5 Best Adventure Vacations for Families In The USA

Grand Teton National Park cemented my love affair with craggy mountain peaks, frothy rivers and sleeping under the stars. Growing up in Vermont, I’m no stranger to nature, but it was the staggering size of the nature out west that appealed to me – and ultimately called me to settle out in the Pacific Northwest. My own kids have grown up in the PNW and have been immersed in as much nature as they can handle since birth. Whether being carried in a...

Samantha Brown Shares Her Go-to Tips for Saving Money and Time While Traveling

Brown spoke with T+L and shared how to ensure seamless travel from time in the airport to on the ground in a new destination.

10 Quaint European Destinations To Visit Between Trips To Major Cities

There's something about traveling to a smaller European destination that makes you feel like you're home. Every time I visit Europe, I like to immediately detour from large cities where the crowds are big and the costs are bigger, and make my way to more quiet and quaint towns for a peaceful, beautiful escape. It's a great way to immerse yourself in the culture, feel like a local, travel like Europeans — and sometimes even save some money, too! I've done years worth of research, building up my bucket list of small towns and dream locations across Europe. While I've been lucky enough to check off quite a few already, the list truly goes on and on. Instead of gatekeeping these amazing towns, here are 10 smaller European destinations to visit in between trips to their larger city counterparts.

Everyone obsesses over credit card points, but in 10 months of travel I uncovered 6 other money-saving benefits

Other credit card perks aren't as popular as points, but can save you thousands. From loyalty perks to insurance coverage to rental car benefits, I've saved serious cash.

24 Wellness Experiences to Book in 2024

From yoga retreats to high-tech spas and everything in between.

Airport Outfit Ideas For Every Type Of Traveler

If you're headed to the airport this summer, get outfit inspiration from the five travel looks here.

Walking Trips Aren’t Just for Hard-Core Backpackers. Just Ask These Boomers.

Multiday walking trips, where the emphasis is on taking in the sights rather than crunching miles, are on the rise—and not just among the young and sprightly.

It’s the Summer of the Quiet Vacation. Don’t Tell the Boss.

Instead of using up their limited vacation days, some workers take mini-vacations behind the facade of “working” remotely.

How climate change is influencing Europeans' vacation plans

How climate change is influencing Europeans' vacation plans Taking the climate crisis into account when booking a vacation is more than just a question of environmental awareness. But taking climate change into account now involves weighing up another factor when it comes to vacation planning, namely protecting yourself from extreme temperatures.

16 Budget-Friendly Places in Europe to Visit as a Solo Traveler

Are you thinking about exploring Europe on your own without spending a fortune? You’re in for a treat! Europe is brimming with affordable destinations perfect for solo travelers. Picture yourself strolling through enchanting old towns, savoring delicious local dishes, and soaking in diverse cultures—all without straining your wallet. Whether you’re dreaming of the historic charm of Eastern Europe or the sun-kissed coasts of the Mediterranean, there’s a spot just for you. Ready to start planning your adventure? Let’s explore some of the best budget-friendly European places for solo travelers!

25 Beautiful Cities Around the World to Add to Your Travel Bucket List

These skylines will give you a surge of inspiration.

20 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Cruise Lines

Ever wanted to get a tattoo on board?

There's a new cruise ship that makes you feel like you're on a train

Cruise ships are vacations from hell to the point where, if you’re trapped on one, you might need a vacation from your vacation. What better way to get away while getting away than to get away by train.

12 Travel Tips That Experts Wish More Tourists Knew About

Traveling tips from the experts.

"The Reality Couldn't Be Further From The Stereotypes": Travelers Are Sharing The Surprising Realizations They Had About Popular Destinations

"It's a place I once avoided because of the stereotypes associated with it, but it ended up being my favorite city in the world, hands down." View Entire Post ›

It’s Important For Us To Feel Good In Our Skin When Traveling

A beauty writer discovers the impact that traveling as a Black woman can have on societal beauty standards.

International Travel with Medications: Know Before You Go

When you travel with medications abroad, good planning can help avoid getting your prescriptions confiscated — or worse. Here's how to stay on the right side of the law.

Traveling has never been better if you’re rich — but it’s worse if you’re not

Looking at the growing rift in travel spending.

The 15 Best Mother-Daughter Trips to Take Together

Celebrate mom more than once a year with these curated trips!

The Best Solo Travel Destinations in the United States for an Unforgettable Adventure

Whether you're looking for nonstop activity or total relaxation. While traveling with friends and family can be a lot of fun, going somewhere alone has its perks. You get to choose everything — the destination, the hotel, the itinerary, the restaurants, how much money you spend and beyond. Only one opinion matters...yours. It's also a great way to push yourself out of your comfort zone, meet new people (if you so choose), unplug, rejuvenate and bask in moments of reflection — or even just escape reality for a few days. Whether you're planning your first adventure on your own or are a solo travel veteran, choosing a destination can be overwhelming, especially if you still have a lot of places to check off your bucket list. The good news is, you don't have to go far for the adventure or relaxation you crave, because there are plenty of options across the U.S. Weighing variables such as walkability, safety, self care opportunities, number of historic sites and museums and access to nature, we've come up with a list of the best places in the U.S. for solo travelers — ranging from mountain and beach destinations to small towns and large cities. Time to book your ticket for one, plan your itinerary (or don't, remember, it's your trip!) and answer to no one except yourself for a few days.

