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If you long to answer the call of the open road but lack experience behind the wheel, look no further than the rental lot at Billings Logan International Airport in Montana.
On this sleepy strip of pavement you can spend a leisurely half-hour trying to deactivate the electronic parking brake you …Road Trips
Hot, harsh, arid wastelands, nothing but sand, sky, and rocks. Majestic, sweeping landscapes, teeming with a life that seems it shouldn’t be, and more things to see, experience, and explore than one could imagine to fit in a lifetime. These are two ways to describe the desert, neither wrong, and …Utah
Scotland’s epic Great Glen is the gift of a dramatic tectonic collision that raised the Scottish Highlands and opened a giant crack across the entire width of the country. Surrounded by some of the UK’s highest mountains and filled with four immense lochs, the glen is rich in Highland heritage and …Europe Travel
You’ve partied in Berlin. You’ve practiced your Deutsch in Munich. Maybe you’ve flown into Frankfurt and stopped in Hamburg on your way north. But …Germany
Outdoor adventurers have long been drawn to Arizona, and a big reason for that is, of course, the Grand Canyon. This natural wonder is (understandably) on every traveler's bucket list, and yes, finally seeing just how vast and beautiful it is will take your breath away. But trust us when we say …Arizona
Perched high on La Jolla's coastal bluffs, La Valencia reigned as one of the chicest hotels in SoCal for much of its 88-year span. But time started …La Jolla
Although Crete hosts one-quarter of Greece’s annual visitors, it’s still possible to escape the crowds by heading south. Thanks to the rugged mountains that stretch across much of the island’s spine, southern Crete remains a place apart.
Known for their hospitality, traditional music and healthy …Crete
The question we're asked most is the simplest: Where should I go? Now, we have 18 answers—and a fast track to make them real.Africa
As gas prices fall, the road trip becomes a more affordable option for summer fun. Spend the dollars you save at the pump on an extra night at a special hotel, the perfect souvenir — or, maybe, just keep drivin'. Here are some windshield vistas that provide camera-ready scenery, as well as a …U.S. Travel
DUO Steak & Seafood, Wailea: Duo at the Four Seasons Maui has a new concept on Fridays, Market Night, where a farmers market is paired with a fine …Hawaii
When summer hits, travelers have beaches on the brain and lakeside retreats are often overlooked for their larger, sandier (and more crowded) …Lake Tahoe
Sure, white sand and crystalline waters are great, but beaches can come in all shades of the rainbow—including green, brown, red, and more. We've …World Records
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and, to some extent, fame is too. What qualifies a ski run to be one of “the world’s most famous” largely …Skiing
Once temperatures start rising and the sun starts shining, vacationers head toward the water. While the beaches of Mexico and the Caribbean are …North America Travel
Everyone has their dream bucket list of travel destinations, but what about dream hotels?
Since summer is right around the corner and we’re dreaming about vacations in far off places, we’ve come up with the ultimate bucket list of hotels to stay in around the world.
From private overwater bungalow …Hotels
In a relaxation showdown amongst trains, planes, and automobiles, trains win as the most laidback style of travel, allowing you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the view. Luckily, some of the world’s most beautiful destinations are also home to the most scenic train rides—journeys ranging from a few …Train Travel
(CNN) —Ah, the great American road trip. It's a rite of passage, a combination of nostalgia, discovery and misadventure ideally set against a sweeping landscape and killer tunes.
The beauty of the road trip lies in its democratic simplicity: little more is need beyond a map and a functioning vehicle …Road Trips
If adventure travel is all about the pursuit of new experiences, guided adventure trips are all about the pursuit of those experiences with a little help from your friends. This year, some of the world's most renowned adventure tour operators have unveiled brand-new guided group trips that embrace …
It was a vacation I had been dreaming about for years: the classic California road trip up the historic State Route 1 with my husband and our 5-year-old daughter, Frankie, and 3-year-old son, Finn. It was a trip that was meant to show them the sheer magnitude of Big Sur, the jagged artistry of the …California
Burned out by the relentless pace of your city break? These on-the-doorstep parks are perfect when you need to escape from the urban jungle.
From sea cliffs south of London to a beach on the fringes of Hong Kong and a fanciful chateau on the edge of Paris, it’s worth taking time out of your hectic …U.S. Travel
Off Duty Spring 50
MOST NORTHERN EUROPEAN cities struggle through long winters, but Stockholm’s is so endless and light-starved that it makes “The Seventh Seal” look like a Judd Apatow movie.
When the sunshine does return, the contrast is extraordinary: At the first hint of spring, little …Sweden
By Leigh Ann Henion, author of Phenomenal
Leigh Ann Henion is the author of Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurer's Search for Wonder in the Natural World. It's a memoir about how—during her first years as a mother—she set out to reawaken her own sense of wonder via the northern lights, a solar eclipse, …Yosemite National Park
Jillian Lukiwski, also known as The Noisy Plume, is an independent metalsmith, freelance photographer and writer representing the indelible spirit of …
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Tren de la Libertad, Ecuador
Ecuador’s Train of Freedom travels between Otavalo, Ibarra and Salinas in the northern part of the country. Recently renovated, the line passes through the Chota valley, along narrow mountain ledges, hair-raising bridges and lengthy tunnels and offers a gentle ride …
(CNN)Ten years have passed since I first encountered Koh Phayam.
After seeing it described in a brochure I found lying on a table in a cafe in Bangkok's Khaosan Road as "Like Koh Samui in the '70s," I bought a ticket to go.
And stayed for six months.
This small kangaroo-shaped island on Thailand's …Asia
Fully surrender yourself to the many tastes of the country with food trails meant to make you loosen your belt a notch or two. From farm-fresh to comfort-style, these cities and states have lined up the best restaurants, bakeries and markets for sampling delicacies and regional specialties. These …
Click through the gallery to see the rest of the quirky hotels on the list.
When it comes to travel, most of us usually look for hotels that are conveniently located, affordable and comfortable.
But sometimes, we want something out of the ordinary.
These 12 eccentric hotels …U.S. Travel