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After Oil Spill, Are Santa Barbara’s Beaches Safe This Summer?
Beach Vacations / California / Family/Kids Travel / Summer

After Oil Spill, Are Santa Barbara’s Beaches Safe This Summer?

Santa Barbara is located just 95 miles north of Los Angeles (and a three-hour drive from LAX). On May 19, a land-based oil pipeline ruptured near Refugio State Beach, which… Read More…

Travel Tip: Travel Gear You Can Use When You’re at the Beach
Beach Vacations / Summer / Travel Gear / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Travel Gear You Can Use When You’re at the Beach

If you’re headed to the beach this summer, there are some basic concerns. With necessity being the mother of invention, there’s probably a travel gadget to help you. One problem… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Need to Know About Rip Currents
Beach Vacations / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What You Need to Know About Rip Currents

Now that it’s beach season, there’s a serious safety concern. I’m referring to rip currents, which are not to be confused with rip tides. These currents kill up to 100 people—… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Best & Worst Beaches in America
Beach Vacations / Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: The Best & Worst Beaches in America

Now that we’re officially in beach season, do you know the best—and the worst—beaches to visit this summer? Every year, a coastal scientist named Stephen Leatherman, a.k.a. Dr. Beach, ranks… Read More…

Long Beach, California: Recommendations From A Local
Beach Vacations / California / Culinary Travel / Pop Culture Travel

Long Beach, California: Recommendations From A Local

Located a little over 20 miles to the south of Los Angeles, the city of Long Beach is often overlooked as a travel destination. Contributing writer and Long Beach native… Read More…

The Rock in Zanzibar
Africa / Beach Vacations

Beyond White Sand Beaches: Exploring Historic Zanzibar

Is Zanzibar on your bucket list? Contributing writer Sarah Pew wanted a unique honeymoon—one that didn’t include sipping cocktails and long strolls on the beach. Instead, she opted for a… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Protect Your Vacation During Hurricane Season
Beach Vacations / Hurricane Season / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Protect Your Vacation During Hurricane Season

It’s hurricane season and, while there are no guarantees on how to protect yourself and your vacation, there are some resources out there. Planning a trip to the Caribbean? Your best… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Keep the Ocean Clean in Maui
Beach Vacations / Hawaii / Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: Keep the Ocean Clean in Maui

Hawaii is a popular destination for travelers during summer, particularly the island of Maui. But in between soaking up the sun, driving the road to Hana, and hiking on Mount… Read More…

Last-Minute Spring Break 2014 Options Parents Can Trust
Beach Vacations / Window Seat or Aisle Seat

Last-Minute Spring Break 2014 Options Parents Can Trust

Spring break season is just starting for college kids and there are tons of last-minute vacation options. But not every trip is considered safe and parent friendly. Family travel expert… Read More…

Boomers, Find Bargains on Gulf Coast Beaches This Fall
Beach Vacations / South

Boomers, Find Bargains on Gulf Coast Beaches This Fall

It’s back-to-school season for kids, which means it’s back-to-the-beach season for boomers. Fall is the sweet spot for exploring surprisingly uncrowded beaches and resorts. Boomer travelers Barbara and Jim Twardowski… Read More…

Is Romantic Fiji Also Fit for Families?
Beach Vacations / Destinations / Eco Travel / Family/Kids Travel

Is Romantic Fiji Also Fit for Families?

Mention the name Fiji and what comes time mind? Honeymoons, anniversary trips, romantic escapes. With blue water and remote soft-sand beaches, Fiji screams romance. Can this country, seemingly designed for… Read More…