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  • Camping and Hiking in Oregon’s Washburne State Park A path snakes through a lush forest in Oregon's Washburne State Park.

    An overview of Carl G. Washburne State Park on the Oregon coast featuring scenic hiking trails, campsites, facilities, and the must-see Sea Lion Caves.

  • Sunset Bay State Park on Cape Arago Highway The sandstone cliffs of Sunset Bay State Park shelter the beach, making it a popular destination.

    Among the several beaches on the road to Cape Arago, the strand at Sunset Bay State Park is the big attraction because its sheltered shallow cove, encircled by sandstone bluffs, is warm and calm enough for swimming.

  • Lake Balaton Getaway: A One Week Travel Itinerary A pale peach sunset sky fades into the surface of the calm water at Hungary's Lake Balaton.

    Whether you like to party till you drop, appreciate nature, or crave cultured evenings sipping the region’s finest wines, you will find that Hungary’s Lake Balaton has something for everyone.

  • Your Best Day in Southeast & Windward O’ahu View from atop a grassy hill down to the cresent shaped beach of Hanauma Bay.

    Southeast and Windward O’ahu is a mix of suburban and rural communities along a great deal of coastline. Use this suggested single day itinerary to help you experience the area to its fullest.

  • Sights and Beaches in Puerto Morelos Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo. Photo © Tono Balaguer/123rf.

    Here are some key sights and beaches in Puerto Morelos. More and more travelers are spending lazy afternoons in the sun and sand, though the town is best known for the reef system just offshore.

  • Visiting Muir Woods National Monument Light filters through the tall redwoods of Muir Woods.

    Muir Woods National Monument comprises acres of staggeringly beautiful redwood forest nestled in Marin County. Here’s information on getting there as well as recommended nearby food and accommodations.

  • Waves of Fun in Niagara: Boating, Fishing, and Swimming A red jet boat makes waves on the Niagara river.

    The Niagara region is a great destination for water lovers. Here are some trip ideas to get you ready to enjoy the water, whether that’s on a leisurely cruise, angling for some trophy fish, or seeking a picnic in the sand.

  • Hiking, Boating, and Biking in Napa and Sonoma Biking in Dry Creek Valley along vineyards in Napa.

    From bicycle tours through vineyards in the valley floors to the rugged mountaintops that reward your inner outdoorsman, opportunities for outdoor recreation abound in Napa and Sonoma.