Destinations

Travel destinations are the stuff of daydreams and memories. Discover the many options available such as adventure travel, city guides and family vacations.


Hitchhiking is a polarizing topic. But is it really as dangerous as it’s often made out to be, or is it a relatively safe way to get around? Are people still hitchhiking?

Every year, thousands of cell phones, cameras and glasses are left behind on amusement park rides. But how to explain the loaded guns, false teeth and prosthetic limbs?

From murder sites to a building shaped like one of your body's major organs, these rooms for rent deliver way more than free WiFi. You'll never believe all the weird and wonderful places you can bed down.

Velocipede carousels, powered by pedaling, were created in the late 19th century to accustom Parisians to riding bicycles. But just two of them are left in the world.

You're more likely to die getting struck by lightning than riding a roller coaster, but that doesn't mean there isn't a long list of amusement park tragedies.

It's touted as the most magical place on Earth, but is it so magical nobody has ever died there? Let's get real about what goes down when there's a death at Disney World.

Airbnb sounds like a win-win: Guests get a unique vacation experience often at less than a hotel would charge, while hosts make extra cash off spare bedrooms or second homes. But hotels, cities and tenants' groups don't feel as buoyant about Airbnb.

Sure, you can get a cheeseburger almost anywhere, but when you're traveling, why not sample the food the locals specialize in – and love? Street food gives you a tasty window into another culture. Here are our recommendations for your next trip.

Some spots on Earth seem like they're straight out of the Lonely Planet guide to outer space – NASA even uses them for training. What and where are they?

Sure, you can easily find a museum full of dinosaur bones or ancient art. But what if you're really into gelato or weird medical devices? Or toilet seat art?

Fall is a time for amazing tree colors and fun activities. Look through this gallery to see beautiful fall pictures and events.

Southeast of Lima, Peru, between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, are lines etched into the desert. See the Nazca lines in this gallery.

After a day in the car or a few hours on the plane, even stylish travelers can look rumpled and dingy at their destinations. What are some smart tips for traveling in style?

Travel broadens the mind, but the airport can kill your enthusiasm for exploring the world. Don't cancel that trip – get the know-how you need to make it to your destination with minimal hassle.

Sin City isn't the only place to gamble the nights away. Dozens of other destinations worldwide offer their own takes on the gaming getaway, combining the excitement of the bet with their own local flavor.

Big family gatherings can be fun, heartwarming events, but they're often fraught with tension. Here are 10 ways to tank the event in short order.

Every tourist destination started somewhere. These 10 tiny towns are flaunting what they've got, whether that's fantastic scenery, deadly lizards or a lock on the RV servicing market.

Not all parties are as wild as Edward Russell's 1694 bash, where guests took eight days to polish off the cocktail offerings. These 10 fêtes run the gamut of soirée styles, from staid, formal affairs to creative events with unusual themes.

Buying plane tickets these days is like placing a bet. You just feel it -- now's the time: Click it now! Is there any rhyme or reason to the airfare pricing game?

Some cities just seem to be more "blessed" with expensive attractions, wax museums and fudge shops than others. Here are 10 of the world's finest tourist traps.

In India, springtime is marked by an explosion of color when revelers take to the street with fistfuls of powdered pigment to celebrate Holi. What's the history of the holiday, and how did color-throwing become the main event?

Since 1986, Burners have celebrated radical inclusion and self-expression at a weeklong festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert. How did Burning Man start, and what does the Man symbolize?

Carnival festivities are all about local flavor, and in Rio, that means samba. At the most famous Carnival in Brazil, you'll find dancers, musicians and over-the-top extravagance.

It's hard to escape the sprawling, sprawly sprawl, especially for anyone who lives in or near a larger American city. But some locations stretch out more than others. Did your town make the list?

If you think you can't find a vacation that's relaxing for parents and still fun for the kids, these four trips will make you think again.