Family Travel


See What Train Travel Could Look Like In 2035

As expanded services and brand-new routes roll out, start picturing the travel possibilities for now and later with these four trips.

Part of England's South West Coast Path at Ilfracombe, North Devon.

England to Debut World's Longest Coastal Path by Middle of Next Year

The nearly 2,800-mile-long walking route runs all the way around the English coast

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Yosemite Gets Its Historic Place Names Back

A settlement with a former concessions operator means Camp Curry, the Ahwahnee Hotel and other iconic sites can use their original names again

The Best Places to See Reindeer Around the World

From Norway to Alaska, here's where to see members of Santa's herd in person

Male bat-eared foxes spend much of their time with their offspring, grooming, engaging them in play and teaching them to forage.

This Is Your Brain on Fatherhood

What clownfish stepfathers and Dad-of-the-Year foxes teach us about paternal neurochemistry in the animal kingdom


10 Reasons Why Alabama's Gulf Coast Should Be Your Next Beach Destination

With so many options, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach make for the perfect family getaway.

The Desert Pavilion at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.

This Friday, You Can Visit More Than 150 of the Best Gardens in the U.S. for Free

Celebrate National Public Gardens Day May 11

New Research

Your Summer Vacation Is a Carbon Emissions Nightmare

A new study of tourism supply chains shows that all those flights, zip-line tours and foie gras produce 8 percent of global carbon emissions

Washington D.C. in Spring

Cherry Blossom Forecast Update: When Will Washington, D.C. Reach Peak Bloom?

In Iceland, There's a Word for an Ice Cream Road Trip. Here's Where to <i>Ísbíltúr</i> This Winter

When the conditions are right in Roebuck Bay, Australia, the landscape resembles a set of stairs leading to the moon.

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Natural Phenomena (Other Than Foliage) You Can Glimpse This Fall

Where to look beyond the leaves for a taste of the season's wonders

Jennifer Zetlan who plays Rhoda in "Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt"

Family Travel

Watch a Dinosaur Opera at New York's American Museum of Natural History

Sink your teeth into the family friendly “Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt”

19 Fall Festivals in Canada to Get You Excited for Sweater Weather

Enjoy autumn with our neighbors to the North

NamibRand Nature Reserve in Namibia.

Eight of the World's Best Destinations for Stargazing

Where to find the clearest, darkest skies – from Pennsylvania to the Canary Islands

Despite Road-Closing Landslides, You Can Still Take a Big Sur Road Trip This Year — Here’s How

This gorgeous stretch of coastline is harder to get to these days, but it's not impossible

Secret Tunnels Under London, Once Used to Hide Art During WWI, Open to the Public for the First Time

Explore the 6.5-mile-long network of hidden mail tunnels starting this July

Natural Phenomenon Creates Awesome Waterslide at Great Sand Dunes National Park

Each spring and early summer, melting snow creates waves in Colorado

"Get Your Kicks" at This Route 66 Museum

The Mill Restaurant, which once served hungry travelers, now hosts a shrine to the highway's roadside attractions

Synchronous fireflies put on a show each spring in the Great Smoky Mountains. Photinus carolinus is the only firefly species in the U.S. that flashes in unison.

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If You Want to See Thousands of Fireflies Light Up at Once, Head to the Great Smoky Mountains

A firefly mating ritual turns into a synchronized light show

A still from Jurassic Park.

You Could Soon Roam With Dinosaurs at a Realistic (Animatronic) Jurassic Park

Experience the awe of dinosaurs in this planned outdoor exhibition

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