With two young children now in tow, Alistair Wearmouth's travel perspective has shifted from digging out the best backpacker hostel in Kathmandu to coping strategies for toddlers on a transatlantic flight. A writer and editor based in Washington, D.C., his world travels have taken him through Europe, India, Nepal, Japan, Southeast Asia, the Canadian Rockies, and beyond. He has written for publications including Backpacker, The Washington Post, and Smithsonian.com.
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Coasting Through West Sweden's Koster Islands
West Sweden's Koster Islands have long been a summer haven for Swedes. Now, with the designation of the waters around these islands as the country's first marine national park, the locals' secret is out. We sent one of our writers to find out more.
Phoenix Top Ten Outdoor Activities
From biking to hiking to riding in a hot-air balloon, we present the best things to do in and around one of Arizona's premier outdoor cities.
Top Ten World Football (aka Soccer) Cities
Family Vacations to Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Family Vacations to Lake District, England
Family Vacations to Reykjavik, Iceland
Family Vacations to Edinburgh, Scotland
Family Vacations to Vienna, Austria
Family Vacations to Innsbruck, Austria
Family Vacations to Kilkenny, Ireland
Family Vacations to Scottish Highlands
Family Vacations to Yorkshire, England
An Altruist's Vacation
If travel is meant to broaden the mind, then the steadily growing field of voluntourism stands to broaden the mind and enrich the soul. But like its close cousin ecotourism, the altruistically simple concept of doing good while traveling is also privy to some easy misconceptions. Here, we offer a guide to get you on the right path to becoming a good global citizen.
A Safe Gamble: Picking the Right Place to Stay
Seven simple commandments for traveling with young kids from the parents who know.
Scotland in Miniature
On Scotland's Isle of Arran, mountains, meadows, and forests create the perfect seaside landscape for a family vacation.
The Essence of Culinary Travel: Q&A with Food Historian Betty Fussell
Journalist, food historian, and travel writer Betty Fussell gives us her thoughts on the world's delicious (and occasionally dire) culinary melting pot. She sheds light on how varying textures, tastes, and types of food underpin our appreciation of customs and cultures around the world, from the narrative of a culinary odyssey to the anarchy needed to halt the world's industrial food apparatus.
Rule Britannia...for Less
A new look at the Old Country with a seasonal, savings-guaranteed twist
A Slow-Burning Revolution
Journey from the 21st-century's helter-skelter, fast-food culture to a place where taking one's time is a national treasure.
Enter the Land of Opportunity
Unlock the mysteries of Southeast Asia's adventurous hinterlands without the headachesand high costsof high-season travel.
The Digital Darling: Kodak EasyShare-One
A Tale of Two Cities
Park City is the consummate destination resort, whether for budget backpackers looking to ski-and-save or big-money travelers after some select pampering. So rest assured that whatever the color of your charge card, Utah's 2002 Olympic star has got you covered.
Four Seasons in One Day
An insider's guide on how to playand beatthe Scottish weather
Out on a Limb: Cycling Scotland's Western Isles
Bagging the Munros: Hillwalking in Scotland
An ancient land enjoys a 21st-century renaissance
Making Hay on a Slow Snow Day
Alberta Winter Redux
Two national parks, four ski resorts, and one score to settle
Spring Fresh: Chasing Late-Season Snow in the Canadian Rockies
On Top of the World
Polar Explorer Wave Vidmar Goes It Alone
Trail of Dreams
Although not the first word in global fat-tire hot spots, Northern Ireland's MTB star is rising
Top Ten Unheralded Extreme Ski Slopes
Top Ten Extreme Ski Slopes
In the Heart of Things
Out and About in North Carolina's Piedmont
Florida Keys: The End of the Road
GORP takes its pick from the World Heritage A-list
Gary Ferguson on the Yellowstone Wolves, Ecotourism, and More