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Holiday guide to Sardinia’s best beaches, plus restaurants and hotels

Italy offers so much to holidaymakers: food and wine, art and architecture, high peaks and bosomy Tuscan hills, but relatively few Brits come here for sun and sand. To UK tastes, Italy simply doesn’t do seaside very well: beaches are often given over to hotel and bar concessions, with rows of …

Europe Travel

10 Most Beautiful Places in Switzerland

It’s tough to find a place not to like in Switzerland.

―. Michele Bachmann

The birthplace of winter tourism, Switzerland seems to be an extremely …

Europe Travel

13 Must-Try Scallop Dishes in Dallas

Photo by: Kim Duffy

Bay diver scallop with bean medley at Proof + Pantry
At this One Arts Plaza New American restaurant, the scallops are seared in …


America's Most Dangerous Destinations


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Central America Travel

Virginia’s Capital of Charm: Richmond

Richmond zips away from its sleepy southern past with a blend of modern culture, cuisine, and international sport.

Between September 19-27, professional cyclists race in the 2015 UCI Road World Championships along the same streets and James River-skirting trail that lure leisure cyclists (rent wheels …


Visiting California's remarkable National Park sites

California is home to some of the world's most incredible scenery, preserved and cared for by the National Park Service. From desert terrain and volcanic formations to rugged coastline and old-growth redwood forests, the landscapes and ecosystems available for eager explorers are vast and …


Wales’ perfect new wave: Snowdonia’s inland surfing lake

I’m about to go surfing but I’m several miles from the sea. I’m in a Welsh valley, surrounded by green hills and lush forest, in the shadow of an old power station. The water is as flat as a lake. That’s because, right now at least, it is a lake. I sit on my board and wait – more out of habit than …

Water Sports

8 Under-the-Radar European Islands

Europe presents many reasons to hop off the storied continent. Here are eight little-known havens to soak up seascapes, fishing villages, and local lore.

> Pico (Azores/Portugal)

The Azores are quietly luring adventurers for hiking, climbing, and biking. Those in the know beeline to Pico, the chain’s …


The best 10 pizza places in the U.S., according to TripAdvisor

It's hot, delicious and cheesy. It brings people together. Americans have adopted the Italian delicacy as their own.

You might have your favorite pizza place around the corner and insist there's nothing better, but TripAdvisor has some real talk for you. It analyzed thousands of reviews left on the …


7 Must-Do Adventures in Yosemite Valley

Photo: Tiffany Nguyen

Written by Tiffany Nguyen, an Explorer for The Outbound Collective.

When I'm hitting the drawing board and thinking of places to travel to, one of the first places that comes to mind is Yosemite National Park. This place has it all, from the tallest waterfall in North America to …

Adventure Travel

The search for America’s best food cities: San Francisco

Second in a monthly series.

From touchdown, no other city in the country whets my appetite like San Francisco, where arrivals at Terminal 2 at SFO are welcomed with a feast. Calling to me as I disembark are Burger Joint, where the Niman Ranch patties are slipped inside toasted buns, and Lark Creek …

San Francisco Bay Area

The search for America’s best food cities: Charleston, S.C.

First in a monthly series.

You’d best be hungry when dining with Matt Lee, co-author with his brother, Ted, of “The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen” and other valentines to the South. In his company, you’re tempted to order everything on a menu.

Moments after the whiskey list has been dropped off, the …


The search for America’s best food cities: Philadelphia

Fifth in a monthly series.

Never mind that grazing at the Reading Terminal Market is the equivalent of shad swimming upstream. The Philadelphia tourist attraction, an expanse of 80 or so vendors below a former train shed, is where Rick Nichols says we should meet for lunch, and if the city’s …


The Washington Post Raves About Why Philadelphia Is One Of America’s Best Food Cities

The Reading Terminal Market should serve as the kicking off point for any food-focused trip to Philadelphia. (Photo by J. Smith for Visit …


11 popular Vancouver tourist attractions ranked

For locals and tourists alike, Vancouver’s top attractions provide a diverse range of experiences to get to know our city. From alpine peaks to urban …

Travel (Canada)

Top 10 hotels in Vancouver

The Granville Island Hotel

This is the only hotel on Granville Island – the late-1970s experiment in urban renewal of the once-industrial False Creek area, which has become one of Vancouver’s most successful public spaces. The 82-room property has water views and an industrial aesthetic in line with …


20 destinations for 2015: Albania

With long stretches by the Adriatic, a fascinating history, and only a few inquisitive travellers, Albania is ripe for exploring in 2015, writes Caroline Shearing


This former Communist country, off-limits for much of the 20th century to all but the most inquisitive travellers, remains among the …

Europe Travel

Albania: the best-kept secret in the Mediterranean?

