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Archived Since:August 8, 2011

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Road Trip Planner: South Africa's Karoo Region

Though it lacks the grandeur of a Moroccan dune at sunset or the Moab, South Africa's Karoo, the desert hinterland separating the Western Cape from the country's interior, is filled with interesting people, fascinating history, and charmingly bizarre towns that complement its sublime natural beauty. Show More Summary

America's 15 Best Rooftop Bars

When it comes to outdoor drinking, can anything possibly beat a view from the top? With skyline vistas as delicious as the cocktails they serve, rooftop bars are ideal scenes for post-work happy hours and lazy weekends. Not surprisingly,...Show More Summary

Travel Quote of the Week: On The Path Unknown

Who doesn't love an inspiring travel quote? (As if we need any more reason to hit the road.) Like what you see here? There are plenty more travel quotes where this came from. Check us out on Pinterest. And tell us what you thought of this quote on Twitter or Facebook.

15 Essential Tech Gadgets for Travelers

Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you have to completely unplug from the world. In fact, for tech-savvy travelers, some gadgets can make life on the road much less stressful. Some will save you money, some will keep you powered up wherever your travels take you, and some will help you document your trip, but all of them are essential. Show More Summary

Where to Drink in Brooklyn

Merging cutting-edge flair with homegrown roots, Brooklyn's drinking scene is worth a trip across the river if you usually stick to Manhattan. Two wineries (Brooklyn Winery, The Red Hook Winery) and three breweries (Brooklyn Brewery, KelSo, and Sixpoint Brewery) proudly call the borough home, while bars and lounges run the gamut from casual to chic. Show More Summary

Fodor's Week in Travel: A Road Less Traveled

Any avid traveler knows there's more to see than could possibly fit on one bucket list, and the greatest destinations around the world leave nothing to be desired. But when you stray from the well-trodden path, you'll find there's a host of excellent places that make for an equally rewarding vacation. Show More Summary

10 Charming Midwestern Towns to Visit This Summer

While New England hamlets are perhaps the epitome of small towns, the Midwest has its fair share of quaint communities with a unique charm all their own. During the summer season, these towns can nearly double in size on any given weekend, with the promise of relaxed sailing and throwback street festivals offering a pleasant reprieve from city life. Show More Summary

How to Pack Light for a Trip

Though it takes a deft hand and a bit of practice, packing light makes for a much less stressful traveling experience. Keeping everything in one carry-on means less time spent in airports and less hassle moving around cities. Here is...Show More Summary

10 Offbeat Guided Tours Around the U.S.

Whether you're hoping to see a city's more unusual sights or looking to learn more about a particular topic, these quirky tours are sure to entertain with unusual factoids, interesting stops, and unique perspectives. From a yoga city tour to a subterranean urban jaunt, here are some of our favorite offbeat guided tours to spice up your next vacation. by Zachary Laks

10 Natural and Organic Beauty Products Worth Packing

Though we always keep an eye out for the latest technology breakthroughs to keep us looking fresh-faced and clear-skinned, we're equal fans of ingredient lists that we can actually comprehend. Natural and organic products, though great in theory, don't always hold up to the beauty editor test. Show More Summary

What We're Reading This Week: Peking Duck, Paleo Diets, Wrigley Field

As a recent Brooklyn transplant, I've been coming to terms with my own role in the gentrification of New York's most talked about borough. But this article helped convince me that while things are changing fast, Brooklyn still has that dichotomy of old school ruggedness and new school hip that makes my new home so diverse and so wonderful. Show More Summary

Ask Fodor's: Money-Saving Tips for Oslo?

Our column this week features a question submitted by @AlperElci via Twitter: Why is accommodation in Oslo expensive? Do you have any cost-saving suggestionS for a family with kids? Oslo is one of the most expensive cities in Europe, so it shouldn't be surprising to find that hotels are not cheap. Show More Summary

10 Stunning Hotels in Unexpected Places

For a long time, it seemed that cities such as Shanghai, Dubai, and Toronto had cornered the market on futuristic-looking hotels, but some of the most innovatively designed properties are now cropping up in less cosmopolitan places.Show More Summary

Design Lovers' Guide to Palm Springs

An oasis in the Coachella Valley, Palm Springs is the perfect destination for lovers of architecture from the Mid-Century Modern and Desert Modern periods (1930s-1970s). Design enthusiasts flock here year-round to cozy up in retro motels or sip martinis at throwback eateries. Show More Summary

World's Most Luxurious Wine Country Hotels

Wine aficionados need look no further than these ultra-luxe accommodations located in the heart of vineyard environs. We've scoured the globe to showcase 10 of the world's best, ranging in style from minimalist to medieval. Some areShow More Summary

Best Credit Cards for Travelers

Travel credit cards that offer rewards are everywhere. You can't escape the fliers, emails, and commercials touting "exclusive perks," and with so many options, finding a credit card that is right for you can be overwhelming. Here are...Show More Summary

Travel Quote of the Week: On Wandering

Who doesn't love an inspiring travel quote? (As if we need any more reason to hit the road.) Like what you see here? There are plenty more travel quotes where this came from. Check us out on Pinterest. And tell us what you thought of this quote on Twitter or Facebook.

10 Most Unusual Landmarks in the U.S.

Forget Mt. Rushmore or the Statue of Liberty—some landmarks are a little bit more unique (and off the beaten path) than others. But that doesn’t make them any less interesting. If you’re looking for something a little different the next...Show More Summary

Seafood Lover's Guide to Brittany, France

If you're an oyster aficionado, you've certainly heard of the Belon, France's most beloved bivalve. Though "Belon" often refers to any flat oyster from France, true oyster-philes know the best Belons come from France's northwesternmost region of Brittany. Show More Summary

Fodor's Week in Travel: Epicurean Adventures

Let your stomach be your guide this week, as we take you on a tour of some of the best food and spirits destinations around the world. You won't have to look beyond your own backyard for a taste of Deutschland's finest beer, thanks to...Show More Summary

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