Travel & Vacations

6 Breathtaking Views of the Night Sky That You Rarely Get to See
6 Breathtaking Views of the Night Sky That You Rarely Get to See

Tyler Nordgren, a physics and astronomy professor at the University of Redlands, has a mission: to… >>

11 Suitcase Packing Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Vacation
11 Suitcase Packing Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Vacation

A poor packing job (not enough undies, the wrong shoes) can mess up your getaway. Here, personal… >>

Genius: 4 Ways to Predict the Weather Without an App
Genius: 4 Ways to Predict the Weather Without an App

Forget what the weatherman says: Use these common-sense tricks to quickly predict the weather with… >>

These Perfect Photos of Maine's Puffins Will Give You Hope About Nature
These Perfect Photos of Maine’s Puffins Will Give You Hope About Nature

Animal lovers will cheer for this only-in-America, good-news story about how one man brought… >>

8 Funny Foreign Signs With Terrible Translations
8 Funny Foreign Signs With Terrible Translations

Wait...does that sign really say "Crap stick"?? >>

7 of America's Most Stunning Trails to Hike Right Now
7 of America’s Most Stunning Trails to Hike Right Now

Be warned: These gorgeous photos of our National Scenic Trails may fill you with the irresistible… >>

75 Mind-Blowing Facts About McDonald's to Celebrate Its 75th Anniversary
75 Mind-Blowing Facts About McDonald’s to Celebrate Its 75th Anniversary

With billions of people served, McDonald's has played a fascinating role shaping international… >>

11 Travel Cartoons For Anyone Who's Ever Been Lost, Stuck In an Airport, or Worse
11 Travel Cartoons For Anyone Who’s Ever Been Lost, Stuck In an Airport, or Worse

Are we there yet? Kill some time with these funny cartoons that celebrate the joys and hassles of… >>

20 Secrets Amusement Parks Won't Tell You About Saving Money and Avoiding Crowds
20 Secrets Amusement Parks Won’t Tell You About Saving Money and Avoiding Crowds

From how to beat the crowds to the real reasons rides get shut down, former and current amusement… >>

A Peek Inside Cuba: 8 Never-Before-Seen Photos From Beyond Havana
A Peek Inside Cuba: 8 Never-Before-Seen Photos From Beyond Havana

With direct flights between the U.S. and Cuba starting this summer, many people will begin to… >>

The Bizarrely Ordinary Lives of Astronauts: A Day Inside the International Space Station
The Bizarrely Ordinary Lives of Astronauts: A Day Inside the International Space Station

Largely forgotten by the American public, astronauts have been orbiting Earth for 15 years. Here's… >>

The Life-Changing Lesson I Learned After Spending 100 Days at Sea With My Family ... and 750 College Students
The Life-Changing Lesson I Learned After Spending 100 Days at Sea With My Family … and 750 College Students

Far from a pleasure cruise, our round-the-globe trip with Semester at Sea was a profound voyage of… >>

The Little Life-Changing Habit Every Traveler Should Try On Vacation
The Little Life-Changing Habit Every Traveler Should Try On Vacation

Waking up early while you travel allows you to experience a new city in a whole new light. >>

11 Crazy Things We Do While We Drive
11 Crazy Things We Do While We Drive

You think texting while driving is bad? Wait until you hear what America’s truckers have seen. >>

You Need to See These 3 Abandoned Works of Art in the Middle of Nowhere
You Need to See These 3 Abandoned Works of Art in the Middle of Nowhere

What do a theater in the Sinai, an underwater museum, and a frozen Soviet dictator have in common? >>

In Spite of Cerebral Palsy, One Man Made a Furious Climb Up Mount Kilimanjaro
In Spite of Cerebral Palsy, One Man Made a Furious Climb Up Mount Kilimanjaro

Diagnosed with cerebral palsy as an infant, Bonner Paddock had no shortage of rage. With braces on… >>

5 Important Life Lessons Living in Paradise Taught Me
5 Important Life Lessons Living in Paradise Taught Me

When Amanda Walkins moved to Honduras, she started approaching life in a completely new way. She… >>

A Frustrating Plane Delay, and the Simple Baggie of Cookies That Made It All Better
A Frustrating Plane Delay, and the Simple Baggie of Cookies That Made It All Better

My delayed flight led to to a life-changing interaction. >>

6 Proven Skills for Any Emergency, From a Reader's Digest Staffer Who's Edited 30+ Survival Dramas
6 Proven Skills for Any Emergency, From a Reader’s Digest Staffer Who’s Edited 30+ Survival Dramas

As the editor of many of Reader's Digest's survival stories, I've learned a lot about how to stay… >>

9 Striking Photographs That Prove Wonder Is All Around Us, Every Single Day
9 Striking Photographs That Prove Wonder Is All Around Us, Every Single Day

Some of our favorite photographers show us their version of awe and surprise. >>