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15 Warm-weather Getaways to Escape the Next Winter Blizzard

Trade frozen temperatures for frosty cocktails.<p>In December, snowy forecasts conjure images of twinkling lights in shop windows, ice skating children …

Weather

Where Every Travel Expert and Outlet Says You Should Travel in 2018

We combined all of the “best of” lists so you don't have to.<p>With the start of a new year, many travelers have already begun making lists of their …

Travel

Five gorgeous short hikes in Europe

Each of these five short hikes is an introduction to a stunning part of Europe away from well-trodden hiking trails. All the walks can be completed in a few hours and the paths are well signposted.<p>Ladder of Kotor, Montenegro<p>The Ladder of Kotor is what remains of a historic cross-country route that …

Hiking

Hide and Seek: Hush-Hush Hotels Around the World

It’s not always easy to find a peaceful place where you can escape, but at these confidential properties, privacy, seclusion, and tranquility are the …

The 60 greatest train journeys for 2018

The best train journey I’ve ever done? Tricky. In terms of sheer pinch-me-is-this-for-real wow-factor, it has to be the Trans-Mongolian, a journey of truly epic proportions. In my case it involved four days of travelling between Moscow and Lake Baikal on the traditional Trans-Siberian before …

Trains

20 Ultimate Things to Do in Montreal

Montreal is a city of old beauty, charm, and multi-cultural influences—not just French and Anglo, but Italian, Indian, Portuguese, Jewish, and …