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The Ultimate Guide to Tanzania: A Safari and Beach Vacation in One

If you’ve been dreaming of going on a wildlife safari, Tanzania should be high on your travel bucket list. The East African country is home to some …

The Mom's Guide to Nashville

What? You thought Music City was just for country fans and so, so, <i>so</i> many bachelorette parties (ugh)? Think again. Nashville, Tennessee, is actually …

The Best Brunch Spots in Chicago

The brunch scene in Chicago is diverse and vast, with over 100 restaurants in the Windy City that serve this mid-morning to early afternoon meal on …

The 5 must-see spots to hit up on your first trip to Chicago

Chicago is loaded with some 5,000+ restaurants, over 60 museums, 580 parks, 250 theatres, 225 music venues, over 100 festivals, nearly 400 landmarks …

Everything to Know About Chicago

Here's how to plan the best possible trip to the Windy City.<p>Humble Midwestern roots keep this vibrant city with world-class architecture, arts and dining grounded. Chicago loves its sports, too, and if a team is doing well, you'll feel the energy pulsing through the streets. Locals are friendly and …

Why you'll never understand the US unless you've been to Nashville

Whoever said Nashville was nothing more than nirvana for country music bumpkins clearly hasn’t been there in the past 20 years.<p>During that time, this lovely, manageable Southern city, full of genuinely friendly people, has become a cool urban centre that is frequently voted America’s favourite …

3 Things You Didn’t Know About Eufaula, Alabama

There’s something special about stumbling upon a small town in the South. There’s a certain magic to be discovered within these tight-knit …

Outdoors

This new lynching memorial rewrites American history

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of my first thoughts when I arrived in Montgomery, Alabama, and encountered the spring heat was this: How did enslaved men, women and children endure day after day?<p>It was an odd thought, given that I'm a Southerner, and heat, certainly not spring heat, wouldn't ordinarily be …

Black History

Plan the Perfect Weekend in Nashville

This versatile city offers much more than bar-hopping and country music.<p>With its iconic music scene and central location, it’s no wonder Nashville has become a prime spot for party weekends and girlfriend getaways. But spend a couple days here and you’ll find that its “Nashvegas” nickname and the …

Chicago guide: Where to eat, drink, shop and stay in the Windy City

People tend to fall in love with Chicago very quickly. Visually stunning, with some of the most impressive architecture on earth, the Windy City also …

Eurostar services have begun – so is Amsterdam about to usurp Paris as our favourite city break?

<b>At last, Eurostar has opened a non-stop link from London to Amsterdam. You still have to change trains on the way home, but the Dutch city is easier to get to than ever, and there are lots of reasons to go.</b><p>Canals lined with decorative gabled houses; cosy wood-panelled cafés, flowers bursting from …

Walking Tour of Nashville's Lower Broad

5th & Broadway: Nashville Visitors Center<p>If you're visiting Nashville, one must-do activity is walking down Lower Broad. Also called Honky Tonk …

Chicago named top travel destination in US

Chicago has just been named one of the top travel destinations in the United States for 2018 by TripAdvisor.<p>The travel website revealed the winners …

Beyond the Basics: Berlin

A complete guide to Berlin, compiled by Condé Nast Traveler editors.<p>“Poor but sexy.” That’s how former mayor Klaus Wowereit once aptly described the German capital. Today, Berlin is more often referred to as Europe’s Silicon Valley, home to over 2,500 tech start-ups. In the last decade, …

Germany

Beyond the Basics: Amsterdam

A complete guide to Amsterdam, compiled by Condé Nast Traveler editors.<p>Forget that dated, louche image of Amsterdam as the capital of stoners and winking red lights. In the last few years, the city hasn’t so much reinvented itself as rediscovered itself. Now, visitors can see renovated world-class …

European Travel

5 Best Day Trips from Chicago

It is the gateway to the Midwest, after all.<p>Are you visiting Chicago but your wanderlust feels like an itch you can’t scratch? No worries. The city is the gateway to the rest of the Midwest, and there are plenty of trips within a short drive or train trip that require only a day or two to explore …

