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  • Chartering a Yacht in the Caribbean

    It's not just for billionaires anymore.

  • Show Your Ocean Love

    Follow & support these NorCal marine conservationists

  • Time for a Spring Fling

    There's still time to book a much-needed break

  • Horsing Around on the NorCal Coast

    Saddle up for a trail ride near San Francisco

  • Living Coastside in Dillon Beach

    Getaway to a vintage California beach village in "Far West" Marin

  • A Wild Itinerary for RVing Alaska

    10 days of action, with grizzlies, ATVs, salmon, and whales

  • Boutique Retreats in the Wine Country

    Overdue for a Napa or Sonoma escape?

  • Stairwalking in San Francisco

    Climb up, stroll down or just enjoy the views

  • ROAM’s Guide to Family Skiing in California

    Ski, board, or just play in the powder? We've got your mountain.

  • The Best-Ever Time to See NYC

    All the masterpieces, views and deliciousness - none of the crowds

  • Armchair Travels for Covid-Confined Families

    Oh the places you'll go... from home!

  • 21 Off-the-Beaten-Path Favorites of San Francisco Families

    No Pier 39, Union Square or Crooked Street from this local mom.

  • An Insider’s Guide to San Diego with Kids

    Native daughters dish on Covid-safe beaches, scenes & dishes

  • Meet Harriet Chalmers Adams, Explorer

    A trailblazer for female adventurers

  • See the World’s Best Travel Photos

    Get inspired by the winning shots of the year

  • Tips & Resources for Planning a Pandemic Trip

    Must-have resources for planning Covid-safe vacations

  • 21 Covid-Safe Family Adventures for 2021

    Oh, the places you can REALLY go - without quarantines, vaccinations or worries

  • How to Travel to Hawaii during Covid-19

    Follow these rules and find Aloha

  • RVing Around Lake Michigan on a Budget

    Dunes, beaches, islands, swims and sunsets around a great Great Lake

  • A Kid-Friendly Guide to Kauai

    The best spots to stay & play - from Na Pali to Poipu

  • Florida: A Kayaker’s Paradise

    An incredibly array of paddling around the peninsula

  • 19 New Outings Around San Francisco Under Lockdown

    Time for locals to do these COVID-safe, outdoor parks, hikes and rides

  • How to Move through The Mission

    A local's guide to the best of SF's sunniest corner

  • The Perfect Path through the Presidio

    Bayside trails with marshes, beaches, history - and views! view! views!

  • A Yosemite Winter Gamble

    Whether its a “snow globe” or “flip flop” weekend, you can’t lose.

  • Alcatraz: San Francisco’s Most Dramatic Outdoor Adventure

    Go for the prison. Stay for the unique natural environment.

  • Hiking through History on Angel Island

    A day - or night - of spectacular views from the center of SF Bay

  • COVID Camping in Big Bear

    A fun budget getaway to the mountains near LA

  • South Africa Reopens to Families

    The joy of returning to the wild and the thrill of a memorable tinkle.

  • A Local’s Guide to Whidbey Island

    Days - or weeks - of beaches, trails, farms and sunsets near Seattle

  • Nature Bathing in Lassen

    The power of sparkling water, romping bears, and endless trails.

  • Tips for Family Hiking Near San Francisco

    Families reconnect and recharge on the trails.

  • California’s Great Lakes that Aren’t Tahoe

    Locals' favorite family-friendly lakefront destinations

  • Local Families’ Favorite California Beaches

    Same coast. More value. Fewer crowds.

  • Best Road Trips in the West

    25 unique & classic must-drive vacations for families

  • COVID-19 Travel: Taking the Leap?

    Considerations for responsible travel during COVID-19

  • A Family Ride through Soweto

    A must-do day of locals, history and culture in Johannesburg

  • 10 Best Fall Foliage Road Trips in the West

    Incredible golds, oranges and reds of the coast, high desert and mountains.

  • Safe-r Family Vacations for Summer 2020

    Gotta get away? Check these ideas for COVID-19 trips

  • “Guess Where?” Take Our Weekly Quiz!

    Family travelers -show us your travel trivia knowledge!

  • ROAM’s Big Book of Virtual Adventures

    Armchair trips for active families.

  • 30 Photo Book Makers for Travelers

    From classics to apps, an album option for every photographer

  • Preserving Your Vacation Memories

    Helping you remember your “unforgettable” family vacations

  • Walking the Camino with Kids

    Two weeks with pilgrims in Northern Spain finds cows, pinecones, flowers, castles, and new friends.

  • On the Road across South Dakota

    Take the grandparents on a cross-state odyssey of Wild West vistas & outdoor majesty

  • Where to Go Next Year?

    Your one-stop-shop for 2020 family vacation ideas from all the top travel writers.

  • The Very Best Video Editors for Travelers

    Free/low cost, Apple/Android, mobile/desktop - here's our 15 favorites

  • Top 10 Map Gifts for Travelers

    Ain’t no better gift or keepsake than a visual of the ground you’ve covered.

