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10 Best Doughnut Shops in the U.S.

From Homer Simpson to the now-ubiquitous cronut, doughnuts have long occupied a special place in the heart of American popular culture. In recent years, however, this sweet, starchy treat has become a favorite of discerning foodies, with new shops popping up around the country, offering a selection of classic and reimagined flavors. Show More Summary

10 Luxurious Log Cabins Across the U.S.

There’s something inherently cozy about a log-cabin getaway, in that it offers a rustic simplicity and proximity to nature. But for those who like the idea of a back-to-the basics vacation more than the reality of it, consider a log-cabin hotel. Show More Summary

10 Most High-Tech Airports in the U.S.

From check-in to the gangway, the airport sets the tone for your trip. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, modern advancements in airport services and amenities have exponentially increased in the past few years with high-tech innovation. Show More Summary

10 Best Spring Hikes in the U.S.

With the arrival of spring, the ground is thawing, flowers are blossoming, and nature is jumping back to life. Take advantage of the natural beauty by heading into the wilderness for a trek on one of the country’s 10 best spring hiking trails. Show More Summary

10 Best Amusement Parks for 2015

Have you ever gone from zero to 60 m.p.h. in three and a half seconds while dangling off the side of a steel track? The only place in the world you can experience that is on the new Thunderbird wing launch roller coaster opening this spring at Holiday World, Indiana, one of the 10 most exciting amusement parks to visit this year. Show More Summary

How to Choose the Right Cruise for You

Cruising has become so much more than a means of island hopping around the Caribbean. These days, you can enjoy world-class dining, spas, zip lines, a meeting with Mickey Mouse, golf, or even a ride on a water coaster, all while on the...Show More Summary

10 Most Unique Mini Golf Courses in the U.S.

Ditch the broken-down windmills and decaying fake grass for a more thrilling golf experience. With moving obstacles, inventive themes, and other quirky touches, these mini golf courses located throughout the country stand out from the rest. Show More Summary

America's Best Spring Flower Festivals

As the spring season revs up this year, festivals across the country make celebrities of their green-thumbed citizens. From a town that showcases 4.5 million tulips a year to a remote island filled with lilacs, the country’s best spring flower festivals celebrate the season and provide a good reason to stop and smell the roses. By Zachary Laks

Spring 2015 Guide to Paris

There's more than love in the air this spring in Paris, as the city's top museums and cultural spaces unveil a scintillating roster of new events and exhibitions. Plus, the best of the new boutiques, restaurants, and an exclusive new...Show More Summary

7 Reasons Cruising Is a Great Way to See the World

Once upon a time, taking a cruise was simply a means of island-hopping around the Caribbean. Today, however, cruising offers so much more than that one kind of getaway. In fact, many top cruise lines now offer itineraries to far-flung and exotic destinations like the French Riviera, the Amazon, and Africa. Show More Summary

A Literary Tour of Small-Town America

The mark of a good book is often the author’s ability to transport readers into his or her world. Fiction and non-fiction alike can instantly take readers off of their couches and into uncharted territory and new worlds. Many classic and contemporary American works find their roots in the country’s small towns. Show More Summary

10 Best Outdoor Music Venues in the U.S.

When the weather’s right, seeing a concert outdoors is one of the warmer seasons’ many pleasures. Beyond the music, these creatively designed, legendary venues add even more to the concert-going experience. Soak in the atmosphere at these open-air venues, where you’ll be surrounded by stunning landscapes while listening to top-notch acoustics. Show More Summary

6 Awe-Inspiring Natural Phenomena Around the World

By Leigh Ann Henion, author of Phenomenal Leigh Ann Henion is the author of Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurer's Search for Wonder in the Natural World. It's a memoir about how—during her first years as a mother—she set out to reawaken her own sense of wonder via the northern lights, a solar eclipse, and other natural phenomena. Show More Summary

Fodor's Week in Travel: Unexpected Excursions

Travel is best when there are new places to explore and a few fun surprises along the way. From journeys on European rivers to dinner at the top of a tram line, expect the unexpected in our weekly roundup. 10 Under-the-Radar Attractions...Show More Summary

World's Most Unique Dining Experiences

From glacier-top feasts to dinner in a date grove, culinary experiences don’t need to be confined to traditional restaurant settings, especially when traveling. We’ve rounded up 20 places where unique gourmet meals come served in peculiar...Show More Summary

America's 15 Best Small-Town Festivals

You may not know it, but some of the country’s best festivals are held in small towns scattered throughout the U.S. Featuring a wide range of unique themes, and ranging in size and scope, these celebrations often include parades, entertainment, food, and plenty of special events. Show More Summary

World's Most Unique Concierge Services

You may have heard of concierges who specialize in pillows, but what about a soap concierge? Or a pet concierge? To please the pickiest of guests, hotels around the world are increasingly adding one-of-a-kind services. From trackingShow More Summary

6 Best Places to Read and Write in Zurich

By Jill Alexander Essbaum, author of Hausfrau If I asked you to list “Europe’s Most Literary Cities,” you aren’t likely to lead with Zürich. But don’t let its tick-tock clockwork and bankable good looks deceive: This Swiss city has hosted its fair share of writers. Show More Summary

Q&A: Cleveland Chef Michael Symon of 'Iron Chef' and 'The Chew'

Michael Symon may just be the ultimate Renaissance man. The James Beard Foundation Award–winning chef, best-selling cookbook author, and successful restaurateur is also an Iron Chef on the Food Network and co-host on ABC's critically-acclaimed The Chew. Show More Summary

10 Best River Cruises for 2015

One of the fastest growing segments of the entire travel industry, river cruising options are positively exploding in 2015. With new ships, itineraries, and excursions, there's no better time to book a trip than right now. Here, we've...Show More Summary

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