A cyclist riding in Tucson Mountain Park. Photo © Tim Hull.

Cycling Tucson in Winter

While professional and elite cyclists flock to Tucson for the mild temps and mostly cloudless blue skies when it’s freezing elsewhere, they also come for the pain and the anguish. This rugged Sonoran Desert valley, hemmed in by towering mountains and jagged hills, is an ideal proving-ground for those looking to show off their roadworthiness.

Topping-laden donuts are also abundant in Jerusalem. Photo © Genevieve Belmaker.

How Israel Celebrates Hanukkah

In Israel, the two most widely-practiced traditions celebrating Hanukkah are lighting menorah candles and enjoying two special fried foods: fancy donuts and potato latkes.

Cruise the winding canals of Amsterdam. Photo © Anna Gallagher.

Laid-Back Amsterdam: 7 Tips for a Relaxing Trip

Anna and her partner Courtney traveled to Amsterdam with Andy Steves’ Europe as their guide. Discovering a city with two very different faces, they set out to find an Amsterdam inviting rest, relaxation, and a chance to soak up the quieter side of the city’s culture.

Spencer Beach on the Big Island. Photo © Bree Kessler.

Visiting Hawaii’s Big Island with Kids

When along came baby for author and Hawaii travel expert Bree Kessler, so too did a deeper understanding about what makes for a fun, stress-free outing for everyone. Here’s what she’s learned about beach-going, hiking, dining out, and where to stay on the Big Island with kids in tow.

Natural Bridge in Bryce Canyon Natural Park. Photo © Paul Brady/123rf.

Visiting Bryce, Zion, and the Grand Canyon in Winter

Grand Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, and Bryce Canyon National Park–three incredible bucket-list-parks–remain largely summer destinations. But when temperatures plummet, these otherwise busy parks are perfect for those who seek solitude and tranquility.