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Best California Beaches

From private coves perfect for sunbathing to family-friendly public sands complete with concessions, the Golden State has a beach that fits the bill for all its visitors.

Road Trips for Families

Look no further for aviation-free adventure and budget-conscious bonding than the great American highways -- family road trips are all the rage.

Extreme Animal Adventures

Take a walk on the wild side with the world's biggest reptiles, birds and predatory fish. Here are some of the planet's most extreme animal encounters; they'll turn your vacation into a test of will.

Hermosa Beach, California

Just far enough away from high-profile Hollywood is the South Bay community of Hermosa, Manhattan and Redondo beaches.

Exclusive Hotels

Italian linens, culinary decadence, daily spa treatments, even butlers are all in a day's stay at the most luxurious and exclusive hotels in the world.

Mega-Toys

From snazzy cars to swanky resorts, these mega-toys prove that millionaires work hard and play even harder.

Luxury Yurts

Here are a few modern luxury yurt resorts around the world that have perfected the theme.

Romancing the Train

Take a ride on one of the world's most romantic vintage train trips.

Santa Barbara Weekend Guide

Discover how 48 hours in this town can rejuvenate your spirit and your belief in the American vacation.

Yosemite in Winter

It's a trip you won't soon forget, with spectacular waterfalls, sky-high sequoias, scenic overlooks and enough hiking trails to sate the most avid of outdoorsmen.

Historic San Francisco

Discover the history of San Francisco.

Extreme Traditions

Get ready to turn tradition upside-down with these eccentric rituals.

21 Mind-Blowing Escapes

From Arizona to Zambia, all the places on this list offer eye-opening natural wonders and once-in-a-lifetime experiences sure to blow your mind.

Tidepooling

Tidepools, formed at low tide when the waters along craggy coasts retreat, teem with living creatures typically invisible to the naked eye.

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