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Travel Planning Guides


We’ve been planning award-winning adventure vacations for over 35 years. Our approach to planning the perfect vacation is simple: it begins with the understanding that for every destination we visit, there is a way to experience it in the most immersive, energizing, and inspiring way possible.

Our travel guides are designed to inspire and empower you to plan your best adventure vacation yet. Here you’ll find all of the travel guides we offer — packed with insider knowledge, travel tips, and highlights of breathtaking destinations across the globe. Browse our free travel planning guides below and make your adventure vacation everything it can be.

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Family Vacation Planning Guide

We know that great family vacations are the result of great planning. In fact, we’ve earned top honors for creating extraordinary family adventures in our national parks and around the world because of our relentless focus on the details. If you’re still stuck planning your own family vacation, our guide is here to help.

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National Parks Vacation Planning Guide

In this guide, we’ve outlined some of our favorites from the 59 national parks to help you start planning a successful national park adventure of your own. From choosing a destination, to knowing when and how best to visit each location, this guide outlines some important national park basics that all travelers should know.

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European Vacation Planning Guide

A vacation in Europe is wildly romantic and positively life-changing. Few other places on earth afford you the possibility to experience so many different cultures and landscapes in such close proximity to one another. But how do you choose where to go first?

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Latin America Vacation Planning Guide

With swimming lizards and comical guanacos, lava-bomb beaches and misty mountaintops, Latin America beckons explorers of all ages. Featuring highlights from both Central and South America, this guide serves as an introductory tool to help you start planning the ultimate Latin America vacation. Let’s turn those daydreams into reality!

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Africa Vacation Planning Guide

You’ve been dreaming about taking the ultimate Africa vacation since you saw your first giraffe at the zoo, so what are you waiting for? This guide is the perfect place to start putting the pieces in motion so you can get going on the adventure of a lifetime — and see a giraffe in its natural habitat.

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Southeast Asia Vacation Planning Guide

From colorful coral reefs teeming with marine life to verdant rainforests shadowing ancient temples, Southeast Asia offers an enchanting balance of exotic adventure and ultimate relaxation. Not sure how to start planning your Southeast Asia Vacation? This guide is just the beginning.

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