Celebration Traveler Guide: Americas

Outdoor recreation: California Gold Country

Prospectors, schemers and dreamers left an enduring mark on the towns along Highway 49. I followed in their footsteps, exploring California’s historic gold country from Placerville to Groveland on a six-day road trip. The … [Read more...]

Scenic Drive: California Central Coast

Thinking about hitting the road with the top down? But wait. The stretch of Highway 1 north of Ragged Point is closed until September 2018. Is there a scenic detour? You bet! So don’t cancel your plans to make the … [Read more...]

Wonders of the World: Hawaii

This 9-day itinerary provides the essential details for a fun-filled celebration trip. Spend two days on Oahu at Waikiki, then seven days on Kauai. Read a celebration traveler's tale in Hawaii: Cinematic Adventures. … [Read more...]

Ecotourism: Costa Rica

Costa Rica only takes up .03 percent of the Earth's surface, but it possesses an astonishing four percent of the world’s biodiversity. Roughly the size of West Virginia with a mountainous spine that includes four major … [Read more...]

Music, dance, theater: Oregon

Oregon is the perfect venue for a relaxing six-day road trip for parents and their adult children. This itinerary starts in Ashland at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, continues to the wine country and ends in … [Read more...]

Scenic Drives: Mexico, Nayarit

Nayarit extends 192 miles between the Pacific Ocean and the Sierra Madre Mountains. Tourists come for the culture, nature and water sports and forget to leave. European expats have opened galleries and shops in the beach … [Read more...]

Summer Recreation: Mammoth Lakes, California

Every summer, outdoor enthusiasts from around the world are drawn to the Eastern Sierra’s high mountain peaks, crystal blue skies, alpine lakes and wilderness trails. To get the most from the short, sweet summer, stay in … [Read more...]

National Parks: Newfoundland, Canada

Western Newfoundland is known for its powerful natural beauty, colorful fishing villages, Viking settlement, seaside cabins and moose burgers.  Scenic Route 430 travels the length of the Great Northern Peninsula. At Gros … [Read more...]

Weekend Getaways: Livermore Valley, California

The California landscape sparkles after a month of rain. When city dwellers see the opulent shades of green, they head for the hills. The change of scenery is close by, only 45 minutes east of San Francisco. A prestigious … [Read more...]

Family Vacations: Mexico

 A week on Mexico's Caribbean coast is pure bliss for a family of water lovers. Beachfront resorts deliver a full measure of sun, sea, and sand. Start in Puerto Morelos, then head south to Playa del Carmen and Tulum. … [Read more...]