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The best US mountain for every type of skier

We recently ranked the best ski resorts in America, but it can be a bit tricky to figure out which one will fit you best.<p>So we've compiled a list of the best mountains for every type of skier.<p>From the adrenaline-inducing Colbert's Couloir in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to a romantic getaway in the White …

The 10 Best Cities In The World

<i>CNTraveler.com</i><p>Nearly 77,000 of our readers rated their favorite cities in the world. Is your favorite on the list? Read about all the best hotels, resorts, islands, spas, and cruise lines in the world in our Readers' Choice Awards 2014.<p><b>See the full ranking on CNTraveler.com</b><p>15 Places You Won't …

Europe on a Budget Never Looked So Good

Who says you need to empty your bank account in order to enjoy Europe in style? Hotel search trivago.com, which now offers hostel bookings in cities across Europe, has compiled a list of some of the swankiest and eclectic hostels on the continent. Trust us, these six ultra-trendy and …

European Travel

The Best Under-The-Radar Beaches In The U.S.

Trips to the beach are standard fare for most summer travelers, but crowded stretches of sand can make vacations more of a pain than a pleasure. Some beaches offer a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle, and allow visitors to escape the crowds at more popular destinations. From an isolated …

Little Big Easy Guide to New Orleans

Lush street views. All photos by Jeralyn Gerba<p><i>By Jeralyn Gerba for Fathom</i> | New Orleans is one big, beautiful rag-tag gang of party people. It's the one place in America where it's always time to eat a great meal, join a band, booze on the street, start a parade, and wear a feather boa. …

Europe's Lesser Known Seaside Escapes

Spring is, really, still a ways away, but that doesn't mean we're not pumped to plan all of our theoretical summer vacations. Europe's calling--as always--and we want to spend time in quaint villages without all the crowds, if such a thing exists.<p>Here are seven towns we have our eye on.<p><b>Tellaro,</b> …

National Geographic Travel

10 Best Beach Towns in Florida

With an abundance of charming getaways dotting both its Gulf and Atlantic sides, the Florida seashore just might be the perfect escape from the busy city. From historic maritime havens to seaside villages buzzing with arts and culture, the Sunshine State has a beach town for every sun-seeking …

By The Numbers: America's Best Value Destinations

For a domestic vacation that won't break the bank this year, check out these 50 affordable hidden gems. Hotel search trivago.com has compiled a list of the best value destinations on home turf for 2014. Based on the yearly average overnight price of a standard double room, combined with the …

Powder on your doorstep: ski adventures close to US cities

Head out into the great white winter for the best quick-break ski adventures North America has to offer. Each of these top five destinations is within easy day-trip distance of a metro area, making it easy to catch some powder shots on just a tank of gas.<p>Crystal Mountain: perfect powder in …

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Advice on quitting your job and travelling for a year

Embarking on an extended adventure often means taking a leap of faith and leaving key responsibilities behind. But those that have done it say the experience is more than worth it.<p>Most of us see the world in snippets at a time – a long weekend here, a two-week vacation there. But when wanderlust …

San Francisco Bay Area

14 Places In France That Aren't Paris

Photo credit: Paul Bica/Flickr<p>Paris: you either love it or hate it. But don't let your feelings for Paris color your view of the rest of France... it's a wonderful country with lots to see and do.<p>If you're a fan of the City of Lights, venture beyond the metropolis. If you're not a Paris person, …

Places You Never Thought You Could Afford in the Caribbean

You: barefoot on an empty white-sand beach. You: rubbing shoulders with celebrities on vacation. You: sipping a cocktail on St. Barts, Anguilla, or Virgin Gorda. The Caribbean's most exclusive and expensive islands may seem beyond your reach, but where there's a will to go, there's a way to …

7 Beach Destinations You Haven't Tried Yet

When going to a new destination, many of us stick to the beaten path; we'll go where the other tourists are going for the first time around. But once you've been to Cancun, or Montego Bay, or any other well-touristed beach spot, you may be more interested in heading somewhere a tad more …

Best Cities for Skiers

Snow is falling, which means it's time to hit the slopes! Here are our top cities for anyone who is looking to spend some time in the snow.<p><i>-- Stephanie Ainza</i>, Hipmunk.com<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Top cities for skiing<p>Follow Hipmunk on Twitter: www.twitter.com/thehipmunk

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10 Caribbean Adventures in the U.S. Virgin Islands

As I write this post from my favorite coffee shop in New York City, a.k.a. the frozen tundra, I'm bundled up in two pairs of socks and a wool sweater, my hands heated by an extra hot latte. Today, it's 15 degrees in New York City, and 85 degrees in the U.S. Virgin islands. So for a moment, I'll …

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, …

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Where will you go in 2014? We can't plan your vacations for you, but we can certainly help you narrow your wish list of destinations with our annual Top 50 Travel Destinations list. No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you …

We’d Rather Be in Beautiful—and Warm—St. Barts

While many of us are stuck in the boomerang of the polar vortex, we are dreaming of St. Barts, the land of magnificient beaches, hiking trails, and …

Breckenridge has arrived

For years, the peak tantalized skiers who wanted to test its untracked powder, but it was out of bounds, accessible only to those willing to hike more than an hour to reach it.<p>On Christmas Day, those hopeful skiers got their wish when Breckenridge opened Peak 6, adding more than 500 acres of …

10 Incredible Million Dollar Ski Houses

The best ski homes don't just sit near the best slopes, they ooze luxury and tempt you to never leave. With style, comfort and amazing views, these 10 ski homes let you live like a local -- a very wealthy local -- in the best ski resorts in the world.<p>Keep a few things in mind when you book your …

Stunning Bodies of Water Around the World (Photos)

Nothing fuels our wanderlust quite like a vast pool of water—especially in the dead of winter. From the jungles of Bali to the lava fields of …

7 Caribbean Islands You've Never Heard Of But Should Visit

Ah the Caribbean. So exquisite, so pristine, so...overrun? True, there are many, many islands in the Caribbean that are worth a visit and many of them happen to have--shall we say--a healthy tourism market. But what if you still want to jet off to those insanely blue waters and don't want to deal …

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 …

20 Reasons to Drop Everything and Go to Spain

<b>1.) The Mediterranean coast is paradise</b><p>Spain's long, sandy Atlantic beaches and cozy Mediterranean coves are rightly famous throughout Europe. That most get over 300 days of sun a year doesn't hurt either. (Photo by Naxos).<p>See more photos of beaches in Spain<p><b>2.) ...and the mountains are just around</b> …

Churchill, Canada: Where the Northern Lights Delight

Every intrepid traveler has a bucket list, whether they realize it or not. Be it the blatant, or the silent ticking off of far-fetched destinations, you are hard pressed to find a savvy traveler who does not have Northern Lights tipping the top of their Bucket List.<p>The Northern Lights, or Aurora …

14 Destinations For Your 2014 Travel Bucket List

The new year is rapidly approaching and we're making resolutions and wish lists for the year of travel ahead.<p>If you crossed some adventures off your 2013 travel bucket list, surely you'll need some new additions. Check out these awesome, under-the-radar destinations you should add to your list for …

3 Charming and Affordable European Cities You Haven't Visited Yet

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Robert Firpo-Cappiello Budget Travel.</i><p><b>BIRMINGHAM, U.K.: A foodie destination in England's heartland</b><p>Anybody visiting a city from which both J.R.R. Tolkien and Ozzy Osbourne sprang should be prepared for a dose of cognitive dissonance, and Birmingham (or …