Destinations

  • ROAM’s Winter Trip
    Bucket List

    Brrrrrrrrave the cold for unforgettable, frosty fun

  • Hot Spots
    for the Holidays

    A dozen destinations that say "Goodbye, winter! Hello, sun!"

  • Country Bliss
    in Nashville

    Mom & daughter find new boots and new friends in Tennessee

  • Yellowstone Winter: Road Trip of a Lifetime

    An epic expedition of snow, steam and solitude

  • Winter Adventuring in Denali

    Snowshoe, ski, and drive in Alaska’s backcountry

  • Thrills & Chills
    in Colorado’s Winter

    Lots of snowy action for non-skiiers in the Rockies

  • Winter Fun
    in Snowy Japan

    Snow festivals, hot ramen and holiday lights

  • For Parents – Nick’s Cove Getaway

    Just 90 minutes north of San Francisco, seafood, sea air and relaxation await

  • Enter the ROAM 2019 Photo Contest!

    Give us your best shot! ROAM is picking five winning photos for its Best Adventures of 2019 features. Check our…

  • Wild & Wondrous Safaris in South Africa

    Find more than the “Big 5” without losing your shirt

  • Rugby & Rambling in Cape Town

    South Africa’s southern coast delivers a pleasant pre-safari stop

  • Layover in Dubai: Golden Dunes & Golden Cars

    A unique dose of sandboarding, dunebashing, and culture

  • A Not-Quite-White Christmas in Chamonix

    An Alpine Noel delivers on sparkle, not snowpack

  • The Perfect Time in Patagonia

    Expansive vistas, unforgettable hiking, and once-in-a-lifetime glacial action

  • Autumn Leaf-Peeping in Woodstock, NY

    Long before the Hudson River hamlet lent its name to the hippie hordes, the area was known for its beautiful…

  • Delicious Thanksgiving Trips to Share

    November is the right time for families to hit “pause,” escape and reconnect.

  • Exit Elsa, Enter Evita: Buenos Aires for Families

    With world-class heroes, food and art, Argentina’s capital charms kids and parents alike.

  • A “Bohemian” Boardwalk Empire on the Jersey Shore

    Autumn still rocks & rolls in the artists' enclave of Asbury Park

  • Hikin’, Cavin’ & Moosin’ in the White Mountains

    Counting down the 5 ‘must-dos’ in New Hampshire’s wilderness

  • Spooky Spots for Spine-tingling Trips

    Halloween happens all year long at these mysterious destinations

  • Getting Into the Swim in Maui

    Learning to swim in Hawaii was just one fun part of a week of Maui highlights for a San Francisco…

  • Rafting Heaven in Hell’s Canyon

    ARC’s experts make the Snake River fun, easy and delicious

  • The Magic of Santa (and Wine) in Northern Italy

    The Barolo vineyards of Piedmont turn into the “Lapland of Italy” at Christmas.

  • Into the Wild: 10 Trips for Adventurous Families

    Been there? Done that? Take your kids into the wilderness.

  • A Local’s Guide to the Best of Central Marin

    Epic walks, dining, shops, and activities lie just 15 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge.

  • 5 Last-Minute Big Summer Vacations

    No plans? No worries. These spots still have room for you.

  • Roaming Paris with Twins

    Double strolling to find parks, cafes, and art everywhere.

  • Family Galapagos on a Budget

    How to see Earth's natural spectacle without breaking the bank

  • Kayaking Chile’s Comau Fjord

    Natural hot springs, epic vistas, braying penguins and misty jungles await your family in Patagonia's Lake District.

  • Going Local in Ecuador

    Quito and nearby Andean villages are affordable and family friendly

  • No Coat, No Problem in Vienna

    Savor the Easter markets, palaces, gardens - and lots and lots of cake

  • The Fastest Way from SF to LA

    One mom’s insider tips for driving I-5

  • Adventure on the Ladder Canyon Trail

    Trek this slice of Utah near Palm Springs.

  • A Return to Italy – con Bambinis

    Celebrating our anniversary where it all began.

  • Jumping for Milos

    It's the best Greek island for a family vacation.

  • To Thailand with Twins

    A double dose of authentic Thai culture.

  • The Best Bali Beaches for Families

    Pass Kuta to find these off-the-beaten-path spots.

  • Toddling through the Heart of Mexico

    Go Guadalajara & Lake Chapala for non-touristy culture and family fun

  • 1 Day, 2 Volcanoes, 3 Islands

    In Italy’s Aeolian Islands, it’s entirely possible.

  • A Hostel Stay in Half Moon Bay

    Getaway to the coast - for less.

  • Ski-Free Fun in Tahoe

    Not a skier? Not a requirement for snowy good times.

  • Cheap & Cozy Cabins Outside San Francisco

    Kidnap your kids and unplug for a few days.

  • Meeting Friends in Japan

    A reunion of 8-year-old BFFs creates a family of Japanophiles.

