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Mapped: the optimal road trip across Europe

RANDY OLSON is a man who likes to optimize road trips. He has previously organized the ultimate US road trip and the best cross-Canada journey and, …

12 Incredible Places in the Italian Alps Almost Too Beautiful to Be Real

You can't argue with good food, good wine, good people, and good behold-the-majesty-of-nature-and-weep scenery. No country nails this combo quite as …

Italy

A retiree’s no-hurry travel itinerary: Morocco via Portugal and Spain

<i>Our readers share tales of their ramblings around the world.</i><p><b>Who:</b> Denise Casey (the author) and her partner, Murray Browne, both of Decatur, Ga.; her daughter, Lizzie Casey of Los Angeles; and her son, Sean Casey of Medellin, Colombia.<p><b>Where, when, why:</b> A calendar photo seen decades ago was the …

15 under-the-radar California beach towns to visit now

We're coming up on California's <i>real</i> summer, so what better time to explore some uncharted coastal territory? We know and love California's famous places and have staked out our favorites among beach towns the rest of the world has yet to discover, such as the hamlets of Elk and Gualala to the north …

7 Perfect Little California Towns You Should Visit With Family

<i>Mendocino coast at sunset, one of California's most picturesque towns (Flickr: Nelson Minar)</i><p>A family vacation with kids in California is a rollercoaster ride of wildlife, panoramic ocean vistas and mountainous terrain. Throughout the state, small towns hug the coast, hide in the hills and surprise …

The 20 Mediterranean islands you must visit in your lifetime

Is it the sea, the strange sense of security, or just that wonderful feeling of escaping from life on the mainland that makes an island break so special? Whatever the exact chemistry, islands make brilliant holiday destinations, and nowhere more so than in the Mediterranean in summer. With the help …

16 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent thread on Quora discussed some of the best destinations in Europe that remain unknown.<p>The answers hit on a number of hidden gems, which we included in this list, along with some others that came from our own research.<p>From Denmark's Faroe Islands to one of Armenia's oldest monasteries, here …

Here's How To Take Travel Photos That Actually Look Professional

Your photos > everyone else's.<p>Where should you stand to get the best angle? Flash or no flash? How do you actually snap a beach photo without it looking like one big sky-and-water cliché?<p>I checked in with travel photographer and teacher Laurence Norah, who runs the photography blog Finding the …

Stoupa, Greece: Secret Seaside

Mountainous and relatively inaccessible, Greeks consider the Mani peninsular to be wild and remote. In the Outer Mani, set amid olive groves, Stoupa sits below the rocky peaks of the Taygetos mountain range, whose highest point, Profitis Ilias, soars 2407 m (7896 ft). Built around three sheltered …

Jerash - Welcome to the Ancient Roman City of Jordan

It's been four years since we visited Jordan. While recently going through old hard drives we found some long lost video footage of our time in the …

Flavia Pennetta’s love affair with tennis to end with a low-key farewell

Flavia Pennetta, having spent much of her tennis career just off Main Street, will finish it in the game’s slowly rising powerhouse, China, as the reigning and retiring US Open champion.<p>It promises to be a curiously low-key exit after the drama of the finest hour and a half of a career that …

Tennis

25 Reasons to Visit Romania (7): Maramures

<i>Photo by Vlad Semen</i><p>Maramures is probably the most wonderful hidden secret of Romania. Traditions are still preserved and local tourism boards promote treasures that cannot be found elsewhere in the country. Maramures is unique because of the Romanian classic lifestyle which focuses on customs, …

Bavaria, Germany: the 10 best things to see and do

World leaders attending the G7 summit in Bavaria have been getting a tantalising taste of what is on offer in what is one of the most picturesque regions of Europe. They have sampled the wheaty Weissbier popular in these parts and the Weisswurst (white sausages) consumed with pretzels and a …

8 epic spots in Germany even most Germans don’t know

You’ve partied in Berlin. You’ve practiced your Deutsch in Munich. Maybe you’ve flown into Frankfurt and stopped in Hamburg on your way north. But …

European Travel

Paddle to DC: Visiting Basswood Lake’s Ancient Cedar

Two-foot rollers gently lifted the stern of our canoe as we paddled out into the sprawling expanse of Basswood Lake, an iconic lake on the Minnesota-Ontario border in the heart of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Quetico Provincial Park. Together, these two wilderness areas protect …

The Lost World / Wat Si Sawai / Sukhothai (Thailand)

9 Tips For Making Your Solo Trip A Life Changing Experience

Are you going to be travelling solo? Good news, this is one of the best things you can do for yourself! Travelling solo can be one of the most …

7 Destinations with Apps as Smart as Your Phone

<i>Highways Agency / Flickr</i><p>According to the Choice Hotels 2014 Summer Travel Survey released on June 24, travelers -- particularly millennials and parents with children ages 12 and younger -- would rather lose their luggage than their phones. Gone are the days when we went on vacation to disconnect …