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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A Kid-Friendly Costa Rica Tour With Il Viaggio Travel

Costa Rica has a lot to offer active families. Even better, there are a number of direct flights into San Jose and Liberia, making it easy to begin your Costa Rica adventure.

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The Travel Channel

5 Disney-Inspired Family Vacations That Aren't at Disney

Travel in the footsteps of your favorite Disney movie characters.

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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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Reader's Digest

America’s Best Road Trips Are In These 5 States

Pack your bags! We've rounded up the best road trips that don't require you to cross state lines.

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The Travel Channel

5 Places to Go Forest Bathing

Stressed out? Clear your mind and take a walk in the woods.

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The Travel Channel

Ancestry Travel is a Thing, You Should Try It

Trace your roots, then hop a plane to see where your ancestors once called home.

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Go Globetrotting on a Scavenger Hunt for Your Honeymoon

Newlyweds eager for a honeymoon that trumps all honeymoons, don’t delay. Roll up your sleeves and sign up for an adventurous honeymoon that even your friends will be talking about for years to come.

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Reader's Digest

The Most Scenic Train Rides Across America

From a three-hour wine train across Napa to a week-long coast-to-coast adventure to remember, here's how to answer the siren call of the railways of America.

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The Travel Channel

5 Family Camping Trips to Book Now

With summer right around the corner, the time is now to get back to nature and start planning a family camping vacation to remember.

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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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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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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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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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The Travel Channel

5 Island Getaways You Thought Were Out of Reach

Even the most exclusive Caribbean islands are within easy reach.

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The Travel Channel

Best Family Dude Ranch Vacations

Make this the summer for cattle drives, horseback riding and campfire stories at a western-style dude ranch.