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Lace up and head for the hills with the best hiking apps

<i>Update: Added Cairn, Mountain Hub, Gaia, and Animated Knots.</i><p>We all get cabin fever now and then, and there’s nothing quite like a hike in the woods …

Hiking

The Most Beautiful Towns in America

Whether they have over-the-top American charm (we're looking at you, Woodstock, Vermont) or proximity to some of the loveliest landscapes on earth (hello, Big Sur), these 20 idylls—the most beautiful towns in the U.S.—are worth a stopover. And while there's something to be said about big city …

The 44 Most Wondrous Places to Visit in 2016

Inside Salina Turda, a salt mine in Romania. (Photo: Gabriel Tocu/WikiCommons CC BY-SA 4.0)<p>Where would you like to go exploring in 2016?<p>The options …

Arthur Conan Doyle

Why 'Don’t Worry About Money, Just Travel' Is the Worst Advice of All Time

I have an internet acquaintance that I’ve been following on social media for a little over two years now, an all-around nice, smart girl who blogs …

The 119 Most Underrated Attractions Around the World

The lesser-known gems worth exploring in 25 cities worldwide.<p>Everybody has those iconic vacation photos posing by major attractions the world …

10 Hotels With Unbelievable Views

<i>By Ayesha Khan for Architectural Digest.</i><p><i>(Photo: Jade Mountain)</i><p><b>Jade Mountain, St. Lucia</b><p>Architect and hotelier Nick Troubetzkoy eliminated the fourth wall from every room at this Caribbean paradise so guests can enjoy the picture-perfect views of the Petit and Gros Piton mountains, which are …

You (Probably) Haven't Seen Manhattan Beach Quite Like This Before

Apparently Southern California's Manhattan Beach was named Travel Channel's "9th Sexiest Beach on Earth" at some point in time. Given this aerial …

The Best Things to do in Philadelphia for Halloween

From cemetary tours to a former prison attraction, with plenty of family-friendly activities, too, Philadelphia knows how to do Halloween right.<p>Rich …

Chef's Tour: Kevin Sbraga's Philadelphia in Five Meals

Chef Kevin Sbraga, who gained notoriety after winning the seventh season of Bravo's <i>Top Chef</i>, has taken little time off since the finale aired in …

New York City’s 15 Best Hidden Bars and Restaurants

Of all the hidden bars in the city, the Back Room is one of the few that actually served as a speakeasy during Prohibition. (It was run by notorious …

50 incredible bars you should drink at in your lifetime

From the world's oldest bar to one housed inside of a massive tree in South Africa, we've found 50 unforgettable bars worth traveling the globe for.<p>Here's your boozy bucket list.

H. R. Giger

Reading nerds: Here are the literary bars you need to add to your bucket list

THE BEST TOURIST THING I’VE EVER DONE was a “Literary Pub Crawl” in Edinburgh, Scotland. Guides led us around town and told us tales of boozing …

The best US destination to travel to every month of the year

We teamed up with Kayak to find the best destination in the US to visit each month of the year.<p>Using data from their Travel Hacker Guide, Kayak calculated the median monthly airfare for US destinations for travel between November 2013 and December 2014, and median hotel rates for travel between …

Demographics

20 College Towns To Visit

Berkeley and Cambridge readily come to mind when thinking about outstanding college towns, but the truth is there are countless student hubs worth visiting all over the country, from coast to coast. With vibrant art scenes, top-notch restaurants, charming eccentricities, historic sights, and …

From Paris's Promenade Plantée to NYC's High Line: The World's Best Elevated Parks

Cities all over the world are turning old industrial infrastructure into pedestrian-friendly gardens in the sky. It’s not an especially new concept, but it’s one that’s proven hugely effective at revitalizing neighborhoods. That’s why places like London, Houston, and Seoul are developing their own …

