state parks

Brazil's Ilha do Cardoso is a true escape

There are no established roads, no cars. There's not even a school bus; children are picked up and taken to school by boat. Electricity is generated by solar panels, and the generator shuts off at 10:30 each night.

7 inspired ideas for a 4th of July vacation

Looking to make a break for it for the 4th of July holiday weekend or another long summer weekend? The options are endless — you just need to decide if it's a USA road trip you're after or a hop-skip-jump over the Atlantic.