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Top Road Trip Ideas for Adult Families

When the kids grow up and finally flee the coop, you may start to realize how much you miss having them around. When that happens, get the brood back together for a bonding road trip. Experiencing the open road as an adult unit, unbound by the need to visit theme parks and water parks (not…

12 Best Swim-Up Bars in the U.S.

The swim-up bar at Hotel Blue in Myrtle Beach. When you’re on a warm-weather vacation, there’s something highly alluring about being able to order a cocktail poolside, but it’s even better if you can do so without ever leaving the pool. Enter the wonderful world of swim-up bars! We’ve discovered the best spots across the…

The 8 Best Texas Swimming Holes to Cool Down This Summer

Courtesy of Kevin Muncie/Flickr There are two ways we Texans cool down during the hot summer months when temperatures often hit 100 degrees: Blasting air-conditioning and jumping into water. Backyard pools, lakes, and Gulf Coast beaches are all popular places to take a dip, but there’s something particularly refreshing about swimming holes. These natural sources…

The Best Pet-Friendly Destinations in the U.S.

There’s a reason dogs are considered a man’s best friend. The loyal, playful pooches are the embodiment of unconditional love, whether they simply want to snuggle on a lap or play fetch for hours. So it’s no surprise that many Americans factor in their pet’s comfort when deciding where to travel or move. If you…

10 Hotel Gyms With Invigorating Views

Hotel gyms can seem like such a treat — Newfangled equipment! Fruit-infused water! Fresh towels! — until you find yourself hitting the elevator’s LL button and your heart sinks with each passing floor. Those dank, windowless gyms in basements or converted storage closets facing a parking lot don’t provide a lot of motivation to hit…

Top All-Inclusives for Mega-Resort Haters

Hey, you. Yes, you over there who has been staring at the computer screen for hours with an overworked expression on your face. You look like you could use a vacation. How about an all-inclusive getaway? Don’t worry — we’re not talking about the massive, one-size-fits-all retreats that commonly come with binge-boozing spring breakers, crowded…

6 Girlfriend Getaways That Are Easy to Get to From Either Coast

Photo courtesy of Flickr/kristin klein No offense to family vacations and romantic retreats with your significant other, both of which can be relaxing and fun, but there’s nothing quite like hitting the road with your best gal pals. From top-notch shopping and relaxing spas to delicious brunch spots and cozy cocktail bars, there are plenty…

The World’s Best Streets for People-Watching

Rearrange your next vacation itinerary — we have something stellar lined up: people-watching. From observing locals to surveying tourists, peeking at those that are out and about can be the most entertaining (and eye-opening) part of a trip. Plus, it’s a quick and simple way to feel the vibe of a location. So to help…

9 Iconic Movie Theaters Worth Your Vacation Time

Photo by marada via Flickr. The argument against movies while traveling makes perfect sense. You came to a certain destination to experience its scene, so why would you want to waste precious vacation time inside, watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster fighting space aliens? And we agree — with one big exception: when the movie theater…