Elizabeth Stark

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9 Hikes In Montana For Mere Mortals That Lead To Mystifying Destinations

Some Montanans are seasoned hikers, scaling steep hills and trekking through canyons like it’s nothing. And then there are the rest of us, the mere …

Hiking

A local’s guide to Porto, Portugal

Sitting in my customary Porto cafe, a non-descript place on Praça Carlos Alberto across from my kids’ school, a troupe of Asian tourists march by. They are sheltered under umbrellas, heads down, following their guide in an orderly step to the next tourist honeypot.<p>For a whistlestop visit to …

European Travel

103 Things to Do, See, Eat and Shop in London

Travel

In the Tokyo Neighborhood of Koenji, a Sanctuary for Creatives

On one writer's first trip to Tokyo, he discovers a neighborhood that stays the same by encouraging difference.<p>It's not long after I step out of Tokyo’s Koenji metro station for the first time that I realize this isn’t a regular Sunday evening in the neighborhood: The crowds are thick; police …

What to Buy in Japan, According to 'Traveler' Editors

From whisky to lightweight robes, these are some of our favorite souvenirs.<p>Japan is not lacking in unique souvenirs: Over the years, we at <i>Traveler</i> have collected everything from <i>ema</i> (wooden, postcard-sized plaques hung inside Shinto temples) to beautiful, feather-light stationary. But when you only …

Do's and Don'ts for One Week in Japan

Make the most of your time in the Land of the Rising Sun<p>From ancient castles and temples, manicured gardens and parks, to busy, modern cities, …

Enjoy a Cozy Evening in These Traditional London Pubs

There are plenty of cool craft beer pubs and sophisticated cocktail bars in London, but the city excels in its traditional pubs, with age-old stone …

The Yosemite most people never see: 10 dazzling hikes

YOSEMITE — Gazing at the spectacular scenery surrounding Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy reservoir, I can’t help but marvel. Nature has endowed Tuolumne …

Japan: everything you NEED to do in Tokyo & Kyoto

Want a once-in-a-lifetime trip? Japan in springtime, when the cherry blossom famously puts on a brief but breathtaking show, is unlike anywhere else …

Surprising Finds in Lisbon, Portugal

The Root of Good family started its grand nine week European vacation with five days in Lisbon, Portugal. After a short flight from Raleigh, Lisbon …

How This Trendy City Became Every Millennial's Summer Dream Spot

We can't explain exactly why some cities suddenly start trending as hip must-visit destinations. We can, however, let you know with 100% certainty …

European Travel

The ultimate luxury in Portugal

Portugal’s Algarve is home to some of the most enchanting, dramatic coastlines to be found in Europe, not to mention the superb golf courses, …

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Why Portugal Should Be Your Next Travel Spot

For Americans enchanted by the idea of a European getaway, Iceland and the U.K. have long dominated as de facto “gateways” to the continent: the …

Lisbon city guide: How to spend a weekend in the Portuguese capital

Why go now?<p>This is a dynamic time for Lisbon, with a seemingly unstoppable wave of new hotels, restaurants, and museums opening between the rambling …

European Travel

Lisbon city guide: what to see plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

Assemble a city-break destination from a wishlist of components and you get Lisbon: a wide glittering river, limpid skies, steep cobbled streets, palaces, churches (and a castle, of course), tiles in pink, mint and indigo, and cheap, fresh, grilled sardines to eat outside a <i>tasca</i> (bar) in the sun. …

European Travel

What Fine Dining Looks Like in Lisbon

Lisbon might not be known as a fine-dining destination, but a group of groundbreaking chefs are ushering in a new era of ambitious cooking. Showcasing the unbelievable ingredients Portugal has to offer, including fresh seafood and <i>porco preto</i> pork from Alentejo, these restaurants blend Portuguese …

The Ultimate Guide to Lisbon’s Iconic Egg Tarts

Lisbon is a city with a sweet tooth, and its most iconic pastry is the palm-size <i>pastel de nata,</i> or egg tart, a creamy custard tart available in <i>pastelarias</i> across the city. The recipe dates back to the 16th century, when the confections, like many other Portuguese sweets, were made by nuns in …

The Eater Guide to Lisbon

Lisbon eats well and looks good doing it. The city is a wonderland of narrow cobblestone streets, opulent tiled buildings, vintage yellow trams, and stunning views at every (hilly) turn. Ornate kiosks provision local parks with drinks and snacks, neighborhood <i>past</i><i>e</i><i>larias</i> serve classic sweets made by …

Oceanario Lisboa visiting the largest aquarium in Europe

The Lisbon Oceanarium/Oceanario Lisboa is located at the Park of Nations or locally called <i>Parque das Nações.</i> The Park of Nations is an area of …

25 Documentaries That Will Change Your Life

These documentaries are powerful, shocking, heartbreaking, and intense, and each will expand the horizons of the viewers open to learning more about the world<p>Moviegoers are suckers for a true story, which is why documentary films are so endearing and fascinating. While we often respond to narrative …

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Tiny Houses You Can Rent for the Night

If you believe less is more, it’s easy to see the appeal of the tiny-house movement: You’ll spend less money living in a tiny house, use less energy, and spend less time inside. But if you’re not ready to downsize your entire life into 200 square feet, you can rent a tiny house for the weekend, …

Pacific Northwest

Essential Coffee Table Books for the Aspiring World Traveler

True adventure takes a willingness for discomfort few of us have in stock. These coffee table books, however, offer voyages without the long-haul …

Travel Apps: The Five Apps You Need To Download For Your Next Holiday

These will make your tourist life way easier<p>It doesn’t matter what your holiday destination is, we’re all looking for those holiday booking hacks to …

Inside Lisbon's secret underground music scene

If you go to Lisbon, you go listen to Portuguese fado, the city's music about "fate." Follow the signs in the old neighborhoods, and you can't miss …

European Travel

The Hottest New Rooftop Restaurants in London

It’s all about the views, as London knows only too well. Rooftop restaurants combine the best of cuisine and city panoramas – and plenty more are …

9 top tips for seeing a different side of Barcelona

Barcelona. Everyone thinks they know everything about you, but you have so much more to offer, besides all the typical attractions. Here you can see …

Instagram Travel Guide to … Lisbon

Maybe it’s all the sunshine, or the open spaces and never-ending views around every corner, but Lisbon doesn’t feel like other capital cities. …

European Travel

Hundreds of British tourists arrive for Thomson holiday at luxury hotel only to find building site

“We arrived at 9.15 in the morning, to be turned away by the hotel manager,” said June Frier, a nurse from Hastings. She was speaking to <i>The</i> …

Hospitality