Erin Gifford

Erin Gifford

Travel Writer

Travel Writer. Mom x 4. Runner. Love national parks, perfect sunrises, half marathons & family road trips.

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5 Honeymoons Your Friends Haven't Taken

Not only have your friends not honeymooned in any of these places, but they'll have all the FOMO when you're sharing amazing pics on Instagram.

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Condé Nast Traveler

10 Must-Sees for Harry Potter Fans Around the World

2017 is a good year to be a magic-obsessed Muggle.

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The Travel Channel

15 Theme Park Rides to Get in Line for Now

Theme park fans, get ready for some fun this summer thanks to brand new rides and ever-popular favorites you'll want to get in line for now.

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America's Best Resorts for a National Park Honeymoon

Interest in our national parks has never been stronger, particularly as a honeymoon destination. You may not be a camper, or even a glamper, but thanks to a number of luxury resorts both in and near our pristine national parks, you don't need to be.

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The Travel Channel

10 Magical Bucket List Trips for Kids

Since there are only so many years when kids will be kids, we’ve put together 10 must-take bucket list trips that are perfect for kids and families.

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Condé Nast Traveler

Sunrises So Beautiful You Need to Make a Reservation

There’s nothing as peaceful and awe-inspiring as a beautiful sunrise. Some are better than others, and some now require careful planning, like making a reservation (yes, for a sunrise).

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What to Do in Carlsbad (Beyond Legoland)

San Diego has long been a popular tourist destination. But set your sights just 35 miles north — on Carlsbad — where you'll want to tour funky museums and explore the food scene.

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The Travel Channel

How to Make and Track a Travel Bucket List

Whether you want to add, delete, scratch off or simply reconsider your bucket list, here are a few ideas on how to get inspired and organized.

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5 Top Winter Vacations That Don't Involve Skiing

Rethink a traditional ski getaway, and enjoy cold-weather activities away from the slopes.

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Fox News

7 Urban Adventures for Serious Thrill-Seekers

There's adventure travel and then there's travel just for adrenaline junkies who think they've seen and done it all.

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Condé Nast Traveler

Brunch Festivals Exist—and It's About Time

Our favorite (and the most Instagrammable) meal is finally getting the recognition it deserves.

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5 Places You Never Thought to Go Wine Tasting

When most people think about a wine tasting getaway, areas like Napa and Santa Barbara spring to mind. But surprisingly, there a number of lesser-known locations worth a look…er, a sip.

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The Travel Channel

30 Best Beaches for Families

Whether you’re ready to build the ultimate sand castle, take on the waves or catch a sunset together, these top beaches have it all for families.

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Where to Find Craft Cocktails at Walt Disney World

For adults looking to unwind after a long day at the Walt Disney World parks, a boozy beverage may be just the solution.

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10 Things We Learned from the TSA's Instagram Account

When Rolling Stone announced its picks for the 100 best Instagram accounts, some were shocked to find that the TSA came in fourth place — even beating out Beyoncé — but if you scroll through its feed, it’s not hard to see why.