Snowy ski trail in New Zealand mountains

Where to Go Skiing and Snowboarding in the Southern Hemisphere

Summer in the Northern Hemisphere means ski season south of the equator. Keep the hunt for powder going at these 10 spots in South America, Australia, and New Zealand where you can combine an international adventure with a classic ski trip. 
 

Bringing Plastic Bags to Kenya Could Land You in Prison

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 09/04/2017, 12:00 AM

While some world cities have been dabbling in the reduction of plastic bags by charging customers if they want one or switching to paper, Kenya has just instituted the harshest plastic bag ban in the world. Now, importing plastic bags to Kenya could result in fines of up to $31,000 or even prison time. Plastic bags, which take as long as 1,000 years to break down, make their way into oceans, wher...

Wildflowers Now in Bloom at Chile's Atacama Desert, the Driest Place on Earth

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 09/01/2017, 12:00 AM

The driest place on earth is currently blanketed in purple wildflowers. Northern Chile's Atacama Desert typically gets a measly 0.6 inches of rain in an entire year. Nevertheless, every five to seven years—usually along with El Niño weather patterns—multitudes of beautiful mallow flowers fill the arid landscape with a surreal expanse of color. It's like finding a botanical garden on Mars (it so h...

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Bahamas beach

Which Bahamas Island Is Right for You? Use Our Paradise Picker

There are 700 islands in the Bahamas, and while nearly each one is a looker, they're not all the same. We'll help you find the right speck of paradise for you, based on what you're into—seclusion, adventure, history, or swimming pigs.
Sledding on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Why Washington, D.C. Is America's Best City for a Vacation with Kids

Kid-friendly adventure is easy in the city that lets you step into the lives of astronauts, spies, and architects. Between D.C.'s vast interactive museums, exciting outdoor destinations, and quality restaurants, it's not hard to see why this is one of America's top destinations for families.

The World's Most and Least Expensive Campsites

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/18/2017, 12:15 PM

Camping is one of the most affordable options for spending a night on the road, and, thanks to glamping, it can be a budget-busting splurge as well.  Highlighting what has to be one of the biggest price ranges in travel is a new report from Campsy, an online campsite booking service based in Berlin. The company has named the world's most and least expensive campsites, using data from 30 countries...

Toppled Rock Formation in Malta Now a Popular Scuba Diving Site

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/16/2017, 12:00 AM

The Mediterranean nation of Malta lost one of its most recognizable—and most Instagrammable—landmarks in March, when the Azure Window, a 92-foot limestone arch(pictured above) on the island of Gozo went tumbling into the sea after heavy storms. But the natural icon didn't just vanish into thin air. It now lies in enormous boulders under the surf at depths ranging from 16 to more than 100 feet. T...

Man walking among giant sequoias

Rooted in History: America's 10 Most Astonishing Trees

Older than the Egyptian pyramids, taller than the Statue of Liberty, larger than 30 blue whales: These must-see trees are American historical destinations no traveler should miss.
Pirate flag

Adventure Ahoy! Tracking the Caribbean's Real-Life Pirates

Hoist the Jolly Roger and get out those treasure maps: We're setting sail in search of the sites once haunted by the cutthroats and swashbucklers who terrorized the Caribbean during the golden age of piracy. Don't be surprised if we shiver your timbers.
Sunset in Guam

All About Guam: Where It Is, What to Do, and the Strange Way They Eat Mangoes

Guam, an American territory in the western Pacific, is a lot closer to Asia than it is to the mainland. That's why it's off the radar for most American tourists, despite its distinct island appeal.
A lane bedecked in autumn leaves in the Berkshires

The Top 10 Things to Do in the Berkshires

There's much to see and do in the Berkshires, so take advantage of the variety. Pair a museum visit with a mountain hike, followed by a concert. This list is by no means exhaustive, but it should give you a good starting point for a stay in this delightful corner of the globe.

New Reservations Website for California State Parks

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/03/2017, 12:00 AM

A new website for making reservations for campsites and activities at California's state parks debuts this week. From now on, you'll need to go to ReserveCalifornia to book tent space in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, a beach cottage at Crystal Cove in Orange County, a tour of Hearst Castle (pictured above) in San Simeon, or facilities at more than 100 additional sites across the state, with aroun...

8-Year-Old Becomes Youngest Female to Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 07/31/2017, 12:00 AM

AUGUST 1, 2017 FLORIDA GIRL SETS KILIMANJARO RECORD (Travel + Leisure) An 8-year-old Florida girl has made history as the youngest female ever to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. After a weeklong ascent, Roxy Getter reached the summit of the 19,341-foot Tanzanian peak alongside her 10-year-old brother, Ben, and their parents, Sarah and Bobby. The family trained by trudging up and down stairs at parki...

8-Year-Old Becomes Youngest Female to Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

By Zac Thompson

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For Seniors, August 28 Is the Deadline for Enjoying One of the Great Travel Bargains

By Arthur Frommer

The price of a lifetime national parks pass for U.S. seniors is about to go WAY up.

What it's like to take the Gotthard Panorama Express

Crossing the Alps via the New Gotthard Panorama Express

Have a look at some highlights of one of the world’s most striking train journeys. And in Switzerland, that’s saying a lot.
Minneapolis skyline as seen from the Stone Arch Bridge

Minneapolis Is Underrated. Here Are 10 Reasons Why It Shouldn’t Be.

If you live outside the Midwest, you probably don't think twice about Minneapolis. But from the arts to the outdoors, this Twin City stands apart. We've got 10 good reasons to pay a visit.
What to do on Gran Canaria Island

What to Do on (Very Windy) Gran Canaria Island

Touring the highlights of Gran Canaria island, or Grand Canary Island, in the North Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Morocco.
Quirky and unusual inns and B&Bs in Ireland

Ireland's Quirkiest Places to Stay

Travel beyond the standard tourist’s comfort zone to lodge in some of Ireland’s most extraordinary inns and B&Bs.

Optimism and Drive Will Help Tardy Travelers Find Late-Summer Vacation Vacancies

By Arthur Frommer

Think it's too late to book a summer trip to one of the top destinations in the U.S.? Think again, says Arthur Frommer.

Our National Parks Are in Peril of Having Their Funding Cut

By Arthur Frommer

The Trump Administration wants to cut 4,000 jobs from the department that oversees the National Park Service. That could spell disaster for some of the country's most cherished sights. 

A tight turn on the Amalfi Coast in Italy

European Road Trips: The Best Coastal Drives

We're hitting the road to find Europe's best coastal scenery—from rugged and windswept to sunny and sandy.