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Guide to Germany's Romantic Road

The Romantic Road is a scenic drive through Bavaria that leads you from the Franconia wine country to the foothills of the German Alps.<p>Follow the …

Driving Germany's 'Romantic Road'

Three days through Bavaria, with castles and medieval villages in spades.<p>It seems impossible that a route billed as the "Romantic Road," winding through medieval villages and tiny Bavarian towns with half-timbered homes and cherry-red flowers in window boxes, could remain romantic for half a …

These enchanting islands are Europe's best-kept secret

Situated in the heart of the Gulf Stream in the North Atlantic Ocean, there is a windswept world where the grass is so electric green, the terrain so …

These are the most Instagram-worthy waterfall hikes in all 50 states

<b>Connecticut: Roaring Brook Falls</b> <br>Categorized as a moderate-level three-mile hike, the reward is a spectacular view of the state’s highest single-drop …

The Ultimate European Motorcycle Trip

<i>Touring Europe on a motorcycle can be a trip of a lifetime, but how do you know where best to go? Well, here’s a thorough and easy to digest European</i> …

European Travel

This Is The Coolest Road You've Never Heard Of

There are faster roads. There are more famous roads. But I don’t think there are outright cooler roads than this one, the Strada della Forra, so very …

5 Places That Are Straight Out Of Fairy Tales

For Condé Nast Traveler, by Caitlin Morton.<p>Visiting these real-world places is like jumping into the pages of a story book, where castles sit on clouds and forests are carpeted with flowers.<p><b>1. Multnomah Falls: Columbia River Gorge, Oregon</b><p>This 611-foot-tall double cascade flows through Oregon's lush …

European Travel

9 U.S. Drives You Have to Take in Your Lifetime

It's so easy (or is it?) to hop on a flight these days; paid time-off is limited, and travelers want to get the most out of their vacations -- which, to many, means more time spent in the destination. But we've all heard it before: <i>It's the journey that counts, not the destination.</i> While we find …

Hiking

Guest Post: 8 of the Best Road Trips in America

Good morning everyone. Today’s blog post is written by my friend Matthew. He is a car enthusiast and loves going on road trips. Here are some of his …

America's Most Scenic Roads

The T-shirts all say: <i>I survived the road to Hana</i>. It can take more than two and a half hours to travel the 52 miles from Kahului to Hana, as you …

More places to see before you die: 21 new sites, from cliffs to caves, added to World Heritage List

Fossil-rich cliffs in Canada from 500 million years ago, sea caves used by Neanderthals, 99 artificial islands in the remote Pacific Ocean and 17 structures designed by the French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier are among 21 new sites inscribed on the World Heritage List.<p>The additions include two …

Archaeology

East Meets West at This Historic Nagasaki Eatery

Changing Planet<p>NAGASAKI, Japan– Kagetsu, a ryoutei [traditional Japanese restaurant] meaning “Flower in the Moonlight,” is the very definition of what Nagasaki means. Dutch and Chinese influences etched into the design of the establishment reflect the impact these countries have left on the only …

Costly Travel Mistakes You Should Stop Making

By: <i>Matthew Kepnes</i><p><i>Credit: GOLFX/SHUTTERSTOCK (EDITED)</i><p>Let's be honest, a lot of conventional travel wisdom -- from always book your trip early, to exchange currency at the airport -- is out of date in an increasingly digital and connected world. And travelers who still follow such misguided advice …

Engines

The rain forest destination Americans are missing out on

Feet propped on a balcony rail, I’m gazing through a small vineyard lined with palms, then out over the edge of a thousand-foot sea cliff. And on the far Atlantic horizon, a sudden apparition: probing forelegs, followed by a colossal spider.<p>That was just optics. The spider — a small and ordinary …

How to Find the Cheapest Flights to Anywhere in the World – Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

<i>I travel around 15 times a year, most of them with my own money. Today I’m sharing my travel hacking tips to help you find the cheapest flights to</i> …

When To Use Your Miles, And When To Pay For A Ticket Instead

Given the new onslaught of readers from all around the world this week, we here at OMAAT are operating on somewhat of a “back to basics bootcamp” …

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

Where is the seventh Celtic nation?

Galicia, an autonomous region on Spain’s rugged northwestern coast, is home to ancient relics, pagan myths and a vibrant, living history unlike anywhere else in the world.

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

Europe’s hot springs: 20 of the best spots for a soak

Sliding into a bathtub after a long day is one of life’s little luxuries, but there’s nothing quite like the restorative buzz garnered by a dip in a proper thermal pool. From Iceland’s idyllic Blue Lagoon to Switzerland’s most chic spa, here’s a rundown of some of Europe’s best hot springs.<p><b>Blue</b> …

Best Places to Stay: Northern Lights

If you’ve never seen the northern lights, there’s still time to catch the spectacular display this year. The aurora borealis–named, aptly, after the Roman goddess of dawn and the Greek word for the north wind–can appear on a clear night from September through April, and is often at its most intense …

The USA's 10 best motorcycle roads

A great road is a great road, but if you’re riding a motorcycle, you’re looking for something special: twisties, vistas, turnouts, that perfect stretch of smooth tarmac, and biker-friendly stops that make getting there most of the fun. Here are 10 of the best roads across America for an …

Exploring the best of Croatia's islands

Croatia’s coast is speckled with dozens of magnificent islands that range from tiny, verdant and unpopulated to massive, arid and sporting ancient towns and villages. One of the chief delights on any visit to Croatia is hopping between the islands on the numerous ferries, catamarans and taxi boats, …

Your Daily Moment of Zen: http://bit.ly/1cqsuq5 Katikies Hotel in Santorini, Greece

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

Road Trip: The Black Hills of South Dakota

Travel<p>Let the stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife of South Dakota surprise your senses.<p>The southwest corner of South Dakota surprises with stunning landscapes, rich history, and abundant wildlife.<p><b>Overview</b><p>For East and West Coasters, South Dakota is squarely within flyover country. But when …

National Parks

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Supersized natural wonders of US National Parks

Superlative natural wonders appear wherever you turn in the USA's national parks. Whether you're working on your bucket list - 'Climb North America's highest mountain!' - or just wanting to hug the world's largest living tree, you can explore nature's extreme outer limits at these record-setting US …