Cumberland Island National Seashore in The Golden Isles

Not only one of the richest estuarine environments in the world, Cumberland Island National Seashore is quite simply one of the most beautiful and romantic places on the planet. Read on to learn about the history of Cumberland Island and to discover all the essentials for planning a trip.

Yosemite in the Fall

For a more rugged romantic trip, check out Yosemite National Park in October. It’s not quite freezing out, but you’ll still have to snuggle up for warmth. Elizabeth Linhart Veneman is your guide to filling your days with long walks through Yosemite.

The Best California Beaches

From wide, golden beaches with abundant sunshine to boardwalks crowded with kids, cotton candy, and roller coasters, California has any kind of beach you could possibly want. Author Stuart Thornton shares a helpful overview of some of the state’s best options for sun, sand, and surf.

Puerto Vallarta’s Best Beaches

Looking for the perfect beach in Puerto Vallarta? Justin Henderson suggests great all-purpose beaches with convenient access, fun amenities, and opportunities for everything from snorkeling to kayaking. He also shares the best hidden beaches, the best beaches for wildlife viewing on the Nayarit Coast, and more.

The Chippewa National Forest

Encompassing three of Minnesota’s largest lakes, plus the infant Mississippi River and thousands of acres of forest and wetland, the Chippewa National Forest is absolutely packed with recreational opportunities. Here’s an overview of what the park has to offer for outdoors and camping enthusiasts.

Road Trips from Austin: Weekend Destinations

As fun as it is to spend a few days in Austin, author Andy Rhodes suggests that you consider taking a weekend road trip to experience more Central Texas culture. With ideas like enjoying barbecue in Lockhart or fishing in Lake Buchanan, you’ll be ready to hit the road in no time.

Cedar Breaks National Monument

If you’re driving between Zion and Bryce National Parks, consider stopping at Cedar Breaks National Monument. With ridges and pinnacles extending like buttresses from the steep cliffs, the rock layers offer similar views as Bryce Canyon without the crowds. Learn more about when and where to go.

Camping Options: Boat-In Seclusion

Most campers would never think of trading in their cars, pickup trucks, or RVs for boats instead, but people who go by boat on a camping trip enjoy virtually guaranteed seclusion and top-quality outdoor experiences. Outdoorsman Tom Stienstra tells you what you need to know to enjoy the many available boat-in campgrounds, as well as how to fashion your own personal campsite.