The Essential Things to Know Before You Visit Nashville

Follow these tips, and you may even be mistaken for a local.<p>Nashville is nicknamed "Music City" for a reason, but it's the food, shopping, and Southern charm that keeps us coming back. If you can sidestep the bachelorette parties on Broadway and contain yourself when Taylor Swift walks by, you'll …

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13 Best Rooftop Bars in Chicago

Where to get a drink—and a view—in the Windy City.<p>In the city that invented the skyscraper, could anything feel as resplendent as lounging at the top of one for a cocktail with a view? Many rooftop bars spread throughout Chicago serve up birds' eye views of some of the city's most spectacular …

Lake Michigan

25 Best Hotels in Chicago

There's so much to see and do in Chicago that you'll need more than one visit to scratch the surface of this beautiful city. Here's where we always stay when we do.<p>With a civic reputation for design and a Midwestern penchant for hospitality, Chicago hosts a bounty of hotels—from thrifty-chic to …

Hospitality

15 Best Museums in Chicago

Whatever your interest, from literature to art to architecture, you’ll find its expression in one of the Windy City’s top museums.<p>One of the world’s best Impressionist collections and the greatest concentration of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world are just a few of the superlatives that …

University of Chicago

19 Best Restaurants in Nashville

Nashville is one of the most exciting food cities in the country. Here's why.<p>Gone are the days when BBQ and fried chicken were all the Nashville food scene had to offer (though those are still executed with aplomb). James Beard-recognized chefs are turning out creative spins on classic Southern …

Farmhouses

11 Best Places for Brunch in Nashville

As recently as 10 years ago, Nashville's brunch options were few—but no longer.<p>The explosion of the city's restaurant scene has brought many viable brunch options to the table, with an increase in Saturday options, and a few places such as Biscuit Love and Marché offering breakfast throughout the …

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14 Best Bars in Nashville

Not long ago, the city was filled with sports dives and honky tonks, but today has a veritable explosion of great places to drink.<p>The best part about bar hopping in Nashville? There's no dress code here (for now, at least). You can have your whiskey-soaked cake—in this case, a killer Old Fashioned …

10 Best Shops in Nashville

Gone are the days when Anthropologie was the only game in town. Here are our picks for the city's best places to shop.<p>Remember when The Mall at Green Hills was the best option for weekend window shopping? Now, Nashville is home to indie boutiques full of designer duds and one-of-a-kind gifts, and …

Posters

13 Best Pizza Places in Chicago

Want a true pizza education? Here's where to go.<p>Chicago’s pizza gets a weird rap. Jon Stewart famously called it a "a [bleep]ing casserole” and “tomato soup in a bread bowl,” but for all its faults, the iconic deep dish style is on every visitor’s must-eat list. A deep dive of the local scene, …

Pie

28 Best Bars in Chicago

Whether you want rhum agricole blanc blended with coffee or a beer and a shot, there's a bar for that—a really great one.<p>Chicago has come a long way from being a post-shift, whiskey-and-beer town (not that there’s anything wrong with that). These days, the city’s bar scene thrives with creative …

Wall Art

10 Best BBQ Places in Nashville

Because not all Tennessee barbecue is created equal.<p>If there's one rite of passage you can't escape while visiting Nashville, it's BBQ (unless, of course, you're vegetarian—in that case, we can't help you). From pulled pork sandwiches to dry-rub ribs, Tennessee barbecue comes in all shapes and …

BBQ

15 Best Things To Do In Nashville

Our scoop on what to do when you're visiting Music City.<p>Nashville is a quirky sort of place: It's a big city with a small-town feel, has equal parts Southern hospitality and social liberalism. While Honky Tonk Row may draw you in with ‘round the clock live music and unlimited whiskey, don’t forget …

Country Music

These Are the 25 Best Places to Eat Pancakes in America

Celebrate National Pancake Day by visiting some of the best pancake spots in the country.<p>National Pancake Day is one of those unofficial "food …