Scotland’s Bass Rock belongs to the birds

In Scotland's Firth of Forth, a tiny island with an outsize history is home to more than 150,000 northern gannets.

By Karen GardinerMay 27, 2022

Why solo cruising is up, and how to decide if it’s right for you

Some cruise lines are doing away with the "single supplement" surcharge, which is encouraging travelers to consider sailing solo.

By Cheryl MaguireMay 26, 2022

Jane Lynch leads a gleeful tour of Illinois, the actor’s home state

The actor, who stars in an Illinois Office of Tourism ad campaign, shares her favorite places in the Prairie State.

By Andrea SachsMay 26, 2022

Leaning into the mystery on a weekend getaway to Santa Cruz, Calif.

A long weekend in Santa Cruz, Calif., was the perfect antidote to uncertain times.

By Tanya Ward GoodmanMay 26, 2022

Try these ride-hailing tips on your next trip

Saving money and earning perks are just two benefits of doing your homework before booking a ride.

By Christopher ElliottMay 25, 2022

In Lyon’s network of hidden passageways, footfalls of the past

Books and movies have added to the mystique of the “traboules,” or hidden passageways, that wind through Lyon.

By Lily RadziemskiMay 20, 2022

A rock shattered our window in Jordan. It became a trip highlight.

A thrown rock is an unexpected introduction to village culture on a road trip through rural Jordan.

By Steve HendrixMay 20, 2022

The best baseball cities for a summer road trip

Plan a summer vacation around a baseball game in a city that offers much more than nine innings of play.

By Stacey LastoeMay 19, 2022

Eight new travel books to read on vacation this summer

Chronicles of Bolivia, India, Afghanistan and more, these eight travel books are among the best of 2022.

By Jen Rose SmithMay 19, 2022

National Trails Day offers hikers the chance to celebrate and help

Agencies need assistance maintaining about 1 million miles of trails in the United States.

By Erin E. WilliamsMay 19, 2022

Try the Grand Canyon’s cooler, quieter North Rim to escape the crowds

The views are just as spectacular on the Grand Canyon's North Rim.

By Laura RandallMay 18, 2022

How the pandemic has changed hotel breakfasts

While some hotels have discontinued or streamlined breakfast, others have upgraded their offerings.

By Christopher ElliottMay 18, 2022

Print this coloring page for your next family vacation

Bored in the car and in the car bored? Download this PDF and get out your crayons!

By Travel staffMay 13, 2022

On Cape Cod Bay, a family vacation for the ages — all of them

Three generations delight in watching whales, deepening ties with a new adventure.

By Rachel WalkerMay 13, 2022

Introducing city kids to nature in the hinterlands of Sardinia

In Sardinia, a quest for avian wonders amid a stunning variety of landscapes threaded with hiking trails.

By Mary Winston NicklinMay 13, 2022

What I wish I had known before I started traveling with teenagers

My lessons learned about traveling with adolescents might save your next vacation.

By Christopher ElliottMay 12, 2022

How to pull off a surprise family vacation this summer

Engineering a surprise vacation for your family takes planning, collaborators and more than a little stealth.

By Nevin MartellMay 12, 2022

Traveling with older loved ones? Keep these tips in mind.

For multigenerational vacations, planning and flexibility can smooth the journey.

By Erin E. WilliamsMay 12, 2022

How to avoid travel mistakes this summer

As many vacationers prepare to take their first trips in two years, it's important to remember the basics of travel.

By Christopher ElliottMay 11, 2022

Hotels expand into Airbnb territory by offering private homes

Hotel chains have been venturing into the short-term rental market, a domain long dominated by peer-to-peer platforms.

By Andrea SachsMay 6, 2022