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A Perfect 5-Day Mountain Road Trip in North Carolina

Day 1: Asheville Arrive in Asheville and check into the Windsor Asheville, an all-suite boutique property, with kitchens, living rooms, and a private bedroom, located in the heart of downtown. Breakfast Suggestions • Biscuit Head – If...Show More Summary

7 Reasons to Visit Durham, North Carolina

Durham, located at the apex of North Carolina's famed "Research Triangle," has recently undergone a transformation. What once was a neglected town is now on its way to becoming one of the state’s most attractive urban landscapes. Yes,...Show More Summary

Long Weekend in New Paltz, New York

A thriving hamlet for artists, writers, and musicians with a college-town vibe, New Paltz is an easy jaunt from New York City, ideal come springtime with its multitude of outdoor adventures. Whether it's climbing mountains or takingShow More Summary

17 National Parks That Are Perfect for Spring Trips

Once spring has sprung, it’s time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. And what better way to experience nature than in some of our magnificent national parks? We’ve handpicked the 10 best national parks for springtime revelry, from Tennessee to Alaska to California. Now it’s your turn to start planning a trip.

5 Hudson Valley Wineries to Visit This Spring

Escaping New York City is often a must for those living, working, and playing in the bustling metropolis—and for those who are just visiting. As fate would have it, the viticulturally rich Hudson Valley is just a short drive or train...Show More Summary

10 Hotel Brands with Outstanding Bath Amenities

A litmus test of luxury while you’re away from home, a hotel’s bathroom products may be small in size, but they play a large role in determining guest satisfaction. It’s no surprise, then, that hotels are becoming more discerning when it comes to the toiletries they stock. Show More Summary

Q&A: Chris Pavone, Author of 'The Travelers'

The Travelers’ hero, Will Rhodes, is a travel writer turned accidental spy. Our founder, Eugene Fodor, also used travel writing as a front while working for the CIA. Naturally, we’re hooked. What was your inspiration? I’ve had dozens...Show More Summary

10 New Cruise Ships Sailing Europe This Year

Forego the hotel hopping, endless train rides, and rental car mishaps that can mire a European getaway by arriving fresh in a new destination each morning on board the world’s newest and most technologically advanced cruise ships. We’ve tallied up the most remarkable new cruise ships sailing Europe this year that push the boundaries of engineering. Show More Summary

20 Can't-Miss Theme Park Attractions in Orlando

Orlando’s theme parks—namely Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando—have become enmeshed in the pop-culture mainstream with classics (think Pirates of the Caribbean and Space Mountain) and modern-day engineering marvels (a Harry Potter thrill ride utilizing advanced robotic arm technology). Show More Summary

Where You Can Sleep in a Castle in the Italian Countryside

The countryside between Milan and Parma, in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, is characterized by rolling green hills, flower-filled meadows, and medieval castles sitting grandly on great parcels of land. Parma itself is a charming town of just under 200,000 with an impressive collection of architecture from different periods. Show More Summary

Where to Eat in Healdsburg Now

One of the great charms of Healdsburg in Sonoma is that it manages to successfully maintain a small-town feel while constantly growing, adding new restaurants and tasting rooms. While the town boasts a number of notable favorites, some...Show More Summary

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

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