The key to off-peak adventures is picking the right time and place. Here, we've rounded up a roster of spots you'll actually want to go and where you'll definitely save a dollar or two.
Urban centers offer their own form of adventure -- and some even satisfy the most active outdoor enthusiasts -- so we decided to honor and highlight the 15 cities you should absolutely see in your lifetime.
Sure, the backpackers might think they've got the inside scoop on all of South America's hidden spots, but no matter how many recommendations are passed along on the Inca Trail or in Cuzco bars, this vast continent always has more surreal places to uncover.
From British Columbia to Zambia, here are 11 remarkable destinations you should visit this fall and the top thing you should do while you're there.
When it comes to categorizing the most threatening beasts and critters on earth, you have to consider factors beyond brawn and big teeth (although those characteristics do count, too).
Welcome to Happy Island, Thailand. It's the stuff screensavers are made of -- a can't-possibly-be-real limestone karst topped with peach-fuzz foliage and surrounded by luminous water.
Looking to spice things up in the love department? Well, wouldn't you know it? Travel is an excellent aphrodisiac, great for reigniting sparks and mak...
A hundred years ago The Ritz London opened its doors on Piccadilly, named after Swiss hotelier César Ritz (though not associated with the present Ritz-Carlton hotels or The Ritz in Paris and Madrid).
"Unspoiled." The word conjures up images of chaste fawns lapping up crystal-clear waters in a lush valley while a harpist plays n the background. Or, we might've just described Bambi. But really, here are tourist-friendly islands where civilization hasn't yet fully ruined everything.
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I remembered that Café Murano risotto and saw the basket of ripe farmers' market tomatoes on the counter. I used to not cook Swiss chard (or other greens) with tomato. Ever. It was a little idée fixe of mine that they were natural-born enemies.
There is much we 'northerners can learn from Latinos and their culture, similar to ours in many ways and very different in others. If you intend to retire overseas, these are some things you may want to know in advance. Latinos live life with gusto.
Imagine this scenario: Two friends sit in Starbucks, drinking frappuccinos. One is using her smartphone to show the other photos of her recent vacation.
Waterfalls, large and small, tumble down the cliffs every few yards - and, alas, a zillion selfies click every few nano-inches on the observation platforms with a gazillion inane and insane grimaces, grins and grunts. I must be in a proud minority of one in my aversion to the selfie craze.
After almost two years of full-time travel, of extended stays in Italian university towns, Croatian coastal retreats, and forested German hideaways, I've finally come home. All it took was some exploration, a lot of paperwork, and a little luck.
Dawson City, snug on the banks of the Yukon and Klondike rivers in Canada's far-north, now lives off its past as epicentre of one of the largest peace...