Planning

Are You a Good Packer?

Experts reveal their trusted, time-honored solutions.

Road Trip Snacks That Won’t Make a Mess in Your Car (and the Snacks to Avoid)

Keep fueled on your upcoming road trip with these relatively clean, easy-to-eat road trip snacks.

Favorite Road Trip Scenic Routes

Some roads aren’t the most direct, but they pay off in beauty. Laurie Borman, editorial director of Rand McNally, shares her favorites.

8 Ways to Ramp Up Your Airport Style and Still Be Comfortable

Head off to the airport in clothes that are comfortable, efficient, and chic. Yes, it can be done.

7 Incredibly Comfortable (and Cute!) Shoes for Traveling

Whether you’re lounging poolside or wandering cobblestone streets, these ultra-walkable shoes will help you put your best foot forward. 

Airplane Carry-On Luggage Rules

It can be difficult to remember what items you can and can’t bring onto airplanes. Make packing for your flight a breeze by following this guide based on the Transportation Security Administration’s rules and regulations.

8 Discount Travel Sites Decoded

To land a vacation that clicks with you and your budget, you’ll need to plan and book your trip through a few sites, taking the best of what each has to offer. Here are more specific directions.

Camping Packing Checklist

Use this cheat sheet to remind yourself of what you need to bring along when camping. Adjust the list according to the season.    

5 Creative Weekend Getaway Ideas

Why book a flight to a touristy beach resort when you can try one of these off-the-beaten-path weekend escapes?

Weekend Getaway Guide

Need a quick escape? Find great gear, destinations, and travel tips to help you make the most of your mini-vacation.