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The 10 Best Fall Foliage Trips In The U.S.

(10) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 10:50 AM

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...

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America's Best Oktoberfests

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 10:35 AM

Celebrating Oktoberfest in Munich is a cherished memory for many, but you're mistaken if you think you need to head to Germany to partake in this annual beer-soaked festival. If you look closer to home, you'll find no shortage of Oktoberfests right here in the U.S, so get ready for...

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10 Books To Read Before You Go To Paris

(1) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 4:44 PM

An iconic character in films, plays, and books, Paris has morphed into a destination so romanticized that it's easy for travelers to be skeptical about the city's charms. And yet the city's bridges, bistros, and bookshops inspire wonder time after time--they are just as we imagined, just as...

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10 Things NOT to Do at Walt Disney World

(91) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 4:35 PM

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...

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How to Become a Travel Writer

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 1:54 PM

The life of a travel writer may look glamorous, but there's a lot more to the job than lounging in exotic locales. Organized press trips and customized "familiarization" junkets feature rigorous schedules that last from sunrise until well into the evening, attempting to squeeze as much as possible in to...

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Fall 2014 Guide to Paris

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 1:46 PM

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 hotels--a delicious enticement to get to Paris in the coming months!


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How to Rent a Car on Vacation

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 1:35 PM

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....

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Where to Eat in Montreal Now

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2014 | 3:53 PM

That Montreal's food scene is impressive is hardly news, but a spate of new restaurants embracing the locavore ethos means there are more reasons than ever to visit this island city. The Mile End district continues to lead the hipster foodie boom, while well-trodden, developed, and still-undergoing-gentrification neighborhoods all boast...

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America's Most Scenic Roads

(13) Comments | Posted September 3, 2014 | 1:59 PM

With a stunningly diverse range of landscapes and climates, the U.S. is filled with countless scenic roads from coast to coast. Mountains, valleys, forests, canyons, coastlines--you'll see all of these and more when you embark on the best drives in the country. Though you can find beautiful stretches of highway...

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San Francisco's 15 Best Views

(1) Comments | Posted September 3, 2014 | 1:42 PM

With its hilly terrain, waterfront location, and iconic bridges, San Francisco is always ready for its close-up. There are snapshot-worthy scenes across the city, so we've tracked down the most stunning spots for taking it all in. Here are 15 places where you can fully appreciate San Francisco's unique beauty,...

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10 Best Underwater Adventures in the World

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 11:57 AM

Life on land offers plenty of tantalizing options for adventure travelers, but there's a whole other world of excitement waiting under the sea. You don't have to be a daredevil to take on these deep-sea adventures, but a visit to any one of these amazing spots will require some guts....

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Global Entry vs. TSA PreCheck: Which One Is Right for You?

(4) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 10:49 AM

If you travel frequently, streamlining the process is essential to getting in and out of airports (and to wherever you're going) as quickly as possible. For domestic and international travelers, Global Entry and TSA PreCheck have made clearing security and customs much easier, allowing you to skip the lines at...

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25 Things To Do In New York This Fall

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 10:30 AM

New York is an exciting place any time of year, but the ideal time to visit is fall. Following the relatively slow summer months, the cultural calendar swiftly kicks into high gear with film festivals, Broadway openings, and more, while the trees in Central Park turn to beautiful shades of...

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Ultimate Guide to European Rail Passes

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 1:42 PM

Whether you're a twenty-something backpacker or retirees who've finally made the time to see the world, traveling across Europe by rail is a right of passage. The major cities are home to romantic, grand stations while the countryside is dotted with charming little depots. Train travel has been a staple...

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10 Places To Go This Fall

(1) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 1:28 PM

Summer may not be over yet, but now is the time to start planning your fall getaways. Airfares and hotel prices are starting to drop for the autumn months, even though that's when the weather is at its best in many areas. Fall is a radiant time of year, and...

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Top 10 Fall Trips for Food Lovers

(1) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 2:36 PM

Attention, gourmands: There's no better time than September through November to take your taste buds on vacation. As the summer rush winds down, hard-to-score tables at esteemed restaurants are easier to secure, plus it's harvest season in the northern hemisphere, with plenty of foods ready to enjoy at their peak....

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How to Drive in Europe

(3) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 2:03 PM

If you're planning a European vacation, you'll no doubt want to know if you can legally drive a car during your stay using an American driver's license. Luckily, many European countries recognize U.S.-issued driver's licenses and others simply require that you also carry an International Driving Permit. Here are some...

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Top 10 Luxury Ranches Around the World

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 2:03 PM

If you think vacationing on a ranch means roughing it, think again. All over the world, there are spots that combine the best of the great outdoors with five-star amenities, so get ready to saddle up for an active day on the trail before settling down for pampering at the...

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Where to Drink in Brooklyn

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 1:13 PM

Merging cutting-edge flair with homegrown roots, Brooklyn's drinking scene is worth a trip across the river if you usually stick to Manhattan. Two wineries (Brooklyn Winery, The Red Hook Winery) and three breweries (Brooklyn Brewery, KelSo, and Sixpoint Brewery) proudly call the borough home, while bars and lounges run the...

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10 Stunning Hotels in Unexpected Places

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 3:51 PM

While cities such as Shanghai, Dubai, and Toronto have long been known for their futuristic-looking hotels, they've hardly cornered the market on cutting-edge properties. These days, some of the world's most innovatively designed accommodations are popping up in less cosmopolitan places, from a national park in Iceland to the misty...

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