Sometimes technology is the answer. We spend a lot of time testing the best travel tech (and, it must be said, the worst) so we can bring you this list. These gadgets can help you travel faster, better,
María Reynisdóttir, tourism specialist at Iceland's Ministry of Industries and Innovation, wants to set the record straight. By now, you've probably seen at least one photo of Iceland on your Instagram
Even the faint of heart will find something to love. Nothing beats a good ghost story on Halloween, and our planet is chock full of 'em: UFO sightings in Transylvania, murders on a luxury cruise ship,
You don't necessarily have to avoid them, though—here's how you can travel responsibly. Tourism can provide an incredible economic boost, sure, but it can also be harmful to the environment and put pressure
The Philippine island had to close for six months for "rehabilitation"—but will it ever recover from its extreme growth? For travel specialist Lorenzo Urra, who grew up in the Philippines and spent childhood
We hope. Last year, after spending five days on the island of São Miguel, one of nine that make up the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores, I boarded my flight back to the U.S. with two distinct impressions.
In 2016, UNESCO threatened to place the World Heritage site on its list of places in danger—unless it cleaned up its act. “The Gringo Killer.” That’s what Inca Trail porters call the trail of steep stone
Are some of the city's new measures scaring tourists away? Last month, Venice’s city council came up with its most draconian measures to address overtourism yet: Excessive noise at siesta time, sketching
Take the long way toward enlightenment. Dressed in a buttercup robe and wide-brimmed hat, Tomi Oka Shu-Sei looked every part the ascetic septuagenarian priestess meant to join us on our hike across Japan—less
One writer discovers the pains and triumphs of a European road trip—and that Google Maps isn't half bad. If our road trip had a catchphrase, it would most certainly be: This can’t be right. My mom—who
Sorry, Hawaiians. Peruvians were surfing in 1,500 B.C. When the first Hawaiian surfboard landed here, in the 1930s, it didn’t represent wave riding’s debut in South America but rather its homecoming. Hawaii:
PSA: Don't read this while hungry. I’ve traveled a lot around the Middle East and North Africa in my career, including to Jordan, Israel, and Morocco, and few countries have a hold on me like Lebanon.
It's more than worth the visitor fee. Adventurers have trekked Nepal’s Annapurna circuit and Chitwan National Park for decades, but on a recent visit, my husband and I wanted to truly push our limits.
Sulcis may be one of Sardinia's poorest regions, but it's rich in isolated beaches, ancient archeology, dense forest—and people whose daily craftsmanship keeps the past close at hand. These days, to get
Never unpack a mess of tangled cords again. This one's for all the tech-savvy frequent fliers out there. Sure, traveling for work is second nature, but keeping all those cords, chargers, and devices organized?
Skiing in remote Honshu has as much to do with onsen soaking, forest bathing, and snow-capped shrines as it does with the country's famed powder. I’m in the front seat of a Toyota driving through a total
Take a coast-to-coast tour of America's most haunted locations, where lingering spirits roam through the halls of hotels, abandoned insane asylums, Broadway theaters, and more. This gallery was originally
How do you teach a child about the existence of pure evil? There’s a poem that went viral a few years back that contained the verse, “The world is at least 50 percent terrible, and that’s a conservative
Condé Nast Traveler editor in chief Pilar Guzmán on the benefits of "rewilding," and what it means for a new era of travel. Not so long ago, it felt like there was very little friction in our lives that
When 429,000 of you speak, we listen. Condé Nast Traveler readers ranked the 30 best islands in the world outside the U.S. in the 2018 Readers' Choice Awards survey, from far-flung stunners in Southeast
We dropped in on Earth’s most essential late-night food scenes. Let’s be honest: The happiest eating happens long after the sun’s set and dinner’s been cleared. Maybe it’s on a curb or under a tin roof,
You might want to sleep with one eye open. Of all the eerie places around the world—and there are a lot—there's something extra spooky about haunted hotels. Maybe it's the influence of so many movies TV
From fries to doner kebabs, what our editors eat after hours. We recently waxed poetic online about our favorite late night eats around the world, starting high-level by defining some iconic munchies and
It's okay to be awed and creeped out at the same time. There is something both eerie and striking about abandoned places. Whether it's a train cemetery in Bolivia or an Art Deco subway station underneath
A night out around the world—in pictures. As part of our Late-Night Eats guide, we dropped in on several scenes around the globe to see not just what people were eating, when, but where. Take a look at
Where to go for the greasiest, belly-filling, sigh-inducing, and life-affirming food at ungodly hours the world over. Forget what your mom said: Good things do happen after midnight. Especially if you’re
All the products we can't board a plane without. Creating the perfect dopp kit is no small feat. First, you need to find all your beloved face creams, cleansers, mists and perfumes in miniature form, then
A new book offers a peek inside some of the most stylish homes in Paris. With her bestselling book, Parisian Chic, and its many spin-offs, Ines de la Fressange holds a special place in the pantheon of
How one late-night dish helped turn a city into a home. I was way too young to be drinking, but I had just done my fair share of it. And I was way too young to be smoking, but I was about to do that, Amid
How one of the world's unhealthiest sandwiches helped me feel like a rebellious teenager. It’s 3 a.m., and even the idea of moving is painful. The TV hums softly in the background; metallic wrappers litter