to Make with Bananas

This week’s Mad Genius Tips video reveals that the easiest and quickest way to make homemade ice cream is with frozen bananas. The creamy fruit is …

Our 20 Most Popular Grilling Recipes of All Time

From chicken tacos to barbecued ribs, here are our 20 most popular grilling recipes of all time.<p><b>It's grill time.</b> Though we love our charred kale salads and grilled squid, you love some of our grilling recipes way more than the others. Here are our 20 most popular grilling recipes of all time.