Step-by-step guidance on finding a campsite during high season, easy and delicious meal ideas, and games that’ll turn your kids into lifelong campers.
One of life’s guaranteed adventures, besides having kids, is a family camping trip. Because when we’re talking about that trusted recipe for fun—dirt, fire, stars, and wild places—it’s nearly impossible for kids not to have a good time. But if you’re intimidated by the idea of planning your first family camping adventure, we have good news: there’s no one right way to do it.
“Don’t confine yourself to this picture of what you think camping is from what you’ve seen in films, TV, or magazines,” said Jahmicah Dawes, father of two young boys, and the owner of Slim Pickins Outfitters, the nation’s first Black-owned outdoor gear shop, in Stephenville, Texas.
“We went about camping a different way, subscribing to more of the glamping side first. We would stay in cabins, go on group trips with other families. Our most successful “campout” with small kids was in our backyard. I’m thoroughly okay with that. I want to cultivate a love of the outdoors for our family first.”
You can leave your favorite novel at home—these Airbnbs come with plenty of entertainment.
By Meredith Carey December 25, 2020
From two-story bookcases that require ladders to reach the top to a back house dedicated to reading, these Airbnbs with libraries will keep you endlessly entertained. The natural light and home design inspo in each doesn’t hurt, either. Start planning a trip to one of these Airbnb dream homes for book lovers—everywhere from Marrakech to upstate New York—or take a second look at sprucing up your personal library.
If you’ve had enough sand and surf, lace up your hiking boots.
San Diego’s surrounding geography lends itself to tons of trips for all skill levels and interests, ranging from rocky rambles along ocean cliffs to lengthy treks up mountains and into biodiverse forests.
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, Sunset Cliffs, and Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve are just a few of the natural gems that will take your time in San Diego to new heights.
Whether you just want a perfect moment in front of a tidepool or are into backwoods trekking, you don’t have to stray too far from the city for the best hikes in San Diego.
But zoom in and it’s so many different, wonderful pieces. It’s the land of eccentric ice cream scoops heaped on fresh, buttery waffle cones. It’s the ecologically fragile peninsula where seals flop on tidal flats, whales come up for air, and bats swoop overhead. It’s a confluence of cranberry bogs, marshy lime green wetlands, and scrubby dunes. And though it’s a favorite summertime spot, it is just as nice off-season.
It’s also 70 miles long so it’s best to break it into three regions—and to make more than a single trip so you can explore it all. The names for the regions can be confusing: Only in Massachusetts would the “Upper” actually be south of the “Lower,” so bear with us. Here is our guide for what to do in Cape Cod: where to eat, stay, and play.
The possibilities are endless, but we narrowed it down. By Juliana ShallcrossFebruary 24, 2021
Picking a resort in Maui is a choose your own adventure story. Want to spend your days at the pool with a quick dip into the ocean before heading to the spa? Any of the luxury resorts in Wailea can accommodate that. Bringing the kids and need a full kitchen? Several resorts in Kaanapali cater to families that need the extra space but still want a pool and beach scene. The possibilities are endless, although your budget might not be; then again, your priorities might be accommodating a group, or finding an excellent spa. No matter what you’re looking for on this trip, we’ve got you covered. Read on for our list of the best resorts in Maui.
When Pete Buttigieg was sworn in as the 19th Secretary of Transportation earlier this month, he became the first openly gay man to be named for this role in U.S. history.
Buttigieg—known for his military service and former role as the mayor of South Bend, Indiana—was chosen for his ability to bring all facets of the Department of Transportation together, according to President Biden. Those facets include improving transportation by rail, air, and road, as well as overseeing the Federal Aviation Administration and Federal Highway Administration.
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