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The 10 Best Cities In America

From the "smartest," and "fittest" to the "best place to meet single men." PureWow ranks the 10 best cities in America. Did your hometown make the cut?<p>From the "smartest," and "fittest" to the "best place to meet single men." PureWow ranks the 10 best cities in America. Did your hometown make the …

San Francisco

The Best Under-the-Radar Destinations of 2015

It's definitely reassuring when your best friend, mom and neighbor collectively endorse your vacation. (They hear Istanbul is "absolutely fabulous" this time of year.) But we at PureWow think it's way more fun to explore a place that's yet to be affected by mass tourism.<p>From the Italian beach …

Amalfi Coast

Finding Food and Adventure: Belize

The ocean is to relax and the jungle to find adventure. There is great food and drinks in both so while in Belize, why not have it all?<p>My trip started as a passenger on a plane so small a child might consider it a toy. I arrived in St Ignacio, Belize, alone but for the pilot and Nigel, my fantastic …

Belize

Meet Nᅢᄊrdlingen, The Little Town In A Crater

Well this place is a <i>hole</i> bunch of fun.<p>The town of Nᅢᄊrdlingen -- a stop on Germany's Romantic Road -- sits entirely within a crater, made when a half-mile-wide meteorite smacked into Earth about 15 million years ago.<p>The town's founders likely weren't aware they were settling in such a phenomenon -- …

Six Surprises About German Life (Including the Baths)

Last week, the New York Times published a story about Stuart Emmrich's experience at the famous baths of Baden Baden -- an experience that my fellow Frankfurt ex-pats and I hilariously related to.<p>On a personal level, it reminded me of the first time I visited the naked baths of Bad Homburg, a …

The ancient cities of Sri Lanka

Travellers are flocking to Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle, home to frolicking monkeys, giant Buddha statues and 1,500-year-old palaces.

Sri Lanka

5 Reasons to Fall in Love With Kansas City

America loves the Kansas City Royals. All the attention on the Royals has put a spotlight on this heartland city, nicknamed the City of Fountains. I've been a resident of the city for over 20 years, and here are the top five reasons you'll fall in love with Kansas City.<p><b>It's Beautiful</b><p>With over 200 …

5 Reasons to Visit La Jolla

Native Americans originally called this seaside enclave just north of San Diego Woholle, or “hole in the mountains,” a nod to the red-brown grottoes …

Family Travel to the Florida Keys for the Holidays

There is a reason that so many families return year after year to Hawks Cay, a 61-acre resort on tiny Duck Key, an island at the center of the Florida Keys.<p>This is the kind of laid back place, where you can dump your car (rental or otherwise) and spend the week puttering from one pretty perch to …

Paradise Found: Indian Ocean Escapes

The Indian Ocean is an azure-blue expanse strewn with startlingly beautiful islands that live up to all the clichᅢᄅs of swaying palm trees and white-sand beaches -- but let's assume you already know that.<p>The Indian Ocean is an azure-blue expanse strewn with startlingly beautiful islands that live …

Indian Ocean

The Coolest Hotel in Every State

<i>This post comes from our editorial partners at Thrillist.</i><p>Unless your name happens to be Arthur Fonzarelli (in which case, that's crazy!), it’s hard …

12 Bests of Continental Europe

When we spent two weeks recently motoring across Continental Europe with our kids, we were tourists. No sense pretending otherwise. We were sight-seers...holiday-makers. Like Chevy Chase and his kin, we're an American family on a European Vacation.<p>Biggest, oldest, tallest, grandest...you don't …

China Has A Tropical Island You Know Nothing About

Betcha didn't know China could look like this.<p>Curious wanderlusters should head to the island of Hainan, in the South China Sea, before it gets any more popular. The tropical isle -- with sprawling rainforest and pristine volcanic hot springs -- is a totally unexpected retreat from mainland Asia.<p>On …

Three Family-Friendly Adventures In Puerto Vallarta

Last June I visited Puerto Vallarta and these are three great and family-friendly activities I found for spicing up my beach vacation.<p>As the weather turns chilly, car windows begin to frost, and jackets become daily attire, our thoughts naturally turn to vacations on palm tree-lined beaches. Puerto …

Puerto Vallarta

A thrillseeker’s guide to Vietnam

Dense jungles, brooding mountains, endless waterways, towering cliffs, hairpin bends: the potential for adrenalin-fuelled adventure is limitless in Vietnam. Whether you prefer to scale the heights of jagged peaks or plumb the depths of coral reefs, Vietnam will deliver something special. Heck, just …