Caroline Shearing steps back in time on a day trip to Albania, and finds a warm welcome, sublime seafood and Butrint, one of Europe's most important archaeological sites

Sunlight glinted off the water as pleasure boats bobbed in the bay and the carefree squeals of children launching into the sea …

Europe Travel

Florida by Land: Hike the Florida National Scenic Trail

Stretching the length of the state from the Gulf Islands National Seashore in the northwest to Big Cypress National Preserve in the south, the Florida National Scenic Trail offers more than a thousand miles of primarily primitive hiking. Complete the entire trail in sections over multiple …


Copenhagen: a guide to the best shops, hotels and restaurants

From Scandi design to champagne cocktails and mystery menus… the Danish city has so much more to offer visitors than little mermaids and big wheels


Even though the Moorish-style Nimb Hotel is in the gardens of Tivoli – one of the world’s oldest theme parks – its 17 rooms have a palatial calm. …


Tel Aviv’s Best New Boutique Hotels

Nicknamed “the City that Never Sleeps,” Tel Aviv is well known for its vibrant nightlife, booming technology industry, and stunning coastal setting. But it’s also gaining renown for innovative contemporary design, particularly when it comes to the city’s recent boom in carefully curated boutique …


A Local’s Guide to Saratoga Springs

New York’s Spa City is no stranger to strangers. Saratoga Springs has welcomed visitors for three centuries, ever since the Algonquian people settled the area and the British erected a fort there at the end of the 17th century on the Hudson River’s western bank.

Here’s how to make the most of your

Horse Racing (U.S.)

The 12 Cutest Small Towns In America

Cities are great for so many reasons (the convenience, the culture, the 127 different kinds of Thai delivery). But there's also something to be said for small towns (quaint Main Streets, kooky annual festivals and charm out the wazoo).

These are our 12 picks for the sweetest spots around the country.

United States

36 Hours in Seattle

The sky is often gray, the residents tend to be muted (except when cheering their teams), calm waters lap the green cityscape, but beneath its mild exterior, Seattle has always careened wildly between boom and bust. For better or worse, boom is the mode of the day. Though the tunnel project …


36 Hours in Santa Fe

In summer, Santa Fe bursts at the seams with arts fairs, opera and other flashy events. In winter, though, the schedule is less hectic, and the few tourists spend their days skiing outside town. This is when residents effectively reclaim the center, the walkable area from the old plaza to the newer …

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36 Hours in Koreatown, Los Angeles

The antidote to Hollywood’s seasonal Academy Awards fever is just a few blocks away, in Koreatown. It’s hard to imagine that two decades ago, K-Town, as it is known in local parlance, was a flash point for the Los Angeles riots: a low-rent district engulfed in flames. Today this sprawling, …

Los Angeles

36 Hours in Lake Tahoe

Straddling the Nevada-California border, Lake Tahoe’s immense cobalt blue oval — unfrozen thanks to the lake’s depth — stands out against the snow-covered mountains like a colossal eye staring into heaven. This May, Tahoe’s wilderness will be even more accessible with JetBlue beginning daily direct …

Lake Tahoe

36 Hours in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Occupying a dramatic stretch of coast midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo County is nothing if not well-positioned. It has the Pacific to the west, the fertile San Joaquin Valley to the east and a delicious Mediterranean climate. It is here, on an isolated hill overlooking …

San Luis Obispo

36 Hours in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Avoided, underrated or just plain forgotten, Belfast is a city that’s been fighting a bad reputation for half a century. A visit today, however, is an eye-opening experience in the best possible way. Belfast has been coming into its own in the last few years, developing a vibrant restaurant scene, …


36 Hours in Lisbon

Everything old is new again in the Portuguese capital. Throughout the hilly metropolis on the Tagus River, fading structures and spaces are being stylishly reborn. Once-forlorn neighborhood markets have undergone ambitious renovations and currently form the city’s newest hot spots for dining and …