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By Bryan Schutte | Must do before I die

The 8 Best Experiential Eco-Lodges in South America

Weather in South America is best from January through March, which means it’s prime time to explore all of the wildlife, volcanoes, and hot springs that the continent has to offer. Here, eight eco-lodges to help you get started.

South America

A Trip to the Famed, Remote and Incredible TreeHotel in Sweden

Yet one of the unique traits of the Treehotel and Swedish Lapland region are the creative characters making a living out of what can only be …

Travel

25 Trips to Take During Your Lifetime

Santorini<p>If there were ever a place that could get by on its looks, it would be this Greek isle. Whitewashed cave houses framed by bougainvillea and …

List-Worthy

12 Once-in-a-Lifetime Camping Sites

More than 700 miles of trails wind through Montana’s crystalline lakes, jagged mountain peaks, and ancient glaciers. Go now, before they vanish …

Camping

19 Bathtubs Around the World With Breathtaking Views

You'll want to spend the entire day soaking in these incredible landscapes.<p>There are several things that can make or break a trip: airport …

Travel

Pompeii opens restored homes to visitors

Italy's ancient city of Pompeii has opened three newly restored Roman houses.<p>The Italian Minister of Culture inaugurated the buildings which are now open to visitors.<p>Pompeii was devastated by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. But the ash and rock preserved much of the city, providing a …

Rome

Welcome To 'The Cleanest Village In India'

It bills itself as the "God's Own Garden," and this tribal village tucked in India's remote northeast is unlike any other in the country.<p>Mawlynnong is free from what plagues so much of rural and urban India: litter, burning garbage and open defecation, the latter punishable by fine.<p>Reaching this …

India

An Illustrated Guide to Risking Your Life in New Zealand

All of our favorite extreme sports in one handy map.<p>If it seems like New Zealand is the capital of the adventure travel world, that's because it is. Local liability laws have made it easier for small businesses to launch people off cliffs and bungee jump off bridges. The South Island in particular, …

New Zealand

11 Adventures You Can Have in One Day or Less

We've all got a list of extreme, exhilarating activities to conquer in a lifetime. Some of these adventures, like climbing Mount Everest, take a long time (two <i>months</i>) to accomplish—others, like snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, are far more accessible. In the spirit of crossing as many items off …

List-Worthy

50 Best Places to Travel in 2018

The 50 destinations that made our list this year include one of Canada's best cities, the world's design capital, and a remote, idyllic …

Travel

We Would Travel Outside Amsterdam Just to See This Forest Light Installation

It's open to visitors from October through January, but only at night.<p>Imagine you're walking through a dark forest, when all of a sudden, the trees around you light up with flashing red lights. Well, that's kind of what happens in a Dutch forest, where a group of artists has installed a seasonal …

Netherlands

How to Visit Rwanda in a Week

Wildlife is thriving in Rwanda's national parks.<p>Three years ago when I walked from my room to the camp-fire at Rwanda’s Ruzizi Tented Lodge, I worried about running into a hippo in the dark, jumping at the swoosh of their ridiculous, low-slung bellies in the grass. Returning to the same lodge in …

Wildlife

Inside the Rome Colosseum’s Newly Restored Top Floor

For the first time in 40 years, the quinto ordine is open to the public.<p>As one of the most iconic buildings in the world, you’d forgive Rome’s Colosseum for being a little over-exposed. 6.4 million visitors last year alone, immortality on the five (euro) cent coin, a background role in countless …

Rome

A Cliff-Edge Town Visited by Poets, Dolphins — and Octopuses

NEW QUAY, Wales — The poet Dylan Thomas called this the “cliff-edge town at the far end of Wales,” but lately it has become better known as the place where the octopuses crawled out of the sea.<p>Brett Stones, who runs a local dolphin-watching business, spotted the creatures late last month, and shot …

The 15 Best Cities in Europe

There’s something about Spain. OK, Italy too.<p><i>Travel + Leisure</i> readers are in love with the cities in those two countries, which this year make up …

