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How to Spend 24 Hours in Naples, According to a Local

That boat to Capri can wait.<p>“Naples is surprising because you see an extraordinary amount of beautiful things in a mile, but unlike in Rome, they don’t hit you in the face,” says the Turin-born designer Allegra Hicks of the city she’s lived in part-time for the past five years. Naples is gradually …

Italy

Escape to Big Sur

For decades travelers have journeyed to Big Sur seeking communion with the wild. Artists and writers, adventure-seekers and soul-searchers have looked to the rocky cliffs, crashing ocean and towering redwoods for inspiration.<p>Those who settled here did not seek to tamper the extreme environment but …

Hiking

6 Places You Absolutely Have to Stop on a Florence-to-Rome Road Trip

The drive from Florence to Rome is pretty straightforward, just hop on the A1 and jet three hours south. But you should be making a road trip out of it, so skip eating at the roadside autogrill and extend your drive. Pick one or two of our favorite pit-stop towns along the way for 12th century …

Italy

Where to go in Italy in 2018: Ten travel ideas off the beaten path

American-turned-Roman John Henderson, who blogs about life in Italy at Dog-Eared Passport, picks ten of his favourite lesser-known Italian …

Italy

The Best (and Worst) Times to Visit the Grand Canyon

Arguably the most well-known national park in the United States, the Grand Canyon now attracts some six million visitors every year. People travel …

National Parks

This super-simple (and free) airport hack lets you skip the line at US Customs

I love a good healthy travel hack as much as the next person—whether it’s ways to stay hydrated on an airplane, catch some zzz’s (even in coach), or …

Top 10 experiences on Hawaii's Big Island

Island fever may happen elsewhere, but it's almost unheard of on Hawai'i. The aptly named Big Island is fantastically diverse, with miles of highways and - better yet - byways to explore. From age-old fishing villages to modern mega resorts, from snow-capped peaks to sandy beaches, you'll …

World's Best Ecolodges

Ho Chi Minh City

Drop-dead gorgeous places to stay in Mexico’s “magical town,” Todos Santos

There are enough wanderlust-inducing towns and cities in Mexico to fill up your restorative vacation calendar (New Year’s resolution: get one of …

Honduras’ Bay Islands: a laid-back, uncrowded Caribbean paradise

Plenty of Caribbean islands have been labeled with the daydream-inducing word: paradise. If your definition of paradise includes empty beaches, no crowds, and not having to dress for dinner, consider packing your bags for an easy-access option you might not have considered: the Bay Islands of …

Sri Lanka: nirvana for beach lovers

Sri Lanka overwhelms the senses. The air is heavy with the scent of jasmine, the food richly spiced and the landscape one of utter beauty; the radiant green rice paddies, forests of swaying palm trees and mountains puckered in tea plantations are utterly bewitching. But for many people Sri Lanka …

Finding Solitude Adventures

7 Trip Ideas For Those Seeking Solitude on a Grand Scale<p>Let the masses line up for Old Faithful and Half Dome. These bold adventures take you to big places with the breathing room to match.<p>Ride the Rim: Canyonlands National Park, Utah<p>The White Rim, Canyonlands. (Kevin Lange)<p>The White Rim Trail is a …

National Parks

Mexico’s Anti-Resorts: 7 Under-the-Radar Boutique Hotels to Know

Puerto Vallarta

Local secret

Finding the middle ground between haute couture and hipster, Meghan Jessiman says Mexico City's Polanco neighbourhood is the perfect home base for those who love to eat and drink<p>It's business – and pleasure – as usual in Mexico City. Although the megametropolis suffered a powerful 7.1 earthquake on …

8 Things to Do Mexico City

With the new year come the lists telling us where Americans will be heading in 2015. And they typically include somewhere in Mexico, whether its Cancún, Cabo, or the Riviera Maya.<p>But Mexico is also home to one of the planet's great urban travel destinations -- a city with unmatched cultural …

If You Only Have Three Days in Mexico City

Tour the street-food scene, haggle your way through a craft market, visit the ancient city of Teotihuacan, and don't miss the spectacular Zócalo flag …

Up in the air: Mexican pyramids as seen from a hot air balloon – in pictures

Flying Pictures de México pilots hot air balloons over the ancient city of Teotihuacán, providing a new perspective of its pyramids

This Sleepy Valley in Tuscany Is Your Dream Italian Getaway

Courtesy of Renaissance Tuscany il Ciocco<p>In the Serchio Valley, visitors can experience the Italy they’ve fantasized about—away from the …

Why the 2nd Arrondissement Is the Coolest Paris Neighborhood Right Now

Next time you’re in Paris, skip the packed tourist centers and base yourself in a quieter, cooler part of town.<p>Paris is designed like an <i>escargot</i>, …

42 Best Cabin Getaways

Far Meadow, Sierra National Forest, CA<p><i>Related:</i> <i>Pitch your tent at the best Yosemite campgrounds</i><p>Yosemite may be only 12 miles away, but Far Meadow’s …

Hiking

10 Ultimate Vacations for Couples

The Inn at Langley, Langley, WA<p>At this boutique Puget Sound lodge, the award winning chef’s love affair with locavore northwest cuisine is the reason …

From fishing to climbing: The best California state parks for all types

Nearly 300 state park units dot the varied landscape of California – that translates to about 1.6 million acres of protected land and the wildlife contained therein.<p>From the granite spires of Castle Crags to the pink and purple hills of Anza-Borrego, each state park offers unique natural delights, …

A Beginner’s Guide to Japanese Onsen Etiquette

Courtesy of Nishumuruya Honkan<p>The onsen at Nishumuruya Honkan, one of Japan's best ryokan.<p>Before you soak, you need to know the specific dos and …

Japan

5 Underrated Destinations in Asia

If you’re looking to book your next trip to Asia but are overwhelmed by the idea of fighting crowds in Hong Kong or Phuket, look to one of these five …

Asia Travel

25 Trips of a Lifetime

If there were ever a place that could get by on its looks, it would be this Greek isle. Whitewashed cave houses framed by bougainvillea and backed by …

Top Destinations in Italy Where Italians Go

You’re at a restaurant and want wine, but you’re not sure what to order. A Tuscan Chianti or Piedmontese Barolo is always a solid choice. Or, you’re …

Italy

25 Free Things to Do on Your Next Visit to Los Angeles

Tourists flock to Los Angeles for a behind-the-scenes peek at the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, but there’s so much more to this SoCal city beyond …

Where to Eat in Coastal Marin and Sonoma

A day spent out along the Marin-Sonoma coastline is a day well spent, indeed. And even if you pack a picnic, it's an additional pleasure to drop in somewhere for a beer, a cup of tea, a small bite, or a full-scale meal to tide you over until it's time for the next 10-miler along the beach. On a …

The Definitive Guide to Eating Your Way to, and Through, Big Sur - Los Angeles Magazine

The drive from Los Angeles to Big Sur on Highway 1 is indubitably one of the most beautiful drives on the globe. It’s truly one of those trips where …