Sally Schumaier

The Homeland Advantage

Ten go-now getaways that are short on hassle but long on adventure—no passport required

Historic Ramble

Natchez Trace Parkway, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee

Tropical Bounty

With 25 national parks, 815 miles of coastline, and thousands of wildlife species, Costa Rica is indeed a rich coast. Experience it all with these seven sea-to-jungle family adventures.

Falls of Grace

Catch a glimpse of these five heavenly cascades

Fuel Up on Fresh Air

Two Lights Lobster Shack, Cape Elizabeth, Maine Just south of Portland, on the tip of Cape Elizabeth, this landmark New England seafood stop sits on the rocky shoreline below one of the most...

Hot Rocks

If there's a deal breaker to a climber's summer dream scene, it's rock that's scalding to the touch. Fortunately, Estes Park, Colorado—a town of 6,000 at 7,522 feet in the Rockies—offers...

Sweet Freedom

Boston, MA Boston calls itself "headquarters for America's biggest Independence Day party," and we have to agree. The free, all-day extravaganza draws upwards of 700,000 to the banks of the Charles...