Where New York’s Most Fashionable People Shop

Traveler contributing editor Sofia Sanchez de Betak spoke to a few of fashion's most in-the-know tastemakers, and these are the vintage boutiques, bookstores, and shops where you’re most likely to spot the NYFW crowd.<p>New York Fashion week kicks off tomorrow, which means this (already chic) city is …

The Sexiest Places On The Planet

Looking to spice things up in the love department? Well, wouldn't you know it? Travel is an excellent aphrodisiac, great for reigniting sparks and making you forget all about that fight you were having about cleaning out the garage.<p>Here, the nine steamiest spots around the globe.<p><b>Saint Lucia. View</b> …

French Riviera

City Suds: The Best Urban Breweries and Brewpubs

Goose Island makes a mean IPA, and you can drink your fill at their Windy City headquarters before catching a Bulls or Blackhawks game (without …

The 21 greatest travel books of all time

From the classics to more modern stories, there are plenty of travel books out there to feed your wanderlust.<p>We've rounded up some of the best stories out there, written by authors who have traveled across America, Africa, Asia and more.

Books

5 Hudson Valley Towns That Won't Remind You Of Brooklyn

The places to go to love the Hudson Valley for what it is--more than an arm's length from New York City.<p>The Hudson Valley, photo courtesy Elizabeth Bean via Flickr.<p>New Yorkers will give you any number of directions if you ask them how to get out of the city for a few days.<p>More: Myth or magic? 4 …

23 pictures that show why travelers voted St. Petersburg the best destination in Europe

To determine the World Travel Awards winners, thousands of travelers and people working in the travel industry vote on certain categories in regions around the world.<p>St. Petersburg won as the leading destination in Europe. The city's ornate palaces and churches and the rich history behind them make …

European Travel

America's 25 best barbecue restaurants, ranked

The St. Louis native spent a year dining at 365 barbecue restaurants across 48 states.<p>In his self-published book, "The 100 Best Barbecue Restaurants in America," he details his journey and homes in on what he believes are the best 'cue joints in the country.<p>The book ranks the top 25 restaurants and …

BBQ

Ingenious Travel Jacket Has Already Raised $900K on Kickstarter

It's the Swiss Army Knife of vacation gear.<p>The smallest task for the BauBax's jacket is to keep its wearer warm. The coat has 15 different …

We stopped by all of Ernest Hemingway's favorite bars in Havana, and they haven't changed a bit

The 8 best ethnic neighborhoods in New York City

It's one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, boasting dozens of under the radar ethnic enclaves that go far beyond a basic Chinatown.<p>From Brooklyn's Little Odessa to Queens' Little Guyana, here are our favorite ethnic neighborhoods in NYC.

Europe

Uncomfortable truths about living in a blue state

1. Blue states have the country’s highest levels of income inequality.<p>A Brookings Institute study looked at ten years of Bureau of Labor Statistics …

The world’s most famous travel writers give their advice on writing well

PRETTY MUCH EVERYONE WANTS TO BE a travel writer. Who wouldn’t want to get paid to travel around the world, do awesome things, and then write about …

6 Things Southerners Refuse to Acknowledge About the Confederate Flag

1. The flag as it’s seen today was rarely even used in the Civil War or beforehand.<p>During the Civil War, the Confederate states went through three …

9 tips to travel on the cheap from someone who's visited 125 countries on $15 a day

According to Patrick Martin Schroeder, you can.<p>For the past eight years, he's traveled around the world and spent approximately $45,000 in the process, which averages out to just $15 per day.<p>To date, he's visited 125 countries, including all of North America, South America, and Europe.<p>You can view …

France

Beach kings: Miami's coolest new hotels

<i>This story, and several others on Miami, complement the CNNGo TV</i> <i>series. You can see more of the show at cnn.com/gotravel</i><i>.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> If you're planning a trip to Miami, you have a lot of fun choices to make -- which restaurants to try, which beaches to lay out on, which clubs to hang out in, which …

Hospitality