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

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10 Stunning Hotels in Unexpected Places

For a long time, it seemed that cities such as Shanghai, Dubai, and Toronto had cornered the market on futuristic-looking hotels, but some of the most innovatively designed properties are now cropping up in less cosmopolitan places.Show More Summary

Design Lovers' Guide to Palm Springs

An oasis in the Coachella Valley, Palm Springs is the perfect destination for lovers of architecture from the Mid-Century Modern and Desert Modern periods (1930s-1970s). Design enthusiasts flock here year-round to cozy up in retro motels or sip martinis at throwback eateries. Show More Summary

World's Most Luxurious Wine Country Hotels

Wine aficionados need look no further than these ultra-luxe accommodations located in the heart of vineyard environs. We've scoured the globe to showcase 10 of the world's best, ranging in style from minimalist to medieval. Some areShow More Summary

Best Credit Cards for Travelers

Travel credit cards that offer rewards are everywhere. You can't escape the fliers, emails, and commercials touting "exclusive perks," and with so many options, finding a credit card that is right for you can be overwhelming. Here are...Show More Summary

Travel Quote of the Week: On Wandering

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 Most Unusual Landmarks in the U.S.

Forget Mt. Rushmore or the Statue of Liberty—some landmarks are a little bit more unique (and off the beaten path) than others. But that doesn’t make them any less interesting. If you’re looking for something a little different the next...Show More Summary

Seafood Lover's Guide to Brittany, France

If you're an oyster aficionado, you've certainly heard of the Belon, France's most beloved bivalve. Though "Belon" often refers to any flat oyster from France, true oyster-philes know the best Belons come from France's northwesternmost region of Brittany. Show More Summary

Fodor's Week in Travel: Epicurean Adventures

Let your stomach be your guide this week, as we take you on a tour of some of the best food and spirits destinations around the world. You won't have to look beyond your own backyard for a taste of Deutschland's finest beer, thanks to...Show More Summary

10 Restaurants Worth a Day Trip in Europe

Everyone knows that European capitals like Paris, London, and Rome are brimming with world-class gastronomy, but some of the world’s best restaurants lie outside the city limits. Located in mountain hamlets, industrial suburbs, historic...Show More Summary

How to Cure Jet Lag

When it comes to avoiding jet lag—that sluggish feeling you get whenever you fly across two or more time zones—you've heard all the advice before: mimic the schedule at your destination before you leave home, avoid caffeine, stay hydrated while in flight, or try remedies like melatonin and natural light therapy. Show More Summary

15 Best Beer Gardens in the U.S.

The most famous beer gardens in the world may be in Munich, home of Oktoberfest, but that doesn’t mean you need to head overseas to enjoy this al fresco drinking pastime. While some beer gardens in the U.S. have been around for overShow More Summary

Long Weekend in Palermo

Balanced on the toe of Italy's boot, Sicily is a study in contrasts, and its range is on full display in the regional capital of Palermo, a city where the ancient and the modern come together at every corner. Keeping the mosaic firmly...Show More Summary

What We're Reading This Week: Ultra-Luxury Travel, 'Little Reef,' St. Aubyn's Wordplay

Having finally begun to work my way through a growing stack of The Atlantic issues on my desk, I came across this article about Edward St. Aubyn in May's Culture File. Just 54 years old, St. Aubyn has yet to enter the upper echelon of elite British writers, but his commentary on the English class system is as timeless as Shakespeare or Austen. Show More Summary

Where to Eat in Washington, D.C. Now

Washington, D.C. may not have the same culinary cachet as New York or San Francisco, but the city is quickly making a name for itself as an up-and-coming foodie destination. In the past year alone, the city has seen a dizzying number of buzzworthy restaurant openings, and indeed the dining scene has never been better or more exciting. Show More Summary

Step Into: 'A Five Star Life'

Director Maria Sole Tognazzi always knew who would get top billing in her award-winning film A Five Star Life, about a woman with the enviable job of evaluating luxe lodgings around the world: the hotels themselves. And she's right.Show More Summary

8 Cooling Beauty Products for Beating the Heat

Whether you already live in a steamy locale or you're traveling to a sunnier climate this summer, you're likely looking to both soak up rays and beat the heat. Good thing that beauty companies are here to keep you looking fresh-faced all day, no matter the conditions. Show More Summary

10 Last-Minute Beach Getaways for 2014

You’re dreaming of sun-kissed days on the sand and the sounds of the ocean, but you haven't made your summer vacation plans yet. No need to worry—there's still time to book a beach getaway. We’ve tracked down 10 spots enjoyable for all types of travelers, whether you're a foodie, a fisherman, or fixing to become a beach bum. Show More Summary

Long Weekend in Lisbon

Is there anything more indulgent than a weekend getaway in Europe? What can be an expensive endeavor becomes surprisingly affordable if you decide to head to Lisbon. You don't need platinum status or a platinum mine to enjoy a long weekend in the affordable, accessible, and absolutely enchanting Portuguese capital. Show More Summary

Travel Quote of the Week: On Adventure

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.

Scotch Lover's Guide to Scotland

Dreaming of a wee dram of Scotch? There's no better place to drink the uisge beatha (Gaelic for "water of life") than in its birthplace. Travelers with a taste for single malts can take in spectacular, emerald-green scenery; mysterious...Show More Summary

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