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Iconic Itineraries: Seven Perfect Days in Provence

Iconic Itineraries by Condé Nast Traveler: Luxury travel guide for Provence, featuring hotel, nightlife, restaurant, sightseeing and tour recommendations in Aix-en-Provence, Cassis, and Avignon. Reported by Kate Maxwell, July 2010.<p>There are some places you can't help but fall in love with at first …

Almost off the beaten track in France: discovering Saint-Rémy de Provence

Here Janelle reveals the best kept secrets of the picturesque ancient village of Saint-Rémy de Provence, once home to Vincent Van Gogh.The post …

France

Best Sights in Aix-en-Provence | Fodor's Travel

Ancienne Halle aux Grains<p>Archaeological Site/Ruins<p>Built in 1761, this former grain market serves as a post office today—a rather spectacular building …

Avignon: France’s medieval Vatican City is the gateway to Provence

<b>AVIGNON, France</b>, July 25, 2015 – Like St. Louis, the gateway to the west in the United States, historic Avignon begins the path to Provence and the …

3 of the best rosés from Provence

Our wine expert shares his top three wines from south of France<p><b>2014 M de Minuty Rosé, Côtes de Provence £9.99 (when buying two), Majestic</b><p>The growth in rosé’s popularity has been good news for Provence producers; their delicate style is what we want. Though, as a result, it is too easy to sell poor …

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Roaming the Roman ruins of Provence

Deep in the south of France, Provence offers an almost predictable palette of travel experiences: oceans of vineyards, fields of scented lavender, …

Provence attractions

The best attractions in Provence, including the top 10 districts to visit and a calendar of events. By our resident expert, Anthony Peregrine.<p>Ten top towns and districts<p>Haut Var<p>This is where you discover that Provence is wilder than you suspected. From sunlit vineyards and pine forests round …

Provence travel guide

An insider's guide to Provence featuring the region's best hotels, restaurants, bars, shops and attractions. By our expert, Anthony Peregrine.<p>Why go?<p>There is, according to James Pope-Hennessy, “an ancient English longing for the south”. He wrote the words 60 years ago but we all know what he meant. …

Provence scenic drives

Explore by car for the most rewarding days out: here are two itineraries that follow sinuous lanes taking in lovely landscapes, dramatic coffee-stop spots and some fascinating history.<p>Drive 1: Round trip from Lorgues<p>Here’s a drive which hits the Provençal heights, causing the senses to soar (or …

Three Ultra-Romantic Provence Hideaways for Fall

There’s romance—and then there’s Provence in the fall where autumn hues and golden sunrays paint sprawling vineyards, rolling fields, and ancient stone villages in a beauty beyond compare. And for a très magnifique escape to explore it all, head to one of these luxe French hideaways.<p><b>Terre Blanche,</b></b> …

Road Tripping Provence

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Cruising around the south of France may not sound like a family-friendly vacation. And for many years, it hasn’t been.<p>Parents who wanted to access the history and beauty of the French countryside rented a house and explored their local area, since most accommodations in the …

Top 10 southern barbecue joints in the US

A road trip around the American south led Sam Evans and Shauna Guinn to open a BBQ restaurant in the UK in homage. Here are their favourite US smokers<p>We fell in love with the southern states and their attitude to food and gatherings three years ago, when we quit our long-standing careers in London …

8 Days In Scotland

Scotland is a magical yet mysterious country which allows visitors to see the splendors of the natural realm – postcard-perfect landscapes, …

Scotland

Top Tuscan hill towns beyond Florence and Siena

The region of Tuscany is a thought-provoking spread that reaps the bounty of the earth that supplies it with champion wines, delightful cheeses and the world-famous <i>bistecca alla fiorentina</i>, chargrilled T-bone steak. Here, the land is stitched together with patches of grape vines, acres of …

Europe's Best Small Ports

Costa Rica: The Ideal Wellness Getaway

Figuring out where to go in Costa Rica is no easy task. There are several regions to choose from, all offering vastly different experiences. Once I'd discovered that Costa Rica was a great destination for a wellness trip I still needed to decide where to go. That took time, research, and an …

