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Filed Under:Lifestyle / Travel
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Archived Since:August 8, 2011

Blog Post Archive

What We're Reading This Week: Italy, Amsterdam, Hong Kong

Having just returned from Hong Kong, I re-read "Speaking in Tongues," one of my favorite pieces by the very smart, very funny writer Mary H.K. Choi. She grew up in Hong Kong, and her essay is a reflection on expat life there and how it prepared her for living in New York. Show More Summary

Fall 2014 Guide to Chicago

This fall, the Windy City welcomes major food festivals, celebrates 50 years of the Chicago International Film Festival, and launches new eateries that prove the city is at the top of its culinary game. Elsewhere, there’s a wealth of cultural events, the start of football season, holiday shopping, and splashy new hotel openings. Show More Summary

10 Best Biking Cities in the U.S.

As biking grows in popularity every year, cities around the country are increasingly making their streets safer and more accessible for cyclists. As a result, it’s easier than ever for both residents and travelers to pedal around, thanks to a proliferation of bike-sharing programs and cycling-friendly street lanes and pathways. Show More Summary

10 Best Fall Foliage Trips in the U.S.

You don't have to travel far to take in the phenomenon of fall foliage. All across the U.S., from New England to the Pacific Northwest, deciduous trees put on their dazzling display of color. In fact, leaf viewing is one of the easiest (and least expensive) ways to experience America's awe-inspiring natural beauty. Show More Summary

10 Beauty Products Inspired by Exotic Locales

Who doesn't want that "I just came back from vacation" glow? Fortunately, you don't have to hop on a plane to get that weekend-at-the-beach look, because beauty companies often look to travel for inspiration. Whether a bronzer will actually...Show More Summary

Travel Quote of the Week: On Getting Away From It All

Who doesn't love an inspiring travel quote? (As if we need any more reason to hit the road.) Like what you see here? There are plenty more travel quotes where this came from. Check us out on Pinterest. And tell us what you thought of this quote on Twitter or Facebook.

World's Best Fashion Museums

Fashion Week takes over New York City, London, Paris, and Milan twice a year, but you can celebrate sartorial splendor year-round at the world’s best fashion-focused museums. These temples of couture showcase one-of-a kind pieces created by the most influential designers in history. Show More Summary

10 Things Not to Do at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World is the most-visited vacation resort in the world. Yet as magical as it is, it can also be extremely overwhelming for parents, grandparents, and even children themselves. For over 20 years, Fodor’s Travel has helped families travel smarter to Disney with its annual Walt Disney World with Kids guidebook. Show More Summary

Fodor's Week in Travel: Unexpected Escapes

An unusual destination can mean a lot of things—a once-in-a-lifetime African safari, an underrated German port city, or a wine-centric hotel in the middle of Marrakesh or the Bahamas. If you search hard enough, any type of adventureShow More Summary

15 Hotels for Wine Lovers That Aren't in Wine Country

You've enjoyed wine-tasting weekends in Napa, learned about the très magnifique terroir of Bordeaux, and sipped your way through the bodegas of Rioja. So what's next? How about a wine lovers' vacation at a beach resort or a city hotel...Show More Summary

How to Rent a Car on Vacation

Though renting a car can seem easy, it's important to know a handful of basic, but important facts—age restrictions, insurance coverage options, discount codes—before you get started to make sure there are no surprises when you pick your car up or drop it off at the end of your trip. Show More Summary

Sweepstakes: Win a Neil Patrick Harris?Curated Trip to New York or L.A.

He's been on TV, he's been on Broadway, and now he's written a book! That's right, the one and only Neil Patrick Harris has penned a memoir, and it's unlike any other you've ever read. Instead of being just another celebrity tell-all,...Show More Summary

10 Best Safaris to Take Right Now

Going on safari is one of life's ultimate thrills. The word itself means "journey" in Swahili, making treks through the bush a pursuit closely associated with Africa, but a new breed of safari is a emerging, taking intrepid travelers around the world. Show More Summary

10 New Hotel Bars to Visit Right Now

Around the country, hotels bars have become increasingly hip destinations that sometimes overshadow the hotels themselves, and the newest properties are no exception. From a rooftop watering hole in the heart of Manhattan, to a 1920s-era...Show More Summary

5 Reasons to Visit Asheville This Fall

Over the last decade, Asheville, North Carolina, situated along the Smoky Mountains, has become home to hundreds of artists, musicians, chefs, and other creative souls who have transformed the small city into a prime destination for foodies, art and music enthusiasts, and nature lovers. Show More Summary

10 Artists' Homes You Can Visit

If a person's home is a window into his soul, then an artist's studio is a window into his creative genius. Fortunately, some of the world's greatest artists had the foresight to open their homes and studios to the public. Others had museums dedicated to them in the cities where they lived and worked. Show More Summary

Fall 2014 Guide to Paris

The arts steal the limelight this autumn in Paris, with the long-awaited openings of three important cultural centers and scores of spectacular world-class art events and exhibitions. Plus, the best of the new boutiques and grand luxury...Show More Summary

Travel Quote of the Week: On Serendipity

Who doesn't love an inspiring travel quote? (As if we need any more reason to hit the road.) Like what you see here? There are plenty more travel quotes where this came from. Check us out on Pinterest. And tell us what you thought of this quote on Twitter or Facebook.

10 Walking Food Tours Around the U.S.

Some of the country's best culinary spots are most accessible on foot, from Manhattan's bustling Lower East Side to the romantic eateries hugging Santa Fe's plaza. Cooking-school owners and entrepreneurs with a foodie bent have launched...Show More Summary

6 Reasons to Visit Hamburg Now

Hamburg is an exciting destination with international appeal, yet the city often plays second fiddle to Berlin, particularly this year with the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin War coming up in November. But Germany's welcoming...Show More Summary

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