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slideboarding combines water slides with interactive video games

(Photo: Great Wolf Lodge) By Jordi Lippe for Yahoo! Travel Just as amusement parks are in a constant competition to create the most terrifying, most stomach-dropping, and most incredible roller coasters, water parks are in what could be considered an all-out arms race of water slides. We’ve seen the 14-story plunges and the... Read More

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biking in vancouver on the seawall
Tourism Vancouver

Vancouver is a wonderful place for a bike ride, especially after the gloriously green metropolis has made a concerted effort to become a cycling city. The protected bike lanes make it easy for travelers to easily zip through the heart of the city, covering lots of ground while staying... Read More

Letchworth State Park
Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council

Where are the best trips to be booking right now? Our monthly Where to Go column tells you the smartest places to go each month for savings, special events, and all around great experiences. Here’s what’s hot for September. Finger Lakes, New York Foliage and wine. Hot air balloons and culture. What... Read More

Blue River in Breckenridge1, running along the bike path
Leah Still

There are nearly seven more weeks until Labor Day and the unofficial end of summer — plenty of time for a Rocky Mountain getaway. While mountain resort destinations aren’t exactly known for being inexpensive, the neighboring historical towns of Breckenridge and Frisco, Colorado, feature several free and cheap ways... Read More

“practical jetpack” from Martin Aircraft Company

By Billie Cohen for Yahoo! Travel Jet packs are here! Almost. (Photo: Martin Aircraft Company) Start saving your money — a New Zealand-based company is getting ready to put jet packs on sale. By the end of 2016, Martin Aircraft Company will release what it calls the world’s first “practical jetpack.” (As... Read More

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Cafayate — Megan Eileen McDonough/Bohemian Trails

Latin America is home to some pretty amazing cities — Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Cusco to name a few — so we can understand if you’re having trouble picking and choosing what to see and what to skip. That said, there are so many equally impressive destinations... Read More

glamping at the resort at paws up in montana (river camp tent)
The Resort at Paws Up

Glamorous camping — or glamping — may have started out as a niche for extremely wealthy travelers or hardcore adventurists. But ever since safaris became all the rage a few years back, this mode of luxury tenting has been broadening and becoming a stronger force than ever. Most recently... Read More

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Discover South Carolina

There are times when taking to the open road — an escape from our day-to-day life — is better suited by way of a long hike. From the cool coasts of the Great Lakes to warmer climates in Australia, here’s where you can reconnect with nature, no matter what... Read More

maui horseback riding with travaasa hana
Dana Rebmann

When it comes to horseback riding, romantic visions of cowboys tend to trot through many people’s heads. But, truth be told, all the dirt that comes along with life on the range isn’t for everyone. The good news is that there are plenty of locales where you can trade in dusty... Read More

jackson hole wyoming1

Whether you’re exploring Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park this summer or planning a winter ski trip to Jackson Hole, big adventures always require high energy. The good news for travelers to this Western-inspired, high-adrenaline destination is that its local eateries are more than just an afterthought. Rejoice in foodie treats that... Read More

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Reno Tahoe, Nevada
Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority

Emerging as a city with a distinct culture of its own — thanks to an economic turnaround attributed in part to Tesla’s move to the area — Reno has come alive in recent years as an affordable playground for foodies and outdoor adventurers. There are now more ways than ever to get... Read More

Skiing in Valle Nevado Chile
Valle Nevado

If the summer is getting too hot for you, look south. Ski season in the other hemisphere is just getting underway. And Valle Nevado, a ski resort at 17,000-feet elevation and snug in Chile’s Andes 37 miles from Santiago, is offering more than 50 percent in savings — if... Read More

Ron Reiring/US Highway 50

After a relationship has tanked to the point of no return, there’s nothing quite like getting in the car — either by yourself or with a bestie or two — and taking your mind off everything on the open road. So queue up Tom Petty’s “Free Falling” and set... Read More

The Appalachian Trail is an epic roughly 2,180-mile stretch between Springer Mountain in Georgia all the way up to Katahdin in Maine. For some, hiking through the trail’s 14 states is a months-long adventure filled as much with nature as new friends. “I love walking and thinking,” says Corky... Read More

Floating Market Willemstad Curacao
Christine Wei

The Caribbean is a classic destination for an affordable, short getaway during the summer. Prices have dropped, flights are aplenty, and the islands are close enough for an extended weekend trip. But as we get into July and especially August, rains get heavier and heavier — unless you’re outside the... Read More