Concerned citizen launches petition to stop a Starbucks from going into Yosemite National Park

There are a lot of changes going on in our National Parks these days. Whether it's hiking fees way up or shrinking the size of National Monuments, it feels like there's been a lot...
frozen niagara falls

This is what frozen Niagara Falls looks like (spoiler alert: it’s breathtaking)

Your mental image of Niagara Falls is probably set during the summer; the thundering falls showering the Maid of the Mist, poncho-clad tourists poking around the Cave of the Winds, you get the idea....

The Official 2018 Roadtrippers Resolutions

A new year means a new start. We can leave our regrets (like my short-lived attempt at contouring my face) in 2017 and get a fresh outlook on life. Start 2018 off right by...
ice balls on lake Michigan

The annual invasion of ice balls on lake Michigan has arrived!

Michigan is known for its bitterly cold and snowy winters. But, if you brave the elements and head to the beach, you might be treated to a rare phenomenon: a herd of floating, perfectly...

Oregon changes laws to allow anyone to pump their own gas; chaos ensues

Starting this month, road tripping in Oregon is about to look a little different. The state, which once legally mandated that all gas be pumped by an attendant, is now letting people fill up...

Here’s your 2017-2018 projected snowfall forecast

Love it or hate it, winter means snow. A lot of it. Depending on where you live, of course. That's why we've mapped the 2017-2018 projected snowfall forecast on this handy little infographic. Behold......

Reminder: The American Museum of Natural History’s adults-only sleepovers are totally badass

As a kid, we all read a book or watched a movie about getting locked overnight in a museum. Probably after a field trip. It always turned out to be a fun adventure instead of...

Calling all aspiring mermaids, Weeki Wachee is hiring

I'm sure tons of us gave up our childhood dreams ages ago (I can relate, although there's a small part of me that secretly hopes that NASA will have a use for an astronaut...

South Pearl Fairy Doors: Pixies have taken over Denver’s most popular neighborhood

South Pearl Street is already one of Denver's most well-known destinations. It boasts shopping, farmer's markets, dining, and historic charm, attracting locals and visitors alike to the vibrant neighborhood. It's no wonder, then, that...

How to defeat Disney World’s ultimate challenge: riding every ride in one day

Some people see Disney World as a magical place where you can soak up the joy of living out your dreams. It is the happiest place on Earth, after all. Others... well, they see Disney...

Each winter, 25,000 migrating Monarch butterflies converge on this California eucalyptus grove

Humans and birds aren't the only creatures who flock to warmer climates when cold weather sets in... butterflies are also migratory, and their incredibly special migration habits make for an interesting and one-of-a-kind seasonal...

Explore this ancient cavern, just discovered 30 feet below Montreal

There are few things as exciting as doing some good, old-fashioned exploring. Will you stumble on long-lost treasure? Ancient antiquities? Fame and glory? Who knows! A few adventurous souls exploring the Saint Leonard Caverns...

Here’s where to find a few of America’s most magical Polar Express train rides

One of the sweetest Christmas traditions for many is reading the classic story "The Polar Express" (or maybe watching the movie). Both tell the tale of a magical train ride to the North Pole...

Each year, this historic canal becomes the world’s largest skating rink

Canada's Rideau Canal is over 125 miles of peaceful, scenic waterways, used primarily for boating. Historically, it was used for transport, but these days, it's mostly pleasure boating. It's the oldest continually operated canal system on...

Holiday movie road trip! The best-kept secrets (and coolest locations) of your favorite holiday...

Lights! Camera! Mistletoe! It's the most wonderful time of the year, the time of year when everywhere you look (on TV) you'll find family-friendly holiday entertainment. Whatever your flavor, be it action movie mayhem,...