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Archived Since:August 8, 2011

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Fodor's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

'Tis the season for holiday shopping, so we've done the legwork and rounded up this year's best gifts for the travelers on your list. Whether you're looking for the latest travel gadgets, top-shelf spirits from around the world, or something that can make someone's journeys more comfortable, you'll find what you want right here. Show More Summary

Fodor's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

'Tis the season for holiday shopping, so we've done the legwork and rounded up this year's best gifts for the travelers on your list. These 14 small but thoughtful gifts, all of which cost less than $30, are either must-pack items for...Show More Summary

Where to Eat and Drink in Sonoma County Now

You land in San Francisco, rent a car, and roll the windows down. You drive across the Golden Gate Bridge, and as traffic thins, Sonoma comes into sight. This California county isn’t only the relaxed, cool cousin of Napa—it is also home to fresh, soulful cuisine. Show More Summary

10 Best Year-Round Amusement Parks in the U.S.

Escape the dreary cold this winter and seek the thrills of one of summer’s greatest highlights: amusement parks. These fantastic parks offer the best fun in the sun year-round. Indoor parks, mega resort complexes, and smaller boutique amusement parks all bring a new flair for the 2014-15 season. Show More Summary

Fodor's Travel Tastemaker: Wendy Simmons, Photographer and President of MOSCOT Eyewear

Wendy Simmons caught the travel bug young. "I honestly have memories of being very small and very young and crying hysterically when it was time to go home from a family vacation," she says. Today, there are considerably less tears as...Show More Summary

Fodor's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Books

'Tis the season for holiday shopping, so we've done the legwork and rounded up this year's best gifts. Of course, we think Fodor's Travel guidebooks make great presents, but there are countless novels, anthologies, cookbooks, photography collections, and other new releases that deserve your consideration. Show More Summary

10 Off-Beat Hotels Around the U.S.

Leave your typical routine on the curb as you check in at one of these wildly creative destination hotels, where your room becomes the main attraction. From a treehouse, to a jail cell, to a stationed cruise ship, you’ve never spent the night in more imaginative surroundings. Show More Summary

5 Reasons to Visit North Wales

With its dramatic scenery, charming villages, and surprisingly creative food scene, it's a mystery why visitors to Great Britain still often overlook Wales for its cousins Scotland and England. Many who do choose to experience the Welsh...Show More Summary

Paris's 20 Best Barista Cafes

Coffee lovers take note: Paris has finally escaped its slump and joined the 21st century. An ambitious group of native and expat roasters and baristas are more than making up for lost time, serving up meticulously sourced, roasted, and crafted coffees of a quality to rival any in the world. Show More Summary

Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2014: The Best Travel Deals

Thanksgiving Weekend is a great time to snag deals not only on holiday gifts, but also on travel: Hotels and resorts around the world are offering incredible booking incentives like complimentary gifts and on-site activities plus major discounts on rooms. Show More Summary

10 Places to Go This Winter

Winter may not have officially arrived just yet, but the time to start planning your next vacation is now. There are plenty of winter festivals on the horizon, as well as important anniversaries: In 2015, Switzerland will celebrate the...Show More Summary

15 Under-the-Radar Vacation Destinations

The world is full of destinations on the well-trodden path, where the number of visitors seems to go up every year and the crowds can sometimes feel endless. Don’t you want to go somewhere different for a change? No matter what corner of the globe you look at, there are plenty of overlooked vacation spots just waiting to be explored. Show More Summary

5 Safaris That Help Save Wildlife

It may not make the front pages of newspapers, but the reality is that elephant and rhino poaching have reached an all-time high. Between 2010 and 2012, more than 100,000 elephants were slaughtered for their ivory tusks—that’s over 35,000 a year; in Tanzania, 30 elephants are killed every day. Show More Summary

What We're Reading This Week: Passports, Thanksgiving, 'Harriet the Spy'

Who knew a passport could be so stylish? Apparently, the Norwegians. —Kristan Schiller, Editor, Cities and Cultural Destinations This year marks the 50th anniversary of Harriet the Spy, so I picked up a copy of the anniversary edition. Show More Summary

20 Best Places to Celebrate New Year's

New Year’s comes but once a year, so it’s worth it to make the festivites memorable. But where’s the best place to be when the clock strikes midnight on December 31? We’ve scoured the world for the best annual celebrations, from the beaches of Rio de Janeiro to Berlin’s Brandenberg Gate. Show More Summary

10 Best Places to Camp Year-Round

Forget what you may have heard—camping isn’t just an activity for the summer months. No matter what time of year, rustic escapes around America welcome travelers, along with their tents and RVs, for nights of roasted marshmallows, cookouts, and campfire songs in some of the country’s most spectacular locales. Show More Summary

How to Use the Internet to Find the Best Airplane Seats

If you’ve ever traveled on a commercial jet, you probably know to avoid picking the middle seat in a row of three. If you purchase a last-minute ticket or you didn’t select a seat before check-in, you might not have any other choiceShow More Summary

Chocolate Lover's Guide to Paris

In the last five years, Paris has witnessed an explosion on the chocolate scene to rival any city on the planet. While boutiques are proliferating all over the city, Paris's chocolate epicenter, Saint-Germain-des Prés, is now home to...Show More Summary

Cruise Preview: Royal Caribbean?s 'Quantum of the Seas' Debuts

Royal Caribbean International’s newest and most lavish ship, Quantum of the Seas, was christened at the Cape Liberty cruise port in Bayonne, NJ, on Friday afternoon by godmother Kristin Chenoweth and chairman and CEO Richard Fain. The...Show More Summary

Fodor?s Week in Travel: Know Before You Go

Travel smarts will get you far in your forays around the world. When you know the right gear to bring, the right transportation to take, and the right things to do when you get to your destination, the only thing left on your checklist is to have fun. Show More Summary

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