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Ditch the Hotel

For a truly memorable vacation, try a yurt or castle via AirBnB, a house swap in Hawaii, or house sitting in London.

The Adventure of Couchsurfing

Couchsurfing—sleeping on someone’s couch or spare bed located via member Internet postings—results in in-depth travel experiences that can’t be found in a guidebook.

Adventures in Nature

Showing off the glories of nature to our kids can be as easy as taking off to the nearest state park for a camping weekend.

The Teeny-Tiny Vacation Option

Ever longed to try out downsizing? Teeny-tiny rentals a tenth the size of an average home are springing up at vacation sites ranging from national forests to urban centers.

A Teen’s Guide to the Cultural Galaxy

Whether it’s exploring languages or culture or marine life, there’s a world of opportunities for teens to learn about life when they’re away from home.

Healthy Holiday at Sea

The Holistic Holiday at Sea Vegan Cruise is a plant-based gourmet restaurant, state-of-the-art alternative health conference, healing retreat, Caribbean vacation and love boat.

Summer Mini-Getaways

A getaway doesn’t have to last long to go deep. From train trips to retreat centers and green spas, a world of relaxation and renewal awaits us, close by home.

Camping Turns Kids into Nature Lovers

To unplug kids from a screen, entice them with successful strategies like fun campouts, zoo overnights and nature scavenger hunts.

Trekking as Pilgrimage

For causes ranging from climate change to spiritual insights, people are putting on their hiking boots and going the distance.

A Green Night’s Sleep for Travelers

Thank goodness we’ve graduated beyond simply reusing towels. Hoteliers are going green by repurposing everything from surrounding lands to soaps, iPads, kitchen scraps and water.