Wandering Chicken: Travel on Flipboard

By Todd Merriman | And I, I took the road less traveled by, and that has been the crux of the problem.

8 Under-the-Radar European Islands

Europe presents many reasons to hop off the storied continent. Here are eight little-known havens to soak up seascapes, fishing villages, and local lore.

> Pico (Azores/Portugal)

The Azores are quietly luring adventurers for hiking, climbing, and biking. Those in the know beeline to Pico, the chain’s …

Europe

The best ways to see Alaska's national parks

Alaska is a state of superlatives, so it's fitting that the state's eight national parks contain the nation's highest peak, the largest landmass, and some of the wildest and most remote wilderness areas in the world.

Next year marks the centennial of the national parks, so there's no better time to …

Yukon Quest

Taking a road trip this summer? Enjoy America's crumbling infrastructure

Is there anything more American than the call of the open road? When I got my hands on a burnt-orange 2015 Corvette Stingray last month, my first thought was of a road trip from Brooklyn to Los Angeles.

In a country crisscrossed from sea to shining sea by some of the world’s longest and most famous …

Road Trips

The Obsessively Detailed Map of American Literature's Most Epic Road Trips

I am a freak for the American road trip. And I'm not alone, as some of this country's best writers have taken a shot at describing that …

Literature

Blue New Zealand

By onJuly 26, 2015 in Destinations, New Zealand, The colors of the world

I am not quite sure how it happened, but I found myself procrastinating the …

Postcards From the West: At Crater Lake, Ore., sky and water become one, bathed in blue

The California border was just behind us, and Times photographer Mark Boster and I were roaring up a rain-soaked Oregon highway past fog-shrouded forests and green-stubbled boulders.

About an hour outside Ashland, Ore., the road began to climb. Pretty soon we were 7,000 feet above sea level and …

Adventure Travel

Ultimate Culinary Road Trip: San Diego to San Luis Obispo

Juniper & Ivy’s beautifully renovated warehouse near San Diego’s Little Italy is the perfect setting for Top Chef All-Stars winner Richard Blais’ …

Road Trips

Historic Trail Drives

From the October 2010 issue of National Geographic Traveler and the National Geographic book Drives of a Lifetime

Three hundred years of U.S. history come alive along these ten roadways.

George Washington Memorial Parkway, Virginia

A scenic gateway to Washington, D.C., this short drive begins at Mount …

North America Travel

Chile's Top 12 Experiences

Chile offers terrific experiences that should be on every traveler's list. Here are Fodor's top picks for a memorable trip.

Channel Islands 101

One of the big pleasures of a visit to Channel Islands is what isn’t there—people. With a mere 30,000 visitors a year (not counting visits to the …

U.S. Travel

10 Alternatives to Famous Romantic Spots

We love Paris and Venice for a romantic vacation, but so does every other couple in the world. We rounded up 10 alternative romantic getaway …

Bora Bora

10 of the world's most beautiful new nature reserves

(CNN)Read the news on any given day and you may think that our planet is on a one-way trip to the dumpster.

Earth is warming, populations are rising, flora and fauna are disappearing.

But there are glimmers of hope if you know where to look for them.

In recent years, an increasing number of …

Adventure Travel

Weekend Getaway to Big Sur

Filed Under: Expert AdviceTravelTrends

Nestled along Highway 1 in a narrow sliver between the Pacific’s rocky cliffs and the soaring redwoods of the …

Interior Design

The Perfect Weekend in Portland, Oregon

When time is short, spend it well in Portland—here are a few tips for planning the perfect weekend in Oregon's hippest city.

If you’re wondering where …

Portland, OR

Why We Should All Be Traveling Off the Beaten Path

f you've ever had a friend travel to Central America, chances are that friend came back tan, full of fresh fruit and Toña, and still riding the highs …

Central America Travel

The most breathtaking natural wonders in the US

On the Road: Rediscovering the Wonders of the Peruvian Coast

When well-to-do Limeños escape the city, they don’t head inland, to the Sacred Valley. Rather, they go up the coast between the cities of Trujillo and Máncora, where a languid day might include kitesurfing, yoga, and cocktails by the sea, as well as taking in the region’s ancient adobe cities and …

By Land and By Air: Exploring Turkey’s Most Mystical Landscape

As you weave through the bizarre rock kingdoms in Cappadocia, a region in Turkey’s Central Anatolia, magic hangs in the air. Among the immense fairy chimneys and clusters of cave dwellings, one half expects a unicorn to wander past. Or a dragon to fly overhead. “Oh, hello there! Given anyone a good

Mystical

Top 10 hotels on the French Riviera

La Villa Fabulite, Cap d’Antibes

The Cap d’Antibes ranks among the priciest places on Earth. Its glittering beaches (such as silky, sandy plage de la Salis) and stately homes (like Villa Eilenroc, where Woody Allen shot Magic in the Moonlight) are a short stroll away from Villa Fabulite. Open since …

Hotels

Visiting the Most Beautiful Island in the World

The Philippines's Palawan Island was voted the no. 1 island in the world by Condé Nast Travelerreaders—and with pictures like these, you can easily …

Palawan

Epic Stargazing Destinations

"The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena," said Carl Sagan. As travelers, we live our lives exploring this stage. But there are places …

Carl Sagan

10 gorgeous Mediterranean islands you've never heard of

(CNN) — Sometimes it feels like the best Mediterranean islands must've started taking this year's summer bookings back in the 1970s.

All the best spots are long gone, leaving just overpriced or underwhelming options for last-minute travelers.

There are, however, still a few Med destinations that are …

Europe Travel

Lars’s Stockholm

Lars Linderoth, who moved to Stockholm in 2000, credits his natural curiosity with helping him to uncover the Swedish capital’s local secrets. “[I] never stop exploring—not on the road, not when I’m in my hometown,” he says. “There is always something to see.”

As Lars walked and walked, he fell in …

Sweden

15 Picturesque Lighthouse Hotels Around the World | Fodor's Travel

Lighthouses

American Glamping: Three Great Finds

Lodge in nature without sacrificing comfort.

> Treehouse Point B&B (Fall City, Washington)

Backdrop: The western foothills of the Cascade Mountains, beside the Raging River.

Best for: Couples seeking lofty hideaways and Wi-Fi–free nights.

Creature comforts: Six hand-built wooden tree houses with …

United States

A Rookie’s Road Trip Through Montana, Wyoming and Idaho

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

Utah by Dirt: Seeking the Secrets of the Desert

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
Europe Travel

8 epic spots in Germany even most Germans don't know

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