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Stand-up paddle boarding is one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S. And because SUP doesn't discriminate when it comes to water—it can be still or rushing—you can find classes and meet-ups just about everywhere. But if you've never done it before, here's Kristin Artz from the…

Everyone has heard of the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Yosemite—and for good reason. These national parks are American treasures. But their red ravines, spewing geysers, and endless valleys attract countless visitors, especially come summer. If you want a dose of natural beauty sans crazy crowds, plan a trip to one…

Coasteering is a combination of rock climbing, swimming, and optional cliff jumping. As you’ve probably guessed from the term, this sport, which got its start in Wales, takes place on a coastline. It has allure for those looking for an adrenaline rush—and some exercise—in a beautiful environment.  One…

The answer is yes, you can use your other half—your iPhone—abroad. But here are a few tips for making sure you have money for something other than international roaming. First, call your carrier and inquire about their particular packages for out-of-country travel. For instance, AT&T will charge…

When you visit Italy, you want to see Italy—not other tourists. But the country is a pretty popular destination for pizza-loving jet-setters. In fact, tens of millions of visitors descend on the boot-shaped Mediterranean country every year. Here are a few places you should go to avoid most of them.

If you want to run in the footsteps of Sir Roger Bannister, who famously ran the world’s first sub-four-minute mile, Oxford University is the place to go. Sixty years ago, on May 6, 1954, the then-25–year-old medical student broke through the tape at 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds on the campus’s…

Car travel is completely possible—and even fun—with young kids. However, a successful trip requires planning, flexibility, and a sense of humor. Follow these tips and you’re sure to enjoy the ride. Plan Ahead Throw spontaneity to the wind, and plan ahead. Sorry, but you’re no longer that happy-go-lucky couple that…

You might be one of those who people who doesn’t “get” Vegas. The charms of Sin City are completely lost on you, but there’s a conference at Caesar’s, and your company has sent you. Or maybe it’s the location for your buddy’s bachelor party. So you reluctantly…

What kinds of cities make families happy? That was our starting point. The answer, of course, is complicated. Our first assumption: kids like being around other kids. So we looked for cities where a high percentage of the population is under age 18. Next we looked at affordability...

Istanbul is the world’s top travel destination according to TripAdvisor’s 2014 Traveler’s Choice awards. It’s also a very large city of more than 2,000 square miles and somewhere in the realm of 14.1 million people.  Never has continent-hopping been so easy. The Bosporus Strait separates Istanbul’s western…

Getting around the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is no easy task. Not only is the airport humongous, it’s also crowded—very crowded. Last year, the airport saw 94 million passengers depart and arrive, making it the busiest airport in the world. That’s a whole lot of harried…

You’re in luck. Believe it or not, the Sooner State boasts plenty of state and national parks, wildlife refuges, and more. And these places provide opportunities for everything from hiking to rock climbing and biking to boating. Plus, all of these open-air areas are located within a few hours of…

If you’re looking to get zen in the USA with some sun salutations and downward dogs, here are a few places you should try. White Lotus Foundation Retreat Center Santa Barbara, CaliforniaFor the yogi looking to hone his or her practice Every year, the…

Hiking even a short section of the Appalachian Trail can seem a daunting prospect. After all, the AT is a 2,184-mile footpath is comprised of flat sections, scrambles, steep inclines, challenging descents and more. You might wonder whether you have the strength or stamina to even venture a hike. “Having…

What about the beach? Although you might not associate the seaside with England, maybe you should. After all, England is an island, with ocean waters slapping against its coasts on all sides. Plus, there are some really lovely shore towns, where outdoor pursuits, cultural activities, and good old beach bumming…

Keeping up with your fitness on a family vacation can be difficult. When your hometown gym is out of sight, it’s easy for it to be out of mind too. And even though vacation means a holiday away from grocery shopping and preparing meals, you’ll probably be consuming more…

The United States has 12,383 miles of coastline. For you runners out there, that translates to roughly 472 domestic marathons. And while charting your own route can be fun, there’s something to be said for an organized event: the aid stations, the swag, the camaraderie that develops when…

If you’re going to go to the trouble of swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112 miles, and running 26.2 miles, you may as well pick a gorgeous milieu. These courses are in locales that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but loaded with ways to relax post-race. Ironman Cairns in Queensland, Australia.

Except for two interruptions during World War II, the Winter Olympics have been held continuously since 1924. Over a period of nine decades, these snowy competitions have played out in 21 mountainous enclaves on three continents. Most of the venues are still worth a wintertime visit; here are a few…

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