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Visit Reims in the late summer

<b>PUBLISHED:</b> 15:15 05 August 2015 | <b>UPDATED:</b> 16:39 07 January 2016<p>The Notre-Dame Cathedral in Reims © Fotolia<p>(c) Xantana | Dreamstime.com<p>With the end of …

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Welcome to Beijing, the city that reinvented itself in one generation and is still pulsing with future possibilities.<p>Finally, our third …

It's what you don't expect in Scotland that makes it a must for your next adventure

I am not what you would call an unprepared traveler. I scour guidebooks, investigate websites, talk to friends. Forewarned, as they say, is forearmed.<p>But Scotland still surprised me.<p>Because this trip included a stop in Edinburgh for a film festival and a visit to the Inverness/Nairn area of …

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The Towns Italy Forgot

From the September 2011 issue of National Geographic Traveler<p>I awaken on a high bed plush with pillows and antique linens. Rays of sunlight filter through a grated window, casting a honeyed glow on the room’s curved, rough-hewn walls and high ceiling. An old wood table topped with a white cloth …

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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 …

Road Trips for History Lovers: London to Bath

<b>For a road trip that promises bags of gobsmacking cultural allure, it's hard to beat the route from Britain's capital, London, to one of the country's most idyllic cities, Bath.</b><p>While today, millions of time-starved travellers take the fastest and most direct route possible - scooting along the …

How To Pick The Right Blonde For You

Blonde has never seemed more approachable. We are at a very exciting time in the world of hair color, when rainbow hair is commonplace on the streets …

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Free Things to Do in London

From David Bowie and Beckham to Charles Darwin and Dickens, London has captured the world with legendary figures since its founding in the first century A.D. But it's not only the city's celebrities rising to the top—the British pound is rising, too. Don't get knackered looking for cheap deals …

England

Free Things to Do in Florence

The birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Florence boasts a wealth of museum masterpieces, most famously Michelangelo’s "David" and Botticelli’s "The Birth of Venus," but there’s plenty of culture to experience that doesn’t involve pricey admission or epic waits.<p>The birthplace of the Italian …

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Outdoor Structures

What's the Difference? Vinyl vs. Engineered Wood Siding on Sheds <br>Sheds perform a number of functions, from storing tools and lawn equipment to …

Celebrating Christmas and New Year in the Country of Napoleon, Champagne, and Fromage

Paris in December is cold, but absolutely fabulous. The city is filled with tourists who are looking for extreme romantic lights of Paris when the …

Best Hotels in Britain and Ireland

See the best hotels in Britain and Ireland from National Geographic Traveler's annual Stay List.<p>In addition to being a discriminating where-to-stay resource, <i>National Geographic Traveler's</i> 2010 Stay List is an in-a-nutshell look at the geography, history, and architectural styles of five countries …

First time Amsterdam: top tips for your first visit to the Dutch capital

Golden Age canals lined by gabled houses, candlelit cafes, whirring bicycles, lush parks, monumental museums, colourful markets, diverse dining, quirky shopping and legendary nightlife make the free-spirited Dutch capital one of Europe's great cities. With so much on offer it can be overwhelming …

10 Foods You Must Try in Ireland

Irish food has a reputation for being stodgy and traditional, because of the sludge some Americans cook up on St. Patrick’s Day and pass off as the real deal. But travel to Ireland, and you’ll find quality foods with fresh ingredients that you’ll enjoy the entire time you're there—not a single …

The Perfect Weekend in London

London has long juggled dual centers. Visitors often saw just one: the West End, site of most upmarket hotels, museums, and high-end stores. For locals, though, the Cockney-accented East End was equally visible; it’s home to the of the City of London, whose gleaming skyscrapers are the capital’s …

The Perfect Day in Milan

If you’ve only as few hours to spend in Italy’s capital of chic, don’t worry—that’s enough time to get a taste of what the city has to offer. Though it’s tempting to try and cram in as many sights and activities as possible, Milan—like Italy in general—is best enjoyed at a slow, leisurely pace. …

How to Get Through an Airport in Record Time

As a photographer and Conde Nast Traveler editor, I spend hundreds of hours navigating through airports each year. I can attest that getting through the airport quickly and efficiently is an art form, one that is learned through careful observation and experience. Here are some of my best tips for …

The Perfect Weekend in Rome

If you had to narrow Rome’s many fetching attributes down to one single selling point, it would have to be how effortlessly the ancient past and the electric present merge everywhere: in its cuisine, its culture, and its hospitality. Because the city is compact and dense, three days is actually an …

Beyond the Basics: Florence

Plan your trip to Florence with Condé Nast Traveler’s guide to the best hotels, restaurants, and things to do.<p>You can ditch any old notions you may have of the Renaissance capital as a frozen-in-amber monument to its various monuments; not only did Florence shake off that fusty reputation a few …

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Photos: Insiders' Guide to the Caribbean

Whether you've been to these 10 Caribbean islands once or you're planning your fifteenth visit, we've got the inside scoop on some of the best …

Caribbean

10 Travel Apps That Save You Time and Money

From trip planning to packing to getting around a foreign city—and even speaking the language—let these easy-to-use apps power your next vacation!

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Visiting Le Grand Louvre

This story begins at Preparing your trip to Paris. This is the third part of this journey.<p>Musée du Louvre, or simply Le Louvre, is one of the biggest …

Flying Solo: Everything You Need to Know About Traveling Alone

There’s nothing quite like the freedom of exploring a new place on your own terms. Learn how to make the most of your next solo travel adventure with …

Solo Travel

7 Tested Tips for Visiting Rome

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5 Reasons to Visit Snowdonia, Wales' Oldest National Park

Travelers are spoiled with scenery choices when visiting the United Kingdom, whether it's the first or the twentieth trip. I lived in Manchester for the past year and explored North England's gorgeous countryside from there, but I also found time to squeeze in a couple of jaunts to nearby Wales. …