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17 Restaurants Worth Planning a Trip Around — and How to Get a Reservation

Thomas Keller continues to reinvent his nouvelle French tour de force, the first ever Bay Area restaurant to receive a third Michelin star in 2006. A …

Leonard Nimoy's final tweet is beautiful, and it broke my heart

My dad was — and is — a huge <i>Star Trek</i> nerd, and when I was a kid he'd excitedly show me episodes of the original series in syndication. It was a show that he watched in college, he'd say, explaining why Kirk was Kirk, Bones was Bones, and most importantly, why Leonard Nimoy's Spock was Spock. One …

Star Trek

National Geographic Travel

The Unbearable Lightness of Prague

If Prague were a planet, circling and spinning past the sun, it would be one that sends back light to those who take the time to look. A Mercury or Mars, let's say. Rich and purple and alert for steps upon its soil.<p>During my first trip here, in June, I feel like I have come by Saturn rocket, not by …

European Travel

The World's Ten Best Hotel Pools

The world is full of beautiful places, and it's also dotted with incredible hotel pools to admire them from. Whether you prefer drifting in heated pools among ice-flecked mountain peaks or looking out over the Pacific from the tropical beaches of Tahiti, this selection of 10 jaw-dropping swimming …

Hong Kong

How to uncover closed-door restaurants when travelling

It’s like a dinner party with strangers. Closed-door restaurants, also known as underground restaurants or supper clubs, are private eateries tucked away in a chef’s home. And though they’re not widely advertised, they are often some of the most sought-after tables in town.<p>For travellers, these …

Buenos Aires

Unusual places to stay in the USA

We all know that lodging can make a break or vacation, but staying somewhere truly unique – a tipi, say, or a giant bird's nest, or even spending the night underwater – can turn a humdrum holiday into an unforgettable trip.<p>The USA's entrepreneurial spirit knows no bounds, and it's frequently …

Key Largo

The Best Meditation Retreats in the U.S.

You don’t have to journey to an exotic ashram in India a la <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i> for an exclusive, life-changing meditation retreat. Whether you’re traveling solo, want to reconnect as a couple, or take an unforgettable trip with friends, some incredible resorts and getaways in the States are geared to …

Meditation

The horror, the horror: frightful travel destinations from scary movies

Do you love scary movies? Ever experience a subtle yearning to summon <i>Tubular Bells</i> from the iPod as you descend the steps down which Father Damien Karras somersaults to his doom at the end of <i>The Exorcist</i>? Well, you’ll find them linking Prospect and M Street in Georgetown, one of Washington’s more …

Horror

Ten amazing off-the-radar experiences in France

No Francophile worth their salt would skip the Eiffel Tower or the lavender fields of Provence. But while France’s tourist trail is well trodden for a reason, there are plenty of wonders that might have escaped your radar. Here’s an alternative bucket list for your trip to France.<p>See flocking …

France

First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect: fields of clover, gabby locals, etc. But there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and find better things to do …

Ireland

What Not to Do in New York City

<i>(Photo: Thinkstock/Creatasx)</i><p>New Yorkers aren't exactly famous for being polite to tourists, but that's just because most tourists don't know how to act in the Big Apple. The good news: It's not so hard. Just follow these simple rules of conduct -- from how to behave on the subway to when it's …

New York City

10 Foreign Foods You've Got to Try Before You Die

<i>(Photo: veganLazySmurf via flickr/CC Attribution)</i><p>Think of the foods you'd travel a thousand miles to taste again. Dishes so delicious you carried the memory of them home as a treasured souvenir. Those snacks, sweets, and savories that surprised and delighted you, that taught you something about the …

Flavors

The Magic of Greece

While living in Greece I had the great fortune of filming 70 travel segments for my show Hellenic Weekly. This was an unforgettable experience for me, and how I truly discovered the magic of Greece. This summer I want to suggest spending your vacation in Greece. Greece offers a full type of …

Ancient History

America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2014

<i>By Virgil McDill, Associate Director, Public Affairs</i><p><i>One of this year's listings: Music Hall in Cincinnati, Ohio</i><p>Today, the National Trust for Historic Preservation issued our 27th annual list of the 11 Most Endangered Historic Places across the country. As it has been for over a quarter century, …

National Trust

The Best Hotels In The US Under $200

When airfare prices climb, as they often do, your travel budget can become a bit tight. Even so, a low hotel price point doesn't have to mean mediocre digs.<p>We worked with Hotels.com to create an exclusive list of the best inexpensive hotels in America. To create this list, Hotels.com found the …

Hospitality

Where to Vacation in 2014-15

<i>Moyan Brenn/ Flickr</i><p>For those prone to exploring the world, travel can be one of life's greatest joys -- though often woefully preceded by months of stressful decision-making and mind-numbing research. Travel resources are abundant, as are the opinions of just about everyone you know. So when the …

Cape Town

Great American Road Trips

A classic American pastime, road trips are an amazing way to experience the beauty and charm of America's incredibly diverse landscape.<p><b>California's Pacific Coast Highway</b><p>Also known as California State Route 1, the Pacific Coast Highway runs nearly 550 miles along California's coastline, past some of …

New England

20 best places to visit in the United States | CNN Travel

How You Can Stay Free (or Super Cheap) on Your Next Trip

When you picture your dream trip, what do you see? Is it a white-sand beach with fantastic surfing, or a hiking and camping expedition up in snow-capped mountains, or maybe you see yourself exploring the streets of a foreign city? Whatever your ideal expedition, it's a sure bet that your daydream …

Air Travel

10 ways to kill time at the airport

Your bags have been checked, your boarding pass issued... and now you’ve got hours to wait before getting on your plane. What can you do with an airport layover?<p>Plenty, as it turns out. Here are some of our suggestions:<p>Exercise<p>Feeling your muscles atrophy from all those flight delays? Hit the gym! …

Asia Travel

16 Ways Travel Affects Your Well-Being

We all know how it feels to be overworked, overtired and just plain OVER IT.<p>The only things that sound better than a vacation? A reduced risk of heart attack, a stronger relationship and more creativity-- all benefits correlated with taking a vacation, according to this infographic from hotel site …

National Geographic Travel

Finding the right Greek island

With more than 2000 islands, from tiny atolls to Crete, maritime Greece is unmatched for sheer variety. Beaches, history, walking, cycling, water sports, festivals, food, ecology: chances are if you want it, they’ve got it. Here are just a few of the incomparable offerings Greek islands hold.<p>Best …

European Travel

Exploring the Wine Country of Beaujolais

It felt like we'd landed in the magic kingdom.<p>It's always special to arrive someplace you've never been, without a lot of expectation, and to discover you really like it. But when that someplace turns out to be a roughly 30- by 9-mile stretch of land filled with rich green vineyards as far as the …

Wine

Ask Fodor’s: Where Should I Stay in Paris?

Our column this week features a question submitted by @kdykstra53 via Twitter:<p>What a great idea for a Paris getaway! Staying close to the museums is …

Travel

Hot spots for affordable Internet access while traveling

Staying connected on the road can be costly, especially if you're staying in a hotel that charges you on top of what you're already paying for your room.<p>Major wireless companies offer hot spots, but they can set you back quite a bit. Verizon, for instance, has a Verizon JetPack 4G LTE that is $150 …