Tricia Pellegrini

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10 Best River Cruises for 2015

One of the fastest growing segments of the entire travel industry, river cruising options are positively exploding in 2015. With new ships, …

Family Travel

7 Reasons Cruising Is a Great Way to See the World

Once upon a time, taking a cruise was simply a means of island-hopping around the Caribbean. Today, however, cruising offers so much more than that …

How to Choose the Right Cruise for You

Cruising has become so much more than a means of island hopping around the Caribbean. These days, you can enjoy world-class dining, spas, zip lines, …

10 Things Not to Do on a Cruise

Whether it’s your first time sailing or you’re a veteran of the seas, cruises can be a bit tricky to figure out. After all, the biggest ships are …

Europe’s 8 Most Picturesque Towns

From the islands of the Mediterranean to the peaks of the Alps, Europe’s postcard-perfect towns continue to inspire travelers with distinct …

15 Things Not to Do in Paris

It’s impossible to see and do everything when visiting Paris, so why waste time doing anything that isn’t worthy of your hard-earned vacation hours? …

France

How to Pack Wine in Your Luggage

For oenophiles who love to travel, a bottle of wine can serve as the perfect vacation souvenir or gift. But as your luggage is handled by various …

10 Wine-Touring Tips for Beginners

By Miranda Mouillot, author of <i>A Fifty-Year Silence</i><p>It’s nearly impossible to mention France without thinking about its wines, and drinking them is, …

7 Outstanding Language-Learning Apps and Websites

Speaking the local language—or at least knowing some basic phrases—is one of the best ways for travelers to tap into foreign cultures. In countries …

Language Learning

What to Eat and Buy at Europe’s Christmas Markets on the Danube

I recently returned from a Viking River Cruise along the Danube that stopped at five of the most famous Christmas markets in Europe. From the first …

5 Reasons to Visit Nuremberg

As the second-largest city in Bavaria, Nuremberg (Nürnberg, as it is called by locals) often gets overshadowed by Munich. With a recorded history …

How to Use the Internet to Find the Best Airplane Seats

If you’ve ever traveled on a commercial jet, you probably know to avoid picking the middle seat in a row of three. If you purchase a last-minute …

Fear of credit card fraud tops terrorism

As the holidays approach, more and more consumers are clutching their purses and wallets. But that anxiety has little to do with budgetary constraints. In fact, according to a recent Gallup spending forecast, retailers can expect an above-average shopping season this year.<p>The thing that's got …

The Everything Guide to Planning a Cruise

Whether you like them or not, cruises touch on a tantalizing vacation trifecta: good value, hassle-free planning, and the promise of adventure. Pay …

Fall Travel: 5 Essentials for a Hudson Valley Escape

Follow the Hudson River north of New York City to uncover the riches of the rural-meets-refined Hudson Valley. It's a place where you can reconnect …

How to Use Your Cell Phone Internationally

Using your cell phone internationally can lead to exorbitant bills if you’re not careful. Here are a few steps you can take to make sure you stay …

Everything You Need to Know About Garlic

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: We're still all about alliums, and you should be too, assuming you've got a good head on your shoulders -- or a good head of garlic in your kitchen.</i><p>There are many, many varieties …

Garlic

How to Tip When Traveling Around the World

There is nothing more vexing than trying to figure out who to tip, how much, and when—especially when you're in a foreign country. You’ll come face …

Hospitality

Global Entry vs. TSA PreCheck: Which One Is Right for You?

If you travel frequently, streamlining the process is essential to getting in and out of airports (and to wherever you're going) as quickly as …

How to Get a Seat Upgrade

If you've been traveling for a long time, you might remember the days when it was fairly easy to upgrade your coach seat to business or first class. …

How to Drive in Europe

If you're planning a European vacation, you'll no doubt want to know if you can legally drive a car during your stay using an American driver's …

5 Reasons to Go to Slovenia

Bordered by four more-popular countries—Italy, Croatia, Austria, and Hungary—Slovenia tends to be overlooked as a worthy destination. But this …

Ultimate Guide to European Rail Passes

Whether you're a twenty-something backpacker or retirees who've finally made the time to see the world, traveling across Europe by rail is a right of …

11 Must-See Châteaux Outside Paris

No need to head to the Loire Valley to see magnificent homes: There are plenty of historic châteaux within an hour of Paris, by car, train, or metro …

France

Fodor’s Week in Travel: Off the Beaten Path

Nothing ruins a vacation like being stuck in the middle of a crowd, and with so many great things to see away from the throngs, there's no reason …

Ask Fodor’s: How to Avoid Seasickness

Though my first cruises were marked by unpleasant bouts of queasiness and dizziness, I am happy to report that now, some 20 trips later, my time on …

Ports of Call: Cruise-Sponsored Excursions or DIY?

For many travelers, shore excursions are the highlights of going on a cruise. These land tours give you a sense of the ports you stop at; they can be …

5 Best Perks of Flying in Premium Economy

Most airlines these days offer a version of premium economy, the middle ground between business class and standard economy, with roomier seats and, …

Family Travel

How to Make Fried Rice Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Pat</i> <i>Tanumihardja,</i> <i>author of The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook, explains how to make a takeout favorite, with</i> …

Food & Dining

How Zoodles And Spirals Will Change The Way You Eat Veggies

Meet your new favorite kitchen tool. Some call it the spiralizer, the zoodler (an affectionate term for a zucchini-based noodle) or the spiral vegetable slicer. However you choose to identify to this nifty apparatus, know one thing: Your vegetable lifestyle is about to transform.<p>This revolutionary …