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Archived Since:August 8, 2011

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25 Amazing Hotels With Eye-Popping Views

A one-of-a-kind, awe-inspiring view is a welcome perk at any hotel, but some properties truly outshine the rest when it comes to the surrounding scenery. Fortunately, there are views that appeal to every kind of traveler, whether you want to gaze at mountains, oceans, vineyards, or dazzling city lights. Show More Summary

5 Reasons to Visit Addis Ababa Now

Tell your friends you're off to Addis Ababa, and the response might be "Addis...where?" But just because the Ethiopian capital isn't at the top of travelers' must-visit lists doesn't mean you shouldn't go. In fact, this slightly under-the-radar...Show More Summary

Top 5 Things to Do in Queens

Though Queens has traditionally been ignored by travelers who stick to Manhattan and, in recent years, Brooklyn, the largest borough in New York City is suddenly, as they say, having a moment. Lonely Planet recently named Queens as its top U.S. Show More Summary

World's Best Cruises for 2015

In 2015, set sail on the seven seas—and the many rivers in between—for a great-value, neatly bundled cruise vacation that covers a lot of ground in a single trip. Many of the year’s best cruises take place on brand-new ocean-liners and river cruises with exciting new itineraries and ports of call. Show More Summary

Where to Find Affordable Lodging in New York City

Everything in New York City seems larger than life—including the sticker shock on skyscraper-high hotel prices, with average hotel rates running close to $300/night. For those who think outside the box-y hotel room, however, there are...Show More Summary

5 Reasons to Visit Houston Now

The sprawling city of Houston, the fourth-largest in the United States, was once associated with its web of mirrored skyscrapers, massive highway systems, rich oil business, and lack of zoning. These days, the city is experiencing a booming cultural transformation. Show More Summary

Top 10 Things to Do in Napa Valley (Besides Drink Wine)

The beautiful Napa Valley, a short 90-minute drive north from San Francisco, is undoubtedly a well-sought and famous grape-growing region of world-class vineyards and wine production. The dreamy landscape of rolling hills, luxurious resorts, charming inns, stellar climate, renowned food, and, of course, wine make for an unbeatable destination. Show More Summary

10 Incredible Installations from the 2014 Festival of Lights

Every year in December, Lyon puts on the incredible Fête des Lumières (Festival of Lights), during which more than 70 light installations transform the city’s streetscapes into thrilling works of art. Though the festival’s origins go...Show More Summary

10 Essential Dessert Destinations in New York City

Among other things, New York City is known throughout the world as a food mecca, boasting exceptional restaurants like Gramercy Tavern, Le Bernardin, and Eleven Madison Park, among many other bucket-list spots. With good food comes great desserts, so there’s no better place to leave your diet at home and indulge your sweet tooth. Show More Summary

Fodor's Week in Travel: New and Novel

There are new restaurants, attractions, and activities springing up all over the world, especially during the holiday season when people are busy figuring out where to plan their winter getaway trips. Whether you're looking for a new...Show More Summary

Beer Lover's Guide to Chicago

It may not be Portland or Denver, but in recent years, Chicago has carved out a beer niche of its own, with new breweries, bars, and brewpubs popping up every season. Chicago’s craft-beer scene can intimidate the average visitor and even beer fanatics, but that's no reason to skip the Windy City’s top beer meccas. Show More Summary

What We're Reading This Week: Bookstores, Photo Books, Gangnam Style

I love this photo essay on independent booksellers on Slate’s photography blog, Behold. I was especially thrilled to come across a photo of my hometown bookstore—Iconoclast Books in Sun Valley, Idaho. —Teddy Minford, Managing Editorial Assistant I’m reading The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell. Show More Summary

10 Hotels With Over-the-Top Christmas Decorations

When it comes to holiday decorating, a handful of U.S. hotels stick to the mantra “go big or go home.” Not content with just a lobby tree and a string of lights, these hotels stand out from the pack by upping the decorating ante, and adding millions of lights, outdoor skating rinks, and even ride-on trains. Show More Summary

10 Best New Beach Hotels for Winter 2014-15

If you need a break from gift shopping and holiday parties, this is a perfect time to start planning a beach getaway. While we all have our favorite tropical destinations, it could be time to consider going somewhere new. The 2014–2015 beach season is offering a wide variety of new beach hotels which span the globe. Show More Summary

10 Most High-Tech Cruise Ships in the World

If you’re booking a vacation on a cruise ship, there’s a fairly good chance that staying connected to the rest of the world doesn’t top your list of priorities. Still, if you’re willing to compromise (and open your wallet), you can keep in touch with family and friends back home, and even surf the web at relatively respectable speeds. Show More Summary

Where to Eat in Philadelphia Now

A cadre of young culinary talents is enhancing Philadelphia's considerable dining scene with casual but ambitious restaurants. Here are seven spots that are currently among the city's toughest tables to book. Abe Fisher Michael Solomonov,...Show More Summary

Fodor's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

'Tis the season for holiday shopping, so we've done the legwork and rounded up this year's best gifts for the travelers on your list. Whether you're looking for the latest travel gadgets, top-shelf spirits from around the world, or something that can make someone's journeys more comfortable, you'll find what you want right here. Show More Summary

Fodor's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

'Tis the season for holiday shopping, so we've done the legwork and rounded up this year's best gifts for the travelers on your list. These 14 small but thoughtful gifts, all of which cost less than $30, are either must-pack items for...Show More Summary

Where to Eat and Drink in Sonoma County Now

You land in San Francisco, rent a car, and roll the windows down. You drive across the Golden Gate Bridge, and as traffic thins, Sonoma comes into sight. This California county isn’t only the relaxed, cool cousin of Napa—it is also home to fresh, soulful cuisine. Show More Summary

10 Best Year-Round Amusement Parks in the U.S.

Escape the dreary cold this winter and seek the thrills of one of summer’s greatest highlights: amusement parks. These fantastic parks offer the best fun in the sun year-round. Indoor parks, mega resort complexes, and smaller boutique amusement parks all bring a new flair for the 2014-15 season. Show More Summary

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