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10 Microhotels with Big Perks

In big cities, space is at a premium, and the cramped hotel room is something travelers to cities like New York and London are familiar with—oversized and excess furniture in a too-small space.But there’s a new breed of small hotel: the microhotel. Show More Summary

10 Things To Do In Porto (Besides Drink Port)

Not so long ago, you could hit Porto’s main attractions in a day or two: Wander the Old Town, cross the Dom Luís I Bridge, sip some port, and voilà, Portugal’s second-largest city could be checked off the list. But in the past decade,...Show More Summary

What to Read Before Visiting Eastern Europe

Like a drunken bumblebee amidst blossoms, I find myself again and again returning to certain contemporary novels composed by writers from eastern Europe. What is it about them I cannot resist? I did not grow up with any interest in eastern Europe. Show More Summary

Long Weekend on the Amalfi Coast

Even in the summer, when the beaches are crowded and the piazzas teem with tourists, there’s no denying the magic of the Amalfi Coast. Easily accessible thanks to its proximity to Naples—the largest city in southern Italy—the picturesque coastline and its jewel-box towns make for the perfect weekend escape. Show More Summary

The World's Most Scenic Ferry Rides

There's something about sightseeing from the water that just can't be beat. Ferryboats offer the most scenic, economical, and often the fastest, way to get from one point to another. Here are 20 of the most sensational ferry rides, offering everything from thrilling urban skylines to breathtaking natural beauty. Show More Summary

America's Best Whiskey Bars

We all want to visit a bar where everyone knows our name—but what if we went to one where everyone knew our favorite spirit? Whiskey bars, which offer that luxury, are growing in popularity and have become a welcome alternative to neighborhood tippling spots and upscale wine lounges. Show More Summary

The Joys of Drinking Speyside Whisky at the Source

Now more than ever, the world is in the midst of a whisky craze, with distilleries all over the world finding it nearly impossible to keep up with growing demand. No category of whisky is more prized than single malts, and within that category, the best of the best is single malt Scotch whisky. Show More Summary

15 Towns to Visit on Lake Como

Even in a country filled with delights, Lake Como sits at the top of many wish lists for travelers visiting Italy. A popular retreat for aristocrats and the wealthy going back to Roman times, this Y-shaped lake continues to exert a powerful...Show More Summary

25 Ultimate Things to Do in China

China’s breadth is incredible, stretching from the East China Sea all the way west to Central Asia. In Shanghai, urbanites bite into delicate xiaolongbao (soup dumplings) while 3,000 miles away in Kashgar, closer to Baghdad than Beijing,...Show More Summary

Art Lover's Guide to Medellin

Although it is a country rich in heritage and cultural exports, Colombia’s dominant narrative in recent history has been of violence. But though Medellín—the home of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar and the city that bore the brunt of the carnage—is by no means healed, it is in recovery. Show More Summary

The World's Coolest Hostels

There was a time when staying in a hostel meant bare-bones accommodations, dingy bathrooms shared with countless others, and inedible food. These days, however, hostels have completely transformed, and now they’re the hottest thing in hospitality. Show More Summary

Switzerland's 10 Most Spectacular Spas

Switzerland often tops quality-of-life surveys thanks to the country's emphasis on wellness and health. It’s no surprise, then, that spas have a long history there—for centuries, the Swiss have been bathing in the many natural springs that bubble from the country’s rugged terrain. Show More Summary

5 Heritage Hotels in Yangon, Myanmar

Myanmar is fast becoming a hot spot for off-the-beaten track experiences in Asia, from rugged mountain treks to ancient temples. Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar, has much to see, from the shining Shwedagon Pagoda to sun-dappled lakes, frenetic night markets, and historic architecture. Show More Summary

5 Small Towns to Visit on Maui

With its gorgeous beaches and opulent resorts, it’s easy to understand why everyone loves Maui so much, but many visitors to the island overlook some of the smaller towns in favor of better-known tourist destinations. Next time you’re...Show More Summary

Long Weekend in San Francisco

With its beautiful scenery, unique vibe, and top-rated restaurants, San Francisco has always been a wonderful city to visit for a long weekend. But with the long-awaited reopening of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on May 14,Show More Summary

48 Hours in Cape Town

Cape Town is a visually stunning city, with the Table Mountain towering over the center and powdery beaches stretching into the distance. Between the mountain and the sea is a sophisticated city with world-class restaurants, nearby vineyards,...Show More Summary

15 Islands To Visit Around Sicily

Although Sicily is the name of the largest island in the Mediterranean, a spectacular part of Italy that was featured on the Fodor’s 2016 Go List, it also refers to the region of Sicily, which encompasses many smaller satellite islands in the Ionian, Mediterranean, and Tyrrhenian Seas. Show More Summary

25 Ultimate Things To Do In Shanghai

Shanghai has always been China’s capital of all things cosmopolitan. At the turn of the 20th century, it was a thriving metropolis to rival Paris, with vibrant nightlife, couture houses, and posh private clubs. One hundred years later—following war, destruction, and redevelopment—it’s once again at the top. Show More Summary

Where to Stay in Chicago Now

While easy to avoid during winter months, Chicago turns a new leaf come summer, thanks to beachfront activities, vibrant street fests, outdoor concerts, and patios galore. The arrival of a host of new hotels that span price ranges and neighborhoods only makes that trip easier. Show More Summary

5 Things You Can Only Find at Disneyland Paris

Since the early '90s, Disneyland Paris has emerged as one of Europe’s top tourist destinations—up there with Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar and the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. A hotspot for families seeking a day of escapist fun, Disneyland Paris has managed to balance its classic Disney feel with cutting-edge thrills that wow kids of all ages. Show More Summary

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