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10 Best Ramen Shops in the U.S.

Ramen was once thought of as college-student food, a cheap and filling meal that was bought in bulk—but, oh, how times have changed. These days, you …

The Apostle Islands Ice Caves Are Officially Open, And WHOA They're Amazing

The Apostle Islands Ice Caves near Meyers Beach, Wisconsin officially opened up for the season on Saturday Feb. 28th. The National Park Service (which administers the logistics of visitation) listed a count of at least 7,000 first day visitors on their Facebook page.<p>For many in the Northeast, …

If winter lingers (and it has), here's where to find fun in Chicago

In some parts of the country March brings a hint of spring, but not in Chicago, where the forecast calls for a wintry mix of rain and snow for Tuesday and temperatures dipping by week's end to the teens. Yeah, that's fun.<p>But the Windy City still has plenty to offer, indoors and, yes, outdoors. If …

Chicago

The Remarkable Ruins Of Maui's Abandoned Highway

Once upon a time, over 500 years ago, the island of Maui was circumnavigated by a vital trade route -- the King's Highway.<p>The road was originally built by native Hawaiians under the reign of King Pi'ilani, but was revitalized in the 1800s by prisoners, inspiring the moniker "the road that sin …

Maui

On Oahu's North Shore, a new marketplace summons the past

The retro Hukilau Marketplace, Oahu's newest retail and dining center, is set to open Friday, Feb. 20, although a handful of shops at the North Shore complex are already welcoming customers.<p>The marketplace is in the town of Laie, about an hour's drive from Honolulu and is adjacent to the Polynesian …

Travel

An All-Travelers' Guide to Hawaii

Hawaii is one of those idyllic travel destinations that has something to offer everyone at any time of year. No wonder 8 million people visit the Aloha state every year. Because there is so much to see and do, I connected with Robyn Basso at the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau to help us …

National Parks

15 New Orleans must-dos: Sno-balls, beignets and more | CNN Travel

The West's 9 Most Spectacular Waterfall Hikes

Although the western United States is blessed with a plethora of stunning waterfalls, they are not all created equal. Some are hidden deep within lush forests; others a blue oasis set within an expansive desert. Whichever you prefer, these waterfall hikes are sure to blow your mind and leave you in …

12 Streets You Need To Know About In New York City

Welcome to New York. It's been waiting for you.<p>Walking the streets of our fair city is one of the best pastimes we know of (even in the freezing weather). Here are the 12 streets around the boroughs that, for one reason or another, hold a special place in our hearts.<p><b>Jones Street, Manhattan</b><p>I have a …

Underrated national parks in the US

1. North Cascades National Park, Washington<p>If you want to see glaciers and temperate rainforests in one place, look no further than Washington’s North Cascades National Park. Known for its variety of ecosystems and wildlife, the park is one of the least-visited in the entire country, no doubt due …

National Parks

The most romantic Amsterdam hotels

The top romantic hotels in Amsterdam, featuring the best for canal views, period charm, cosy restaurants and decadent bars, in locations including Seven Bridges, Prinsengracht and De Pijp.<p>Hotel Estherea<p>Amsterdam, Netherlands<p>9 Telegraph expert rating<p>An eccentric charm, created by décor that manages …

Berlin's flourishing world of art

Since the collapse of the Wall in 1989, Berlin has become a hotshot in the art world, boasting a flourishing gallery scene, its own annual art fair and the Biennale exhibit of cutting-edge works. Creative synergies, a free-spirited climate and cheap rents have turned the German capital into a major …

Exploring Berlin: The Hotspots of Potsdamer Straße

photo: Philipp Langenheim<p>For the longest time, Potsdamer Straße in Tiergarten has been a forgotten place famous only for its theatre and a couple of …

Hawaii cacao farm lets you sample the chocolate fruits of its labors

Hawaii and chocolate may not seem like a natural pairing, but visitors to a Big Island cacao farm will find they go together nicely, especially if they sample the goods.<p>Home Tours Hawaii, a company that provides various culinary experiences, recently launched its latest tour, one that takes guests …

Forestry

The simple way to get a good seat on a plane without paying extra

Just because it looks hopeless doesn’t mean you should give up hope for scoring a seat up front. Even if it looks like you’ve got a snowball’s chance in hell.<p>In fact, even in the bleakest of airplane rides, when the economy cabin looks close to filling up and the only three choices are middle seats …

Aviation

Time well spent: where to shop in Paris

Shopping in Paris has been a grandiose affair since the 19th century when its famous <i>grands magasins</i> (department stores) opened on the grand boulevards. But what makes it so grand today is its brilliant mix of big stores, markets and boutiques specialising in everything from porcelain cats and …

Amsterdam's hippest neighbourhoods

It's easy to get caught up in Amsterdam's city centre; its boat-filled canals, mega art museums and pungent coffeeshops might tempt you never to leave. But by venturing that bit further you'll find bohemian clubs, hotels atop cranes and hidden cocktail lounges await you in neighbourhoods on the …

Author of the New "The Pizza Bible" Names Best Pies in U.S.

California-bred Tony Gemignani, 40, knows more about pizza than you know about anything else: the chef became the first American to win Italy’s …

7 Seattle Secrets From 7 Savvy Local Instagrammers

Seattle locals love to talk about everything that makes their city so incredibly unique; spectacular mountain vistas, a city surrounded by water, and more than 200 breweries for a quaffing good vacation.<p>Since there's nothing better than experiencing a city like a local - without having to pay rent …

15 Things Never to Say to a Chicagoan

<i>By Joel Reese for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p><b>1) Michael Jordan? Overrated.</b><p>You didn't just say that. Now you'll have to brace yourself as the Chicagoans in the room inundate you with a staggering list of accomplishments (10-time NBA scoring leader, 6-time NBA champion, 5-time MVP) that prove His Royal …

5 Great Gadgets for Coffee Lovers

The Boston Tea Party might have fueled the American Revolution, but coffee is the drink that runs the country today. According to annual research by …

In These Post-Apocalyptic-Looking Hong Kong Neighborhoods, Trees Sprout From Rooftops

In Wild Concrete, a photographer shows how trees can find a way of life, even in some of the most crowded urban jungles in the world.<p>Even in the most densely populated neighborhoods in Hong Kong, where buildings are crammed into every available square foot, nature manages to survive. In a photo …

Hong Kong

33 Gifts The iPhone Addict In Your Life Will Want

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Gorgeous National Parks to Visit in the Wintertime

Generally, wintertime is associated with sitting by a crackling fireplace and watching the snowfall from the comfort of your warm home. Mix in some fast-paced winter sports like snowboarding and skiing, and it completes the package.<p>But, arguably the best part of winter is when snow falls and covers …

3 Things We Love About Nashville Right Now

<i>This week, we revealed our 2015 Forbes Travel Guide Star Ratings. Click here to see the complete list of winners.</i><p>If cowboy boots and honky-tonks come to mind when you think of Nashville, that’s just fine. They’re everywhere. However, if they’re the <i>only</i> things that come to mind when you envision …

The 26 Most Hipster Neighborhoods In The World

The hipster population is spreading nationally and internationally. Skinny jeans-wearing, beard-toting 20- and 30-somethings are flocking to areas in which they feel right at home.<p>These are areas chock-full of trendy food trucks, as in Austin's East Austin neighborhood; theater festivals, as in the …

Germany

30 Trip-Inspiring Images of Hawaii

Between the gorgeous blue water and the vibrant island scenery, it's hard to take a bad photo in Hawaii. From the cliffs of Kauai's Waimea Canyon to …

Hawaii