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Voluntourism Spotlight: The Jaipur Literature Festival in Boulder, CO
USA / Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: The Jaipur Literature Festival in Boulder, CO

If you’re spending time in Boulder, Colorado this weekend, you might want to check out the Jaipur Literature Festival, which takes place from September 23-25. This festival focuses on the… Read More…

Animals, Airboats & Sundaes: Family-Friendly Adventures in Miami
Family/Kids Travel / South

Animals, Airboats & Sundaes: Family-Friendly Adventures in Miami

While Miami may not be the first U.S. city that comes to mind when you think of family-friendly activities, it has many hotels, museums, activities, and ice cream parlors suitable… Read More…

Family-Friendly Activities in the Florida Keys
Eco Travel / Family/Kids Travel / South

Family-Friendly Activities in the Florida Keys

Thinking of visiting the Florida Keys? Contributing writer Margot Black planned a road trip with her family, and discovered some family-friendly activities and hotels along the way.  I had not… Read More…

Family-Friendly Activities on California’s Islands
California / Family/Kids Travel

Family-Friendly Activities on California’s Islands

Looking for some family-friendly activities in California? Contributing writer Margot Black visited California’s islands with her family—and discovered kayaking spots, ferries and ferris wheels in Orange County, outdoor activities, and… Read More…

Harry Potter & Hemingway: A Family Literary Road Trip in Florida
Car Travel / Family/Kids Travel / South

Harry Potter & Hemingway: A Family Literary Road Trip in Florida

Reading books as a family is one thing, but what about creating a literary-inspired road trip? Contributing writer Margot Black decided to reward her son’s extracurricular reading by creating a… Read More…

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
Trains / Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: Can’t-Miss Train Rides You Can Take Around the Country

If you’re like me, you’re a train fan and love traveling by rail. This summer–and in many cases throughout the year—there are some great train excursions you can take in… Read More…

Irvine, California: Like a Local
California / Like a Local

Irvine, California: Like a Local

While some of you may have heard of Irvine, California, you may not necessarily know where it’s located. It’s in Southern California, nestled in the heart of Orange County. That’s… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: Reliving Aviation History in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Airlines & Airports / Midwest / The Travel Detective® Blog

Travel Detective Blog: Reliving Aviation History in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

It happens every July in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. For one week, the small Wittman Regional Airport is transformed into one of the busiest airports in the U.S., and the control tower… Read More…

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National Parks / Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: Celebrating 100 Years of National Parks

As we celebrate the 100th birthday of America’s national parks, it’s estimated that a record number of visitors will travel to one or more national parks this summer. The numbers… Read More…

Image Source: Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum
Museums / Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: There’s a Hall of Fame for Everything

Perhaps you’ve visited the National Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, or the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Those are two of the better-known halls of… Read More…

Hotel With A Past: French Lick Resort
Hotels & Accommodations / Hotels With A Past / Midwest

Hotel With A Past: French Lick Resort

Most people have never heard of French Lick. It’s a small town of 1,800 that some would say is in the middle of nowhere. But it’s located in southern Indiana…. Read More…

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National Parks / Summer / Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: Where You Can Go Stargazing at National Parks This Summer

This summer may be the perfect time for stargazing. Let’s just say—seriously—that the planets have aligned. But it’s not what’s in the sky, it’s where you are on the ground… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Best & Worst Cities in the U.S. for a Staycation
Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: The Best & Worst Cities in the U.S. for a Staycation

A recent survey revealed that 66 percent of Americans are not planning to travel on vacation this year. So, for many of them, that might mean a staycation in their… Read More…

Beyond Disneyland: Unexpected Sights & Activities in Anaheim
California / Family/Kids Travel

Beyond Disneyland: Unexpected Sights & Activities in Anaheim

Anaheim, California is usually associated with Disneyland. Not too long ago, Disneyland was literally the only game in town—other than miles and miles of orange groves. But along with the… Read More…