13 Family-Friendly Hotels For Your Next Big Vacation

There's no need to skimp on luxury when you're booking a hotel that'll keep both the kids and the parents entertained. Whether you prefer to stay in a castle or on a beach, enjoying breakfast on a private terrace or a picnic lunch on a remote island, you're sure to make memories your family will …

The 25 Best Hotels In Europe

To find the best of the best we aggregated rankings among reputable travel sources, including Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotel Awards, Condé Nast Traveler's Top 100 Hotels & Resorts (part of its annual Reader's Choice Awards), TripAdvisor's Top 25 Hotels In The World (part of its annual …

Discover the Paris of Central America (You Can Afford It)

Back in Nicaragua a few weeks ago, I found, with relief, that this is still the place I remember. There are changes, sure, but not so many that you can't ignore them if you're so inclined.<p>I returned to Nicaragua recently for the first time in more than five years. I didn't choose to stay away so …

Panama City

Bora Bora beyond the beach

Bora Bora is world-famous for its glinting turquoise lagoon, dazzlingly white sandy stretches of beach and luxurious resorts. With such a dreamlike setting, this magical island is, unsurprisingly, a great spot to decompress. But there’s much more to do than simply sipping a cocktail on your chaise. …

Snorkelling

Hidden European Towns in America

Dreaming of sipping sangria on the beaches of Barcelona or roaming the illuminated Christmas markets in Munich? Now is the perfect time to feed your wanderlust and take a spontaneous trip to explore Europe -- without getting out your passport!<p>ᅡᄅ www.FloridasHistoricCoast.com<p>Dreaming of sipping …

The Exceptional Traveler: Exquisite, Affordable Vermont in the Fall (and Winter)

I've been to Hokkaido -- it is indeed gorgeous -- but if you're willing to swap fish who've never seen a freezer for farmhouse cheddar wrapped in chestnut leaves and warm maple syrup, Vermont is just as remarkable for a fraction of the time and cost.<p><b>"Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is</b> …

Dining Rooms

The Coolest Hotel in Every State (and DC!)

Unless your name happens to be Arthur Fonzarelli (in which case, that's crazy!), it's hard to define the word "cool." And even harder to apply the label to hotels, when "cool" could mean historic, or trendy, or that the place is actually a decommissioned Coast Guard helicopter with a full-service …

Coast Guard

100 Miles of Wild: Madagascar's Limestone Labyrinth

Breathtaking and frail, this dangerous landscape is completely off-limits to all tourists, and rumored to house strange and undocumented animal species, dinosaur migration trails, unexplored caverns and cave systems, and possibly bandits hiding away from civilization.<p><b>21st Century Exploration 100</b> …

James Cameron

The Pacific Northwestern Lodge You've Been Dreaming Of

When I lived in Seattle, it seemed everyone had a story about Salish Lodge & Spa, located atop Snoqualmie Falls some 30 miles east of the city. For some, it was an over-the-top wedding venue. For others, it was an upscale home base for a weekend of hiking, fly fishing, and escaping the city. The …

18 Reasons Why Fiji Has To Be Your Next Vacation Destination

The only thing you should be asking yourself when you're not in Fiji is "Why am I not in Fiji?"<p>It's sitting <i>right there</i>, just waiting for you in the South Pacific. This country is a true tropical paradise, but that doesn't just mean you'll be lazing around all day on the beach –- even if, with …

Belize -- Still for the Intrepid

Returning to what has been one of my favorite places on earth since I was a young girl for my first extended stay in years, I found Belize's Cayo hardly changed. Me? I have to admit that, back in Belize at last, I was a little harder to recognize.<p>I came to Cayo for the first time almost 30 years …

5 Amazing Australian Cities Everyone Needs To Visit

The largest island on earth, Australia is almost as big as the continental United States, offering itself as a backdrop for films like Finding Nemo, The Great Gatsby, The Matrix, and Mad Max.<p>Famed for their laid-back attitudes, Australians enjoy a modern culture with a unique blend of European, …

Seven of the Best Exclusive Lodges in Africa

Each of these private lodges, which are solely for exclusive use, are the perfect location for families and friends who want a home away from home within a magnificent setting.<p><b>Each of these private lodges, which are solely for exclusive use, are the perfect location for families and friends who</b> …

South Africa

Top 10 day trips in Malta

Malta may only measure a compact 27km by 14km, but the tiny island nation is crammed with splendid sights, from 5000-year-old temples to spine-tinglingly beautiful lagoons and rock formations.<p>Malta’s size makes it a breeze to get around, so it’s possible to base yourself in one place and visit all …

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