Fifteen years ago I was living and working as a Peace Corps Volunteer, assigned to a small village in western Ukraine. At the time I saw it as an adventure—an opportunity to travel the world and…
We love to feature new travel writers who can delight and entertain young readers.
A wise man teaches his seven sons how to build a Mongolian tent house (called a ger), using nature as his model.
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It’s easy to fall in love with this colorful city. There’s something fun to do for everyone in the family, especially the kids…
Join 10-year-old Doyli as she sets out to rescue orphaned monkeys from her island home in the Peruvian Amazon.
This Table Mountain hike is for those who enjoy a challenge…and heights. The climb may be steep, but the reward is great.
Crossing Canada you’ll uncover some of its best kept urban secrets—from Vancouver to Quebec, there’s fun for every season!
Owing to its biodiversity, Costa Rica serves up a wide range of foods that reflect their people’s commitment to preserving these environmental gifts.
Just a short distance north of Boston, along the coast, you’ll find Salem, Massachusetts—one of the most haunted cities in the United States.
It is not the same to be inside Cologne’s Cathedral on cold winter evenings as it is on a summer’s day. The tale of the Brothers Grimm is more real when you hear the eerie echoed steps of strangers roaming a building illuminated only by candlelight.
It’s 5 o’clock in the morning. I wake up to the freezing cold, but when I look outside my window, I am greeted by these big, beautiful mountains with frosty, snow-covered peaks.
In honor of Multicultural Children’s Book Day, we are sharing Lena and the Burning of Greenwood, the first title from our Beauty in Diversity collection—stories sharing the rich (and sometimes tragic) cultural heritage of our world.
Historical tours are trending. In recent years, they have popped up on every continent, inviting curious travelers to take a step back in time.
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The tour guides for Bill Speidel’s Underground tours will capture the imaginations of all ages.
SERRV up a More Meaningful Holiday for your kids and rekindle the magic that makes this season truly special…
Both of my parents came from a rough neighborhood. When people think of Mexico, they imagine a beach with beautiful sunsets, but the realities of everyday life do not reflect what you see in a travel brochure.
While it’s true your little one may not recall every adventure, here are 5 ways you can change your child’s life through travel.
As technology continues to propel us forward, the future of travel becomes more unbelievable every, single day.
Books have the power to transport us across the world. From the North Pole to the jungles of Africa, the stories we read with our children can inspire a life-long passion for travel.
A fantastical series written for young adults, Strangeworlds Travel Agency is enough to get anyone excited about travel.
Every trail has a story to tell. Rock House Reservation in West Brookfield, Massachusetts is an open-air cave surrounded by a beautiful combination of natural wonder and centuries of human history.
Are you ready to dive deep? Here are 5 cave dives you won’t want to miss! Cave diving can require special training, but sometimes all you need is a snorkel and some courage.
Castles are more than just fairy tale figments of our imagination. They exist all over the world and many welcome visitors. Journey with us as we explore some of the most jaw-dropping castles in the world.
At the end of the street stands the pâtisserie. It has tall wooden doors painted a soft pastel blue. Hanging on either side, two large windows are filled to the brim with flaky croissants, colorful macarons, and fruit tarts displayed like an edible work of art.
Journey with us through the world of Japanese art as we explore traditional crafts like origami and ukiyo-e.
The sun is beating down. I’m in the middle of the Souk Semmarine, a maze-like market in the city of Marrakech, Morocco. I feel a tap on my shoulder, but there’s nothing behind me except a rolled up carpet.
One of my favorite forms of virtual travel is curling up with a good book. Every page offers an escape from reality and a chance to visit someplace new and exciting.
Grab your sunscreen and flippers as we fly to South Africa to get up close and personal with the African penguin!
If you’re traveling to Sweden, you may want to stop by this Car Cemetery. Wrecked cars in various stages of decay, it’s not your typical tourist hot spot.
Does the scent of a new book make your heart skip a beat? Join us for a virtual journey through some of the world’s most enchanting bookstores.
Think Outside boxes are filled with gear, games, and activities to encourage exploration and develop an appreciation for the outside world!
Traditionally called Rapa Nui, the mystery of Easter island began when Dutch explorers landed there on Easter day of 1722.
Since it’s one of the biggest and most diverse places on the planet, it only makes sense that Brazil has treats to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.
Moving as close as I can toward the fountain’s edge, I toss the coin in. I wish this fountain could come to life. I close my eyes tightly, but when I reopen them, the fountain remains a cold, stone structure.
We are gifting you a FREE trip to Nairobi Kenya! We believe so strongly in the power of travel to transform lives that…
Burano, Italy—also known as the rainbow island—is famous for two things: Venetian lace work from the 16th century and the colorful homes of its fishermen residents.
Owned by Sarah Winchester from 1886 to 1922, the Winchester Mystery House is widely known for its architectural oddities.
With more than 32,000 Starbucks locations in 79 countries across six continents, you might imagine all Starbucks are created equal…
There is nothing like escaping into another world when you turn on your TV. Some of the best travel inspiration begins with our everyday exposure to on-screen entertainment.
Nagoro, Japan is a town that goes by many names. Located on the island of Shikoku, the village has a population of only 27 people—far fewer than the 300 dolls who call this village home.
Throughout the U.S. these are some of the best surf camps (and schools) up and down both coasts.
Family game night will give everyone a chance to explore new places while adding to that ever-expanding travel bucket list.
Traveling the world in a single day is impossible. However, the World Showcase at Epcot in Orlando, Florida gives you the feeling of being a jetsetter without all the jet lag.
Voodoo Queens, vampires, pirates, witches and ghosts—these are just a few of the legends heard throughout the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana.
We are thrilled to introduce the newest member of our team, Madison Stuerman…