Europe

Of Pints and Predators: Inside the U.K. Parliament’s Boozy Hangouts

LONDON — A plaque on a wall at the Sports and Social Club, a dingy and stuffy bar located next to garbage cans in the basement of the Houses of Parliament in London, reads: “The Code of the Man Cave. What happens here stays here! Violators will be shot — survivors will be shot again.”<p>That jokey …

Road Trip: Route 66

Get your kicks on Route 66 and experience the ultimate all-American road trip from Illinois to California.<p>They say driving Route 66, the iconic 2,400-mile road connecting Chicago with Santa Monica, sneaks us into a bygone America, an era of neon signs and mom-and-pop diners. This waits for us, just …

Road Trips

78 Airbnbs That Will Blow Your Mind (Not Your Budget)

There are holiday rentals, and then there are holiday rentals so unique, they’ll make you laugh and squeal with excitement. And, while Airbnb has …

The 20 Best Workplaces in Retail

A job in retail can be difficult work (whether it’s because of the customers, or because the customers wound up shopping online). But these 20 …

Trends

Go Inside These World-Famous, Rarely Seen River Caves

See stunning photos of these strictly protected underground caves in Slovenia.<p>PUBLISHED<p>Slovenia is a world-famous caving destination, with around 8,000 <i>jamas</i>, or caves, located in a country that’s smaller than Vermont. Of those 8,000 caves, however, only around 20 are considered “show caves”—caves …

Nature

The Best Family Hikes in the U.S.

Finding a hike that's easy enough for youngsters and still enticing for adults can be difficult, but there are several worthwhile hiking trails …

National Parks

Scottish Red Deer Graze in the UK: Pictures

Canada

This Mexican Town Throws a Crazy Fireworks Party for Ten Days Every Year

'Brimstone & Glory' producer and filmmaker Behn Zeitlin on capturing chaos and the romance of danger.<p>What if a community was unconcerned with safety? Imagine a collective, fueled by a devotion to an art form, willing to endanger themselves year after year for their art. Since 1989, a group of …

Documentaries

Xilitla, Mexico: where Day of the Dead meets carnival

Forget what you’ve seen in James Bond films, the best town for this November festival is Xilitla, amid the hills and waterfalls of the eastern Sierra Gorda<p>‘Where exactly are you taking us?” my friend asked. Stars sparkled over black mountains as we drove along steep, dark roads into the lush Sierra …

Mexico

11 Trips Inspired by Your Favorite Authors

There are some authors that are forever tied to specific locations: Charles Dickens and London. Walt Whitman and Brooklyn. Ernest Hemingway and Cuba. And there's no better way to pay tribute to these luminaries than by following in their footsteps—literally. Visit home towns, tour cities of …

Literature

Australia to Ban Climbing on Uluru, a Site Sacred to Indigenous People

SYDNEY, Australia — Visitors to Uluru, a giant sandstone slab jutting from the central Australian desert, have for decades ignored a sign at the rock’s base that politely reads: “Please don’t climb.”<p>On Wednesday, the board members of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, which manages the popular site …

The Best Cities in Europe

<i>Condé Nast Traveler</i> readers cast hundreds of thousands of votes for their favorite cities in Europe in the 2017 Readers' Choice Awards survey. From long-time winners like London and Paris, to newcomers that include Lucerne in Switzerland and Norway's Bergen, the variety showcases the diverse nature …

Europe

This Is the No. 1 Destination People Want to Visit Before They Die

Travel is a very popular item on people’s bucket lists, according to a new study by AARP.<p>AARP found that millennials were most likely to have a …

Hawaii

'See the spectacle': Tourism atop the world's biggest lava lake

Tourists with a taste for adventure in the Democratic Republic of Congo are in for a treat. Not only is Mount Nyiragongo one of the most active volcanoes on the continent, it is home to one of the world's largest lava lakes.<p>Tourists with a taste for adventure in the Democratic Republic of Congo …