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7 Adventurous Vacations the Whole Family Will Love

Planning a family vacation is a form of art. It requires finding the right balance between ease and activities that will interest multiple generations. No wonder crowd-pleasers like cruises and kid-pleasers like theme parks frequently end up on the itinerary. And that’s okay — we love a good cruise, a fun day spent with Mickey,…

The World’s Best Destinations for Rock Climbing

Whether you’re new to bouldering or an experienced traditional climber, adding a bit of rock climbing to your vacation is a good way to get out in nature and have a solid and thrilling workout. While there are thousands of great slabs worth climbing, here are eight of the world’s top destinations for rock climbing.

What to Pack for Thailand (and What to Buy There)

Phi Phi Relax Beach Resort, Thailand/Oyster I made so many packing mistakes on a recent trip to Thailand. I schlepped at least a dozen items 9,000 miles, give or take, only to find them readily available and for cheap all over the country. On the flip side, there were things that would have made a…

What to Pack When You Won’t Have Shower Access on Vacation

While traveling, there are many times when a long, hot shower (or even a quick cold rinse) just isn’t an option. Whether you’re camping in a national park, partying at Burning Man, or visiting a destination that’s completely off the grid, there may come a time when you have to pack for a trip that…

Travel Gear You Need to Visit Iceland in the Summer

Geysir/Oyster Iceland‘s climate and terrain are unlike anywhere else on earth — and that’s a good thing. Where else can you ride a miniature horse, soak in a geothermal pool, hike to waterfalls, sit next to a crater, see geysers erupt, and watch the sunset in the middle of the night — all in one…

10 of the World’s Newest Hiking Trails to Discover

Dingoa/Wikimedia Commons In an increasingly connected world, where speed is at a premium, walking is probably the ultimate slow travel experience. What better way to get in touch with nature, soak in breathtaking scenery, and create a memorable experience than by embarking on a long-distance hike? In the past three years, a number of long-distance…

Dive Into an Underwater Museum in Cancun

Can’t decide between an art- and adventure-focused trip? Head to Cancun. Yes, Cancun. Located off the coast, Museo Subacuatico de Arte is a contemporary museum under the sea, offering visitors a unique way to experience art. This underwater attraction features approximately 500 submerged sculptures, ranging from human figures to a Volkswagen cloaked in seaweed. But…

Top 8 Destinations for a Hot-Air Balloon Ride

We’ve come a long way since 1783, when King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, along with 130,000 French citizens, watched as a sheep, ducks, and roosters flew over Versailles in the first-ever hot air balloon ride. Eventually, humans became so comfortable in these pockets of silk and gas that they used them to cross oceans,…

Would You Spend the Night in a Hotel Room That Hangs Off a Mountain?

Photo courtesy of Skylodge Adventure Suites It’s true, every great trip presents an adventure, whether that means tasting a bizarre food item for the first time, overcoming a language barrier while communicating with locals, or finding the path less traveled. Some getaways, however, push us as travelers beyond our wildest imaginations — both emotionally and…