Crowds line the shores along Laguna Beach, California

The Best Beaches of Orange County

Southern California's high-end playground can brag about at least one non-artificial asset: its stunning beaches.
View from the fort at Cidade Velha, Cape Verde.

Island Hopping the Cape Verde Islands

What to see and where to stop in the distinctive West African archipelago.
Tierra del Fuego landscape.

15 South American Island Escapes

Escape from the continent on to one of these 15 islands filled with wildlife, beaches, and tranquil waters.
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Couple walking through the Waipio Valley. Photo: Tor Johnson / The Hawaii Tourism

10 Reasons to Visit the Big Island, Hawaii

Sunbathe on a green-sand beach, stargaze from a mountaintop observatory, snorkel with sea turtles, and enjoy more unforgettable moments on Hawaii's Big Island.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia.

Private Island Vacations: 7 Remote Resorts

You can't help but relax at one of these seven secluded resorts on private islands in the Caribbean and French Polynesia.
Colorado River

Top 10 Whitewater River Rafting Destinations

Dip your paddle in the rushing water at any one of these 10 rivers and your workaday worries will rapidly disappear.
The Sydney Opera House reflected in a puddle during a summer sunrise.

Best of Sydney: 15 Favorite Moments

From the harbor to the beaches of Manly, here's what to love about Australia's biggest city.
Adventurers re-energize themselves aside the soothing and spectacular Manoa Falls.

5 Best Waterfall Hikes in Hawaii

Postcard-worthy paths in Maui, Kauai, Oahu, and the Big Island.
Snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay, Big Island.

Best of Hawaii: 40 Favorite Sights and Activities

There really is just one cardinal rule to enjoying a Hawaiian vacation: relax -- you are in paradise.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame.

California for Families: San Diego to San Francisco

Highlights for adults and kids alike from the San Diego Zoo to the Golden Gate Bridge.
Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales.

Caribbean's Best: 10 Favorite Moments

Dance in Anguilla's beach bars, relax on a secluded beach in Antigua, and find more Caribbean island adventures and experiences.
Hikers moving up Ayers Rock in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia.

Exploring Oprah's Australia on Your Own Dime

From cuddling koalas to climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge, here's how to follow in the talk-show queen's footsteps -- without a royal budget.
Giant tube sponge and a diver in the waters of Roatan, Honduras.

Central American Islands: 11 Amazing Escapes

Eleven sparsely populated beaches, one-of-a-kind reefs, and secluded sights perfect for adventuresome visitors and low-impact leisure travelers alike.
Lahaina, Hawaii (Maui)

Cliff Diving and Cliff Jumping: 9 Peak Places

Oceans, lakes, and rivers around the world where you can go over the edge.
Dock and crystal clear waters in Cancun, Mexico

The Very Best of the Yucatan Peninsula

The best places to visit, the best hotels and restaurants, plus must-see, one-of-a-kind experiences on the Yucatan Peninsula and Tabasco and Chiapas.
Cypress Valley Canopy Tour

18 Adrenaline Adventures

Adventurous ideas from daredevil sports to hair-raising haunted houses to and wacky and obscure festivals and races.
A chic hotel room

The Heat Is on Miami

While in many parts of the world autumn is making itself known with cooler climes and falling leaves, in Miami, things are just heating up.
Explore isolated Na Pali Coast State Park

Best Hawaiian Coastal Walks and Hikes

Put on your hiking boots, and you'll discover a new view of paradise.
People relaxing at a park along the river, Basel

10 Best River Cruises

What's the difference between cruising on the Rhine and Rhone? Check out these 10 best river and barge cruises to find out.
The pace of life is a little slower in Italy's deep south; here, the coast near Taormina, Sicily.

Sicily's Best Beaches

Sicily has more sandy beaches and dramatic coastline than almost any other region of Italy. Here are 6 beaches not to miss.
Just 15 minutes from Waikiki, a short hike along the Manoa Falls Trail takes you into a lush tropical rainforest.

Best Hawaiian Hikes: 6 Fit for the Family

Put on your hiking boots and you'll discover a new view of paradise.
Marina at Vouliagmeni, a picturesque peninsula, situated on the eastern edge of Athens

10 Best Mediterranean Cruise Ports

From Athens to Villefranche-sur-Mer: The top 10 Mediterranean ports for casual cruisers and cultural explorers alike.
Sandwood Bay in the northern Highlands, Scotland.

5 Best Coastal Walks in Scotland

Our roundup of five great trails lets you discover the best of Scotland's magnificent coastal landscapes.
Rock climbing on Camelback Mountain, Phoenix.

Outdoor Adventures in Phoenix, Arizona

Where to go hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, and white-water rafting in and around Phoenix.
West Bay Beach in Roatan, Honduras.

Undiscovered Caribbean Islands: Insider's Guide

If you love the tropics but prefer a low-key, affordable holiday, these spots are sure to win you over.