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Filed Under:Lifestyle / Travel
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Archived Since:August 8, 2011

Blog Post Archive

10 Off-Beat Hotels Around the U.S.

Leave your typical routine on the curb as you check in at one of these wildly creative destination hotels, where your room becomes the main attraction. From a treehouse, to a jail cell, to a stationed cruise ship, you’ve never spent the night in more imaginative surroundings. Show More Summary

5 Reasons to Visit North Wales

With its dramatic scenery, charming villages, and surprisingly creative food scene, it's a mystery why visitors to Great Britain still often overlook Wales for its cousins Scotland and England. Many who do choose to experience the Welsh...Show More Summary

Paris's 20 Best Barista Cafes

Coffee lovers take note: Paris has finally escaped its slump and joined the 21st century. An ambitious group of native and expat roasters and baristas are more than making up for lost time, serving up meticulously sourced, roasted, and crafted coffees of a quality to rival any in the world. Show More Summary

Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2014: The Best Travel Deals

Thanksgiving Weekend is a great time to snag deals not only on holiday gifts, but also on travel: Hotels and resorts around the world are offering incredible booking incentives like complimentary gifts and on-site activities plus major discounts on rooms. Show More Summary

10 Places to Go This Winter

Winter may not have officially arrived just yet, but the time to start planning your next vacation is now. There are plenty of winter festivals on the horizon, as well as important anniversaries: In 2015, Switzerland will celebrate the...Show More Summary

15 Under-the-Radar Vacation Destinations

The world is full of destinations on the well-trodden path, where the number of visitors seems to go up every year and the crowds can sometimes feel endless. Don’t you want to go somewhere different for a change? No matter what corner of the globe you look at, there are plenty of overlooked vacation spots just waiting to be explored. Show More Summary

5 Safaris That Help Save Wildlife

It may not make the front pages of newspapers, but the reality is that elephant and rhino poaching have reached an all-time high. Between 2010 and 2012, more than 100,000 elephants were slaughtered for their ivory tusks—that’s over 35,000 a year; in Tanzania, 30 elephants are killed every day. Show More Summary

What We're Reading This Week: Passports, Thanksgiving, 'Harriet the Spy'

Who knew a passport could be so stylish? Apparently, the Norwegians. —Kristan Schiller, Editor, Cities and Cultural Destinations This year marks the 50th anniversary of Harriet the Spy, so I picked up a copy of the anniversary edition. Show More Summary

20 Best Places to Celebrate New Year's

New Year’s comes but once a year, so it’s worth it to make the festivites memorable. But where’s the best place to be when the clock strikes midnight on December 31? We’ve scoured the world for the best annual celebrations, from the beaches of Rio de Janeiro to Berlin’s Brandenberg Gate. Show More Summary

10 Best Places to Camp Year-Round

Forget what you may have heard—camping isn’t just an activity for the summer months. No matter what time of year, rustic escapes around America welcome travelers, along with their tents and RVs, for nights of roasted marshmallows, cookouts, and campfire songs in some of the country’s most spectacular locales. Show More Summary

How to Use the Internet to Find the Best Airplane Seats

If you’ve ever traveled on a commercial jet, you probably know to avoid picking the middle seat in a row of three. If you purchase a last-minute ticket or you didn’t select a seat before check-in, you might not have any other choiceShow More Summary

Chocolate Lover's Guide to Paris

In the last five years, Paris has witnessed an explosion on the chocolate scene to rival any city on the planet. While boutiques are proliferating all over the city, Paris's chocolate epicenter, Saint-Germain-des Prés, is now home to...Show More Summary

Cruise Preview: Royal Caribbean?s 'Quantum of the Seas' Debuts

Royal Caribbean International’s newest and most lavish ship, Quantum of the Seas, was christened at the Cape Liberty cruise port in Bayonne, NJ, on Friday afternoon by godmother Kristin Chenoweth and chairman and CEO Richard Fain. The...Show More Summary

Fodor?s Week in Travel: Know Before You Go

Travel smarts will get you far in your forays around the world. When you know the right gear to bring, the right transportation to take, and the right things to do when you get to your destination, the only thing left on your checklist is to have fun. Show More Summary

Checking In: Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills

For a taste of France without leaving New England, head to the new Mirbeau Inn & Spa in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Although Plymouth is best known as the site of the first Thanksgiving, visitors won’t find Pilgrims or austerity here. Instead,...Show More Summary

5 Must-See Exhibitions in Miami During Art Basel

Art Basel Miami Beach brings out the biggest names in contemporary art, not just within the fair circuit but also in the local arts community. This year marks the second anniversary of the opening of the Pérez Art Museum and the debut of the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami. Show More Summary

What We?re Reading This Week: Space Photos, Street Names, Taylor Swift

I’m going to miss waking up to American astronaut Reid Wiseman’s amazing aerial photos from outer space. Hope there’s a photo-book deal in the offing now that he’s come back down to Earth. —Arabella Bowen, Editor-in-Chief As a resident...Show More Summary

5 Small Airlines You Should Know

Travelers are well acquainted with major airlines and hubs spread across the country, but sometimes plans call for a short 40-minute flight to more exotic spots like the Costa Rican jungle, or a quick jaunt to upstate New York. Cars, trains, and ferries can take hours, which makes the perks of flying on smaller airlines enticing. Show More Summary

Fodor's Approved: 10 Best Carry-On Bags for 2014

When you’re traveling, it’s certainly possible to cram the essentials into any old carry-on bag, but when you’re on the go as often as we are here at Fodor’s, you understand the difference a great bag can make. In order to find the best...Show More Summary

5 Reasons to Visit Nuremberg

As the second-largest city in Bavaria, Nuremberg (Nürnberg, as it is called by locals) often gets overshadowed by Munich. With a recorded history dating back to 1050 and a plethora of political events throughout the ages—notably rallies, and later war trials—there’s no reason for this charming Franconian city to be humble. Show More Summary

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