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By Bryan Schutte | Must do before I die

These Destinations Aren’t on Your Bucket List—but They Should Be

From climbing the Eiffel Tower to walking the rim of the Grand Canyon, there are some iconic destinations that seem to appear on everyone's bucket …

Bucket Lists

Riga Is a Paradise

Latvia's capital, Riga, is a sublime balance of old and new. Its architecture and local traditions reflect on what it once was. Behind this exterior it's also a lively city with modern ideas, from experimental theater to third-wave coffee shops. There's this contrast between old-world corner shops …

Baltic States

In volcanic Iceland, eruptions bring risk, and tourism boom

VIK, Iceland (AP) — An Icelandic volcano brought much of the world's air travel to a halt. And then it brought the world to Iceland.<p>Few outside this island nation had heard of Eyjafjallajokull — and even fewer could pronounce it — when the volcano erupted in April 2010 after two centuries of …

Iceland

All the state capitols in the lower 48, in one trip.

Hitting the open road and driving into the sunset is a romantic notion, but most of us need a little planning before road trip.<p>Do you go north? Do you go south? Do you take a week? Do you take a month? What are the best stops to make? And there are a million more questions to be asked.<p>Randy Olson, …

Road Trips

See Stunning Photos of the World’s Endangered Monuments

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Culture

Learning to Love My Body at Jamaica's Infamous Nude Resort

<b>Get the VICE App on</b> <b>iOS</b> <b>and</b> <b>Android</b><p>My girlfriend Kelsey isn't just a nudist—she's a nude <i>activist</i>. She's a regular fixture at body freedom events around San Francisco and was once detained at city hall for stripping in protest of the recent nudity ban. She even suggested that our first date be in the …

Jamaica

10 Unusual and Awesome Hotels for Your Travel Bucket List

When it comes to finding the perfect hotel for an upcoming vacation, there are many factors that can go into your decision. Whether you’re looking for a honeymoon destination, babymoon locale or just somewhere to get away with your BFF or S.O., location, amenities and budget are just a few of the …

Bucket Lists

The 15 Coolest Bookstores From Around the World

Rumor has it J. K. Rowling was inspired by Livraria Lello while writing <i>Harry Potter</i> (and teaching English) in Portugal. It doesn’t take long to …

Books

25 Trips of a Lifetime

Begin Slideshow<p>Jessica Sample<p>From Tokyo to Easter Island, these incredible trips promise to be once-in-a-lifetime experiences.<p>Santorini<p>1 of 26<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 backed by …

Wine & Spirits

10 World Festivals You Have to See to Believe

Across the globe, themes and types of festivals are as varied as the people who attend them. Some celebrate holidays, some raise awareness, some feed …

Festivals

Travel + Leisure’s 2016 Destination of the Year Nominees

What was the one place in the world that nobody could stop talking about this year? Read about the destinations that T+L editors nominated, and vote for your favorite below.<p>For the past two years, <i>Travel + Leisure</i> has anointed a Destination of the Year: the country or city that we watched—and …

Black Culture

20 Places to Visit on the Ultimate American Road Trip

There’s something truly romantic about the great American road trip. The thought of throwing caution to the wind, jumping in the car (a vintage …

Road Trips

11 Blissful Escapes

Whether you are looking to relax or rave, these experiences will give you a mental and physical reboot.<p>1. Cool Cloister<p><b>Quebec City, Canada</b> <br>Recently opened in the heart of Old Quebec, Le Monastère des Augustines offers the serenity of a convent but with options for yoga and scrapbooking thrown in. …

Machu Picchu

12 Astonishingly Unique Beaches You Won't Believe Exist

<b>Cave Beach in Algarve, Portugal</b><p>Benagil, a small Portuguese village on the Atlantic Ocean in Lagoa Municipality, is a big draw for tourists with the …

Beaches

The 10 Best Places to See Fall Foliage in New York State - Photos

New York state encompasses so much more than New York City. Head north and west for sloping hills, stunning waterfalls, expansive apple orchards, and some of the most beautiful fall foliage that the East Coast has to offer.

New York City

25 Trips to Take in Your Lifetime

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 …

Indiana Jones

Silkway Rally 2016 from Moscow to Beijing: Pictures

Beijing

Editors' Secrets: Our Off-the-Beaten-Path Vacations

Every travel journalist has a few places that he or she keeps quiet—unexpected finds that have become secret favorites, staples of their little black (traveling) book that are off-duty destinations. So we asked the <i>Condé Nast Traveler</i> team to spill and share those finds, whether restaurants, hotels, …

Travel

Where to find pop-up restaurants, public art, and some of the tiniest bars in the world.

Back alleys can be some of the most unexpectedly lush, intimate spaces in cities around the world. Once home to Dumpsters and deliveries, these small streets are being rediscovered worldwide, as locals plant trees, install public art, plan festivals, and open shops.<p>"Alleys are like someone’s …

9 Awe-Inspiring Caves Around the World

9 Incredible Caves<p>The philosophy of traveling deeper has many applications in the world of exploration. It can mean dining with locals, learning the …

Travel

Adventures by Rail: The Most Scenic Train Vacations in North America

Train voyages and vacations have been part of European and U.S. culture as long as there have been tracks on the ground. Millionaires Jay Gould and …

7 waterfront towns worth a closer look

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sun, sand and a large body of water. Check, check and check.<p>Those are the basics of any trip to the shore.<p>But some of the United States' protected coasts and lakeshores are cozied up near towns with their own unique appeal.<p>These seven towns, located within easy reach of national seashores …

Lake Superior

11 Coolest Underwater Hotels in the World

From Dubai to Sweden, these hotels (and hotel bars, spas, and restaurants) take sleeping with the fishes to a whole new below-sea level. Prepared to be wowed by deep blue and bright turquoise waters—all visible while you stay dry and comfortable.

Hotels

These Hotels Are a Chocolate Lover’s Dream

These Hotels Are a Chocolate Lover’s Dream<p>Calling all chocolate fans: These hotels were made for people who crave the good stuff. Whether you want to …

Chocolate

The 50 US experiences you must have in your lifetime

No country seems more familiar than the USA. In films and television, starring roles are played by famous sights, from the Statue of Liberty to the Golden Gate Bridge. America’s popular music started with New Orleans jazz, then conquered the world. But there is much more. Natural attractions, such …

Road Trips

10 of the best cycling holidays for families

It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best,” Ernest Hemingway once observed. That doesn’t have to change once you have children in tow – but even the most intrepid parents would be wise to consider their route a little more carefully than before. Now may not be the time …

Cycling

10 Best Places to Swim With Sharks

If swimming with sharks is on your travel bucket list, these spots are officially recommended by PADI, the Professional Association of Diving Instructors. <i>This gallery has been updated with new information.</i>

Water Sports

The 25 Best Coastal Cities in the World

Using data from global market research firms and analyzing living conditions metrics, Chicago Line Cruises crunched the numbers on cities around the world in order to identify which by-the-water places stood out from the pack. Based on food, music, nature, architecture, and things that are just, …

Australian National Parks

50 Restaurants to Visit Before They Get Too Famous

We've heard a lot about the World's 50 Best Restaurants—but what about the "Next List"?<p>Some restaurants get all the love, be it Noma in Copenhagen or Eleven Madison Park in Manhattan. But to be venerable, you first have to be vulnerable—and even the World's 50 Best Restaurants were just upstarts at …

Food & Dining