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  • South Africa Reopens to Families

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

  • 10 Best Fall Foliage Road Trips in the West

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

  • Why Grow a Hiker?

    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

  • 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!

  • Guess Where? Quiz – On Safari in Africa

    Grab your pith helmet and let's get tracking

  • Guess Where? Quiz – 7 Wonders of the World

    Know the most famous man-made structures on Earth?

  • Guess Where? Quiz – State Capitals of the East

    How many do you remember?

  • Guess Where? Quiz – License Plates #1

    Are you the license plate expert in your family?

  • Guess Where? Quiz – World’s Most Famous Treks

    These well-worn trails will take you everywhere...

  • Guess Where? Quiz – Mountains of the World

    Everest is the tallest mountain on Earth. But what is #2?

  • Guess Where? Quiz – Sights of Europe

    Softballs about Americans favorite spots on The Continent

  • Guess Where? Quiz – Rivers of the U.S.

    Where's that whole Mississippi thing start, anyway?

  • Guess Where? Quiz – Yosemite National Park

    Tough trivia on the history of California's famous destination

  • Guess Where? Quiz – Lakes of the World

    Know the biggest? Deepest? Bluest? Let's see!

  • Guess Where? Quiz – Lake Tahoe

    Test your trivia IQ on "America's Best Lake"

  • Guess Where? Quiz – Beaches of California

    Some tricky trivia about Norcal & Socal strands

  • Guess Where? Quiz – Mountains of the U.S.

    Know your “peaks” from your “mounts” from "sea to shining sea"?

  • Guess Where? Quiz – Wildlife of the West Coast

    With diverse environments come abundant biodiversity.

  • Guess Where? Quiz – The Statue of Liberty

    Celebrate July 4th with trivia on NYC's First Lady

  • Guess Where? Quiz – Route 66

    Know about where you "get your kicks"?

  • Guess Where? Quiz – Classic U.S. Road Trips

    Heading out on America's most famous highways & byways

  • Guess Where? Quiz – International Picks

    A global mix of traveling trivia

  • Guess Where? Quiz – National Parks of the East

    Know the parks east of the Mississippi?

  • Guess Where? Quiz – National Parks of the West

    Trivia from Yosemite to Yellowstone

  • Guess Where? Quiz – Geography Fun

    Trivia on the world's countries, cities & states

  • Guess Where? Quiz – Tourist Picks

    A mix of history, destinations & favorites

  • Guess Where? Quiz – Geography Mix

    A mix of combo of easy & difficult ones!

  • Guess Where? Quiz – Kid-Friendly Destinations

    Know these spots for family fun?

  • Guess Where? Quiz – Famous Hotels

    Only the experts know these properties around the globe

  • Guess Where? Quiz – Tough Travel Trivia

    Gather the family, these are some toughies!

  • 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

  • The Long Road to an Airbnb Refund

    Tips for getting a full refund on a bad booking.

  • Microplastics: A Not-So-Tiny Problem

    5 ways to help keep micro trash out of our oceans

  • Preserving Your Vacation Memories

    Helping you remember your “unforgettable” family vacations

  • Surviving Bedbugs on the Road

    How to get rid of the pests that bite at night.

  • The Very Best Video Editors for Travelers

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

  • Dos & Don’ts from 2020’s Best Photographers

    Winners share secrets for taking great family photos on the road

  • How to Safari Responsibly

    There's a right way and a wrong way to experience Africa. Here are guidelines for a sustainable adventure.

  • How to Nomad around South America

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

  • How to Tackle Europe with Kids

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

  • How to Take Better Travel Photos

    Tips from the winners of ROAM’s 2019 Photo Contest

  • 5 Last-Minute Big Summer Vacations

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

  • My 30 Must-Download Travel Apps

    The best apps for planning and taking great trips

  • Voices: Barely Surviving at 30,000 Feet

    Getting “nuts in the sun” makes inflight kid-wrangling worth it

  • ROAM’s 2018 Holiday Gift Picks

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

  • Voices: A Tribute to My Traveling Parents

    Family travel is not about the “where” it is about the “why.”

  • The Fastest Way from SF to LA

    One mom’s insider tips for driving I-5

  • The Secret to the Perfectly Packed Family

    These organizers will minimize family packing insanity.

  • 5 Family Vacation “Peacemakers”

    Blessed are these planning tips for keeping everyone happy.

  • 5 Photography Hacks for Family Trips

    Take great photos AND make great memories.

  • Best Gifts for Traveling Mothers & Fathers

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

  • Get’cher Passports!

    Tips and links for first-timers, renewers and emergency cases.

  • The ROAM Gear & Gift Guide 2016

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

  • My 5 Family Vacation Hacks to Pack

    Some simple but oft-forgotten items to make your trip a bit easier.

  • Peace: The Upside of Hiring a Guide

    Kids behave better when a professional is in charge.

  • A Framework for Family Packing

    A plan for what goes where keeps everyone organized.

  • Hundreds of 2016 Vacation Ideas

    Here are the links to get your travel planning started.

  • 10 Ways to Keep Lil’ Hikers Hiking

    After growing up smack in the middle of the LA suburbs, and a decade in San Francisco, I envisioned my…

  • 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

  • A Worthwhile Travel Toy

    Usborne’s Wipe-Off Cards

  • Packable Boards for SUP & Surf

    Inflatables from Hobie and Uli

  • Burning Man Packing: The “Nice to Haves”

    If you’ve got room, add these items to your Burner kit.

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