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Oahu vs. Maui: Which Hawaiian Island Should You Choose?

Dole Plantation, Oahu/Oyster Beautiful scenery, mild weather, and world-renowned hiking, snorkeling, and surfing are a few things that make Hawaii a bucket-list destination. However, given that the 50th U.S. state is a tropical archipelago, each island has its own unique character. And considering the time and expense involved in getting there, many travelers are forced…

The Best Places to Go Zip-Lining in the World

John Y. Can/Flickr While zip lines are often associated with military boot camps, the aerial runways are typically used by thrill-seeking vacationers these days. Folks choose to soar above trees and fly over beaches to feel like a superhero for a few minutes. And while the jolt of adrenalin may not be enough to plan…

The Most Amazing Waterfalls in Hawaii

Here’s a fact: New York may have Niagara Falls, but as the rainiest state in the U.S., Hawaii wins the prize as having more spectacular waterfalls than anywhere else in the country. There are stunners that span hundreds of feet and can be heard from a distance as they crash into pools below, and others…

5 of the Best Islands for Retirement

Whether you’re fleeing for warmer temperatures, looking for a cheaper cost of living, or have a desire to experience a late-in-life adventure, retiring to an island is an option that ticks all the boxes. While various visa restrictions can mean some places are harder to move to than others, there are plenty of islands around…

The Best Family Hikes in the U.S.

Finding a hike that’s easy enough for youngsters and still enticing for adults can be difficult, but there are several worthwhile hiking trails throughout the U.S. for a family outing. Taking into account scenery, walkability, and accessibility from major cities, we’ve rounded up the nine best family-friendly hikes in America.

8 U.S. Trips to Take Instead of Going Home for Thanksgiving

There are many reasons why people don’t go home for Thanksgiving — maybe their family doesn’t celebrate the holiday, it’s too expensive to go home, or it’s a free long weekend and traveling elsewhere just sounds more fun. Whatever your reasoning for passing on heading home, we want to provide you with some amazing Thanksgiving…

Hawaii’s Most Dangerous Beaches

From rocky coves with a tiny patch of sand to wide shorelines with big surf rolling in, Hawaii has some of the world’s most beautiful beaches — and some of the most dangerous. Conditions often change without warning, rip currents and undertow here are no joke, and many of the idyllic swimming spots aren’t lifeguarded.…

Video: Take an Aerial Tour of Waikiki’s Diamond Head

Right off the famous Waikiki Beach in Honolulu is the towering Diamond Head State Monument, one of Hawaii’s top hiking destinations. Diamond Head is a 300,000-year-old crater that peaks at 761 feet above sea level. If you’re planning on ascending the former volcano, be aware while it’s not a particularly long hike — less than…

6 Places Where You Don’t Have to Choose Between the Beach and Mountains

To recline on fine golden sand or explore scenic pine-scented forests? To discover colorful coral reefs or hike through lush tropical peaks? Sometimes it’s hard to choose between the beach and the mountains for a vacation, but there is another way. We searched high and low for destinations that offer the best of both worlds.…

The Best Beaches in the World

The world is not in short supply of beautiful beaches. The factors that make a great beach, though, are highly subjective. For our very own list, we took into consideration aspects like safety, accessibility, and unique surroundings. Each sandy stretch has stunning scenery, but beyond that, the locations are richly varied. Without further ado, read…