Central America

These 10 Charming Italian Cafés Make Us Want To Drop Everything And Go

Craving a change of scenery, or even just a caffeine pick-me-up to shake up your day? Adventure and quality coffee await you -- the trick is, you have to find your way to Italy to claim them.<p>While most of us don’t have deep enough pockets to plan an impromptu trans-Atlantic trip (oh, don’t we wish …

Castles and Canines: Edinburgh Has Plenty of Both

As a former history major with a passion for all things British and only a week available for travel, Edinburgh seemed an ideal destination. The city itself is chock-full of sites and sights. Add to that the 15 or so castles in the surrounding area, and you have a vacation tailor-made for admiring …

European Travel

Scotland’s Newest Hiking Trail: Beginner-Friendly With Killer Views

The new John Muir Way is an easy, pick-and-choose route through some of the country’s most rewarding terrain<p>John Muir Way is a new hiking route that traverses the country west-to-east for 134 miles. Pictured here is the Firth of Clyde, close to Helensburgh and the westernmost point of the …

Scotland

Your Complete Travel Guide to Vietnam

By College Tourist; Author: Nicole Darian, University of Iowa<p><b>A Look into Each City, How to Eat, Where to Stay, and Transportation Options</b><p>After spending a few months backpacking in Southeast Asia, I've concluded that Vietnam was my favorite country in the region for several reasons. I fell in love …

Vietnam

25 Reasons to Visit Romania (8): Cluj, Transilvania

<i>Photo by Vlad Semen</i><p>Cluj is a city of contrasts: both mysterious and archaic, modern and lively, tranquil and bohemian, restless and young. There are a lot of cultural events taking place here, interesting stories are born while creative, passionate people who change the world with their narrative …

19 epic road trips through Scotland

<i>Note: Place names located above the central belt of Scotland have been translated into Scottish Gaelic to help with navigation.</i><p>From Selkirk, cruise …

September in Greece: Foodie Destinations

<b>Greece</b> ranks among the world's most popular summer destinations. Its countless islands looms exotic in the eyes of millions of visitors. As a friend once quipped, "if you ask people where Greece is located, you'll hardly ever get a correct response. But everyone knows where <i>Mykonos</i> is!"<p>Of course …

European Travel

A Guide to Italy's Prosecco Road

Cheaper than Champagne, and often just as good, Prosecco is made in a tourist-free region of Italy that's well worth a visit.<p>Two hours north of Venice lies the town of Conegliano, its bombastic stucco buildings a statement of Italy’s Garibaldi-powered confidence. The village of Valdobbiadene</i> …

Italy

40 Unforgettable Experiences to Have in Iceland

<i>Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Iceland.</i><p>Iceland's dazzling glacial landscapes, thermal pools and ominous volcanoes are endlessly captivating, making it the ideal terrain for adventurous travelers to explore. Don't want to miss anything? Put your guidebook to one side and instead print out this list of 40 …

European Travel

Easiest Way to Get Cheap Hotel Rooms?

I have obsessive compulsive disorder when it comes to saving on hotels. When I travel for work, I book 95 percent of the hotels I stay in through Priceline.com or Hotwire.com and save anywhere from 35 to 60 percent off the usual price.<p>Though before I ever place a bid on either site, I have a …

Hospitality

10 places where real New Yorkers eat - part 2 - Matador Network

10 places where real New Yorkers eat — part 2<p>David Chang, David Chang, David Chang. If you haven’t heard about this man, you haven’t watched a single …

This map shows where 25 iconic movies were filmed in New York City

Thanks to its bustling streets and landmarks, New York City has been a favorite filming location for years.<p>From Katz's Delicatessen, which was made famous when Meg Ryan pretended to have an orgasm there in "When Harry Met Sally," to the upscale 21 Club, which is where Michael Douglas recommended …

New York City

Here’s my strategy for securing the best seat on every flight

Still, there are some ways to make the experience of flying more bearable — starting with selecting the right airplane seat. I never splurge on first class seats, but there are still ways to get the best seats in economy without having to pay extra.<p>Here's how I make sure I get the best seat …

Flying