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6 Reasons to Go to Nantes, France

Question: why do travelers come to France? Some people are history buffs, some are gourmands, but some are what we might call whimsy-hunters—poetic …

Exploring Sweden's Marstrand Island & Why It's a Great Escape

Warm, sunny days are a precious commodity in Sweden, which is why the summer months are treasured like the precious gift they are. That is the time …

Upscale Vienna

Collected by Chris Ciolli, AFAR Local Expert<p>List View<p>Map View<p>Popular Stories<p>1Air TravelThe World’s Best Travel Shoe Is a Slipper From Denmark<br>• 2Air …

Travel

The Intel

Your next trip, only way better<p>What You Need to Know Now<p>Deal of the Day<p>Subscribe<p>Never miss a deal again, get travel tips and hacks<p>Will be used in …

Mini guide to activities in Wales

Get active in all corners of Wales, from mountain biking in the forest to exploring sea coves by kayak.<p>Wales’s varied terrain lends itself to a whole host of activities, from the relaxing to the rather more vigorous. And whether you get on your bike, horse or surfboard, you are guaranteed a …

National Parks

Exploring Germany’s northernmost island

Tiny Sylt presents a different side to Germany, driven by laid-back attitudes and old fashioned traditions that cannot be found anywhere else in the country.<p>Unlike most German clichés of traditional lederhosen, loud football fans and great beer, Germany’s northernmost island of Sylt presents a …

European Travel

Rooftop dining and dancing in Paris

On 30 May, an evening of innovative food and contemporary music, hosted by the most modern of French restaurant guides.<p>On 30 May, cult Paris restaurant guide, Le Fooding, will host Veillée Foodstock, a food and music evening showcasing the most exciting and in-the-know aspects of Paris’ culinary …

France

A New City for Your Travel List: Angoulême, France

Last year I had a great chance to explore France, something I am ashamed to say I had never done. Ashamed because Paris is my favorite city in the …

5 Things You Don't Know About Italy

<b>By Donald Strachan</b><p>"Form is temporary, class is permanent." It's the kind of sentence a sports journalist might write, and it's certainly true when it …

12 Ways to Enjoy the French Riviera

It's one of the world's top tourist destinations for a reason. The French Riviera is a gorgeous strip of coastline, where the characteristically …

Great cities are governed greatly

All flavoursome cities - Barcelona, London, New York, Paris - have strong and entrenched local governments. In Sydney, our islanded city precincts - …

9 Ways to Experience Buenos Aires Like a Local

Buenos Aires is one of the most fascinating and varied destinations in the world, with a host of neighborhoods each with its own distinct character …

Stellenbosch's Hidden Valley

My goodness this property off the beaten track in South African wine country is astoundingly beautiful. While you're out and about hitting the …

Swimming with Elephants in Botswana

There is a sliver of Africa where four countries almost converge: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana. The Chobe River is one of the many …

Wildlife

Wine tasting the world

Reds, whites, sweet, dry, mineral, earthy, fruity, floral, tawny- I enjoy them all. Wine tasting is a great way to explore a region where you are …

12 of Paris's Best Places to Eat, Drink, and Stay

The world's most visited city isn't resting on reputation. Paris's strongholds of culture and gastronomy continue to evolve. Top chefs are opening …

Ask A Sommelier: Which Wine Regions Offer The Best Values?

GalleryAsk A Sommelier: Which Wine Regions Offer The Best Values?<p>In wine, you sometimes get what you pay for. But sometimes, a winegrowing region isn't as well known as it should be, and is undervalued in the market, so you can get an especially good deal on wines that cost less than they should. …

The App that Will Revolutionize Your Wine Tasting

As many of you know, I've long struggled with the idea of an aroma wheel. I've never understood why it needed to be round, nor believed there was …

First Look: New Spring Cocktails at Trenchermen, Chicago

GalleryFirst Look: New Spring Cocktails at Trenchermen, Chicago<p><b>Note:</b> First Looks give previews of new drinks and menus we're curious about. Since they are arranged photo shoots, we do not make critical evaluations or recommendations.<p>To the nine-month-old Trenchermen in Chicago's Wicker Park, spring …

Mini guide to romance in Paris

The world’s most alluring city – with its tree-shaded boulevards, lamp-lit bridges, exquisite cuisine and cafe terraces – seduces any time of year or day.<p>The world’s most alluring city – with its tree-shaded boulevards, lamplit bridges, exquisite cuisine and cafe terraces lined with wicker chairs …

France

Driving Norway’s Golden Route

The 106km Geiranger-Trollstigen Route is peppered with world-class architectural viewing points that blend seamlessly with the formidable landscape.<p>In a country crammed with breathtaking fjords, sky scraping mountains and sensuous seascapes, giving one road the nickname the “Golden Route” is fairly …

European Travel

London’s new booze-free bar

Since February, Londoners have been clamouring to get a reservation at BYOC, a hidden 18-seat bar where you bring the hooch and the mixologist supplies the magic.<p>The hottest new boozer in London doesn’t even have a liquor licence.<p>Since February, Londoners have been clamouring to get a reservation …

Cocktails

Easy breaks from Cape Town

When the torrents of tourists on the crowded Cape become too much, find scenic fishing villages, beautiful wine country and dramatic desert less than three hours away.<p>Cape Town may take second place to Johannesburg as South Africa’s most populous city, but it easily entices more visitors each year …

South Africa

Easy breaks from Paris

Thanks to France’s high-speed trains, well-marked motorways and international airport hubs, even more charm and culinary surprises lie less than two hours from the City of Lights.<p>With its first-class restaurants and fantastic museums, Paris is a world capital of culture and epicurean delights, but …

France

How women have rebuilt Rwanda

With so many men killed in the 1994 genocide, women have been at the forefront of the African country’s recovery, taking on new business and political roles.<p>With so many men killed in the 1994 genocide, women have been at the forefront of the African country’s recovery, taking on new business and …

Africa

Five-star Kenya without the crowds

Discreet lodges and tented camps from the Masai Mara to Samburu National Park offer luxury, seclusion and excellent wildlife watching for the discerning traveller.<p>With so many visitors to Kenya’s national parks, safari game drives can often turn into traffic jams. On the wide open plains of the …

Wildlife

Literary Travel