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"Haunted" Maya Underwater Cave Holds Human Bones

Underwater archaeologists have found human bones at the bottom of a Maya cenote in Mexico.<p>A flooded sinkhole in southern Mexico so frightens nearby villagers that they won't go anywhere near it. The ancient Maya seem to have kept their distance too.<p>A recent underwater survey in the cavern, or …

7 Routes to Extended-Layover Bliss

Could your next layover be the highlight of your trip? At more and more airports, a long layover can open a window into local culture–whether you choose to venture into the city or simply roam the terminals. When time is of the essence, we suggest a surgical-strike approach.<p>While some airports pack …

Biodiversity of Northern Kenya´s Huri Hills and Mount Forole

Changing Planet<p><i>Yvonne de Jong is a National Geographic grantee working with team member Thomas Butynski to track down what may be Africa’s least understood large animal, the Desert Warthog.</i><p>——-<p>The Huri Hills, a remote region of large lava cones, is located between the Chalbi Desert and the …

The World's Best Safari Lodges and Wilderness Escapes

We recently announced the launch of Condé Nast Traveler's Gold List for 2014—showcasing the very best hotels and cruise lines across the world, chosen by our readers. Today, we're highlighting the best African safari lodges and other wilderness vacation spots.<p>This week, we announced the launch of</i> …

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Five family-friendly destinations you may not have considered

Everyone knows travel changes once kids come into the picture. Suddenly you have to plan around naps, easily accessible rescue centers for soiled-underpants and whining backseat drivers. What they don’t tell you is how much fun it can be, and that it doesn’t have to be limited to timeshares on …

5 New Safaris in Kenya

Land Rovers and khaki are so last year. As East Africa’s annual wildebeest migration gets into full swing, the classic safari is getting a new look …

5 Must-Have In-Flight Beauty Products

No matter where you’re headed, helping your skin look good is just as important as the clothes you pack. If photoshopping vacation photos isn’t your …

Martha Stewart’s Top Packing Tips

Let’s get one thing straight: Martha knows how to do things right. And when this self proclaimed "schlepper" packs her bags for a weekend getaway or …

Fodor’s Approved: 10 Best Carry-On Bags for 2013

We’ve tested carry-ons, checked bags, summer weekenders, and beauty products all for our beloved Fodor’s Approved series. But we’re still on the hunt …

Stylish Transportation and Accommodation: Weekend Roundup

Whether traveling by boat, plane, or train, we’ve got you covered, from some scenic train rides to breaking news in air travel. Pack your bags with …

12 Reasons to Go to Rwanda

Savvy travelers have been coming to Rwanda for years to see the country’s stunning gorillas. While Uganda and Congo also provide gorilla tours, the …

Fodor’s Launches Pinterest Place Pins

Our Fodor’s Pinterest boards just got better with Place Pins!<p>Pinterest has been a favorite of ours for sharing gorgeous travel ideas and inspiration …

Ultimate Safari Planner

For many, an African safari represents a once-in-a-lifetime dream trip. We’ve rounded up some of the best that the continent has to offer, but with a …

What to Pack: Hawaii

With winter weather creeping in, a Hawaii vacation, with the island-state’s one-of-a-kind scenery, balmy temperatures, and thrilling ocean waves, …

Travel Tips and Holiday Help: Weekend Roundup

The week after Thanksgiving means it’s time to kick your planning mode into high gear. From choosing the perfect gifts for everyone on your holiday …

Paris’s Famed Hôtel de Crillon Joins Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

The storied Hôel de Crillon is one of those historic hotels synonymous with Paris. Overlooking Place de la Concorde, it’s currently undergoing a …

What to Pack: Tahiti

This French Polynesian isle, dotted with lush rain forests and intensely blue lagoons, has come to be regarded as practically synonymous with …

What to Pack: Maldives

This island nation, formed of 26 atolls, is a honeymooner’s favorite. Sure, there are the unbelievably deluxe world-class resorts, but the Maldives …

6 Reasons to Visit Paris this Winter

Aah, Paris in springtime. Fresh baguettes and pungent cheese perfume the air, flowers cascade from balconies, the sun returns to bathe the city in a …

25 Greatest Travel Books of All Time

From the bustling streets of Brooklyn to the empty expanse of the Sahara, our guide to the best travel reads of all time will inspire you to add a …

From skulls to sewers: the darker side of Paris

Paris basks in its reputation as a glittering capital of fashion, art and culture – but it also has the power to bewitch visitors with more macabre sights.<p>Peer behind the glamour of the French capital to discover the best of its underground wonders and grisly history.<p>Les Catacombes<p>Beneath Paris’ …

Totally...like... bogus: the world's worst travel advice

"Don't waste your money on bottled water! I just drank the tap water and I feel fine," brags a fellow hostel guest in Kathmandu. This person won't be seen again for three days, looking about 8lbs lighter.<p>"I never book a room before I get to a destination. It's better to visit all the hostels first, …

West Africa's best wildlife parks

Everyone knows about the great national parks of eastern and southern Africa – Masai Mara, Kruger and Serengeti all conjure up images of majestic landscapes, packs of lions lazing in the shade and herds of elephants roaming the savannah. But have you heard of Mole, Pendjari and Waza? These wildlife …

How to trek to Everest Base Camp

Mount Everest has captivated intrepid men and women since the 1920s. The exploits of legends such as George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay put the mighty mountain on the map; thousands have followed, making huge sacrifices – many with their lives – in their own attempts to the …

Beyond the beignets: New Orleans' modern food movement

New Orleans is a food city, no question; it always has been. No offense to those hearty regional faves – gumbo, jambalaya and the ubiquitous beignets – but the association has long been one of over-indulgence rather than variety and refinement. The good news: a number of the city's recently opened …

Mexican kitchen: a gourmet guide to food in Mexico

Mexicans love food, especially their own. Visit Mexico and you will soon get a sense of how important food is in their lives: ask where to find, say, the best <i>carnitas</i> (braised pork) in Mexico City, or the best <i>mole</i> (a type of chilli sauce) in Oaxaca, and you’re up for a passionate, lengthy and …