  • Partying with Cranes in Lodi

    Wildlife wonders + good wine = a happy family getaway.

  • Summering in Australia’s Winter

    It might be the best season for a "walk about" Down Under.

  • Finding the Italy of Our Dreams

    Ortigia turns down-on-Italy cynics into true believers.

  • Rekindling a Hong Kong Infatuation

    A 25-year reunion with the beloved territory

  • Yosemite & Sequoia: Snow Amazing!

    A winter getaway offers all of the glory but none of the crowds.

  • Beach Daze in The OC

    RVing to splashy fun in Newport Dunes

  • Caribbean Yacht Chartering 101

    Take your family on a dream trip - for less money than you think.

  • Near the Island of the Blue Dolphins

    Hike and kayak the unspoiled beauty of the Channel Islands.

  • SUP/Skate/Stroll on Vancouver Island

    (Plus hiking, surfing, caving, dining, tidepooling and more...)

  • Rollin’ on the Russian River

    ... and more splashy, summery times in Forestville and Guerneville.

  • A Prescription for Planning Yellowstone

    America's first national park is on every list, but planning Yellowstone ain't easy.

  • Wet & Wild in Belize

    White sand, jungle and Mayan ruins, Belize has it all.

  • Splashing Out in Maui

    Enjoying the good life in high-end Hawaii.

  • Time to Take the Kids to Cuba

    Here's how to have an unforgettable family adventure.

  • Getting to Africa!

    The forty hours from our house to the guest house.

  • When Toddler Meets Dolphin in Oahu

    Figuring out which Hawaiian experiences delight both boy and mom.

  • Pirates & Princesses on the Gulf Coast

    Family fun near Pensacola

  • 5 Rooms for 5 in Italy

    Hotels that will fit your family

  • Cruzing the Boardwalk

    South of the San Francisco fog, Santa Cruz beckons with sun and fun.

  • A New Year’s Blast in Panama

    Celebrate with a swim in the Pacific AND the Caribbean.

  • April! In Paris!

    Walk a child into a French bakery and watch Paris' magic come to life.

  • Fast Times in SLO Country

    Zoom over dunes and zip through vineyards on the Central Coast.

  • Navigating Argentina with Kids

    After Buenos Aires? Jungle, mountains, plains, deserts and glaciers.

  • Action-Packed Snowpack in Soda Springs

    Stop short of Tahoe for snow biking, snowshoeing and a skater mecca.

  • Exploring the Crazy Beauty of Moab

    Ride, raft and ramble in Utah’s ultimate outdoor playground.

  • Can Your Kids Hack the Inca Trail?

    ROAM learns the do’s and don’ts from a Peru trekking expert.

  • Hits & Near Misses in the Southeast

    Tales from the roads of Tennessee, Florida, Georgia and So. Carolina.

  • Oh, Savannah!

    The trees! The parks! The history! The frozen daiquiris!

  • Watch This: Sunpowder Spring in Tahoe

    Get psyched for the best spring skiing in years.

  • A Big Week in Yellowstone & Grand Tetons

    Here's a day-by-day itinerary for family adventure in Yellowstone.

  • A Cottage in the Sonoma Woods

    Follow the fresh bread crumbs to a swimming hole in Cazadero.

  • Sleeping with the Band in Nashville

    Tales from the road in Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia

  • Not Beating the Charleston Heat

    Taking it slow and easy in the Palmetto City.

  • Fall Foliage Fun in Western PA

    A bucket-list “must” for autumn enthusiasts.

  • Insider’s Guide: San Francisco Holidays

    Making a list for maximum family cheer.

  • New Trip Ideas for ROAMing Families

    From the Cooks to Catalina, here's more must-do vacations.

  • Unwinding on Amelia Island

    R&R on a lesser-known Florida beach

  • Not Taking the “God” Out of Israel

    You don’t have to be religious to appreciate this amazing country.

  • Savoring the Last Days of “Old” Cuba

    A joyful snapshot of Cuban life in pre-diplomacy Havana.

  • New England by Hyundai

    Book stores, ice cream, hikes and motels combine for a low cost, high fun road trip.

  • Taking It Slow in Bordeaux

    A trip to France’s Sud-Ouest. Cheap chateau included.

  • Wildlife Overload in Costa Rica

  • The Californians Do Nantucket

    West Coasters offer tips for a uniquely East Coast island.

  • Some London Fun for Everyone

    Even tweens can enjoy a bit of family history when mixed with London cool.

  • Achieving Family Travel Enlightenment in Nepal

    The holy grail of family adventures is creating an experience that is cultural, natural, personal, physical – and fun –…

  • Going Way Outback is Way Easy

    We normally book our travel independently. But our Australia adventure was planned at the last minute. The time and money…

  • ROAM Wins Travel Writing Gold!

    Whoa - check us out!

  • How to Survive a Short Trip to Asia

    How to max out your mini trip

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