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Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: What are the Happiest States in the Country?

You probably have a list of places you love to visit, or destinations that make you happy. Now there’s a list of of the happiest states, thanks to the research… Read More…

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

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
Family/Kids Travel / California

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
Travel Tips / Trains / 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
The Travel Detective® Blog / Airlines & Airports / Midwest

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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Travel Tips / National Parks / 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…

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Travel Tips / Museums / 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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Travel Tips / Summer / National Parks / 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
Family/Kids Travel / California

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…

Discovering Branson, Missouri & the Ozarks
Family/Kids Travel / Restaurants / South / USA

Discovering Branson, Missouri & the Ozarks

Many of you might have heard about Branson, Missouri, but few of you have ever been there Some of you might think of Branson as a fabrication, as a sort… Read More…

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Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: The Best & Worst Cities Where You Can Retire

It’s not just about travel. It’s about quality of life for many Americans, and one of their last big trips is also one of their most important—traveling to a new… Read More…

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Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: You Live Where? The Wacky Names of U.S. Towns

You live where? Ever heard of Boring, Maryland or Hell, Michigan, or Intercourse, Pennsylvania? America is full of very peculiar names for towns and cities. They got their names from… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Reading to Children at Solana Beach Library
Voluntourism / California

Voluntourism Spotlight: Reading to Children at Solana Beach Library

Located along the Pacific Ocean, Del Mar is a coastal gem known for its beaches and world-renowned horse racing track. Home to the San Diego County Fair and only a… Read More…