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Style revival: Britain’s booming seaside towns

Newcastle, County Down<p>Since its £14m seafront revamp, Newcastle has become one of Northern Ireland’s most sought-after coastal resorts. Set amid rugged mountainous countryside that rolls down to beautiful windswept beaches, the town is popular with hikers and beach-lovers alike. It sets its cap …

Restaurants

10 Undiscovered Wineries in Washington State

Washington State has graced the world’s wine stage with its fabulous Pinots and an outstanding range of varietals. This vast area, consisting of …

Europe's 28 best hidden seaside resorts

Europe

Lofoten Islands Photography: Arctic Winter Wonderland

Photography of Norway’s Lofoten Islands<p>Lofoten, Norway<p>Norway’s remote Lofoten Islands provide the perfect setting for incredible photography …

Adventure Travel

The 10 Best Places to Visit This Summer

We've heard this refrain all too frequently of late: "Where should I go in August? I want a long-weekend getaway, or maybe I'll just take the week …

Travel

The Ultimate Route 66 Road Trip (1 Week)

Route 66, and its 2,500 miles, is known affectionately as "The Mother Road." It's the quintessential cross-country road trip experience. From Chicago …

Road Trips

America's Best Whiskey Bars

We all want to visit a bar where everyone knows our name—but what if we went to one where everyone knew our favorite spirit? Whiskey bars, which …

Bourbon Whiskey

5 Stunning Writer's Retreats

5 Stunning Writers Retreats<p>Whether you’ve been working up the courage to pen your memoirs or you already have a stack of short stories in your desk …

Iceland

Slovenia’s unique sleeps: camping, glamping and offbeat lodgings

Blessed with natural splendour in abundance, Slovenia has been crafting itself a well-deserved reputation for clean, green travel. To supplement its outdoorsy appeal, quirky accommodation is springing up in the scenic countryside, and clever locals are embracing and redefining one of the travel …

Camping

The 20 Most Beautiful Places in California

Traveling through California is like getting a crash course in America's natural beauty: the windswept deserts, Redwood forests, rocky coastlines, …

California

27 stunningly remote hotels that are worth the trip

If you're in search of a trip that you can enjoy without the crowds, choosing the right hotel can make all of the difference.<p>While being in close proximity to cities brings you closer to tourist sites, it can also mean lots of people.<p>We've rounded up 27 of the world's most remote hotels, which can …

Adventure Travel

25 Ultimate Things to Do in China

China’s breadth is incredible, stretching from the East China Sea all the way west to Central Asia. In Shanghai, urbanites bite into delicate</i> …

China

Tohoku travel: Beautiful scenes from Japan's most underrated region

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nothing beats Tokyo for bright lights and busy nights.<p>But when it comes to natural beauty in Japan, it's hard to top Tohoku.<p>Located at the tip of Japan's main island of Honshu, the Tohoku region is made up of six prefectures: Aomori, Akita, Fukushima, Iwate, Miyagi and Yamagata.<p>Though …

Asia

Kaleidoscopic Kaua’i: how to experience the Garden Isle’s top sights

Few destinations bring to mind visions of paradise like Kaua‘i: spires of emerald mountains, miles of jungle trails fringed with dew-glistened orchids, and secret waterfalls waiting to be explored. But with a majority of the island inaccessible via car, only the pluckiest travelers can access some …

Travel

The 10 Fastest Trains in the World

While a new era of supersonic airplanes remains a concept, bullet trains are a reality around the world—and they're getting faster.<p>Traveling Europe …

Transportation

5 Heritage Hotels in Yangon, Myanmar

Myanmar is fast becoming a hot spot for off-the-beaten track experiences in Asia, from rugged mountain treks to ancient temples. Yangon, the largest …

Asia Travel

The Best Walking Trails

Pennine Way, England<p>Often called the most physically challenging trek in the United Kingdom, the 268-mile Pennine Way walking trail follows the …

Walking

11 of the best Indian Ocean islands

Travel (New Zealand)

Picture Perfect Places To Stay In The Caribbean

Palm trees, azure ocean waves, and pristine sands, there’s plenty of reasons why travellers choose to chill out on the shores of the Caribbean’s …

Adventure Travel

10 Top Canadian Signature Travel Experiences

Oh Canada you are a beautiful and vast land. Where is a visitor to start with you? Destination Canada has come to the rescue with it’s select list of …

Travel (Canada)

The 10 highest-rated boutique hotels around the world

When it comes to having an incredible vacation, where you choose to stay can make all of the difference. Boutique hotels, in particular, can bring their own eclectic flavor to your experience, as they tend to be more exclusive and intimate than major chain hotels.<p>For its Loved by Guests Awards, …

Travel (Canada)

8 Plane Wrecks That Have Become Their Own Memorials

It might seem counterintuitive given how expensive they are to produce, but it is not entirely uncommon to leave the wreckage of downed airplanes …

Airplanes

The 10 Most Beautiful Clifftop Hotels in the World

Private plunge pools aside, there are few things more thrilling and luxurious than a clifftop hotel. Perhaps it’s the sheer seclusion, or the …

Travel

5 Small Towns to Visit on Maui

With its gorgeous beaches and opulent resorts, it’s easy to understand why everyone loves Maui so much, but many visitors to the island overlook some …

Beaches

Photos: Road-Tripping Through Southern Greece

Greek vacations usually mean island-hopping through the Cyclades or visiting crowded, buzzy Athens. But if you want to experience Greece without the …

Greece

Go out on a limb: Costa Rica’s best tree houses

Sleeping in a tree house is the best, maybe because it was something different, or maybe because the human subconscious understands that a few million years ago it was something normal. Even after our arboreal ancestors stopped living in trees, they still climbed up to sleep because it felt …

Costa Rica

9 Fairytale Villages That Will Make You Believe in Magic

Once a fairytale believer, always a fairytale believer. Things like this knows no age, and even though I'm past that phase in my life where …

Travel

14 stunning fire tower lookouts

<b>Rocky Mountains perch</b> <b>(</b><b>11,486 ft.)</b><b>:</b> <b>Squaw Mountain Fire Lookout</b> in Colorado is like living in the air—and you get a catwalk, stove, refrigerator, and …

American West

15 Islands To Visit Around Sicily

Although Sicily is the name of the largest island in the Mediterranean, a spectacular part of Italy that was featured on the Fodor’s 2016 Go List, it …

Sicily

The Best Beaches In The World

27 reasons to drop everything and book your summer vacation now.​<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South …

Travel