Laurel Ference

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Off Roading: The Life of a Nomadic Family in Costa Rica

Photo by Wanderlustliving<p>Many people fantasize about moving abroad and living the dream in paradise. Well, I can tell you that it doesn't just have to be a dream, because we are doing just that. Our family moved to Costa Rica two years ago, and we have managed to make this "living the dream" idea a …

Living in Costa Rica

Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica<p>I’m starting to realize that I really love hotels…<p>Love Nosara Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica<p>Finding a cute boutique in …

World Heritage Sites of Peru

Urubamba, Cuzco, Peru<p>There are so many ways to see this World Heritage…<p>Plaza de Armas Historical Center, Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru<p>I feel like Arequipa …

8 Earthy Eco Escapes

You don't have to stop protecting the planet as you travel to explore its many wonders. Hotel search trivago.com has discovered eight ecologically elite hotels that are taking "being green" to a five-star level.<p>Whether it's by using recycled materials, heating water via volcano, or growing their …

Top 5 Reasons to Go to Puerto Rico - RIGHT NOW

I'll admit it: I was a little late to the Puerto Rico game. Thankfully, due to Snowmageddon this year, I finally cottoned on to our cousin in the Caribbean. Now that I've drunk the Kool-Aid, I'm bound and determined to get everyone there -- if only so that when people ask me, "Where should I go for …

24 hours in Montréal

Montréal is one of those cities that defies expectation. A lush mix of North American swagger and Euro-cool, the city presents a cutting-edge culture that outshines its Canadian brethren. Though a day is nowhere near enough, here are our suggestions to see some of the best of Montréal in a …

The Best Cities in the World

Condé Nast Traveler readers cast hundreds of thousands of votes for their favorite cities around the world in the 2017 Readers' Choice Awards survey—in fact, we got so much feedback, we had to divide our list in two. This roundup begins with your favorite Top 20 Large Cities, followed by Top 20 …

Adventure 101: Surfing Costa Rica

Surfers and wannabes have been flocking to Costa Rica’s <b>Guanacaste Province</b> since the film <i>The Endless Summer 2</i>—documentarian Bruce Brown’s follow-up to his 1966 surf classic—popularized it two decades ago.<p>The region, on the country’s northwestern coast, is a meteorological sweet spot between the …

Central America

Top 10: world's most amazing beach hotels

You Can Stay in This Gorgeous Irish Castle

<b>By Alyssa Bird for Architectural Digest.</b><p><i>(Photos: courtesy of Ashford Castle)</i><p>Few settings are more majestic than that of Ashford Castle, a 13th-century stronghold turned hotel presiding over 350 lush acres on the shores of Lough Corrib in western Ireland. The 82-room property recently reopened after …

25 Best American Microadventures

Your Guide to Getting Outside<p>“We all understand what the spirit of adventure is”, says Alastair Humphreys, a NatGeo Adventurer of the Year and the …

In-Flight Travel Essentials That Keep Andrew Knowlton Sane

Here’s how a few essentials keep restaurant and drinks editor Andrew Knowlton sane and comfortable during his frequent travels.<p><i>Air travel isn’t easy these days. Restaurant and drinks editor Andrew Knowlton does a lot of it, for restaurant scouting and food events like Expo Milano. These are the</i> …

MacBook Air

15 Incredible Places Nature Lovers Must See

BRB, checking out an EVERLASTING STORM.

Instagram of the Month: Hong Kong

Travel photographer <b>Elena Ermakova</b> (on Instagram <b>@ermakova_photography</b>) loves to discover new places and share them through her lens. “I want to show all faces of our world: beautiful and ugly, weird and inspiring,” says the Moscow native.<p>Elena brought herself—and her great photographic eye—to our …

Hong Kong

Here's why everyone wants to go to Milan this year

Flights to Milan from the US are regularly cheaper than they are to other European cities.<p>And with the euro near an all-time low, US visitors can take advantage of the shopping, dining, and nightlife the city has to offer.<p>Bottom line — if you see a great deal on a flight to Milan, book it. There's …

Italy

Best Trips 2015 Pictures: Corsica, France

Travel Photography

Europe's 11 Most Underrated Small Cities

<i>By: Gianni Jaccoma</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/micagoto</i><p>Say "Europe," and informed Americans will think of "The Final Countdown." Because informed Americans love '80s arena rock. Everyone else will likely envision London, Paris or Rome. But there's a lot more to the continent than its mega-cities. Specifically, …