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.

Malaekahana State Recreation Area has showers, restrooms, and picnic tables, and camping is allowed with a permit on the south side of Kalanai Point.

O‘ahu Beaches from Kualoa to La‘ie

The many beaches that stretch from Kualoa to La‘ie on O‘ahu are mostly beach parks, which generally means gated parking, restrooms, other facilities such as picnic tables, and decent water sports. Expect local crowds on the weekends, but if one beach is a little too busy for your liking, it’s easy enough to move on to the next.

Waves wash up on the black sand of the beach at Wai‘anapanapa state park in Maui.

Maui’s Wa‘ianapanapa State Park and Black Sand Beach

East Maui’s rugged Wa‘ianapanapa State Park is often known as “black sand beach” for the black sands of Pa‘iloa Beach. The two other main draws here are an excellent coastal hike with a popular stop to see the blowhole that erupts on days with large surf, and the system of freshwater caves hidden in a grotto not far from the parking area.

Enjoy the casual and welcoming atmosphere at Fort Myers Beach

Florida’s Best Beaches

Between the peninsular coastlines, barrier islands, and the archipelago of the Florida Keys, you’re never more than a couple of hours away from an afternoon of castle-building, shell-collecting, or simply whiling away worries on the beach. Here are the best of them.