Overwater Bungalows in Moorea, French Polynesia

10 Extraordinary Islands

See 10 of the most magnificent islands around the globe -- from tiny isles to island nations, and from the well-trod to the totally uninhabited.
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.
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.
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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.
Bazaruto Island, Mozambique.

10 Remote Island Vacations

Ten perfect remote island vacations from Polynesia to the Caribbean and beyond.
Shred the surf or just settle in the sand for the perfect shoreline experience at Kauai's Poipu Beach.

What to Do In Hawaii: 12 Ways to Get Wet

Get the most out of Hawaii with our highlights of the best beaches and water sports on the islands.
The down-home North Shore Surf & Cultural Museum traces the rich history of Hawaii's native sport.

Best Hawaiian Sights: 9 Favorite Moments

Here are nine sights -- from the USS Arizona to the top of Mauna Kea -- you'll likely return to again and again.
Brightly coloured beach huts in a row on Brighton seafront, England

Best Family Trips from London

By Christi Daugherty with Jill Emeny

Unforgettable castles, beaches, and charming villages are easily accessible by train, bus, or car -- and close enough to be part of your London itinerary.
4-mile beach in Port Douglas, Australia.

5 Affordable Eco-Friendly Resorts

These five affordable resorts embrace the concept of sustainable tourism, so you can enjoy a guilt-free vacation without paying a fortune for the privilege.
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.
Petit Saint Vincent, the Grenadines. Photo: Neil Selkirk Photography

Crowd-Free Caribbean Islands: 7 Remote Getaways

Discover secluded beaches and romantic hideaways on these remote Caribbean islands in Puerto Rico, the Grenadines, the Turks & Caicos, the Bahamas, and more.
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On Location: Visiting Robin Hood's Nottingham

Robin Hood co-stars Britain's ancient oak forests and Wales unspoiled beaches. Here's how to visit.
Rock climbing on Camelback Mountain, Phoenix.

Great Outdoor Things to Do in Phoenix, Arizona

Where to go hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, and white-water rafting in and around Phoenix.
Sandwood Bay in the northern Highlands, Scotland.

5 Best Coastal Walks in Scotland

By Felicity Martin, Colin Hutchison & Patrick Thorn

Our roundup of five great trails lets you discover the best of Scotland's magnificent coastal landscapes.
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.
Napili Sunset Resort, West Maui

The World's 10 Best Beachfront Hotels

By Charis Atlas Heelan, Matt Higgins, and Julia Levine

Check into one of these incredible beachfront hotels, where your room is literally steps from the sand in Fiji, Thailand, the Caribbean, and other sunny spots.
First of all, the good news: Norovirus is very rarely deadly. It's more like a rotten hangover marked by a few days of nausea and, in some people, vomiting.  The biggest risk, mostly to the eldery and infants, is dehydration. Norovirus can break out wherever people gather and mingle—schools, dorms, nursing homes—and ships with spotless cleanliness ratings can still fall victim to an outbreak.<br><br>It's also extremely common—only the cold is more prevalent. The <em>Explorer of the Seas</em> (above) set a record for the number of cases, but keep in mind that it's one of the larger ships afloat—when it was launched in 2000, it was in <em>the</em> largest class of cruise ship afloat—so there are more people cooped up and more to make queasy.

How to Avoid Getting Sick on a Cruise Ship

By Jason Cochran

What can you do to avoid the norovirus? How can you tell if a ship is dirty? And should you cancel your trip if your ship had an outbreak?
A young boy swims in the kiddie pool in Playa del Carmen.

The Best Family Adventures on the Riviera Maya

By Christine Delsol & Maribeth Mellin

Few places on the plaanet are as family-friendly as Cancun and the Caribbean Coast of Mexico. But the region offers far more than just sun and sand: there are real adventures that the entire family can participate in. Here are our picks for some of the best of them.
Stranaha House Fort Lauderdale

What to Do in Fort Lauderdale (That Isn't the Beach)

By Jason Cochran

When you're passing through South Florida for the cruise port or on a vacation, there's a lot more to do in Fort Lauderdale besides the beach.
Harmony of the Seas

The World's Biggest Cruise Ship: Harmony of the Seas

By Jason Cochran

Royal Caribbean's ship Harmony of the Seas began sailing in May of 2016—take a photo tour of the largest cruise ship on Earth (for now).
Barbados is an eclectic Caribbean vacation

Experiencing Eclectic Barbados Without All the Tourists

By Alexandra Cheney

Despite claiming the most luxury properties per square mile in the Caribbean, Barbados still presents an unfiltered, tourist-free, and unapologetically original beach vacation.
Children gathering around for storytime at Great Wolf Lodge Family Resort

The Top Resorts for Families with Preschoolers

By Candyce H. Stapen

Family-friendly comforts and plenty of ways to play with your toddler: These resorts are the rare hotels that are truly ideal for young children.
A group of passengers debark from a cruise ship in Mexico.

The Biggest Summer Travel Mistakes....And How To Fix Them

By Pauline Frommer

It's the vacation many of us look forward to all year. But there are ways to mess summer vacation up, and they're quite common. Here are the most typical mistakes and some ways to avoid them.
Disney's Aulani resort aerial view

Disney's Aulani in Hawaii: See What It's Like in Photos

By Jason Cochran

One of the biggest surprises at Disney's Hawaiian beach resort near Honolulu on Oahu is that there's hardly a Mickey in sight.
Children play in the water in Puerto Rico.

12 Memorable Adventures in Puerto Rico

By John Marino

Puerto Rico is far more than sun and sand. With a dazzling culture, foodie-worthy cuisine and scintillating nature sites (both on land and in the sea) it may well be one of the most exciting destinations in the Caribbean.