Winter is a wild time along the San Diego coast. How to spot whales, octopuses and more
There’s something special about a Southern California beach in winter — something restorative about bundling up in a heavy jacket to take in the waves and the often-showy January sunsets.
Yellowstone National Park to mark 150th anniversary in 2022
President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act on March 1 1872, setting aside one of the world’s largest nearly intact natural ecosystems for the “benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations,” according to the park.
At prison museums, a look at the history of life behind bars
Touring former prisons can provide insight into the changing and unchanging life of incarceration.
On the shore of the Salton Sea lies Southern California's hidden arts scene
Bombay Beach, population 231, is a small town by the shrinking Salton Sea that has become a destination for art lovers and artists alike.
Three travelers with disabilities or chronic illness share how they navigate the world
One in four American adults live with a disability, and 60% have at least one chronic illness. As travel continues to ramp up, more people will have questions about how to navigate it with their circumstances.
Planning a trip with your dog? Here are 10 ways to make it stress-free for both of you
Traveling with a pet can be an enjoyable experience and can also create sweet memories.
Thousands of flights delayed globally for Christmas holiday as omicron hits staffs
More than 3,000 flights were canceled globally for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, according to the website FlightAware, while another 2,000 flights were scrapped on Thursday.
Finding sun and seclusion by beach-hopping on Puerto Rico’s west coast
Leave the cruise ship crowds and congestion behind and explore the less crowded beaches of Puerto Rico’s west coast.
Some people are actually paying to get ‘lost’ on vacation
Many people travel to get away from it all. A few travel to get away - and then walk their way back.
'Dark sky' designations are giving communities new tourism appeal
80 percent of North Americans can't see the Milky Way over their home. Some studies and sentiment surveys show dark skies are increasingly becoming a factor of consideration for people when planning trips.
From Indiana to California, a guide to the nearly 3,000 miles of new U.S. bike trails
The hills of southern Indiana might have remained a state secret if not for the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS), a network of bike-friendly routes with transnational aspirations.
At Montana’s Big Sky Resort, a new perspective on skiing
With 39 lifts fanning out across 5,850 skiable acres and 4,350 feet of vertical drop, Big Sky Resort earns its tagline, the Biggest Skiing in America.
Ticket to whimsy: What's behind popular seasonal train shows
Many holiday-season train shows were canceled or limited to fewer visitors last year because of the pandemic, but this year the popular attractions are back at botanical gardens, conservatories and elsewhere around the country.
Think you can't ride a bike in the snow? Fat biking is here to prove you wrong.
With tires five inches wide, a fat bike is tank-like rather than tottering and able to roll over almost anything in its path.
Why more hotels are making galleries part of the guest experience
Many of the art-forward hotels work with local artists to either showcase their portfolio for a specific amount of time or commission one-of-a-kind pieces to display on-site indefinitely.
In Colorado, only the bravest of bikers take on this Plunge
The latest gauntlet in Western U.S. mountain biking: the Palisade Plunge, a 32-mile trail that ends 6,000 vertical feet below in the tiny town of Palisade.
The Oscar goes to ... you! At new L.A. museum, it's time to thank the Academy
The museum, which opened to the public in late September after protracted pandemic-related delays, is housed in the former May Company department store at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles.
Leaf-peeping and spooky vibes make Estes Park, Colo., a dynamic fall destination
While the elk population is somewhat unique to Estes Park, the town is often hyped by Coloradans as being rich in all the traditional totems of fall, including golden-hued leaves and spooky activities.
Ohio’s Hocking Hills is a magical mix of rock, water and woods — especially in autumn
Southeast of Columbus, Ohio, you’ll find an outdoor enthusiasts dream. With miles of hiking and biking trails, it would take more than a weekend to explore all Hocking Hills State Park has to offer.