Travel - Vacations

At Reader’s Digest, we know you have so many places to go and even more people to see. No matter where you’re heading, we’ve got all you need to know, bring, and plan for before you leave on your next worldwind vacation.

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    This Family’s Epic Vacation Story Is Proof Off-Season Travel Is Underrated

    This mother-daughter duo was skeptical about vacationing in Greece in November, but a simple attitude adjustment gave them just what...


    Busted!—7 Lame Excuses for Not Traveling With Your Kids

    With a little bit of creativity, flexibility, and planning, travel with kids can be a rewarding adventure for the whole...


    These 10 Ingenious Tips Will Stop Your Kid’s Travel Meltdowns Before They Start

    What's worse than a crying fit at home? One when you're on vacation. Use these tips to keep your kids—and...


    12 Pet-Friendly National Parks You Need to Visit with Your Dog

    Summer is the perfect time to explore the bounty of nature in America's incredible national park system with your whole...



    Here’s How to Tell a Vacation Story Your Friends Actually Want to Hear

    Our advice: Don't share any more vacation adventures before reading this first.


    Cheers! How to Propose a Toast Around the World

    A fun way to learn about the people in the destinations you travel to around the world is to drop...


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    10 Genius Shortcuts to Keep Your Sanity When Flying with Children

    Though traveling with children has its challenges, creating memories with your family is worth it. In order to save your...

    How Elephant Polo Is Saving the Elephants—and Kids with Autism

    What do you get when you cross the world's largest land mammal with a mallet? Elephant Polo! Bangkok's unique charity...


    This Is Why You Never See UPS Drivers Turning Left

    There's a surprisingly logical reason.


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    What Your Dream Vacation Reveals About Your Personality

    From private beaches to skiing in the Alps, you can tell a lot about a person by the holiday that...


    9 Easy Ways to Beat Those Post-Vacation Blues

    That super-bored feeling you get after a great vacation is totally fixable. Here's how to do it without immediately setting...


    There’s an Adorable Fairy Village in New Jersey—and the Story Behind It Is Even More Precious

    Inspired by her autistic son and his love of the outdoors, this special ed teacher created a magical village in...


    7 Tricks to Make Yourself Stop Texting and Driving

    Despite knowing the dangers of texting and driving, many people still do it. Take these steps to keep your hands...


    12 Things You Need to Know If Skydiving Is on Your Bucket List

    Nervous to take the plunge? Our expert tips will guide you through the entire skydive, from scheduling the jump to...


    A Veteran’s Son Goes to Vietnam with Questions About His Past. The Answer He Receives Is Compl...

    This man travels to Asia to resolve a mystery about his Vietnam veteran father, and learns what family really means...

    8 Tricks You Need to Stay Awake During Long Drives

    Snap your body out of trying to drift off so you can stay safe behind the wheel.


    Can’t Sleep on Vacay? 17 Tips to Snooze Better When Traveling

    In an unfamiliar setting, your ears pick up every noise and you're hyperaware of your surroundings, making it harder than...


    This Family Was Supposed to Travel on the Titanic, But a Last-Minute Decision Saved Their Lives.

    Thank goodness Grandpa decided to sell his tickets to take a different ship.



    My Dad Helped Carve Mount Rushmore, and His Photos of the Project Are Kind of Amazing

    My father told me he worked on the eyes of Thomas Jefferson and on the facial features of Abraham Lincoln....

    A Couple Spent Just $30 on Their Honeymoon to Maine—and Loved Every Minute Of It

    Newlyweds Terry and Jim Orcutt created honeymoon memories on vacation in Maine during the 1970s.


    When the Bison Walked in Front of Our Car, I Knew My Sons and I Picked the Perfect Rockies Road Trip

    Adventures abound for a mom and her two boys amidst the glaciers, lakes, and forests of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains.


    9 Tricks Parents Use to Make Traveling with Kids Less of a Hassle

    Use these tips for a stress-free family vacation.



    Mmmm! 19 New Ways to Make S’mores

    Not just for summer camping trips, these sweet s'more recipes will have people saying "Gimme some more!" all year long....


    7 Pudgy Pie Recipes

    Call them mountain pies, hobo pies, pudgy pies, or just darn good. These toasty classics are made with simple stuff...