Turtles on Puako Beach.

Best Beaches of South Kohala, Hawai‘i (Resort Area)

South Kohala on the Big Island is home to many great beaches, making it easy to find the perfect one a dip in the ocean or to make it a classic beach day, or even for a bit more oceanside activity before stretching out on the sand. Whatever you’re looking for in your beach day, one (or more!) of these beaches will be the perfect fit.

Tahquamenon river in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

8-Day Travel Itinerary: Camping in Michigan’s U.P.

If you have a more rustic spirit, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a truly quintessential camping destination. For the truly ambitious, going on a camping tour of the peninsula’s most inviting camping destinations is a creative and worthwhile alternative to the traditional one-site basecamp.

Maui offers downhill rides and single-track trails where even the most hard-core mountain biker can have a good time.

Mountain Biking in Maui

Many people are surprised to learn that on an island best known for its ocean activities there is decent mountain biking. Head to Waiakoa Loop Trail for an easy ride or tack on Skyline Drive’s 3,000-foot climb for a screamer of a descent. If you don’t have a day to devote to a downhill epic, there are a few places to simply work in a few hours on the trails.

Ice and snow cluster around exposed striated rock.

Get Up Close and Personal with Glaciers

Glacier Park’s ice features are melting. But even though the glaciers are predicted to disappear by 2030, the landscape they shaped will remain, and there’s still time to hike to some of these amazing formations.

The clear waters of Church Bay Bermuda.

The Best Beaches in Bermuda

Bermuda’s beaches are world-renowned for their pristine, coral-tinged beauty, and there are hundreds of them around the island. Rosemary Jones points you toward the best beaches for snorkeling, the most secluded beaches, the best beaches for the ultimate island experience, and more.

A Hawaiian monk seal enjoying Gillian's Beach.

Maha‘ulepu Beaches, Kaua‘i

For a little adventure into the outskirts of Kaua‘i’s south side, take the drive out to the Maha‘ulepu Beaches at the east end of Po‘ipu. Together, these four beaches offer the best of any beach activity you could want, including simply relaxing on the sand.

Keawakapu is one of Kihei’s most popular beaches.

South Maui Beaches: Kihei and Ma‘alaea

When it comes to beach weather in dry South Maui, the wind and clouds can greatly affect the comfort level. The morning hours are the best time to hit any beach. In the afternoon, the pocket of beaches in south Kihei and Wailea have the best chance of being sunny and calm.

Waimea Canyon offers roller coaster foothills for for experienced mountain bikers.

Biking in West Kaua‘i

Starting in the cool mountain air along the rim of Waimea Canyon at around 3,600 feet, this 11-mile ride skirts the rim and then heads down the roller coaster foothills to the coast at Kekaha. Sunrise and sunset group bike tours are offered, but of course you can always take the ride on your own.