  • How to Be “Microtravelers”

    Sharing small scenes and small stories from small trips near home.

  • The Road from Rome to Berlin

    Stops in Italy, Austria, Czech and Germany please parents and teens, alike.

  • Chicago’s 10 Best Outdoor Adventures

    First-rate recreational activities to tackle in the Second City

  • Skiing Denver’s “Hidden Gems”

    The big-value, small-crowd resorts that Colorado families love

  • The 12 Trips of Christmas

    This holiday season, give your family the gift of travel.

  • Aliens Land in Kecksburg

    A small-town UFO festival is a little weird, a lot hokey & pretty wonderful

  • How to Nomad around South America

    Dream of leaving behind the hustle & bustle for the open roads? Here's how.

  • 5 Back-to-school Breakaways

    From European glamping to Maine kayaking, check out these last-chance summer escapes

  • Rollin’ on the Russian River

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

  • How to Tackle Europe with Kids

    10 perfect days of the historic streets, epic meals, and coastal bliss that Portugal can deliver

  • Oregon by Airstream

    Three weeks of Oregon’s diverse wilderness and hipster towns

  • Cambodia: Way More than Angkor

    Why families love Kep and other still-Khmer corners of the kingdom

  • Paradise Islands in the Philippines

    Hidden coves, volcano treks & lovely locals – for less

  • Off the Beaten Track in Bolivia

    See dinosaur footprints, salt flats, vicunas and red rock canyons.

  • My 30 Must-Download Travel Apps

    The best apps for planning and taking great trips

  • Pedal Power in Bicycle Heaven

    Marvel at Pittsburgh’s mecca for bike fans

  • To Everest Base Camp with Babies

    Parents and the tiniest-ever trekkers tackle Nepal’s Himalayas

  • Trading “Beach” for “Bucket List” this Spring

    Break the mold this spring break with a unique & unforgettable trip

  • On Safari in Sri Lanka

    10 perfect days of the historic streets, epic meals, and coastal bliss that Portugal can deliver

  • Family Galapagos on a Budget

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

  • Loving Lisbon, Lagos & Beyond

    10 perfect days of the historic streets, epic meals, and coastal bliss that Portugal can deliver

  • ROAM’s Winter Trip
    Bucket List

    Brrrrrrrrave the cold for unforgettable, frosty fun

  • ROAM’s 2018 Holiday Gift Picks

    Paul says any family traveler would be happy to get something from his list

  • The Fastest Way from SF to LA

    One mom’s insider tips for driving I-5

  • A Hostel Stay in Half Moon Bay

    Getaway to the coast - for less.

  • Cheap & Cozy Cabins Outside San Francisco

    Kidnap your kids and unplug for a few days.

  • Yosemite & Sequoia: Snow Amazing!

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

  • Best Gifts for Traveling Mothers & Fathers

    Mother’s Day? Father’s Day? Birthday? Fun ideas for any day.

  • A Prescription for Planning Yellowstone

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

  • Pirates & Princesses on the Gulf Coast

    Family fun near Pensacola

  • The ROAM Gear & Gift Guide 2016

    Our picks for the best bags, books, presents and paraphernalia

  • Bags to Keep Your Family Rolling

    REI’s Wheely Beast

  • A Tough Duffel to Love

    Patagonia Black Hole Duffels

  • Daypacks You Can Pack Away

    Easily Packable Daypacks for Adults & Kids

  • No Room Overhead? No Problem

    Samsonite's Underseater Roll-Aboard Bags

  • A Real Camera for Your Photojournalist

    Canon’s EOS Rebel T5 DSLR Bundle

  • The Best Packing Cubes for Families

    Eagle Creek, REI, Kiva & Patagonia Packing Cubes/Organizers

  • Eye Candy Gifts for Globetrotters

    National Geographic's Best Photo Books

  • Give Them the World

    Global Travel Books for Adults & Kids

  • Keep Everyone Charged Up

    Multi-Port Chargers & Supplemental Power Packs

  • A Hammock for the Road

    The Kammok Wallaby Travel Hammock

  • Peace-of-Mind in a Little Red Bag

    REI’s Backpacker’s Weekend First Aid Kit

  • A Magic Shirt that Has Your Back

    UV Protective Shirts from O'Neill & Patagonia

  • A Camera Bag for Every Occasion

    The Ape Case Cubeze Interior Bag

  • Perfectly Packable Binoculars

    Vanguard 10x42 Binocular

  • A Daypack that Works Day & Night

    The Chrome Cardiel ORP

  • A No-Worry Travel Watch

    The Classic Casio G-Shock

  • Finally! A Packable, Comfy Headset

    Panasonic ErgoFit Headphones

  • Let There Be Light!

    Clip-On Travel Reading Lights

  • My Go-To Dry Bag

    Big River's Sea to Summit Line

  • A Jacket for Fog AND Oysters

    The Omnipresent Patagonia Nano Puff

  • Pick-Me-Ups to Pack Up

    Portable Edibles for the Road

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