Travel & Vacations

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… >>

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… >>

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. >>

How This Chance Meeting at the Ganges Changed 5 Lives Forever
How This Chance Meeting at the Ganges Changed 5 Lives Forever

An impromptu lesson in kindness inspires one man to give an incredible gift to a complete stranger… >>

Affordable Family Vacations: Tips to Make It Happen
Affordable Family Vacations: Tips to Make It Happen

Travel experts answer common questions about how you can afford a fun, memorable trip. >>

Hoda Kotb, a Stranger on a Plane, and His Simple Advice She'll Never Forget
Hoda Kotb, a Stranger on a Plane, and His Simple Advice She’ll Never Forget

On one of the Today show cohost's darkest days, her seatmate’s wise words about breast cancer… >>

13+ Hotel Secrets You Need to Know
13+ Hotel Secrets You Need to Know

Hotel receptionists spill their best secrets – from how to score a discounted room to how to get… >>

8 Stunning National Geographic Photos to Remind You How Wondrous Our World Is
8 Stunning National Geographic Photos to Remind You How Wondrous Our World Is

Go on a journey around the globe—no passport needed!—via these images from a new National… >>

Welcome to the Island Where People Forget to Die
Welcome to the Island Where People Forget to Die

On the Greek island of Ikaria, people are far more likely to live to 100, and diseases like lung… >>