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5 Reasons to Visit Oslo in Winter

This winter's record snowfall and frigid temperatures in the Northeast have had most people fantasizing about shedding their snow boots and running away to a tropical island. So when I told people that my winter getaway would take me in the opposite direction—to Oslo—I got more than a few raised eyebrows. Show More Summary

10 Best Ramen Shops in the U.S.

Ramen was once thought of as college-student food, a cheap and filling meal that was bought in bulk—but, oh, how times have changed. These days, you can find trendy, top-notch ramen shops all over the country. No longer relegated toShow More Summary

13 Gorgeous Indie Travel Magazines You Should Be Reading

It’s often been said that print is dead, but in recent years there’s been a magazine renaissance, with new, small-circulation titles popping up what seems like every month. Much to our delight, a large portion of these magazines areShow More Summary

Fodor's Week in Travel: City Living

No matter what country you’re in, nothing can top the energy of a big city. This week, we’ve covered urban locales from every angle, highlighting great hotels, picking out destination-worthy cultural activities and celebrations, and giving you advice on how to make the most of your trip. Show More Summary

10 Best Hotels in Queens

When it comes to affordable visits to New York City, Queens is king, with hotels sprouting up at breakneck speed (touting 101 options at last count, with some 50 more in the pipeline, according to hotel research firm STR). Plus, this...Show More Summary

What We're Reading This Week: Airbnb, American Sign Language, 'Hausfrau'

The newly revamped New York Times Magazine—expanded with a refreshed look, new features and contributors like Teju Cole (on photography), Jenna Wortham (on internet culture), and Troy Patterson (on fashion). This week’s Global IssueShow More Summary

15 Things Not to Do in Paris

It’s impossible to see and do everything when visiting Paris, so why waste time doing anything that isn’t worthy of your hard-earned vacation hours? The next time you’re in the City of Light, don’t fight with crowds in tourist traps, eat at the wrong restaurants, or wait in line at the Eiffel Tower. Show More Summary

World's Biggest St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

Regardless of your actual heritage, everyone's a little bit Irish during the month of March. That might help explain why elaborate St. Patrick's Day celebrations can be found across the globe every year. Outside of Ireland, some of the...Show More Summary

Fodor's Week in Travel: Try Something New

If you're feeling adventerous, now is the perfect time to travel. From volunteer opportunities abroad to the perfect itinerary for your first trip to Cuba, there are plenty of new experiences in our weekly travel roundup Top 5 Things...Show More Summary

10 Unforgettable Ski-Resort Dining Experiences

If you’re spending a day on the slopes, dining can become a purely functional affair: gobble a burger and get back to the powder as fast as you can. But sometimes it’s worth lingering a little longer over a meal, as more ski resorts are offering unique dining experiences for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Show More Summary

Music Lover's Guide to Seattle

The city of Seattle has many riches to offer its residents and visitors, one of which is a vibrant musical legacy that lives on today. On any given night, on stages across town, you can hear jazz, metal, rock, and many more varieties of live performance. Show More Summary

10 Best Hotels in Brooklyn

Visitors to New York City are well aware that Brooklyn, with its cool bars, artisanal eateries, homegrown shops, budding art centers, and much more is a bona fide destination in its own right. Now, an emerging crop of big-name and boutique hotels has arrived to accommodate the new wave of Brooklyn-based travelers. Show More Summary

Where to Eat in Austin During SXSW 2015

In just a few weeks, thousands of people will descend upon Austin for this year’s South by Southwest Festival (March 13–22), which transforms the “Keep It Weird” city into a thriving hotbed of music, film, and interactive technologies. Show More Summary

World's Craziest Bar Concepts

The next time you’re looking for a good place to grab a drink, skip the standard spots and instead make your way to one of these unique bars. Located all across the world, these spots not only serve up alcohol and bar food, but they give you an entire themed experience. Show More Summary

What We're Reading This Week: Dumplings, David Foster Wallace, 'Comma Queen'

Chinese New Year has arrived—read our story on where to celebrate here—so I've got dumplings on the brain. Fortunately, Serious Eats just published an authoritative guide on where to eat Chinese food in New York City, and I've been revisiting Edible Brooklyn's primer on where to eat dumplings in Sunset Park, otherwise known as Brooklyn's Chinatown. Show More Summary

5 Reasons to Visit El Salvador

El Salvador stubbornly remains off most travelers' radar, overshadowed by its more famous neighbors Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Panama. But this unique destination has many subtle charms and a warm, friendly people that often take first-time visitors by surprise. Show More Summary

Top 20 Free Things to Do in Paris

With travel prices escalating regularly, it's good to know that some of the best things in Paris actually are free. Inquisitive visitors willing to stray a bit off the beaten tourist path will be amply rewarded by discovering many of Paris's lesser-known treasures, while saving enough euros to splurge on a great meal or a coveted memento. Show More Summary

Top 5 Things to Do in Cuba

By Randy Wayne White, author of Cuba Straits I don't pretend to be an expert on Cuba but I have a patchwork knowledge—the equivalent of snapshots assembled from twenty-some trips, the first in 1977, the most recent in December, a week before the White House announced plans to normalize relations. Show More Summary

World's Best Chinese New Year Celebrations

You can call it the Spring Festival, Lunar New Year, or Chinese New Year but they all refer to the same thing: one of the world’s biggest annual celebrations. In cities across the globe, colorful and joyous spectacles featuring parades,...Show More Summary

9 Ideas for Your Next Volunteer Travel Experience

A few years back, my wife and I took a six-month trip with our two teenage children where we volunteered our way around the world. Not only was this a much cheaper way to travel, it was far more meaningful and transformative than any hotel-restaurant-museum trip I’ve ever been on. Show More Summary

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