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Archived Since:August 8, 2011

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Crystal Cruises Makes Calls in 9 New European Ports

If you've ever dreamt of visiting the northernmost city in the world, or the remote Channel Islands, now's your chance to do so—from the comfort of your luxury oceanliner cabin. This summer, Crystal Cruises will make first-time calls on nine different European ports. Show More Summary

10 Most Amazing Indian Ocean Vacations

Sure, it's a long way to go, but travelers to the isles of the Indian Ocean are rewarded with wildly exotic beaches, sparkling emerald waters, and Crusoe-style castaway lodgings. Spanning from South Africa to southwest Australia, nowhere...Show More Summary

How to Plan a Geocaching Vacation

Techie travelers have long embraced the fun, tech-driven, on-the-road adventure that is geocaching. For those of us who haven't caught on to the craze just yet, here's a quick-and-easy guide to geocaching: What's the History of Geocaching? Back in 2000, the U.S. Show More Summary

Exchanging Your Money Abroad: 10 Simple Tips

One question I see a lot in the user forums here on is how best to get foreign currency when traveling abroad. When I first started traveling abroad, there were two basic choices: take and exchange cash or take and exchange traveler's checks. Show More Summary

World's 20 Most Stunning Libraries

Over the centuries, kings, presidents, monks, and other luminaries have constructed libraries as more than mere book repositories, but as symbols of knowledge, power, and wealth. Many of their structures propose commanding architecture and some even house works of art and cultural treasures. Show More Summary

Fodor's Week in Travel: Family Fun

The approach of spring means it's time to plan for your child's spring break (if you haven't already!), and get a jump on summer vacation planning, as well. This week, we covered top destinations for great family getaways. Plan a classic...Show More Summary

Step Into: 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

The transporting set of director Wes Anderson's film The Grand Budapest Hotel is actually situated some 400 miles north of the Hungarian capital—in the easternmost corner of Germany. Here, visitors can go on location to uncover filmShow More Summary

Insider's Guide to the 2014 National Cherry Blossom Festival

If you’re looking to experience the start of spring in all its glory (as many of us are after one of the worst winters on record), the National Cherry Blossom Festival makes a great weekend getaway or day trip to kick off the season....Show More Summary

World's Best Spots for Dinosaur Fans

If you happen to have children under the age of 12, we bet you know a thing or two about dinosaur obsession. So while you've probably taken the kids to see fossils in a museum, there are plenty of other ways to explore the world of dinosaurs—from participating in fossil digs to hiking along paths with ancient footprints. Show More Summary

5 Must-Have Experiences on Grand Cayman Island

By Alexander McCall Smith, author of The Forever Girl You might not expect the Scottish author of the The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency to be a Cayman Islands expert, but in fact he travels there every year. As a result, his latest book, The Forever Girl, is set on Grand Cayman. Show More Summary

Ultimate Walt Disney World 2014 Planner

Walt Disney World is one of the most popular vacation destinations on the planet for the sheer fact that it offers so much to see and do. No matter what your age, you’ll find something to entertain you here. A friendly warning, though: Planning a trip to this massive, 40-square-mile playland can be daunting. Show More Summary

America's 10 Best Spots for Seeing Wildflowers

In desert valleys, grassland prairies, and alpine meadows, wildflowers are the color-saturated harbingers of spring—nature’s guarantee that the days are getting longer and, eventually, warmer. And like a modern-day rite of spring, we celebrate wildflower festivals in small towns and national parks across the US. Show More Summary

What to Pack: Reykjavik

Known as the northernmost capital of the world, Reykjavik offers charms in all seasons. But with spring just around the bend (March is often an ideal time to catch the ethereal Northern Lights) and long summer days further down the calendar, the city is bursting with activity after the typically cold winter months. Show More Summary

How to Do Apres-Ski in the French Alps

It’s all in the timing—at least that's true when it comes to the après-ski scene in the French Alps. Take Méribel, one of the most beautiful resorts in the Trois Valleés ski area. Just about every local I talked with recommended La Folie Douce for my first post-piste stop; it sits on the slopes near the Saulire Express gondola's intermediate station. Show More Summary

10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Families in the US

Simplicity is the genius of the all-inclusive resort, especially when you bring the kids along. Though not as common in the United States as in places like Mexico and the Caribbean, more and more US resorts are adding all-inclusive plans and improving their offerings when it comes to food and amenities. Show More Summary

15 Most Breathtaking World Heritage Sites

Travelers jump at the chance to witness firsthand the dramatic landscapes and cultural wonders that have earned the distinction of being named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We daydream about them and are filled with wanderlust at their very mention. Show More Summary

5 Reasons to Go to Charleston, South Carolina, Right Now

Charleston is known for its cobblestoned streets, gas lamps, and plantation homes, not to mention its ridiculously friendly locals, who are proud of their city and want to show it off. But this gracious port city isn't stuck in the past. Show More Summary

Medieval Paris: A Walking Tour of the Marais

By Eric Jager, author of Blood Royal: A True Tale of Crime and Detection in Medieval Paris In Paris, you can walk in history’s footsteps: A street lined by newer buildings may in fact be very old, preserving an outline of the medieval city and a vanished way of life. Show More Summary

Fodor's Week in Travel: A Toast to Spring

As we count down down the days until spring, the next couple weeks kick off the season with plenty of upcoming festivals, fun, and some fantastic options for a last-minute winter getaway. Check out great restaurants in Austin next week at the SXSW Festival, and make sure to celebrate Fat Tuesday in New Orleans with our insider's guide to Mardi Gras. Show More Summary

15 Legendary Hotels Around the World

As much as we love new, hip boutique hotels, there's something to be said for the grandes dames of the world: Raffles Singapore, The Plaza in New York, or the Ritz Paris. Trips to these cities wouldn't be complete without a visit to one of these renowned hotels. Show More Summary

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