Destinations

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

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The Serengeti in Africa is famous for being home to the "big five" and the annual migration of more than 1.5 million wildebeest. We'll tell you what else makes this place so special.

By Stephanie Vermillion

It sometimes seems that, with Google maps and GPS and every-step-you-take tracking, there couldn't possibly be an unturned stone anywhere on the planet, but that's far from true.

By Nathan Chandler

You probably know that the equator is the imaginary line that divides Earth into the Northern and Southern hemispheres. But do you know on which side of 0 degrees latitude these famous landmarks fall?

By Alia Hoyt

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People around the globe are just beginning to discover the beautiful Faroe Islands. With little crime, lovely scenery and lots of puffins, here are 11 things to know about this unique destination.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

You might be stuck at home under quarantine, but that doesn't mean you can't get your cultural fix, virtually, anyway. Here are nine amazing choices.

By Carrie Dennis

Who's gonna get you the best hotel deal or tell you not to take that cruise during an outbreak of the latest super bug? Your travel adviser, that's who.

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

The lynching memorial and its sister project, the Legacy Museum, in Montgomery, Alabama, cause Americans to reflect on a past they'd rather forget or know little about. We pay a visit.

By Kathryn Whitbourne

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Although there are many contenders for this dubious honor, experts have one particular seat in mind.

By Nathan Chandler

Four measly seasons may not be enough. The Sámi people of Lapland say their region's eight seasons better express their lifestyle and the cycles of their land. So, what are these seasons?

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

The Rose Parade is an iconic New Year's Day tradition for millions of spectators. And it's the floral-decorated floats that always wow the crowds.

By Wendy Bowman

These brilliant gypsum dunes are the largest in the world and near the site of the first atomic bomb detonation in 1945. They're also renowned for their Instagram-ready landscapes. Our writer went for a visit.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

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The twisting trail wasn’t the most direct route, but its heart-pounding ascents past other ceremonial sites built suspense for the final reveal.

By Dave Roos

From the beginning, this project was mired in political infighting, lack of funds and construction delays. Sounds familiar? Find out more intriguing facts about the Washington Monument.

By Dave Roos

Our writer shares her experience of hiking Spain's el Caminito del Rey, once considered the world's most dangerous path. It was closed for 15 years after five people died on it and reopened in 2015 as a new, improved attraction.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

These destinations are definitely for folks drawn to the dark side of life.

By Chris Opfer

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The Statue of Liberty has symbolized freedom across the world for more than a century. But there's a lot more to Lady Liberty's story.

By Sarah Gleim

Lady Liberty has stood in New York Harbor for more than a century, symbolizing freedom to the millions of refugees who have emigrated to the shores of the United States.

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

It could be your last chance to check out the colossal statues of the first 43 presidents' heads — yes, heads.

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

The island of Ilha da Queimada Grande off the coast of Brazil is home to an estimated 2,000 to 4,000 venomous snakes, which translates to about one snake every 3 feet. Watch where you step.

By Jesslyn Shields

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HowStuffWorks sails with Royal Caribbean to see how North America's tallest waterslide, Daredevil's Peak, works!

Thousands of people died trying to cross it over the decades. Even today, it's not a trip for the faint-hearted.

By Nathan Chandler

The $50 million facility was designated as the country's official cultural institution for comedy by the U.S. Congress. So what's inside?

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

HowStuffWorks heads to Historic Banning Mills, the world's largest zip line canopy park, to learn the science behind how zip line courses speed through the trees.

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You might think it's impossible to fit a week's worth of clothes into a carry-on, but with our packing tips, it's a piece of cake.

By Dave Roos

Not every national park is a traffic jam like Yellowstone. Some barely get any visitors. Which parks are these and why do they get so little love?

By Nathan Chandler