A view of Toronto from the Ward's Island Ferry.

Visiting the Toronto Islands

Just a short ferry ride across the harbor from downtown, the Toronto Islands in Lake Ontario are the city’s backyard. Learn about the different islands and plan to escape the urban bustle by lounging at the beach, cruising around by bike or kayak, or having a picnic.

An A-to-Z Guide to Summer in New York City: N

After facing massive destruction after Hurricane Sandy, Coney Island is open for the summer. Ride the wooden roller coaster at Luna Park, stroll the boardwalk, and savor a hot dog with all the fixings at Nathan’s Famous. (Or check out Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4. It’s been fascinating/horrifying crowds since 1916!)

Aerial view of the city stretching out along the narrow Assateague Island, a barrier island with a strip of visible beach.

Atlantic Coast Road Tripping: A Classic Seaside Stop in Ocean City

About the only place left on the entire East Coast that retains the carnival qualities of classic seaside resorts is Ocean City, Maryland. There you can find the best array of old-time funfair attractions in the Mid-Atlantic. Whether you’re planning your Atlantic Coast road trip or simply seeking fun at an amusement park, Jamie Jensen gives you the skinny on this beachside getaway.

Colorful embroidered textile with two figures of kids holding hands amidst a floral pattern.

Kid-Friendly Activities and Attractions in Guatemala

Latin Americans are very family oriented and Guatemalans are no exception. There is plenty to see and do in Guatemala for families traveling with children of all ages. Here is a list of kid- and family-friendly attractions throughout the country.

USA - Roller Coaster Loop

Summertime Thrills, Part 2

Gayle Hart shares some of the best steel roller coasters in America. (With steel, roller coaster designers were able to build twists, turns, loops, and other thrills that just weren’t possible with wooden coasters!)

Arlington, Texas, USA - Texas Giant Roller Coaster

Summertime Thrills, Part 1

What began as a simple car that rolled down a hill has evolved into an engineering marvel. Roller coasters are bigger, faster, and more thrilling than ever. In this fun list, Moon.com Content Editor Gayle Hart shares several great wooden coasters in the United States.