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15 Best Travel Experiences for Night Owls

When you think of late-night fun, chances are clubs in big cities like New York, Berlin, or Miami come to mind. And while it’s true that there are plenty of up-all-night diversions in those locales, there are also plenty of alternative evening adventures awaiting travelers, both in cities and outside of them. Show More Summary

15 Best Small-Town Museums in the U.S.

All too often, the museums that get all the attention are those in big cities with blockbuster collections, like MoMA in New York City, the Field Museum in Chicago, and the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. But hidden away in America’s small towns are equally fascinating, more unique museums that are home to coveted works of art and historical items. Show More Summary

Bangkok's Best New Hotels

These are big times for Bangkok: With freshly opened shopping centers like Central Embassy and Siam Square One, condos, the BTS Skytrain transit system, and a wealth of new hotels on the horizon, now is the perfect time to start planning a trip to Thailand. Show More Summary

How to Pack Wine in Your Luggage

For oenophiles who love to travel, a bottle of wine can serve as the perfect vacation souvenir or gift. But as your luggage is handled by various people and jostled on planes and conveyor belts, the risk of having that expensive bottle of red break and spill all over your clothes increases. Show More Summary

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

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