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Cycling Through the New York Finger Lakes

The picture today was painted with great weather, rolling farm roads, wild flowers, and picturesque upstate New York hamlets.<p>Everyone pushed really hard yesterday so the thought of completing 126 miles and supporting four different tree events had us all a bit apprehensive about how the day would …

New York State

Glamping With the Family

“Let’s go camping!”<p>For some, this could be the most dreaded vacation request to come out of a child’s mouth. For others, it’s music to the ears.<p>If you’re intrigued by the idea of reconnecting with nature, but cringe at the thought of sleeping on the ground with nothing but a thin tent between you …

10 Great Outdoorsy Getaways From New York City

Yes, seeing as though we're substituting perpetual subway commutes with oxygen-nutrient saunters, demanding patio seating at our favorite lunch spots, and swearing by rooftop nightlife, we're obviously terrestrial beings — <i>right</i>?<p>All this delusion that we're suddenly off the grid has us wondering if …

Greenwich Village

Tiny countries that pack a big punch

Size isn't everything. Here are ten of the smallest countries in the world. Some of them are rarely visited, except by travellers collecting visa stamps. Most are islands, often far flung. Their wealth varies, from nearly the highest per capita GDP to nearly the lowest, but all still manage to …

10 Amazing River Trips in North America

There's a place for vacations that include museum tours and visits to the childhood homes of famous people, but sometimes you need to feel your heart pound and catch a lump in your throat. For the latter type of experience, head to the mountains: The rivers are calling.<p>Whitewater rafting can spice …

4 Ways to Save Big at Orlando Theme Parks

(photo: Wet 'n' Wild)<p>Are your kids still in preschool? Will your older kids remain out of class until September? Get thee to Orlando.<p>Shorter lines and unbeatable deals are two very compelling reasons to visit Orlando in the coming weeks. The six-week window from August 15 to September 30, 2013, has …

Walt Disney Company

The World's First 5-Star Yacht Hotel Will Never Set Sail

The Sunborn Gibraltar is one of the largest yachts in the world at an astounding 465.8 feet long and seven stories high, and it's being marketed as a high-end hotel. In land-scarce cities like Gibraltar, ships like these may be the future of hospitality.<p>The yacht will be moored at the Gibraltar …

World's 20 Best Surf Towns

A great surf town is the sum of its parts. These 20 towns run the gamut, from a mecca for the surf-obsessed to a spot where surfing's in its infancy. With waves awaiting, an adventurous spirit, and a little guidance, you can’t go wrong.<p>writer

Aquatic Sports

Top 10 Extreme Hotels in the World

As the world grows smaller and the luxury hotel scene expands, it's becoming more and more difficult to find a corner of this planet to call your own -- not to mention finding a hotel that doesn't look like a thousand others. That said, it's not impossible, as GAYOT's list of extreme hotels proves. …

10 Best Resaturants in Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman has a reputation for some of the best food in the Caribbean. From roadside BBQ to beachfront fish shacks to international superstar chefs, the island has you covered. Some newcomers have emerged and some old favorites have solidified their place in the pantheon. Here's a list of the …

the top destinations of 2013, part 2

It’s no easy task deciding on your favourite countries to travel to. We asked our fans on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Thorn Tree to tell us where they have travelled and then we asked them to rate those destinations by 16 criteria (for example, which was the best ‘Value for money’ destination). …