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The Perfect Weekend in Mumbai

What to do in Mumbai when time is short? We tapped India-based designer Nirav Modi, known for his exquisite, destination-inspired jewelry, for his …


Top free things to do in Cape Town

Originally published on 17 June 2015.

A relatively weak rand makes Cape Town a more affordable destination to visit, and the city certainly provides value for money when it comes to eating and accommodation. However, everyone likes to get something for free, and in this respect the Mother City is …

Africa Travel

14 free things to do in Seattle

Originally published on 05 May 2015.

Over the past few decades, Seattle has changed from a small, relatively ignored Pacific Northwestern city into a bustling metropolis filled with gourmet restaurants, top-quality culture, and a plethora of high-quality, high-end things to do.

Unfortunately, with a …


21 free things to do in Tokyo

Exploring the Big Sushi is a mind-blowing experience, but it can also blow your budget. Don't despair there’s an abundance of things to do and see in Tokyo that don’t cost a single yen. From gardens and temples to contemporary art, sumo practice and a world-famous fish market, you can experience …

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From Strange to Stunning, These Are Italy's Most Beautiful Fountains

As ubiquitous as pasta, fountains can be found in every region in Italy. Whether a tiny drinking fountain or a massive sculptural landmark, they …


An Idyllic Tuscan Escape: Toscana Resort Castlefalfi

Once an abandoned medieval-era village, Castlefalfi has been refurbished into a luxe getaway.

For those who have entertained fantasies of living out …


27 Art Destinations Around The World To Visit Before You Die

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ― Pablo Picasso

1. Spiral Jetty – Great Salt Lake, Utah

In 1970, artist Robert Smithson wandered out onto northeastern shore of the Great Salt Lake in Utah and began work on what is perhaps his best known project–The Spiral Jetty. Since …


10 dream trips every traveler should experience

(CNN) — There are two types of vacations.

The ones we take once or twice a year to recharge and reconnect with those close to us -- maybe a quick getaway to a resort somewhere hot or a road trip to Disney with the kids.

Then there are the ones you spend your whole life dreaming about, whether it's a …


10 Luxurious Cabins That Are Well Worth the Trip

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These far-flung resorts bring new meaning to getting away.

When you need to get away, a trip outside town isn't going to cut it. You need remote, you need relaxation, and you need luxury. We've picked out the world's most luxurious cabins, all of which are a flight …


The world’s most unique underwater adventures

For most, the depths of the ocean are shrouded in mystery.

Few often venture below the surface of the deep blue sea, and even fewer have explored its far-reaching corners.
Slideshow: 11 Totally Unique Underwater Adventures Around the World

Heck, according to the National Ocean Service, in all of the …


Video: Uruguay's Wild Eastern Coast

Photographer Matthieu Salvaing explores the raw landscape and unspoiled beaches of Uruguay's northeastern coast.

Video shot and edited by Matthieu


Why You Should Visit 'The Paris of Italy'

Turin is often left off travelers’ lists of Italian cities to visit. But this northern charmer has plenty to offer.

Turin has long been synonymous, …


From Paris to Beijing: Traveler's New City Guides Are Here

Just like the cities they cover, each of our new digital "black books" is unique—and they're designed, first and foremost, for the road.

This week, …


Desert High: The Perfect American Southwest Road Trip

Autumn is the time to log miles across the desert—in luxe fashion and without the stifling summer heat.

Yes, you cando it all in six days: Las Vegas to …

Road Trips

The Best of Brazilian Beaches: A Week-Long Trip

This winter, catch summer on its way in with an exotic coastal getaway—sans jet lag—to Rio and its outskirts.

An easy overnight flight (with not much …


Five Ideal Days in Cornwall, England

The best way to spend an extra-long weekend on the U.K.’s idyllic—and surprisingly chic—southwest coast.

Beyond its garden tours and heritage homes, …


During the Venice Film Festival, Stay Like a Star at These Hotels

The Good Hotel Guide offers its take on the best of the City of Bridges, whether you're in town for the Venice Film Festival or just want the VIP …


Enticing tourists back to Lebanon's Bekaa Valley

Security concerns have visitors staying away from Lebanon – but a culinary tourism project hopes to reverse the decline.

Bekaa Valley, Lebanon - "This one has been hit by a rocket," said Tony Khoury, carefully placing a broken stuffed vine leaf on a tray heaped with traditional homemade food.

It is …


10 Amazing Places to Visit Before They Vanish

The world is filled with jaw-dropping sights, but rapid climate change is threatening some of the most spectacular natural wonders. Here are just a few of the world’s most majestic places that could disappear in as little as a few decades.


The 20 Quirkiest Towns in America

Introducing the artists, foragers, pirates and shrine-builders who populate quirky small towns across the U.S.

Travel + Leisure readers ranked hundreds of towns for such magnetic qualities as vibrant main streets, coffee bars, and an eco-friendly vibe. And while plenty of those features may …

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The Best Tourist Attractions You Haven’t Heard of Yet

Discover new sites in popular vacation destinations


The former West is buzzy thanks to Bikini Berlin, a new cool-kid shopping center full of local high-design brands such as Gestalten. Next door, there’s the whimsical 25 Hours Hotel Bikini Berlin, whose rooftop restaurant Neni and Monkey Bar …

South America Travel

A Month-by-Month Guide to the Best Places to Travel in 2015

Use our new travel calendar to make this your best vacation year yet.

Cold weather got you down? Perhaps you’d like to get away someplace warm this winter. Or maybe you’re already thinking about your summer vacation destination. No matter when you’d like to escape, this 12-month calendar will help …

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The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2015

Presenting 50 incredible destinations for 2015. Where will you go this year?

“Fez is multilayered, multifaceted,” says resident Tara Stevens. “Every time I go out the front door, I discover something. This is a city on the cusp of change—and it’s exciting to be a part of that.”

Stevens, a British …

Caribbean Travel

When in Lisbon, Look Down (And Up)

Portugal's history of intricate tilework—from its ceilings to floors, homes and hallways—means you can't walk down a street in Lisbon without …


The 10 Most Scenic Pools of Summer

This summer, our Instagram feeds have turned into an endless series of envy-inducing dispatches from around the world. The main culprit of late? The jaw-dropping pools. Kendall Jenner took in a sunset view from St. Barth’s, while Bella Hadid proved that some people don’t need to look any further than …

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These Are the Best Places to See Baby Animals

Head to these hiking trails, beaches, and wildlife refuges for the opportunity to meet baby koalas, tiny turtles, and other cute baby animals

In Kaikoura, New Zealand, a forest trail begins along a crystal-clear stream that feeds into the Pacific Ocean.

Are those dogs barking? Splash! What was that


27 Stunning Lakeside Campsites

Photo by Matthew Hosford, Explorer for The Outbound

There's something special about waking up at sunrise to a glassy mountain lake outside your tent. If you're ready to make this a reality, check out this list of lakeside campsites and start planning your next adventure.

1. Mono Lake

California | Car …


Morocco's Best-Kept Secret Is This All-Blue Village

Tucked high in Morocco’s Rif Mountains, the all-blue town of Chefchaouen is a calming respite from the overwhelming frenzy of Marrakech and Fez. …


25 Trips to Take in Your Lifetime

Bucket list-worthy destinations around the world

Exploring the “lost city” of Petra, a walking safari in Zambia, a cruise to Antarctica: This isn’t your average trip. Take your family vacation to the next level with 25 destinations worthy of your bucket-list.