Spectators watch as two dolphins leap synchronized out of the water.

Water Parks and Swimming with Dolphins in Cancún

Depending on your comfort and price range, you can interact with dolphins with a simple “fin shake” or enroll in a “trainer for a day” program. Read more to find out where you can swim with dolphins in Cancún, as well as where to cool off in a classic water park.

Scenic view taken beside jutting rocks of the surrounding area including midtown Phoenix.

Phoenix Day Hike: Mohave Trail 200

If you want a climb to a view but don’t want to get hung up by the crowds on the Piestewa Summit Trail, Mohave could be your baby. This super-speedy hike is the perfect option when you’re short on time and don’t mind the huffing and puffing that comes with its quick elevation climb.

Petroglyphs marked on exposed granite.

Phoenix Day Hike: Waterfall Trail

Wheelchair-accessible and kid-friendly, the Waterfall Trail is just filled with delights. The graded-dirt portion includes educational plaques with details about surrounding plants, animals (bobcats, ringtails, bats, and hawks), and petroglyphs.

View from a highrise of the Pacific ocean and the crescent of Waikiki beach.

Beaches in Waikiki

Waikiki’s narrow beaches are generally packed for most of the day. Author Kevin Whitton gives an overview of the area’s beaches, including when to go and where to park.

A steep, narrow trail runs between dense snow-covered trees with more snow-capped mountains visible in the distance.

Vermont Skiing at Its Peak

Vermont’s mountains were practically made for all different types of skiers, with difficulty levels ranging from black diamond trails to bunny slopes. Discover which mountain is best for you in this helpful guide.

The stone wall of the fort stretches towards the camera while the ocean is visible beyond the structure.

Looping Around the Phippsburg Peninsula

Along Maine’s mid-coast, Bath retains centuries of historical and architectural tradition. Maine expert Hilary Nangle provides resources and an easy driving route for exploring the scenic peninsula that extends south from Bath.

View of a classic locomotive painted black with red accents around the engineers compartment windows.

Sacramento in the Summertime: Family-Friendly Fun

Headed to Sacramento this summer in a car filled with summer breakers? Luckily for you, the Sacramento region is chock-full of memorable and educational adventures for both parents and kids to enjoy. Christopher Arns shares fun activities for the whole family, from riding steam locomotives and whitewater rafting to gold panning and telling campfire stories.