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  • 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 A wooden dock in Puerto Morelos stretches into the water from a white beach dotted with clumps of sea grasses.

    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.

  • Costa Rica’s Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge Waves wash up on a narrow beach that turns almost immediately to jungle.

    In addition to beaches where sea turtles lay their eggs, the Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge also protects rare swamp habitats, including the only mangrove forest on Costa Rica’s Caribbean shores.

  • Visiting Isla del Tigre and Amapala A verdant volcanic peak rises behind a yellow colonial church trimmed in white.

    The volcanic island of Isla del Tigre is hardly more than spitting distance from the Honduran mainland, but it has a few decent beaches, some good seafood, and an appealing lost-in-time feel.