13 Best States for Sober Travel

Sober vacations can still be a blast!

Rick Steves’ Europe: Europe’s second cities are authentic and lively

Each European country has its marquee city that attracts the vast majority of travelers – think Rome, Paris, Amsterdam. And all too often, that tourist-pleasing destination is a traveler’s one and only stop. While I’d never suggest skipping those places entirely, I like to complement them with a visit to the country’s “second city.” In fact, if you...

Taking a summer vacation? Don’t make these dumb mistakes

Don't let scammers ruin your family vacation. Here are nine travel traps you should avoid.

8 things to expect when you travel internationally from the US

Experienced international travelers already know a lot of what awaits, but if you happen to be leaving the U.S. for the very first time, here are several things to expect during your trip.

12 Ways To Travel in Retirement Without Blowing Your Savings

Many retirees dream of spending their golden years on the go, traveling to destinations they didn't have the time to get to while they were working. While you might have the time to travel in...

The travel industry is waking up to pet parents’ $259 billion annual budget as hotels, restaurants, and tours cater to our four-legged friends

Pet travel is the subject of over 19 million Google searches in the U.S. alone

9 Brilliant Packing And In-Flight Tips From Flight Attendants

Save yourself from disaster with this easy-to-follow guidance.

Top tips from a flight attendant to avoid the worst of summer’s travel headaches

A flight attendant shares what to know about summer travel and how to avoid delays.

Rivian introduces rest stop of the future with electrifying changes to Yosemite: 'A testament to the evolution of travel'

Visitors need a charging network in place where their vehicles can be connected. Rivian introduces rest stop of the future with electrifying changes to Yosemite: 'A testament to the evolution of travel' first appeared on The Cool Down.

This Stunning Region in Portugal Is a Wine Lover's Dream — With Historic Train Rides, Scenic Boat Tours, and Luxury Hotels

Wine, forests, and boat tours. What else do you need?

4 Fights Couples Always Have On Vacation (And How To Avoid Them)

Relationship experts say these are the most common arguments couples have while traveling together.

15 Classic Movie Film Locations That Travelers Can Still Visit

Movie buffs love these filming locations you can visit.

Don’t waste your money while traveling internationally. How to save when going abroad.

From where to exchange currency to how much cash to carry, here’s what travelers should know about spending abroad.

With 30,000+ Islands, Scandinavia Is a Secret Seafood Paradise for Summer Travel

Island hop like the Nordics with these waterfront restaurants and smokehouses serving the region's fresh cuisine.

Exploring New Mexico: A travel guide to the Land of Enchantment

New Mexico is filled with enchanting landscapes and rich cultural history. Discover top spots in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Taos and more, including national parks and historical spots.

How to transfer international credit score to the US

You cannot transfer international credit scores to the US credit scoring system. That doesn't mean your financial situation doesn't carry over.

15+ Best Fall Vacations on the East Coast

Fall colors. Leaf peeping. Corn mazes. Crisp, chilly air. Delicious crunchy apples. Fall is a great time to travel on the East Coast – whether it be to staycation destinations in your local area or a longer trip. We love traveling in the fall. While it can sometimes be challenging because of the start of …

Medicare coverage when traveling: What to know

Medicare is a safety net for millions of Americans but when your traveling not all the normal rules apply. Here's what to know.

7 AARP travel benefits seniors should know

If you're a senior who wants to travel, AARP can help. Here are seven benefits that can help cut costs.

24 Classic Vacation Destinations That Deserve a Revisit

Discover the charm of these vintage destinations.

Women Who Travel Book Club: 13 New Books for Your Summer Reading List

Our editors and contributors share their favorite new titles.

I flew economy on American, Delta, and United. The flights were strikingly similar but with small quirks that may help you choose which airline to fly.

The experiences on each airline were similar enough overall, but I can imagine the small comfort and service differences could sway some travelers.

I've Been a Travel Writer for Years and This South African Safari Lodge Is the Nicest Place I've Ever Stayed

Get a peek inside Cheetah Plains, one of the world’s most incredible safari hotels

5 Ways a Costco Membership Can Save You Money on Travel

Are you a frequent traveler looking for more ways to save on travel costs? Find out how Costco can help you save money on travel.

The Best Luggage Brands of 2024

These top-tested suitcases are spacious, lightweight and durable.

Why it's time to stop being a snob about all-inclusives

Why it's time to stop being a snob about all-inclusives - Don’t turn your nose up — joyful new resorts are ideal for groups of all ages travelling together, discovers Suzanne Moore

11 Life-and-Death Tips for Solo Travelers to Heed in US National Parks

Traveling anywhere on your own can be daunting, whether this is your first time hitting the road solo or you consider yourself totally independent. There

Swiss Trains, Italian Lakes & Culinary Delights: A National Geographic Adventure

National Geographic Expeditions Swiss Trains and the Italian Lake District tour offers a scenic journey through Switzerland and Italy, with iconic mountain views, expert guides, luxury train rides, and cultural experiences, making it ideal for curious-minded travelers.

What is glamping? Meet the new frontier of outdoor camping vacations

Glamping began in the 16th century but was formally named in the early 2000s. Glamping is camping with a luxury twist. Here's how to do it.

The best time to book flights for the cheapest airfare in 2024

Experts share their advice on the best time to book flights so you can save money on airfare this year.