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The Best Summer Trips for Couples Under 30

Cartagena, Colombia/Oyster Traveling with family and friends can be great, but a romantic vacation with your significant other is truly something special. In fact, a report from the U.S. Travel Association found that couples who travel together tend to have longer-lasting relationships than those who don’t. Plus, traveling sweethearts are likely to be more communicative,…

The Most Beautiful Places in California

Packed with rugged good looks and natural elegance that extends far beyond the celebs of Hollywood, California is one of the most geographically diverse states in the United States. From the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and stunning redwood trees to the picturesque beaches and rugged desert, there’s beauty to be found everywhere in the Golden…

8 Historic Grand Hotels in the U.S. West

Not too long ago, the Western United States was a frontier, but it wasn’t long before westward expansion saw major cities sprout up with large populations moving into them. With the increased flow of people, the demand for hotels grew, too. From the late 1800s through the early 1900s, dozens of grand properties popped up…

6 Tips for Dealing With San Francisco’s Unpredictable Weather

Bay Bridge, San Francisco/Michelle Wu Cunningham Your visions of a California vacation probably include endless sun, warm weather, and the top down on a convertible rounding the curves of Highway 1. If you’re heading to San Francisco, well… not so fast. Here’s the first thing you should know about traveling to San Francisco: It’s often…

The 7 Best Beaches in San Francisco

Christopher Caldwell/Flickr As the balmy, carefree days of summer are coming to an end for most of the country, San Franciscans are just gearing up for the best (and hottest) time of year. Unlike the rest of California, a layer of fog typically brings cool, cloudy weather to SF from June through August. Then come…

10 of the Best Things to Do in San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco/Oyster For a city that’s less than 50 square miles in size, there are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of awesome things to see and do in San Francisco. Any basic online search will turn up some of the most popular attractions in the city — places like Golden Gate Bridge,…

5 Unexpected Ways to Experience French Culture — Without Going to France

In France and much of Western Europe, peak tourism season begins in June and stretches through August, meaning a summer sojourn to the City of Lights, the South of France, or French wine country will be both costly — flights from New York to Paris start at $700 (at the time of writing) — and…

The Top Summer Travel Trends of 2017

Beach at the Franciscan Lakeside Lodge/Oyster Family road trips, beach trips, and mountain and lakeside getaways enjoy enduring popularity in the summer — one of the most popular times of the year to travel. These classic summer-travel staples are as mainstream and treasured as ever, but we’ve noticed a few other travel trends defining summer…

The 7 Best Family Vacations to Take Before the Kids Are Grown

When you’re a kid, summer seems endless, with epic sun-soaked afternoons that feel like full days unto themselves. But parents know how fleeting time can be and how quickly their children grow up before their eyes and set off on their own. (Pass the tissues, please.) That’s why it’s important to make the most of…

The 9 Cutest Bed-and-Breakfasts in California

Some travelers make the trip to California to zoom down Disneyland coasters, feed the rhinos at San Diego Zoo, or soak up L.A.’s celebrity culture. Others want to see California’s quieter, quirkier side: the California of Craftsman homes and cozy porches, of quaint bungalows and redwood verandas, of shady gardens with oak trees and fountains.…