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Europe's 15 Most Romantic Getaways

There may be no better place to travel for romance than Europe. Whether you're relaxing at a spa on the shores of Lake Como or strolling through Salzburg's cobblestone streets hand-in-hand, the slower pace of life on the Continent is deliciously conducive to couples time. These are the best spots for a romantic getaway in Europe.

World's Most Beautiful Spring Flowers

Chase away dreary, monochrome winter thoughts with an explosion of color signifying the season’s rebirth. While botanical gardens start opening their doors to visitors, and flower festivals get underway, you can head out into the countryside and run into fields of wildflowers around the world. Show More Summary

Europe's 15 Best Cities for Arts & Culture

Whether you prefer to see the classics in Rome or modern-art installations in Basel, we've captured Europe's best arts and culture destinations. You'll find traditional arts and culture centers like Florence and Paris in the lineup, plus a few surprises, like Cambridge and Granada. Get ready to soak up some serious culture in these outstanding cities across Europe.

Long Weekend in Palm Springs

In the golden age of Hollywood, Palm Springs was the weekend destination of choice for celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, the Gabor sisters, and Cary Grant. The endless sunshine and arid climate also made the area attractive to retirees,...Show More Summary

5 Mexico City Spots That Prize Authenticity

Mexico City’s traditional lucha libre fighters––who delight their legions of fans with backflips in and out of the wrestling ring, while clad in colorful masks and skimpy shorts ––may not be staging real matches, but their authenticity...Show More Summary

Europe's 15 Most Charming Destinations

From Salzburg's cobblestone streets to Cappadocia's hillside cave architecture, these are the top places in Europe—as rated by Fodor's travelers—for picturesque charm. Envision perfect postcard settings for your next European vacation, from historic architecture to stunning scenery. Whichever photogenic destination you choose, don't forget your camera!

Spring 2016 Guide to Paris

As the songbook says, you'll never know the charm of spring until you've spent April in Paris. We can only agree. In spring, Parisians forget the winter doldrums and get out to dine, meet with friends, and enjoy all the city has to offer. Show More Summary

How to Travel to Cuba

As of December 2014, legal travel to Cuba for U.S. citizens became easier for the first time in more than 50 years. However, it's not quite as easy as hopping a plane to your favorite Caribbean island, because the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) oversees the rules for Cuba visits by Americans. Show More Summary

World's Most Amazing Zip Lines

In December 2015, Puerto Rico’s Toro Verde Adventure Park opened the world’s longest zip line, appropriately named El Monstruo, or “The Monster.” Approximately 7,590 feet long and stretching 1,200 feet above the ground, The Monster allows riders to reach speeds of up to 90 mph, making it a new must-do for thrill seekers. Show More Summary

20 Incredible Beaches to Visit in Costa Rica

With pristine, secluded hideaways and palm-fringed resort strands of sand, beaches are one of the top reasons to go to Costa Rica, but do you know which ones to visit? Don't worry—we're here to help. From pulverized volcanic rock and...Show More Summary

Everything You Need to Know About Cruising to Cuba

Chances are that with restrictions on travel to Cuba loosening up seemingly every day, you've set your sights on this long-off-limits locale, located just about 90 miles from the cruise port mecca of Florida. You're not alone: American...Show More Summary

20 Ultimate Things to Do in Paris

With so much to see and do in Paris, it's hard to narrow it down to the essentials while still having an experience that's a good balance of everything the city has to offer. We've selected the crème de la crème of the city—some places...Show More Summary

10 Things You Must Do in Iceland

In his new novel, The Travelers, author Chris Pavone takes readers on a thrilling journey across Europe, from Bordeaux to Paris, Dublin to the Mediterranean, and even to an isolated cabin perched on the rugged cliffs of Iceland. That...Show More Summary

Top 10 Places to Go in Spring 2016

Can you feel it in the air? Spring is just around the corner, so where will your travels take you? If you’re not sure, don’t fret, because we’ve got some great suggestions from you. From Mexico City to Munich, get ready for a spring break you won’t forget.

10 Best Honeymoon Destinations for 2016

“Honeymoons last not nowadays above a fortnight,” Samuel Richardson observed in his 18th-century novel, Clarissa. He had a point: while love certainly may last beyond two weeks, precious vacation time may not, which makes choosing the right honeymoon destination even more crucial. Show More Summary

Art Lover's Guide to Downtown L.A.

Downtown Los Angeles (abbreviated DTLA) is in the midst of a renaissance, one that kicked off in 2003—that’s when the curvy, Frank Gehry–designed Walt Disney Concert Hall opened its doors to the public—and has gained increasing momentum ever since. Show More Summary

5 Easy Ways to Eat and Drink Like an Italian at Home

One of the great joys of traveling the world is experiencing new culinary traditions, but we often fail to take these traditions home with us. That shouldn’t be the case, though, because it’s easier than you think to integrate food and...Show More Summary

Brooklyn?s Hotel Scene Is Hotter Than Ever

No longer Manhattan's lesser-visited sister, Brooklyn has become more than just a borough—it’s an internationally known brand. These days, it’s a travel destination unto itself, a hotbed of culinary and cultural delights that attract visitors from across the East River and around the world. Show More Summary

What It's Like to Visit Northern Alaska in Winter

By Rosamund Lupton, author of The Quality of Silence Northern Alaska is a land where the sun shines at midnight in summer and, in winter, a night of darkness lasts two months; where the temperature can plummet to –80 Fahrenheit, with winds screaming across the tundra; where animals’ fur and birds’ feathers turn white to match the land and sky. Show More Summary

10 Most Authentic Irish Pubs in the U.S.

There are as many ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as there are shades of green, but perhaps the most classic way is to stop by an Irish pub for a proper pint. But some pubs are better than others. This year, go the traditional route...Show More Summary

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