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Entries by Conde Nast Traveler from 11/2013

Crazy Wild Animals Found in Airports

| Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel

You'd expect this in Florida or New Orleans, perhaps, but Chicago? Not so much: A passenger at O'Hare International Airport discovered a two-foot long alligator lurking beneath an escalator Friday morning. And she's not the first wild animal to make its way to an airport...

The North American Region That Uses Euros

| Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel

About 6,000 people still live on the archipelago of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, just 12 miles off the coast of Newfoundland. Even though they're far from the motherland, these French citizens still sing "La Marseillaise," vote in French national elections, and do business in Euros.

Asia's Best Islands

| Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel

Every year in our annual Readers' Choice Awards, we ask our fellow travelers to rate the world's best hotels, islands, airlines, and cruise lines. Here we present the top picks for beautiful Asian Islands. Agree? Disagree?

An Underwater Photo Tour of the Galápagos Islands

| Posted 11.12.2013 | Travel

By Chaney Kwak, The Galápagos Islands recently landed on our list of Top 10 Islands in Australia and the Pacific, and no wonder. The ...

Here's Why You Can't Get a Good Night's Sleep in a Hotel

| Posted 11.13.2013 | Travel

By Amy Plitt, Condé Nast Traveler Traveling can be highly rewarding, but there's no doubt about it--long hours on the road and jetlag can s...

The Funkiest Souvenirs From Museums Around the World

| Posted 11.18.2013 | Travel

Forget postcards and commemorative pens. The best museum gift shops around the world are getting creative with their souvenirs and teaming up with int...

The Best U.S. Cities for Shopping

| Posted 11.20.2013 | Travel

Carry-on restrictions and baggage fees be damned: Our readers love to shop on vacation, and they know where to do it. Nearly 80,000 of you voted on yo...

8 Strange Foods Served at McDonald's Around the World

| Posted 11.21.2013 | Travel

To those who say you shouldn't eat at McDonald's on vacation, we say: Have you heard of India's McAloo Tikki?

Incredible UNESCO Sites You May Never See Again

| Posted 11.21.2013 | Travel

Of the 981 properties included on UNESCO's World Heritage List, some 44 are categorized as in-danger, for reasons ranging from political instability to irresponsible tourism.

The Best Ski Resorts in the U.S.

| Posted 11.25.2013 | Travel

These 20 ski resorts and ski hotels made the top of the list in our annual Readers' Choice Awards, which rates the best places to ski in North America. This year, U.S. properties nabbed all 20 spots, so start planning your domestic ski vacation now!

The Best Tech Gadgets to Buy for Travelers This Year

| Posted 11.26.2013 | Travel

Tablets, cameras, and laptops are among the hottest holiday gifts this year, but choosing which ones to buy for the traveler in your life and can be a bit daunting. Lucky for you we've compiled the only gadgets you need to know about right here in our holiday gift guide.